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25 reports for sports, casino, skill and video games

Billiards Table Talk

gamerisms talks billiards with a glossary, quiz and facts-trivia report.
Find out about the games of 8 and 9 Ball, Snooker and Carom with a detailed glossary.
Billiards jargon includes: Clean Bank, Cross Corner, Frozen, Jaw and Pyramid.
The Billiards Facts-Trivia reports the history of the game, billiards equipment plus championships as well as famous players.
Click on this link for the Billiards Quiz with 10 Q&A to take your best shot.
For example: What does Blood Test refer to in billiards?

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12 Gaming Guides

gamerisms provides 12 gaming guides to benefit your Playing Online Casinos education, plus a glossary.
2 glossary examples are: Cashcheck: casino software feature to review your financial transaction history.
eCOGRA or e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance guarantees player assurance and casino regulation from approved online casinos.
Look for eCOGRA's Seal on the homepage of approved casino and poker room operators.
Check out the Progressive Slot Machines Online Guide that details the top 10 progressive jackpot games plus jackpot winners.
Topping the list is internet favorite:

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10 Video Game Genres Review

gamerisms reviews 10 popular video game genres. The list includes: action-adventure, shooting, fighting, war games, sport games,
racing, puzzle/board games, simulation=SIM, Poker Game Software and educational video games.
Sports Video Games offer a vast array of titles for the different gaming systems.
For example, NFL, NHL, NBA, PGA, WWE, Major League Baseball and Ultimate Fighting Championship video game titles.
Take in the Video Game Online Play Guide
The guide includes an introduction, general online info, playing choices, types of games plus tips and strategy.

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Social Gaming Guide

The Social Gaming Guide at gamerisms covers the wide variety of social, skill and/or casual games available online.
You will find lists of Social Gaming network sites, types/genres of games, as well as the different ways you can play.
We also explore Virtual Currency, Pay to Play, Bonus Rewards & Promotional benefits.
Social games can be skill games, so be sure to visit the Skill Games Main Page that describes
several types of skill games: card, board, tile, sports, word, dice and puzzle games.

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Slots Quiz

This slots quiz at gamerisms offers a reel challenge with 10 Q&A. An example is as follows:
What are loose and tight slot machines?
A. One has more graphic symbols, tight have fewer.
B. Loose machines have better payouts, tight machines less.
C. Loose machines offer more slot versions, tight machines fewer choices.
Starting with Slots Games 2014, there are 6 annual reports detailing the newer slots.
Also find upgrades and internet connections of all major slot makers.

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Video Games Glossary

gamerisms presents the language of the video games world with a two-part glossary.
You will find a brief history, along with the types of players and finish up with the unique language.
For example, Hardcore Gamers who play every day and sometimes all day.
or Back Tracking: when a game forces you to back track over an area that you have already passed. This is common in many adventure games.
Video Gamer Terms, part 2 includes terms like:
Ditch, Easter Egg, Farming and RPG=Role Playing Game.

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Speaking of Roulette

gamerisms speaks the language of Roulette with an extensive glossary to include the basics of table layout and betting options.
Also find a quiz with 10 Q&A plus 3 playing strategies.
Example: When you place a split bet on zero and double-zero, this strategy will?
Jump to Roulette Facts-Trivia where you will learn:
Over 7 years=1904-1911, William Nelson Darnborough from Bloomington, Illinois challenged the Monte Carlo casino
at roulette winning close to half million dollars.

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Tell Me About Baseball

gamerisms tells you about baseball by offering a 3-part glossary, a quiz and facts-trivia report.
Some of the terms and phrases in this world are Closer, Cutter, Dinger, Hot Corner and Submariner.
Check out the baseball facts-trivia report for history and memories of the game.
The Baseball Quiz is standing by with 10 Q&A. An example follows:
During a baseball game, what is the term used when a relief pitcher is placed in the game before the closer?

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Casino Gambling Glossary

gamerisms provides an extensive glossary of general casino gambling terms and phrases.
The 2 parts define the language of unusual words and phrases used by players.
Part 2 brings terms and phrases like Spinner, Toke, Soft Count and Tom.
Casino players will learn the casino jargon often heard at the tables, slots and sports books.
Most of these casino terms have a long history and will surely add a unique quality to your next casino experience.

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Hockey Focus

Hockey Focus at gamerisms is where you will find the language of the game, facts-trivia and a quiz.
Examples from the 4-part glossary are: Bender, Corner, Dive, Flip Pass and J Shot.
Skate on over and take the challenging Hockey Quiz to test your game IQ.
Example: What is a Sleeper in hockey games?
Lastly, there is the final word found at the Hockey Facts Trivia Report that includes history as well as players and game records like:
The National Hockey League was formed when the National Hockey Association suspended operations in 1917.

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30 Quiz & 25 Facts Series

gamerisms boasts 2 premium add-ons. The 30 Quiz series consists of:
11 Sports Quiz including Fantasy Sports, 12 Casino Quiz, 5 Skill Games= chess, backgammon, billiards, rummy and darts and 2 Video Games Quiz.
Also, the 25 Facts-Trivia Series was created to inform game players about the language, history and stats of the game.
These reports include 11 Sports games and 8 Casino games.
This question is answered: Who are the winners, losers and players for sports, casino gambling, skill and video games?

