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Language of Poker

The language of Poker is in the cards at gamerisms.
There are 5 parts to the poker section to include a separate glossary for Holdem, Omaha and Stud Poker.
The 10 Worst Texas Holdem Starting Hands and 10 Best Hands completes this page.
This report refers to the first two hole cards dealt to poker players.
Based on the strength of these 2 cards, the decision to bet and/or stay in the game will be made.
Poker Facts Trivia provides plenty of info about poker versions and Winners.
Example: The game of poker offers many versions and multiplayer games to include Razz, Caribbean Stud, 5 Card Stud, SitNGo, Red Dog. H.O.R.S.E. and Let It Ride.

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Puzzle Games Variety

gamerisms presents puzzle games variety with both classic + video games.
The puzzle video game genre includes games such as Bejeweled 3 to Nightsky, World of Goo, Peggle, Osmos, Toki Tory, Puzzle Dimension, Bookworm Adventures, Puzzle Quest or Armadillo Run.
This overall genre is about videogames that challenge the mind far more than they challenge the reflexes.
Also find classic or paper puzzle games at: Puzzle Games Glossary, your guide to details about Sudoku, Rubiks Cube, Crosswords, Deal or No Deal, Twist Me Silly, Chuggles and Jungle Bubble Skill Games.

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Defining Tile & Dice Games

gamerisms defines 3 Tile Games of Mahjong, Dominoes and Paigow followed by Dice Games.
Each tile game includes a glossary along with history, rules and strategies.
Some examples of the language of the game are Mahjong: Flower and Chow
Dominoes: Boneyard or Reserve.
Paigow: Points are counted up to nine after which the modulus 10 rule applies with subsequent numbers starting again from 1.
Dice Games lists 10 popular dice games played worldwide.
Poker Dice and Yahtzee are at the top of this skill games list and Craps, likely the most recognized true gambling games complete the list of 10.

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Craps Table Talk

gamerisms talks about the game of craps with a glossary, trivia-facts, strategy and quiz.
Learn the basics before moving on to a 3-part glossary that defines the terms, lingo and strategy.
Examples are Buffalo, Barefoot Bet, End of the Race and Quarters. There is a Betting Summary Chart at Glossary: Part 2 for Multiple Roll Bets and Proposition/Single Roll Bets.
The Craps Quiz with 10 Q&A plus bonus questions will challenge your craps IQ.
Example Question: What do craps players mean with the term Big Red?
Completing this craps section, there is the Craps Facts-Trivia report detailing craps history, winners on a roll and superstitions.
Stay at the table for an amusing article titled: the Language of Craps.

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Baseball Focus

gamerisms sets your focus on baseball with a glossary, facts, trivia and a quiz.
There is a triple hit, the 3-part glossary that defines baseball and includes a learning games section.
Learn the meaning of Passed Ball, Position Player, Slice Foul, Setup Man and Whiff.
Also, there is Baseball Trivia with unique facts, records, players and memories of the game.
Whats your final score after taking the Baseball Quiz with 10 Q&A like this:
In baseball, what does the term, Outside Corner refer to?

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Defining Darts

gamerisms defines the unique and amusing game of darts.
The line-up includes darts facts-trivia, a quiz with 10 Q&A plus a 2-part glossary of this skill game.
Examples of the unique language are Half a Crown, Hockey, Mugs Away, Popcorn and Pie.
Mover over and view the Darts Facts Trivia Report where you will learn thatthe maximum allowable length for a dart is 12 inches, although most are 5-6 inches long.
Try this Dart Quiz with questions like: When darts players use the term Black Eye, what does it mean?

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All Blackjack Resource

All Blackjack Resource at gamerisms includes a glossary, strategy tips, online guide plus a quiz and facts-trivia.
There is a 3-part glossary of terms, lingo and a learning games section plus 2 Strategy articles written by experts.
The Blackjack Quiz consists of 10 Q&A and extra bonus quiz questions, like this: What does the term Back Counter mean?
The Facts-Trivia resource provides info about Famous Players, Games Stats and Odd Trivia.
For example: 1) You are likely to win a blackjack hand 48% of the time.
2) Odds predict that there is a 14% chance of losing 3 consecutive hands.
3) You are likely to get blackjack 1 out of every 21 hands.
Lastly, the Online Blackjack Guide describes 4 unique online versions.

