Dice games

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Dice games are games that use or incorporate a die, usually as a random device. Dice Games The following are games which largely if not entirely depend on dice: Blates Cosmic Wimpout Craps Dice 10000 / 5000 / 1000 Farkel … Read More

Nut hand

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In poker, the nut hand, or just the nuts, is the strongest hand possible in any particular situation. The term applies mostly to community card poker games to mean the individual holding that makes the strongest hand possible with the … Read More

History of mahjong

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Mahjong in China Different kinds of Chinese playcards (from left to right): Bógŭ Yèzí (博古葉子), Caozhou Paí (曹州牌), Three Kingdoms Yèzí (三國葉子), Dongguan Paí (東莞牌). One of the myths (probably originating in the West) regarding the origin of Mahjong suggests … Read More

Mahjong

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Mahjong Players 4 Age range > Any Setup time 2-5 minutes Playing time 0-3 hours Rules complexity High Strategy depth Medium Random chance Yes Skills required Tactics, observation, memory Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: 麻將; Simplified Chinese: 麻将; pinyin: Májiàng; Cantonese: Màhjeung; … Read More

Football organizations and competitions

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Governing bodies The recognised international governing body of football (and associated games, such as futsal and beach soccer) is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The FIFA headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland. Six regional confederations are associated with … Read More

Handicapping

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Handicapping, in sport and games, is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning. The word also applies to the various methods by which the advantage is … Read More

Football (Soccer)

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The striker (wearing the red shirt) is past the defence (in the white shirts) and is about to take a shot at the goal. The goalkeeper will attempt to stop the ball from entering the goal. Association football, soccer, or … Read More

History of poker

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The history of poker is a matter of some debate. The name of the game likely descended from the French poque, which descended from the German pochen (‘to knock’), but it is not clear whether the origins of poker itself … Read More

Soft lines

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Soft lines is a betting terminology representing betting odds that have been poorly researched by sportsbooks. Handicappers commonly use this term to emphasize the value of their play. Since handicappers can focus on a smaller subset of all the possible … Read More

Parimutuel betting

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(from the French language: pari mutuel, mutual betting) is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; taxes and a house take are removed, and payoff odds are calculated by sharing … Read More

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