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Blackjack & Video Poker Guide

gamerisms presents an informative guide about Online Blackjack and Video Poker. You will find playing options, tips and strategy for 2 casino games.
There are around 100 different versions for each game of blackjack and video poker online.
Examples for Blackjack include: Bonus Blackjack Gold, Double Exposure Blackjack Gold and European Blackjack.
Examples for Video Poker include: SupaJax Poker, Double Bonus Poker and Bonus Poker Deluxe
For another type of video game, visit the Video Game Online Play Guide that tackles the phenomenon of online video gaming.
The guide includes an introduction, general online info, playing choices, types of games plus tips and strategy.

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Penny vs Dollar Slots

gamerisms compares Penny vs Dollar Slots in this report.
Details include penny, dollar and online slots features, betting and payouts.
Also find the jackpot stories of Penny Slot Winners. Here is an example:
A Nevada resident became one of the multi-millionaire penny slots winners when his investment paid off on Penny Megabucks at the Pahrump Nugget Casino.
He hit the MegaJackpot for $18,799,414, the largest penny slot jackpot ever won.
Head on over to Wheel of Fortune Winners for more jackpot wins.
gamerisms is the place to be with 12+ slot articles and reports.

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Talking About BasketBall

gamerisms talks about Basketball with a 3-part glossary, facts trivia report and a quiz.
Basketball Quiz will test your knowledge of basketball speak with 10 Q&A.
Example: In basketball games, what does Off the Dribble refer to?
A. Shot taken on the way to the basket.
B. When a player receives a pass from another player while dribbling.
C. Kicking the ball out of bounds when called for final personal foul.
Jump to Basketball Trivia for plenty of facts and trivia like:
The first NBA player to score 38,000 points was Kareem Abdul-Jabar in 1989.

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Video Poker Tool Box

The Video Poker Tool Box at gamerisms includes a glossary, strategy tips, VP versions defined, facts-trivia report along with a quiz.
Quiz Example: Pick ‘Em Poker video poker games pay 2-1 for a pair of?
VP Facts Trivia details strategy for 12 versions plus winners stories.
Example: Double Double Bonus Video Poker pays a 2000 coin hit for 4 Aces with a 2, 3 or 4. Pays about every 16,000 hands.
Lastly, Video Poker Online Report provides a sample of VP versions, online plus tips and strategy for 3 of the most popular versions:
Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild and Joker Poker.

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Fantasy Sports Guide

gamerisms presents a comprehensive guide for Fantasy Sports in 5 parts.
There is the 2-part glossary where you will see why FS is fun and profitable.
Some examples include: Double Up, Freeroll, H2H, Keeper, Donk and Grinders.
This guide will provide the basics, formatting, and sports team options, followed by a facts-trivia report and quiz.
There are also 2 lists of Baseball abbreviations and Football position short forms.
Fantasy Sports Facts Trivia is the place for the very interesting to the downright odd.
Quiz example: What is a Contrarian player of fantasy sports?

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Video Games Trivia + Quiz

Video Games trivia report spans over 50 years that covers the history, growth, revenue plus 10 genres.
For example, In 2015, the first six games inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame were
Pong, Tetris, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., DOOM and World of Warcraft.
To expand your knowledge of genres, move over to the genre quiz offering 12 Q&A with questions like:
What is the action and typical term used for gaining an incredible boost of speed in a game geared towards racing?

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Game of Cricket Spotlight

gamerisms spotlights the worldwide game of cricket. Find a glossary, quiz and facts-trivia.
The site offers a two-part glossary of terms, lingo and jargon. The Facts-Trivia Report includes this bit of info:
First set of rules came in 1774 with 22-yard pitches, 4 ball overs, stumping, no-balls
and stopping wicket-keepers from blocking movements of the batsmen.
Be sure to take the Cricket Quiz where you will find this question:
When playing the game of Cricket, what is a Drifter/Floater?

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Slot Games Zone

gamerisms presents a wide-ranging slots zone to include a 3-part glossary, facts-trivia report and a quiz.
Slots are defined with terms, lingo and jargon to include Loose/Tight Slots, Near Miss, Community Games, Nudge Slot and TITO.
With over 12 articles, the subjects of Progressive Slots, Wheel of Fortune Winners, New slots for 2014-2020 are reviewed, Penny vs. Dollar Slots with trivia and a quiz mixed in.
Online Slot Games is one of 2 Guides along with an Online Progressives report.
Read on about the Slots Playground.

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Focus on the Language of Rugby

gamerisms focuses on the language of rugby with a 3-part glossary and learning section for passionate players and fans. Here's the line-up:
a detailed listing of Union and League player position numbers and names.
Rugby Facts: Explore the unique features, records and history of the sport plus trivia.
For example, a try is so-called because in the early days of the sport, getting the ball over the line did not win points, it only gave the team who made one the chance to try a kick on goal.
Also, there is the Rugby Games Quiz to include 10 questions and answers to challenge players and fans of the sport.
Example: When talking about the Game of Rugby, what does Grubber refer to?

