Community card poker
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About the time of World War II, many modern poker games used community cards (also called “shared cards” or “window cards”), which are cards dealt face up to the center of the table and shared by all players. In these … Read More

Petits-Chevaux
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Petits-Chevaux, French for “little horses”, is a gambling game played with a mechanical device consisting of a board perforated with a number of concentric circular slits, in which revolve, each independently on its own axis, figures of jockeys on horseback, … Read More

Bau cua ca cop
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Bau cua ca cop is a Vietnamese gambling game using three dice. The six sides of the dice, instead of showing numbers one through six, have pictures of a fish, prawn, crab, rooster, calabash gourd and stag. Players place wagers … Read More

Yahoo spurns Microsoft last offer
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Like I said in a previous post, the strategy of a big company like Microsoft to buy a big company like Yahoo!, cannot be based on a simple offer only. It takes into consideration multiple denies of the targeted company, … Read More

Poker jargon – B
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baby A low-ranked card, usually used in lowball games. Also “spoke” when between ace and five. backdoor A draw requiring two or more rounds to fill. For example, catching two consecutive cards in two rounds of seven-card stud or Texas … Read More

Roulette and wheel games
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Roulette is a casino and gambling game (Roulette is a French word meaning “small wheel”). A croupier turns a round roulette wheel which has 37 or 38 separately numbered pockets in which a ball must land. The main pockets are … Read More

Mahjong equipment
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Basic equipment: chips, tiles and dice. Mahjong houses provide a convenient venue for Mahjong old hands. This is a typical scene of Mahjong house in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Mahjong, can be played either with a set of Mahjong tiles, … Read More