Bingo – A Gambling Game

Bingo, also known by the name of Housie (NZ & Australia) or Housey (UK) is a popular gambling game. It’s generally played at large venues such as church hallway, rugby clubs etc. People buy tickets in order to try their luck out for huge prizes (money) at stake. As the game starts, numbers are announced randomly by a caller. Players strike them off in their tickets to attain the winning combination.

ALL ABOUT BINGO

A bingo ticket is divided into nine columns and three rows making it to be twenty seven free spaces in all. Now out of these nine spaces in each row five are filled with numbers and the remaining four are left blank. Columns can have either one, two or in rare cases three numbers. Numbers are placed in columns in such a way that column 1 gets numbers starting from 1 to 9, column 2 gets numbers starting from 10 to 19 and so on.

Game is looked over by a caller who calls out the random numbers. Before starting the game he describes the prizes/money at stake. The record payout for UK national bingo game was £950,000. It was awarded to a lucky player from Gala Sheffield Parkway.

Then the caller begins to call out the randomly selected numbers either by using a random number generator, by drawing out number tokens from a bag or by the help of electronic ball drawing machine. The numbers are announced in a specific format speaking the individual numbers separately and then as a group if any. For example 90 is announced as nine zero ninety to avoid any confusions.

People keep on striking off the numbers in their tickets with the help of a dabber or dauber in order to get a winning combination. Most general winning combinations are

Horizontal line which covers all the five numbers in a row

Complete covering two lines on the same ticket

Line covering all the fifteen numbers in the ticket also termed as FULL HOUSE

Instead of buying separate tickets, players in UK usually prefer to buy a book of six tickets containing all likely numbers but in different patterns.

Player calls out line or house when all the numbers required for winning have been marked off. An official checks the ticket of the concerned person for the claim. Nowadays a computerized number validating system is used by officials to save the time.

There is often a small interval between the consecutive sessions of the game. Housey is often organized in UK by churches, community clubs, charities and sports clubs in order to raise funds. It’s also a highly rewarding and ever increasing business for many companies.

Some of the largest companies with Bingo halls in UK are:

Gala bingo
Virgin bingo
Mecca bingo
Riva bingo
Sky bingo

Nowadays, online bingo is also gaining much popularity with many different big companies launching their own websites. Some of them are Ladbrokes, The Sun, and Bingolive365. Bingolive365 is the first online bingo company to offer live & interactive service to its callers all over the world.

Neeraj sharma

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Craps Casino Gambling Game

The much admired casino dice game of craps was previously referred to as ‘crapaud’ and it is believed that the history of the beginning of this game can be traced to back to the time of the crusades and since then it percolated down to the French who popularized it worldwide. The major requisites of the craps casino gambling game are a pair of dice and the players bet against the casino depending on the result of a series of rolls of the two dice or the outcome of a single roll.

Craps is a very popular game and apart from casinos, it is also commonly played during leisure times. The game can be played by a single player or even several players. The game commences with the player rolling out the two dice. The game comprises of a series of rounds and every time the dice are rolled out for the first time in each round, it is called ‘come-out roll’. The player who rolls out the dice, is referred to as ‘shooter’.

According to the rules, as it progresses, if the total valuation of both the dice rolled amount to 2, 3,7,11, or 12, then it signals that the round is over and a new round should be commenced immediately. If the result of the roll is 2, 3, or 12, then it is called ‘craps’. While, if the result is 11 or 7, then it referred to as a ‘natural’ or ‘win’. However, it is to be remembered that in case, any other number excluding the above like 4,5,6,8,9 and 10 roll out, then it is referred to as a ‘point’. Under such circumstances, the shooter will have to continue rolling the dice again and again till the result of 7 is arrived at. In case, the point situation is referred consecutively, the round is concluded and a new game begins with the same shooter. If the player manages to score a 7 with the come-out roll, then it is declared to be a ‘seven-out’ and that seals the round. A new game commences next with a new shooter.

Players can indulge in multiple betting and in most cases they bet about how the round will conclude. In some other situations, they can also bet on the total scored before a 7 is rolled out etc. Betting in a casino is done by utilizing chips on the craps casino table with a boxman at guard of the chips.

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A Lesson on the Golf Hustle, a Gambling Game – Sticks

A little known fact outside of the golfing world is that more than $10 Billion a year is gambled on golf right here in the United States alone. The only thing bigger is the Super Bowl and the Final Four combined!

This is what my golf lessons are all about – to teach you the different gambling games, the science of betting, strategy, hustling, attitude and more.

Hustling at golf is a lot easier than you think. Learning the games involved in any golf hustle or competition is well worth the few minutes it takes to go over the rules. Having the rules down before hand is key because if you are the expert and explainer of the rules, you’ll start the round with an edge.

This is what hustling golf is all about – betting with an edge. For fun and money, people who play golf like to make things interesting either by wagering money, a soft drink at the end of the round or just plain bragging rights and “pick-up sticks” or “sticks” is a great and fun game to play the next time you get out there on the course.

Sticks is a lot of fun and very entertaining. The game is played match play and for each hole a player loses, he takes one club in the winner’s bag out of play.

The loser of each hole also can reclaim a club taken out of his/her bag on previous holes. Decide beforehand if putters are in play or not. Usually, players agree to keep the putters out of it and leave them alone as they are integral to the game but including them does add to the fun.

Personally, putting with a wedge or a 2-Iron can be easy if you practice for just a few minutes before your next round so I suggest including the putter after just a few drills with your putting.

In fact, after breaking their putters during a round, Fuzzy Zoeller used his wedge and Ben Crenshaw used his 2-Iron on separate occasions. Therefore, if you practice with a 2-Iron or wedge and your opponent does not, you’ll be at a major advantage if you include the putter – again betting with an edge.

Time for a little golf hustle strategy – DO NOT immediately grab the driver from your opponent’s bag as most people do. It is the worst club to take away, period. Most players would actually do better without their driver, using their 3-Wood or 2-Iron to tee off with, leaving them 220 yards in the middle of the fairway instead of 260 yards deep into the rough.

If you know your opponent’s weaknesses before hand, you’ll be much better prepared to choose as you’ve already learned the lessons as to what to choose first.

The best club to take first is the sand wedge, hands down. A lot of players rely on the sand wedge for nearly every shot within 100 yards. It is nearly impossible to get up from any greenside bunkers without that club.

However, look to see if the player carries a lob wedge. If they do, grab that first and then the sand wedge. Clearly, if a player carries a lobber, they rely on that and that’s what The Golf Hustler is all about – betting with an edge.

Although a silly golf game for sure, this is an excellent game to start wagering for fun or profit for beginners. You’ll be forced to create shots, punching a 4-Iron to make it act like a 6-Iron or hitting a running hook to hit a 6-Iron as far as a 4-Iron, etc.
Either way, if you’re prepared, you’ll be in position to win a lot of money (or bragging rights).

Also, the opportunity for “proposition bets” is abundant. If you’ve won several holes in a row, make the bet that you can hit it closer to the pin with your 5-Iron from 60 yards out than your opponent who still has his lob wedge or anyplace else where you think you have an edge, or any similar shot – use your imagination!

As always, good luck, good hustling.

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