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Rummy Games Defined

gamerisms defines the many variations with a Rummy Games Guide.
The Rummy Glossary offers 6 parts, one of which details several versions of rummy played worldwide.
The games covered are: Contract Rummy, 500 Rum or Pinochle, Double Rummy, Knock, Continental, Kalookie and Pan or Panguingue.
View the Rummy Facts Trivia Report and find this example:
Gin Rummy is one of the few card games that gained so much popularity that it spawned several commercial versions of the game. It is comparable to the appeal of Poker in that respect.
Lastly, there is the Rummy Quiz with this example question:
What are rummy players referencing when they say the term Foot?

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Word Games X 2

gamerisms presents Word Games X 2 as a two-part glossary.
Part 1 focuses on classic and pencil word game types. Part 2 details other word games plus a glossary of 5 popular word games globally.
For example, Boggle: Parker Brothers has trademarked the game of Boggle that challenges players to create words after analyzing a series of lettered blocks.
The letters must be adjacent to one another and the players have an hourglass that notes the end of a round.
The player that creates the most legitimate words wins the round and the game begins again.
Play On!

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Chess Quiz Challenge

The Chess Quiz Challenge at gamerisms includes 10 Q&A. Example: What is a Discovered Check?
A. When, by removing a piece or pawn in front of a checking piece, an attacker is opened or discovered and puts the king in check.
B. A check is played in response to a check.
C. A forced draw by one player placing the opponent's king through an endless series of checks.
Wrap it up with Checkers info that details game terms, rules, jumping and capturing.
Also, find 2 Strategy articles: Chess Attack and Chess Game Balance

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Mobile Gaming Guide

Mobile Gaming Guide at gamerisms describes the games, features, stats and options of touch and play excitement.
Mobile games selection includes slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker, live dealers, 3-card poker, baccarat,
keno, scratch cards plus other classic arcade-style games.
Also, check out the Social Games Guide that details the many categories of social, skill and/or casual games available online.
Find types/genres of games, Virtual Currency, Pay to Play, Bonus Rewards and Promotions.

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Sportsbetting Guide

Lots of info to view at the Sportsbetting Guide at gamerisms.
There is a 3-part glossary detailing terms and lingo along with handicap betting types and sport betting terms for specific games.
Go ahead and explore Sportsbetting Facts and Trivia about the global interest for this type of betting.
Check out SportsBetting Quiz challenge with 10 Q&A like this one: What is a Bottle in sportsbetting lingo?
A. Lingo for a 2 to 1 odds bet.
B. A plastic or glass flask that holds soda pop or beer.
C. A term used to describe a nervous bettor.

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Three Ts of Tennis

gamerisms presents Tennis Talk, Terms and Trivia. For Tennis Talk, there is a 3-part glossary with a learning section.
Examples of terms of the game: Bagel, Daisy Cutter, Deuce, Buggy Hit and Over Wrap.
Take the Tennis Quiz challenge with 10 Q&A. For example: What is a Drag Volley according to tennis players?
For more, go to Tennis Trivia where you will learn that the Battle of Sexes, a male vs. female tennis game was played in 1973
in which Billy Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in front of around 30,000 spectators.

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Casino Quiz Duo

gamerisms offers a Casino Quiz Duo with questions and answers about general casino gambling knowledge and terms used in casinos worldwide.
From the casino terms quiz: What is a Dept. of the Interior Casino Player?
The second quiz is the Gambling Terms Quiz, where you can use your knowledge of the game to tackle this question: Firing is gambling lingo for?
A. Gambling lingo for betting large amounts at money games.
B. Poker player exploding after an unexpected big loss.
C. Casino employee 'going off' on a player at the craps table

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Craps Unique Lingo

Craps Unique Lingo rolls your way in 3 parts. gamerisms recognizes the special language that defines the exciting game of craps.
Terms and phrases like: Center Field, End of the Race, Hi-Lo, Juice and Rhythmic Rollers.
Also find a Betting Summary Chart for both Multiple Roll Bets and Single Roll Bets at this page.
The Craps Quiz is a challenge using the language with questions like: What do craps players mean with the term Hook?
OR What are the two field numbers where the payoff differs from other field numbers?

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Focus on Darts

gamerisms Focus on Darts includes a glossary featuring witty terms and phrases for this popular skill game.
Examples of these terms and phrases are Clickity Click, Dust, Dinky Doo, Low Ton, and OXO.
Test your knowledge of the game at the Darts Quiz.
Example: What is the term, Hockey in reference to in a dart game?
Also at Darts Facts-Trivia area, you will learn that the maximum allowable length for a dart is 12 inches, although most are 5-6 inches long.

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Backgammon on Board

gamerisms jumps on board with an extensive backgammon glossary dedicated to passionate players.
The introduction is followed by over 200 backgammon game terms to include a layout graphic for new players.
Besides a challenging backgammon quiz, there is a trivia-facts report to view and learn.
For example: 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
While you can still play the game on the original physical board, you can also play backgammon online.

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