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Poker Online Guide

gamerisms offers a Poker Online Guide that describes several poker versions/variations offered online.
Also, you will find the Top 10 Benefits, playing tips and strategy.
The guide focuses on unique poker versions, some of which can only be found online.
Additionally, the site provides ample poker info about multiplayer games, an extensive glossary, poker software reviews, facts trivia, a poker quiz and online poker tips.
Suggest you visit the Poker Strategy + Holdem Position Report for poker glossary and Holdem Position Strategy.
Play On!

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Game Facts-Trivia: 25 Reports

gamerisms offers 25 games-facts trivia reports for your favorite games. There are 4 categories: casino, sports, skill games and video games.
gamerisms details the facts, mixes in some trivia and makes the worldwide search for game information exciting entertainment for passionate players. Some examples:
Casino Gambling: Worldwide regions listed by high to low casino revenues are: US, Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Canada and Latin America.
4 More Sports includes reporting for Olympics, Boxing, Table Tennis & Badminton. Also find Fantasy Sports facts trivia.
Skill games includes chess and a chess glossary to explore.
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.
Play On!

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Roulette Spotlight

gamerisms spotlights--The Wheel. There is a 3-part roulette glossary, quiz and trivia for passionate players.
The glossary introduction includes a table layout graphic, a listing of all bets-payouts and roulette wheel strategies that are followed by terms in 2 parts.
Roulette Trivia-Facts includes this listing of seven other online roulette versions:
Roulette Professional, Roulette Royale, Roulette with Neighbors, Double Bonus Spin,Card Roulette and Hot Streak.
The Roulette Quiz challenge with 10 questions like: The Single Zero on the European Roulette is positioned where on the roulette wheel?
Later, take a peek at the Roulette Gaming Guide for online play options and you are ready to spin that wheel!

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Online Video Games Guide

This Online Video Games Guide at gamerisms includes an introduction, general online info, playing choices, types of games plus tips and strategy.
Types of Games & Genres examples:
Puzzle Genre: Doodle God, Super Perfect Balance, Cog Factory and The Right Mix.
Shooters Genre: Warframe, War Thunder, Ace Online, Ghost Recon Phantoms, Counter-Strike and Battlefield Heroes.
Strategy Genre: Battle Nations, Battleline Steel Warfare, Dogs of War and Frontline Tactics
Zombie Games: H1Z1, Day Z, Escape Dead Island, Hazard Ops
A detailed genres report describes 10 genres at this site page to include Sport, Action-Adventure and Poker Software Reviews.

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Backgammon Speak

gamerisms speaks the backgammon language with 5 resources for passionate players.
Learn the rules and strategies then move on to a 3-part glossary that defines the game.
Test your IQ with quiz questions and answers about the terms, lingo and jargon of the game like:
What do backgammon players' mean by Crunch?
A. Holding six points in a row so that an opponent is stuck behind it.
B. Player's position whereby a prime must be broken up as the only play.
C. Leaving a blot when hitting an opponent's blot.
Be sure to explore Backgammon Facts Trivia that states among other facts:
While you can still play the game on the original physical board, today you can also play backgammon online, and in casinos in cities such as Las Vegas, Macau, and Monte Carlo.

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Language of Volleyball

gamerisms does the language of volleyball offering a glossary, quiz and facts trivia report.
This entertaining resource begins with a 2-part glossary covering the terms, lingo and phrases of the game.
Some examples of the unique language of the game are Bump, Closing the Block, Dink, Facial and Lip.
Volleyball facts-trivia details the history, records and winners of the game including Olympic glory.
Test your Volleyball Speak with the Volleyball Quiz by taking the 10 questions about the language of the game like this one:
What is a Fish or Tuna at volleyball games?
A. Two or more players running into each other going after the ball.
B. Player who is entangled in the volleyball net.
C. The player that frequently uses the net to save the ball.

