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25 reports for sports, casino, skill and video games

Tell Me About Rummy Games

gamerisms presents 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:
There are over 20 versions of the game Rummy that are commonly played and hundreds of local variations. Here is a listing of 30 local variations.
Lastly, there is the Rummy Quiz with this example question:
What is a Prize Pile in a game of rummy?

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Word Games Twice Defined

Word Games at gamerisms is twice defined with a two-part glossary.
Part 1 highlights classic and pencil word game types. Part 2 looks at other word games plus a glossary of 5 popular word games globally.
For example, Chicktionary is a game that involves the use of anagrams.
Players are presented with a rack of eggs containing three, four, five, six, and seven letter egg sequences.
The aim of the player is to fill up the egg racks with words by creating words within a specific amount of numbers and points are earned for doing so.
Play On!

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Chess Quiz: What's your Chess IQ?

The Chess Quiz at gamerisms includes 10 Q&A. Example: When chess players speak of Connected Rooks, what does that mean?
A. A tactic that places a rook in front of its own pawns.
B. Arrangement in which a queen backs up two rooks on the same file.
C. Occurs when two rooks of the same rank/color are positioned with no pieces between them.
Make your move to the 3-part chess + checkers glossary and rules with tourney playing tips.
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

Be sure to view 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.
You can also 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 does Goliath refer to with sportsbetting?
A. Multiple bets that includes 247 bets for several events.
B. Slang term for a tall Black Jack dealer.
C. A bettor who places high wagers on the long shots of the game.

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Talking Tennis

gamerisms offers Tennis Talk, Terms and Trivia. For Tennis Talk, there is a 3-part glossary with a learning section.
Examples of terms of the game: Buggy Hit, Cyclops, Grinding, Jam and Puddler.
Take the Tennis Quiz challenge with 10 Q&A. For example: What is a Pusher as described by tennis players?
For more, go to Tennis Trivia where you will learn that The US attained a remarkable position in Tennis when Arthur Ashe won the men’s singles
and Virginia Wade won the title for Women’s singles in 1968.

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Casino Quiz Twofer

gamerisms presents a Casino Quiz Twofer with questions and answers about general casino gambling knowledge, terms and lingo used in casinos worldwide.
From the casino terms quiz: What is a Sleeper Bet in casino terms?
The second quiz is the Gambling Terms Quiz, where you can use your knowledge of the game to tackle this question: When casino players Load Up, it means?
A. It's buffet time at your favorite casino.
B. Players who bet max. coins/spin at slots or video poker.
C. Players signaling for a 4th card for a blackjack hand.

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Keen for Darts

Keen for Darts is a glossary at gamerisms offering witty terms and phrases for this popular skill game.
Examples of these terms and phrases are Bones, Cracked, Happy Meal, High Ton, and Mugs Away.
Test your knowledge of the game and language at the Darts Quiz.
Example: What does Clickity Click mean when referring to a dart game?
Also move over to the Darts Facts-Trivia area where you will learn that modern flights are made from plastic, but they had originally been made of turkey feathers.

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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 Greek philosopher Plato mentioned the game in his writings and said that backgammon represents the movement of the earth and planets while chess represents war.
While you can still play the game on the original physical board, you can also play backgammon online.

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Craps Unique Lingo

Craps Unique Lingo rolls your way in 3 parts. gamerisms recognizes the special language, lingo and jargon that defines the exciting game of craps.
Terms and phrases like: Buffalo, Choppy, Fade, Hop Bet 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 Big Red?
Join the Excitement and Play the Table!

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Football Speak

Football Speak is presented in 3 parts with words and phrases like: Flood, Gunner, Long Snapper and Nickel Back.
To explore the end game, you can click onto the quiz with 10 Q&A.
Or trivia-facts report for outstanding records, Superbowl games, teams & players, feats and football memories.
Examples are: The first Monday Night Football game was between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns on September 21, 1970. The Browns won 31-21.
The first professional football team to sport an insignia on their helmets was the Los Angeles Rams in 1950.

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Slots: 2020 Report

Slots 2020 submits the annual report at gamerisms.
Newer slots games, upgrades and internet options are revealed to entertain slot players.
Slots creators for this report include Aristocrat, Scientific Games, IGT-GTech, Gaming Arts and Konami.
Check out some of the memorable games from past reports--in this case Slot Machines 2019.
Games introduced include Lock It Link titles: Cats, Hats, And More Bats and Eureka Reel Blast plus the fabulous Fortunes 3 game.

