Posts Tagged ‘Gambling Game’

Which Form Of Gambling Is For You?

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Gambling has evolved into different forms. Gambling, primarily, is a form of entertainment. It is a sport involving money, or whatever is at stake, in a game of chance.

Gambling or betting started as early as 2300 B.C. Gambling artifacts, like dice, had been found in countries like Egypt, China, India and Rome. In a recent poll, 63% of Americans support legalized gambling. Another 22% agree that it must be expanded. From dice to roulettes and to computer mouse, which form of gambling is for you? Here are some choices: Casino Games These are gambling games usually played inside the casino. A player can win with the right tactic and optimistic mathematical probability. Here are some examples: Poker Poker is the most well loved casino game. It is believed to have been originated from the game ‘as nas’, which is a Persian game. It uses a deck of cards for a series of betting rounds. The player with the best hand wins the pot. Poker is also regarded as a game of strategy and skill. Online Casino These are virtual casinos that are played on the internet. The rules are similar with actual casino games but players can either be a real or computer-generated players. Slot Machines A betting machine that uses a coin to rotate a set of reels usually pulled by a lever. You have to get identical patterns to win. Roulette Roulettes were invented by Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, in 1842. It is a simple gambling game where in you have to bet on which number a small ball will hit. Non-casino gambling includes some of the following: Gambling with Fixed-odds These are certain types of game where in you have to bet on a specific outcome of a given situation. These include horse racing, baseball, motor racing, jai alai and ice hockey, among others. Sports Betting Even though illegal in most countries, sports betting has boomed in the gambling industry. Bets are based on a point system of sports, like baseball or football. Common sports bets are: against the spread, against odds and against a combination of spread and odds. Arbitrage Betting You might often see this on the web tagged as risk-free gambling. The concept is to place a bet on a particular result with varied betting groups. Being an investment procedure, it involves a larger amount of money compared to normal gambling. Be sure to treat gambling as a pastime, and not a source of money. When engaged in one, set a maximum spending limit. Practice gambling in moderation and don’t let it interfere with your set priorities in life.

The History Of The Game Of Roulette

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Roulette or small wheel in French is a gambling game with origins out of China and ancient Rome. Dominican monks were thought to have brought it back to Europe as a side result of trading with the Chinese. In ancient Rome charioteers turned their chariots on their sides and played a game by spinning the chariot’s wheel. There are two other theories about the origin of the game. One is that the mathematician Blaise Pascal invented the wheel as part of a mathematical experiment. The other thought is that two French brothers, Louis and François Blanc, invented the game, as we know it today including the single zero. The mythology of the game is that François sold his soul to the devil in order to gain the secret of Roulette. These theorists suggest this because the numbers on the Roulette wheel add up to a total of 666.

At the time of its invention, gambling was illegal in France, so it started out in Germany. When gambling became illegal there it took hold in Monaco after Louis Blanc was offered the job of running the Monte Carlo Casino. When he introduced roulette there it become the game of choice. When roulette was brought to the United States, the extra zero was also added which further added to the house edge and the payoffs remained the same. Now there are two versions of the game, the American version is played with a “00” and the European version is played with “O”. In both cases there are 36 other numbers on the betting layout and on the wheel. The popularity of roulette is worldwide. Smart people have spent years trying to come up with a betting system that would guarantee a winning session. This has been as successful as the alchemist and their search to turn lead into gold. There is no way to predict which number will come up on any given turn of the wheel. The casinos watch closely for a wheel going out of balance, as this would make a section of the wheel a more probable landing area for the white ball. Parlay systems and betting pattern systems have been studied and so far no winning system has surfaced. There are systems sold on the Internet, but they are really money management systems rather than winning play systems. Delight in the game for what it is, a gamble and nothing else.