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Football Speak

gamerisms presents Football Speak to include a terms-glossary, learning game section, quiz and facts-trivia report.
One of the 10 football quiz questions is:
What does the term Nickel Defense refer to in Football?
A. Planning for the game opening coin flip
B. Defensive package using 5 linebackers
C. Defensive package using 5 cornerbacks
There is plenty of football trivia to view, like:
In 1892, William (Pudge) Heffelfinger was paid $500 by the Allegheny Athletic Association to play against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, making him the first person to be paid to play football.

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4 Casino Games Report

4 popular online games and versions are described in this report.
Roulette, slots, baccarat and holdem poker are presented to include rules, strategy and online versions/variations described that are not generally found offline.Examples follow:
Roulette: Multi-Ball Roulette, Multi-Wheel Roulette and Spingo.
Slots: Koi Princess, Castle Builder, Karaoke Party plus Jack and the Beanstalk,
Poker: A few mixed games that include holdem are: H.O.R.S.E=Holdem, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, 7-card Stud and 7-Card Stud Eight-or-better. Also, H.O.E., H.O.S.E., H.O. and H.A.
Not only can you play Live Baccarat online, but also Roulette, Blackjack, Casino Holdem, Three Card Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker.
Ready for a Challenge? Take one or all of the 30 Quiz Series
We created this add-on especially for those players who seek the action of casino games, sports, skill and video games.
Each games quiz offers 10 questions and answers along with an introduction.

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Focus on Golf with these Resources

gamerisms put the focus on Golf with these resources. Begin with a 4 part glossary plus a learning games section.
There are golf terms, lingo, jargon and phrases like Chili Dip, Dub, Dunk, Free Drop, Frog Hair and Waggle.
Jump to the golf facts trivia report with plenty of history, champion golfers and unique oddities of the game like this example:
The first golf tournament was held on October 17, 1860 at the Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
The tournament consisted of 3 trips across the course’s twelve holes, although 4 of the greens were played twice.
You are now ready to tee up the Golf Quiz that will challenge your Golf IQ with 10 Q&A.

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Your Roulette & Craps Guide

Your Online Roulette + Craps Guide at gamerisms details the playing options, tips and strategy for 2 popular casino games.
Some unique roulette versions available online are Multi-Ball Roulette, Multi-Wheel Roulette and Live Dealer Roulette.
Also find craps tips and strategies like:
Always repeat a winning parley bet.
Don’t advance in your betting progression until you win two parlays in a row or win with odds.
If you like to play Roulette online, click over to the Mobile Casino Games Guide, that describes the games, features, game developers, safety, support and options for the touch and play excitement that is mobile gambling online.

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Soccer Spotlight

gamerisms spotlights the game of soccer with a glossary, trivia and soccer quiz to include 10 Q&A to challenge your knowledge of the game.
An example is: What does the term Toe Poke mean?
A. A tactic used by a player using a toe-touch to tackle a challenger.
B. The opening move of a match
C. Action of securing the ball during a face off
Soccer Facts-trivia reports World Cup info plus game stats and players.
Explore the language of the game and learn the terms, lingo and rules of the game at the learning games section.
Examples are: Send Off, Shielding, Thigh Trap, Trailing, Instep Drive, Nutmeg and Wall.

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Other Poker Versions

12 other poker games or versions are detailed in the skill games section at gamerisms.
These card games are either poker variations or skill games.
You will find Poker Stud variations of 5-card, 6-card and 8-card?
Do your recall playing Deuces Wild, Woolworth, Baseball, Spit in the Ocean, Knock Poker or Lowball?
Click this post link to shuffle up a few memories.
More Games? The Social Games Guide unpacks the wide-ranging category of social, skill and/or casual games available online.
This guide lists network sites, types/genres of games plus ways to play whether via browsing gaming sites, mobile devices or apps.

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Trio of Mobile Gaming Guides

gamerisms offers a trio of mobile gaming guides.
First up is a report about the games, features, stats and options of mobile gambling online.
The game selection for mobile gaming includes slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker, progressive slots, 3-card poker, baccarat, keno, scratch cards plus other arcade-style games.
Secondly, there is a guide for mobile casino games
This report includes Concept Explained, Game Offers and Software Providers plus Banking and Support.
Lastly, there is the Installing Android Phone
The topics covered are Android Apps, Google Selection and Play for Casino Apps.

