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Facts/Trivia: 4 game types
25 reports for sports, casino, skill and video games

Whats Your Chess IQ?

Take the Chess Quiz at gamerisms to test your Chess IQ with 10 Q&A.
Example: When chess players speak of Connected Rooks, what does that mean?
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.
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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Sportsbetting Guide

gamerisms offers an informative Sportsbetting Guide.
Includes an informative 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 the Quiz challenge with 10 Q&A like this:
What does the sportsbetting term Ante Post mean?

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The 3T's of Tennis

gamerisms presents Talk, Terms and Trivia - the 3Ts of Tennis. Tennis Talk consists of a 3-part glossary with a learning section.
Examples of terms of the game: Breadstick, Chop, Grinding, Hopper, Jam and Over Wrap.
Take the Tennis Quiz challenge with 10 Q&A. For example: What is a Drag Volley according to tennis players?
There is more at Tennis Trivia: Jimmy Connors won the US Open on 3 surfaces;
he won two Forest Hills surfaces and one surface at hardcourt on the Flushing Meadows.

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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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Craps Table Talk

Craps Table Talk rolls your way in 3 parts. gamerisms recognizes the special language that defines the exciting game of craps.
Terms and phrases like: Buffalo, Choppy, Juice, Lay Bet and Yo.
Also, there is a Betting Summary Chart for both Multiple Roll Bets and Single Roll Bets on the link page.
The Craps Quiz is a challenge with questions like:
What is the name of the bowl on the craps table that is used to hold the dice?

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Casino Quiz Duo

There is a Casino Quiz Duo at gamerisms.
Find Q & A about general casino gambling knowledge and terms.
From the casino terms quiz: What is the Handle in casino terms?
The second quiz is the Gambling Terms Quiz, where you can answer the question:
What does the gambling lingo Coloring Up refer to?
A. Exchanging casino chips for larger denominations.
B. Stacking 2 or 3 different colored chips when betting.
C. Wagering higher amounts when doubling up at blackjack.

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Spotlight on Darts

gamerisms Spotlight on Darts includes a glossary featuring witty terms and phrases for this popular game.
Examples of these terms and phrases are Flat Tire, Happy Meal, Slip Shot and Popcorn.
Test your knowledge of the game at the Darts Quiz.
Example: When darts players use the term Black Eye, what does it mean?
Also at Darts Facts-Trivia area, you will learn that the highest possible score with three darts
at a World Dart Federation board is 180. A player would have to hit the triple 20--three times.

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Defining Poker Games

There are 5 parts defining poker at gamerisms to include a separate glossary for Holdem, Omaha and Stud Poker.
Also, the 10 Worst Texas Holdem Starting Hands and 10 Best Hands completes this page.
Poker Facts Trivia provides plenty of info about poker versions and Winners.
Examples: First person said to have invented and played Caribbean Stud was David Sklansky.
Razz originated in the 1900s but was not introduced at the World Series of Poker until 1971.

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On Board for Backgammon

gamerisms invites you to get on board with backgammon by offering an extensive glossary.
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.
Play the game at home or choose backgammon online.

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Talking About Football

gamerisms offers Football Talk in 3 parts with words and phrases like: Buttonhook, Pylon, Rollout, Gunner and Squib Kick.
To explore the end game, you can click on the quiz with 10 Q&A.
Or trivia-facts report for outstanding records, Superbowl games, teams & players, feats and football memories.
Example: 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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Roulette & Craps Guide

gamerisms presents an Online Roulette & Craps Guide. It details online playing options, tips and strategy.
Besides the European and American wheels, other versions described are Multi-Wheel Roulette and Live Dealer Roulette.
Craps game rules online are the same as practised at casinos worldwide.
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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Slot Games Glossary

The comprehensive Slot Games Glossary at gamerisms is divided into 3 parts.
The glossary includes over 100 slot terms and phrases related to games online as well as offline.
Find info about 4 types of slots: Basic, Progressives, Bonus Slots and Community Play or Multi Player.
Check out the group of annual slot reports for 2014 to 2020.
They report the new slot games, upgrades and internet connection of several innovative slot makers.

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Blackjack: Did You Know?

gamerisms answers this question about 21=Blackjack with a games glossary in 3 parts plus strategy tips,
a quiz and facts trivia report. An example: A card dealer has 4.8% chance of getting 21.
Dealers have an average of 31% chance of going bust per hand.
This link will add to your education about Online Blackjack detailing some of the online versions like:
Blackjack FaceUp 21, Double Exposure BJ and Blackjack Switch.

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12 More Card Games + Poker Guide

gamerisms details this group of 12 more card games. Some are poker variations, definitely skill games
and are rarely available at land-based casino/poker rooms, but likely online.
The group includes 5-card Stud, Bull Poker, Deuces Wild, Indian and Knock Poker plus 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’ reports about Top 10 Benefits, playing tips and strategy.

