Food, Talk, Dice: Hey, It's Bunco Time!

Women are going crazy over an old gambling game

It doesn't take long for the action to heat up at Kathy Leone's home in Colleyville, Texas. "Gravitate, kids!" Leone calls out, signaling the end of lunch and the time to begin the afternoon's main event--playing bunco. As games go, bunco ranks pretty low on the skill scale. It requires none of the strategy or finesse of bridge or even poker. It's pure luck and the roll of the dice. Players take turns trying to make three dice turn up as ones in the first round of play, twos in the second and so on. Rolling three of a kind is...

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