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Defining Video Game Genres

gamerisms defines 10 video game genres at the site.
The reporting includes: action-adventure, shooting, fighting, war games, sport games, racing, puzzle/board games, simulation=SIM and educational video games.
Example: Simulation Video Game Genre or SIMS comes in many forms. The most notable are world or nation building games, dating simulations, hybrid games, various business simulators and historical war simulations.
12 Poker Game Software Reviews completes the list.
Also, find 2 Poker Tournament Software Reviews to include the entertaining and popular Poker Night 2.

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Lots of Slots: Progressives & Yearly Reports

gamerisms presents lots of slots info for passionate players.
The Progressive Slot Machines Online Guide begins with the top 10 progressive jackpot versions, details comparison between online progressive games vs. land-based games and concludes with jackpot winners.
In addition, there are 5 yearly reports previewing slots beginning with Slots 2014
Scan through 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 previews for newer and upgraded slot games.
These guides will assist before your next visit to the slots playground.

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Poker Quiz Duet

Check out the poker quiz duet at gamerisms: general poker and strategy with 12 Q&A along with a separate Holdem Poker Quiz.
An example is:What is the definition for the term Freeze Out in reference to Poker Games?
Next, line up Quiz 2: Holdem Em Quiz with 10 Q&A like this one:
When playing Mixed Online Poker Games, which of these abbreviated selections includes a Pot Limit Holdem Poker Game?
A. H.O.R.S.E
B. H.A
C. H.E.R.O.S.

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Social Gaming Guide

gamerisms offers a Social Gaming Guide that details the wide-ranging category of social, skill and/or casual games available online.
You will find lists of Social Gaming network sites, types/genres of games plus ways to play whether via browsing gaming sites, mobile devices, apps or purchasing your own version to play on your PC.
Additionally, Virtual Currency, Pay to Play, Bonus Rewards & Promotions are reported.
gamerisms offers 12 Online Gaming Guides starting with the Online Casino Guide Introduction
This site addition was created to provide online playing choices, game versions and an online glossary plus strategy tips for not only casino games, but fantasy sports, sportsbetting, video games plus mobile gaming.

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Your Video Games Glossary

gamerisms presents your Video Games 2-part glossary.
There is a brief history, followed by types of players, 10 game genres defined and concludes with the terms, lingo and jargon for the video game world.
For example, Retro Gamerz: video games for players of older systems, such as Atari or Intellivision or the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
The second part Video Gamer Terms speaks the language with terms like Ditch, Fan Boy, Health, Regan Rate and RPG=Role Playing Game.
Click onto Game Guides and check out Video Game Online Play Guide.

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Hockey Focus

gamerisms presents Hockey Focus where fans and players will find the language of the game with the terms, lingo and jargon from the Hockey World.
Examples from the 4-part glossary are: Saucer Pass, Scramble, Sleeper, Triangle, Enforcer and Face Wash.
Skate on over and take the challenging Hockey Quiz to test your game IQ.
Example: What is a Shutdown Player?
Lastly, there is the final hockey word found at the Hockey Facts Trivia Report that includes history plus players and game records like:
Teemu Selanne holds the record for the most points scored during the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament, with 37 points.

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Language of Basketball

gamerisms presents the Language of Basketball with a 3-part glossary, facts trivia report and a challenging quiz.
The glossary provides a learning games section along with terms and lingo of the game.
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 world's tallest basketball player based on Guinness World Records, was Suleiman Ali Nashnush, a towering 2.45m player of the Libyan team in the 1960's.

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Talking Video Poker Royalty

gamerisms talks Video Poker Royalty. There is a glossary, strategy tips, VP versions defined, facts and trivia report along with a challenging quiz.
Also, there are descriptions of newer Video Poker versions plus Quiz questions like this:
For Bonus Video Poker, what are the payouts for 2 pair and 4 Aces with max coin in play?
VP Facts Trivia details strategy for 12 versions plus winners stories.
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.
Jacks or Better Examples: 20% of hands dealt will be paying hands. 3% of the time, you will toss all five cards.Never keep a kicker — that’s an additional face card — with any pair. To do so reduces your return by 5%.