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Soccer Round Up

gamerisms offers the Soccer Round Up with 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 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

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Golf Speak Here

gamerisms provides golf speak with a glossary presented in 4 parts including the terms: Dormie, Duck Hook, Feather and Hosel.
If you are ready to play through, then move to links for Golf Facts-Trivia where you discover that
the first golf tournament was held on October 17, 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland.
Also, the game quiz with questions like:
What does the golf players' term Wind Cheater mean?

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Reserved for Volleyball Players

At gamerisms, there is reserved space for passionate volleyball players.
Find a glossary in 2 parts with terms like: Bump, Closing the Block, Deep Dish and Floater.
Follow along with Volleyball Facts and Trivia to learn that the game 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.
Or, the quiz with questions like: What is Friendly Fire during volleyball games?

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Defining Tiles & Dice Games

gamerisms defines the 3 Tile Games of Mahjong, Dominoes and Paigow followed by Dice Games.
Some examples of the language of the game are Mahjong: Kong and Eye. Dominoes: Block and Double.
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, Boggle, Kismet and Yahtzee are on the list.

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Language of Poker

gamerisms presents an extensive glossary with the language of poker.
Examples are Overpair, Rabbits, Running and Snap Off.
You will also find a quiz duo, strategies and poker software reviews.
Poker Facts-Trivia report details versions/variations, famous players and big winners. An Example follows:
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a famous historical king:
Spades=King David, Clubs=Alexander the Great, Hearts=Charlemagne, Diamonds=Julius Caesar.

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Calling all Bingo Players

gamerisms calls out players with Bingo Lingo, a quiz and Online Bingo Guide.
UK bingo lingo details the unique language of the 90-ball bingo version.
Bingo Quiz example from 10 Q&A is: What does the bingo term ‘Blackout’ mean for bingo players?
Check out the Online Bingo Report, that describes bingo games and versions matched with images
plus a Top 10 Benefits List for online play.

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Casino Gaming Report

The Casino Gaming Report at gamerisms provides casino history, online and offline games,
casino players data, revenue and regional markets worldwide plus the Winners & Legends.
Get educated 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' Roulette Round Up includes a glossary, table layout graphic, a listing of all bets/payouts and roulette wheel strategies.
The glossary includes the terms and phrases: Chopping Game, En Prison Rule, Ficheur and Manque.
Also find a roulette trivia report along with the 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 Report

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

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Puzzle Games Focus

gamerisms focuses on puzzle games including both classic + video games.
First up is classic or paper puzzle games like Sudoku, Bejeweled and Rubiks Cube.
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 TV game shows such as Deal or No Deal.
Puzzles are but one of the 10 video game genres defined at gamerisms site.

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Speaking of Slot Machines

gamerisms presents lots of slots speak including an online guide.
Slot Players can start with a 3 part glossary to find terms and phrases like Fruit Machines, Carousel, and Near Miss.
The 12+ articles detail progressives, dollar vs pennies, jackpot winners and newer versions.
The Slots Facts Trivia reports that the payouts for slot machine games remain the same throughout the day.
It is not affected by the time of the day, week or month.
And, it is a myth that the slot machine that hits a jackpot does not hit again for a long time.

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Multi-Game Poker Guide

The multi-game Poker Guide at gamerisms is presented in 5 parts.
The main glossary defines a dozen versions played at casinos online and off.
Examples are: Caribbean Stud Poker, Red Dog and Baccarat.
There is a separate section for Holdem, Omaha and Stud Poker.
There's more with Poker Software Reviews and a 2 part glossary listing general poker terms.

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Defining Sportsbetting

The online sportsbetting guide at gamerisms explores traditional Sportsbooks vs. Sports Betting Online.
Also find Tips, Strategy and Handicapping, Sportsbetting Line and Odds.
Some examples of popular betting options include: mobile betting, live/24 hour action, futures, propositions, straight wagers, parlays, teasers, and if-bets.
Additionally, gamerisms provides a Sportsbetting glossary divided into 3 parts starting here
Learn the lingo, terms and betting options like Bottle, Buy the Rack, Hook, Kite and Round Robin.

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Blackjack Spotlight

gamerisms spotlights the popular game of Blackjack.
Start with the introduction and first of a 3-part glossary providing game terms.
Also 2 expert strategies: EZ Strategy and Lucky 13 Strategy are available.
Blackjack Facts & Trivia covers the history, famous players, stats and odd trivia of 21.
Lastly, take in the blackjack quiz. For example, What does the term Back Counter mean in Blackjack?

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Video Poker Quiz

10 questions and answers challenge video poker players at gamerisms. Example of one is:
What is a dirty Royal in reference to video poker games?
A. 4 Parts of a Royal dealt.
B. Royal straight with 1 card off-suit: AC, KC, QD, JC, 10C
C. Wild Royal that includes 1 or more wild cards, example: Deuces or Jokers Wild.
For more poker fun, take the: Poker Quiz
There are 12 questions to gauge your expertise for playing poker online and off.

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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: Crutch, Dead Ball, Free Ball, Hickey and Spot Shot.
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 Table in Position refer to in a billiards game?

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