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Blackjack: What You Need to Know

gamerisms presents 21, the game of Blackjack with a games glossary in 3 parts plus strategy tips.
Starting with the basics, gamerisms lays the cards on the table with info you need to know about this worldwide game.
There's more to know with a quiz and facts trivia report of the game.
Also, this link will add to your education about Online Blackjack detailing some of the online versions like:
Bonus Blackjack Gold, Double Exposure Blackjack, Hi Lo 13, Multi-Hand Bonus Blackjack and Spanish Blackjack Gold.

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Roulette & Craps Online Guide

gamerisms offers an informative Online Roulette & Craps Guide. It details online playing options, tips and strategy.
Besides the European and American wheels, other versions described are Multi-Ball Roulette, Multi-Wheel Roulette and Live Dealer Roulette.
Craps game rules online are the same as practised at casinos worldwide. However, there are minimal differences depending on the internet casino.
One betting option reserved for online craps is the Place Bets to Lose. These bets are the opposite of Place Bets and win if a 7 is rolled before the point.
For more info, jump over to: Live Dealer Roulette Everything you need to know.
Tip: The 0, 00, 1, 2, 3: five-number bet has a large 7.89% casino advantage. Avoid this bet.

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Defining Poker

There are 5 parts defining poker at gamerisms 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.
Examples: There are a possible 2,598,960 hands of poker in a 52-card deck.
The odds of a Royal Flush are 649,740 to 1.

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12 Unique Card Games

gamerisms offers this grouping of 12 unique card games that are outside our poker glossary or rummy skill game units.
Most are poker derivatives and certainly skill games and are rarely available at land-based casino/poker rooms, but perhaps online.
The group includes Deuces Wild, Baseball, Spit in the Ocean, Knock Poker and 2-card.
To return to the serious game of poker, click on the Online Poker Games Guide that details the extensive and varied poker versions/variations offered online
plus online poker players’ Top 10 Benefits, playing tips and strategy.

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Visit the Soccer Playground

gamerisms invites players to the soccer playground offering a learning section, 3-part glossary, a facts-trivia report about the game plus a challenging quiz.
Click on the quiz link to answer this question.
What is a Sweeper in soccer?
A. Last sub on the bench who is only used to 'clean up' after the starters have put the game out of reach.
B. The remaining defender before reaching the goalie—a last line of defence.
C. Junior league players allowed to travel with a Club team who act as managers and towel boys

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Reserved for Volleyball Players

At gamerisms, there is space at the site reserved for passionate volleyball players.
There is glossary in 2 parts where you learn to stay on the attack, pick up that beach dig and follow your passion.
Follow with Volleyball Facts and Trivia to learn that the Volleyball Hall of Fame is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
The location was chosen because the game is believed to have been invented at the YMCA in town.

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Lots of Golf Spoken Here

At gamerisms, there is lots of golf speak with a glossary presented in 4 parts including the terms: Bisque, Bowker, Rifle and Shank.
If you are ready to play through and learn more, then jump to links for Golf Facts-Trivia where you discover that
the the first golf tournament was held on October 17, 1860 at the Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Also, the game quiz with questions like:
What does the golf players' term Wind Cheater mean?

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Tile & Dice Games Listing

gamerisms lists 3 Tile Games of Mahjong, Dominoes and Paigow followed by Dice Games.
Some examples of the language of the game are Mahjong: Honor and Chow. Dominoes: Bones and Spinner.
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 list.

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Calling All Bingo Players

gamerisms offers Bingo Lingo, a quiz and Online Bingo Guide.
UK bingo lingo details the unique language of the 90-ball bingo version.
Follow this post link to the Intro Bingo Glossary that defines the terms, lingo, jargon of bingo.
Bingo Quiz example from 10 Q&A is: What is the Money Ball number in bingo terms?
Check out the Online Bingo Report, that describes bingo games and versions matched with images
plus a Top 10 Features List for online play.

