Alphabet is a theoretical concept that has no instance in the practical world. Alphabet (a noun) is the first bet that was ever placed by a human. Because the alphabet was not recorded in written records, nor has it been preserved in oral history, nobody knows when it was made, who it was made by, what the bet was on, what the stakes were or who won and who lost the bet.
The concept of the alphabet is useful for people who are addicted to gambling. Thanks to the alphabet, they have someone to blame for their affliction, even if it is only a concept, not a known person.