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Penny vs Dollar Slot Report

Penny vs Dollar Slots Report is a comparison report at gamerisms.
Details include penny, dollar and online slots features, betting and payouts.
The report concludes with Penny Slot Winners. Here is an example of a big payday playing penny slots:
Alberto Lopez, a 51-year-old construction worker decided to head over to Jackson Rancherio. He put $100 in the penny machine when his luck came through and he hit the jackpot for $1,129,009.20.
Lopez plans to use some of the money to pay off his loans and do something for mom.
Jump over to Wheel of Fortune Winners for more jackpot wins.
gamerisms is the place to be with 10+ slot articles and reports.

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Fantasy Sports Guide

gamerisms presents a 5-part guide for Fantasy Sports.
The terms, lingo and jargon in 2 parts will define the fun and profit of FS.
Examples are: ADP, Blind Bidding, Donk, Fade and Grinders.
The guide includes the basics, formatting, sports team options followed by a facts-trivia report and quiz.
Additionally, there are 2 lists of Baseball abbreviations and Football position short forms.
Example of Quiz is: What is a Contrarian player of fantasy sports?
Fantasy Sports Facts Trivia is the place thatyou are sure to find something new and something old ranging from the mildly interesting, to the downright odd.

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Newer Slot Machines: 2017 & 2018

gamerisms invites players to explore newer slot machines 2017 and 2018.
For slot players, there are the new slot games, upgrades and internet connection from these innovative slot makers: Aristocrat, Bally/WMS/Scientific Games, IGT/Gtech and Konami.
Slots 2018 provides previews and reviews for a bunch of 2018 slots.
With plenty of choice, enjoy the slots playground and Play On!

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Headline: Cricket Game Spotlight

gamerisms headlines the game of cricket with a glossary, quiz and facts-trivia for passionate players and fans. Begin with a 2-part glossary of terms, lingo and jargon.
The Facts-Trivia Report includes this bit of info:
Cricket was first the domain of Englishmen and their colonies dominated by them. Thus, New Zealand and South Africa became the first alternative test playing nations.
Be sure to take the Cricket Quiz where you will find this question:
When playing the game of Cricket, what is a Drifter/Floater?
A. Term for a substitute fielder who can take any position on the field.
B. Term for a slowly bowled ball that seems to drift across the pitch.
C. Jargon for a bowled delivery curving away from a right-hander and does not turn.

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Cue this Billiards Tool

At gamerisms, this billiards tool is offered that provides a glossary, quiz and facts-trivia report.
The games of 8 and 9 Ball, Snooker and Carom are described with a detailed glossary in 2 parts.
Examples of Billiards Speak are:Burst, Clean Bank, Blood Test, Hickey and Frozen.
The Billiards Facts-Trivia reports the history of the game, billiards equipment plus championships and famous players.
For more about the game, click on this link for the Billiards Quiz with 10 Q&A to take you best shot.
An example is: What do billiards players mean when they use the term, Crutch?

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What's the Word?

gamerisms answers the question--Whats the Word? with a 2-part games glossary.
Part 1 focuses on pencil word game types and classic games.
Part 2 reports other word games plus a glossary of 5 popular word games globally.
An example is Boggle: Parker Brother’s has trademarked the game of Boggle that challenges players to create words after analyzing a series of lettered blocks.
Also, Chicktionary is a game made available from Microsoft and involves the use of anagrams.
Play On!

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Testing Your Chess IQ

gamerisms tests your Chess IQ with a quiz of 10 Q&A.
Example: What is a Passed Pawn?
A. Pawn has passed all opposing pawns on the chessboard.
B. A pawn lacking a pawn of the same color on an adjacent file.
C. When a pawn has advanced to the opposite edge or square of the chessboard, and can then be exchanged for all other pieces except a king.
Jump over to the 3-part chess + checkers glossary and rules with tourney playing tips.
Also, find 2 Strategy articles: Chess Attack and Chess Game Balance
Wrap it up with Checkers info that details game terms, rules, jumping and capturing. Then followed by tips about tournament play online for all skill games.
It's your Move, Mate!

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