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Casino Gambling Report

This gamerisms report reveals casino history, online and offline games, casino players data, revenue and regional markets worldwide plus the Winners & Legends.
As a casino player, you will be informed about the casino and sports betting industry.
The report covers land based casinos and online casino gambling plus male vs female players.
Click here for more casino facts trivia reports to include 7 games of blackjack, craps, poker, slots, roulette, sportsbetting and video poker.
There are also sports and skill facts trivia reports at the site.

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Roulette Round Up

gamerisms offers a 3-part glossary, table layout graphic, a listing of all bets/payouts and roulette wheel strategies.
This link to Part 2 includes the terms and phrases: Choppy Game, Greens, Negative Progression and Manque.
Along with a roulette trivia report, there is a Roulette Quiz with questions like: The house edge on single-number roulette bets are?
A. Is higher than on even-money bets such as red/black or even/odd.
B. Is lower than on even-money bets such as red/black or even/odd
C. Is the same as on even-money bets such as red/black or even/odd

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Top 10 Sports Glossary

At gamerisms, we present the top 10 sports and glossaries for passionate players and fans.
Sports games for soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, golf, hockey, football, tennis, cricket and rugby are defined.
Sportsbetting and a Fantasy Sports Guide are both included in separate units at the site.
Also, 4 more Sports to include Olympics, Boxing, Table Tennis and Badminton are covered.
There are oddball facts about the origin of a sport, famous names and player info in the mix.

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Puzzle Games Variety

gamerisms reports a variety of puzzle games including both classic + video games.
First up is classic or paper puzzle games that details Bejeweled, Rubiks Cube, Crosswords, Deal or No Deal, Twist Me Silly and Chuggles Skill Games.
The puzzle videogames genre is about games that challenge the mind far more than they challenge the reflexes.
Notable types of sub-genre are card games, board games, and games based on popular television game shows such as Jeopardy and Deal or no Deal.
Puzzles are but one of the 10 video game genres defined for this report at gamerisms.

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The Language of Poker

gamerisms provides an extensive poker glossary in 5 parts to include the slang and phrases of the game.
Examples are Rainbow, Middle Pair, Straddle, Quads and Washing the Cards.
You will also find a quiz duo, strategies and poker software reviews.
Poker Facts-Trivia report details versions/variations, famous players and big winners. Examples follow:
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.
Some of the less played or oddity poker variations are Whiskey Poker, Bull, Indian Poker, Double Draw, Knock, Round the World and 2-card Poker.

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Talking Slots

gamerisms talks lots of slots in including an online slot guide.
Slot Players can begin with a 3 part glossary and find terms and phrases like Community Slots, Carousel, Onesies and Short Win.
The 12+ articles speak of progressives, dollar vs pennies, jackpot winners and newer versions.
The Slots Facts Trivia reports that TV Game Shows appear frequently as slot games: The Price Is Right. Jeopardy! Hollywood Squares.
The Match Game. Let's Make a Deal and of course, Wheel of Fortune.

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Defining Sportsbetting

The online sportsbetting guide at gamerisms defines traditional Sportsbooks vs. Sports Betting Online.
Also find Tips, Strategy and Handicapping, Sportsbetting Line and Odds.
An example: Think carefully about betting more than 2 games that are played at the same time.
Are they all quality bets? Can I stand to lose on all these bets, and still stay within my budget?
Remember you have to win at least 53% of point spread bets to keep ahead of the house vig.
Also, gamerisms offers a Sportsbetting glossary divided into 3 parts starting here
Be in the know about the lingo, terms and betting options for this type of universal gaming.

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Speaking about Blackjack

gamerisms speaks the language of Blackjack.
The first of a 3-part glossary provides terms of the game plus 2 expert strategies.
Blackjack Facts & Trivia takes you through the history, famous players, stats and odd trivia of 21.
Be sure to jump on over to the blackjack quiz with questions like this:
What does the term Cold Turkey mean in Blackjack?

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Bet on this Poker Guide

You can bet on learning more when you explore the poker guide in 5 parts at gamerisms.
The main glossary details multiplayer poker games defining a dozen versions played at casinos online and off.
Examples are: 5 Card Stud, Razz and Baccarat.
One of the most popular pages is Holdem, Omaha and Stud Poker. This Poker glossary lists Holdem Omaha and Stud terms plus rules for each game.
The guide also includes Poker Software Reviews and a 2 part glossary listing general poker terms.

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