Gambling for money was popular. Sometimes they used dice. Another way was by throwing sheep knucklebones (pictured here).
In knucklebones, the score depended on which side they landed. The highest throw was called Venus and the lowest, the Dog!
Did you know?
Fanatical Roman gamers were sometimes buried with their gaming pieces. One player in Northern Italy had over 800 counters buried with him, and a coffin at Lullingstone Roman Villa, also in Kent contained 30!