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This introduction lists a selection of 25 game facts trivia in the
series with quick links.
gamerisms has designed this add-on for game players who want to know
more than the language of the game.
While our glossaries extensively cover the language, lingo and jargon
of sports, casino, skill and video games; passionate game players and
fans worldwide want to know more about their favorite games.
What are the records, history and famous names for the popular games we
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Who are the winners, losers and players for sports, casino gambling,
skill and video games?
What was the longest sports game? What are the big jackpot or money
winners at casino gambling? What is the industry scoop, best selling
genre titles and online news in
the video game land worldwide? What are the unique facts for
like chess, backgammon or billiards?
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for passionate players.
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Listed below are the 25 game facts trivia links for the 4 game types
along with a preview of individual game facts and trivia.
You can jump to your listing of preference with these links:
11 Sports Game Facts Trivia:
4 More Sports, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Golf, Hockey,
Football, Tennis, Cricket and Rugby
4 More Sports
at game facts trivia: Olympics, Boxing, Table
The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 at Athens and in 1900 at
Paris. The Winter Games were added in 1924.
The Olympic Games occurred for the first time in US at St. Louis, MO.
Canada has presented 3 Olympics: 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, 1988
Winter Olympics in Calgary and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
The two most famous goals in World Cup history The hand of God
and The Goal of the Century
were scored by Diego Maradona of Argentina both in the same soccer game
against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup.
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored the most number of
points in a single NBA game, giving his team 100 of the total 169
scored against the New York Knicks in March 2, 1962.
Volleyball was first introduced to the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964. The
first men's gold medal was won by the USSR while the first women's gold
was won by Japan.
Baseball's National League was born in 1876. The eight original cities
with teams were: Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia,
St. Louis, Louisville and Hartford.
The first golf tournament was held on October 17, 1860 at the Prestwick
Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
The longest NHL game was played between the Detroit Red Wings and the
Montreal Maroons on March 24, 1936. The teams played 116 minutes and 30
seconds of overtime before Detroit’s Mud Bruneteau scored to win the
To date, the Super Bowl has never been played on a participating team's
home field. Nor has a Super Bowl game required overtime or ended in a
The first Wimbledon Tennis Competition took place in 1877 for amateurs
and men only. Of the 22 competing players, the championship was won by
First set of game rules came in 1774 with 22 yard pitches, 4 ball
overs, stumping, no-balls and stopping wicket-keepers from blocking
movements of the batsmen.
Rugby's longest game in history took place on October 7th 2011 and
lasted for 24 hours and 30 minutes and 6 seconds.
8 Casino Gambling Facts:
Gambling Worldwide, Blackjack, Poker, Craps, Slots, Video Poker,
gamerisms embarks on a global fact finding mission to report about
casino history, online casinos and land casinos, casino players data,
revenue and regional markets worldwide plus Winners & Legends.
The late Australian Kerry Packer, a media tycoon preferred the
game of blackjack
among others. Kerry is said to have tipped one cocktail waitress a
For the game of poker, there is one chance in 500 of drawing a flush.
There are 2,598,960 five-card hands possible in a 52-card deck of
Between 1904 and 1911, William Nelson Darnborough
from Bloomington, Illinois, challenged the monstrous Monte Carlo casino
at roulette, winning close to a half million dollars.
According to an ESPN survey, about 118 million Americans gambled on
sports in some manner in 2008.
The greatest roll of all time was turned in by the Captain in 2005 with
147 numbers before he sevened out. This monster roll took two hours and
to this Megabucks winner for a payout of $20,591,025.
The anonymous 64 year old Vegas resident stated that only four pulls
and $12 was
enough for a
There are over 25 versions of video poker including play online and
each one has their own strategy.
5 Skill Game Facts Trivia:
Chess, Backgammon, Rummy, Billiards and Darts
The highest number of moves in a tournament game is 269. It was played
in 1989 between Nikolić-Arsović and lasted 20 hours and 15 minutes. It
ended in a draw.
The thirty checkers in a backgammon game represent the number of days
in a month of the Persian calendar and the twenty-four bases symbolized
the twenty-four hours in each day.
There are over 30 variations of the game Rummy that are commonly played
and hundreds of local variations worldwide.
The First Lady of Billiards
Masako Katsura. Beginning her legacy in the 1950s, Katsura was the only
Japanese female professional billiards player and the first woman to
ever be included in any world billiards tournament
The language of
darts offers up rhyming and colorful terms like no other skill game.
most popular, official dart games played are 301 and 501.
More Skill Game Facts Trivia:
Merging the terms for the English word yes
from the French and German
became the Oiuja board.
There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different color combinations
possible on a Rubik's Cube.
The World Rubik Cube championship record is 16.5 seconds to solve the
Clue game board has nine rooms.
Scrabble consists of 100 tiles.
Video Game Facts Trivia
everything you wanted to know about Video Game Land Worldwide.
Game Facts & Trivia:
Video game popularity began
with games like Pong and advanced with Intellivision, Atari and
Commodore 64 to Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox releasing new systems
every few years.
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