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25 reports for sports, casino, skill and video games

Volleyball Defined

The beach, sand and Volleyball is thy name. Get into the game with this glossary in 2 parts at gamerisms.
You can stay on the attack, pick up that beach dig and follow your passion.
Follow with Volleyball Facts and Trivia to learn that the game takes many of its characteristics from other sports that were popular at the time of its inception, such as handball, badminton and tennis.

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The Soccer Playground

Move on through the intro and terms for this worldwide game and when you're ready, jump to links for more with 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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Casino Gambling Report

This gamerisms report details casino history, online games and land casinos, casino players data, revenue and regional markets worldwide plus the Winners & Legends.
As a casino player, you are able to better understand the casino and sport betting industry, covering aspects like land based casinos characteristics and online casino gambling characteristics 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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Calling All Passionate Bingo Players

gamerisms presents passionate bingo players with 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 like
You can play online bingo games for pennies per card while selecting from a vast array of bingo versions and bingo pattern variations.

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Tile & Dice Games Defined

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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Puzzle Game Choices

gamerisms presents puzzle games variety with both classic + video games.
First up is classic or paper puzzle games that lists Sudoku, Rubiks Cube, Crosswords, Deal or No Deal, Twist Me Silly, Chuggles and Jungle Bubble 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.

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Top 10 Sports

At gamerisms, we present the top 10 sports games for the passionate players and fans.
Sport gamerisms 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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Poker Lingo

gamerisms presents a poker glossary to include the slang and lingo of the game.
Examples are Nuts, On Tilt, Road Gang, Rock Garden, Quads and Snarker.
You will also find a quiz duo, strategies and poker software reviews.
Poker Facts-Trivia report details versions/variations, famous player and big winners.
Online Poker: To date, the largest online poker win was for $1.3 million during a heads up $500/$1000 pot limit Omaha session.
It is estimated that Americans spend over $13 million playing poker at offshore websites across the world.

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Sportsbetting Language

The online sports betting guide at gamerisms details traditional Sportsbooks vs. Sports Betting Online.
Also find Tips, Strategy and Handicapping, Sportsbetting Line and Odds.
An example: Chasing Losses is one of the common mistakes and the costliest with handicapping. Rather than raising the stakes when you are losing, it is best to lower it.
Additionally, gamerisms offers a Sportsbetting glossary divided into 3 parts here
Be in the know about the lingo, jargon, basic terms and betting options for this type of universal gaming.

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Roulette Wheel Glossary

gamerisms offers a 3-part glossary, table layout graphic, a listing of all bets/payouts and roulette wheel strategies that are followed by terms in 2 parts.
This link to Part 2 includes the terms and phrases:Big Number, Carré, En Plein, High Bet and Manque.
Along with a roulette trivia report, there is a Roulette Quiz with questions like: The Single Zero on the European Roulette is positioned where on the roulette wheel?
A. Between black 29 and red 34.
B. Between black 26 and red 32.
C. Between black 17 and red 23.

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Speaking about Lots o Slots

gamerisms offers lots of slots info plus an online slot guide at the site. Slot Players can begin with a 3 part glossary.
Find terms and phrases like Community Slots, Nudge Slot, Onesies and Reel Stop.
The many articles speak of progressives, dollar vs pennies and newer versions.
The Slots Facts Trivia reports that the largest progressive slot jackpot to date at a land-based casino of $39,713,982. was won at an IGT Megabucks machine at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.
The winner, who requested anonymity, was a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles.

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21 is the Name of the Game

From the basics of 21, gamerisms lays the cards on the table to define 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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All In 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: Caribbean Stud Poker, Razz and Red Dog Poker.
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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Video Games: Defining the Genres

gamerisms takes a look at 10 video game genres.
The reporting includes: action-adventure, shooting, fighting, war games, sport games, racing, puzzle/board games, simulation=SIM, Poker Game Software 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.
Be sure to check out 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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Video Games Glossary: 2 Parts

gamerisms presents your two-part Video Games glossary.
You will find a brief history, along with the types of players, the 10 different genres defined, and we round off with the unique language of the video game world (terms, lingo and jargon).
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.

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Do Social Gaming Right

gamerisms present a Social Gaming Guide that covers the abundant 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. Be it via browsing gaming sites, mobile devices, apps or purchasing your own version to play on your PC.
We also explore Virtual Currency, Pay to Play, Bonus Rewards & Promotions you can take advantage of.
As most social games are also skill games, we invite you to visit the Skill Games Introduction page that notes:
There are several types of skill games: card, board, tile, physical or sports, word, dice and puzzle games.

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Online Casino Guides & Progressive Slots

gamerisms offers 12 gaming guides and this first of the series provides 10 Benefits of Playing at Online Casinos plus an online glossary.
This glossary offers unique or different from offline. For example:
Multi-Player Casino: everyone gets in on the challenge as players face each other.
Tournaments: blackjack, poker and slot tournaments whether daily or monthly are popular entries at online games sites.
Check out the Progressive Slot Machines Online Guide that details the top 10 progressive jackpot games, a comparison between online progressive games vs. land-based games and concludes with jackpot winners.
Topping the list is internet favorite:

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Roulette Spins Your Way

gamerisms provides an extensive glossary in 3 parts to include the basics of table layout and betting options.
Also find a quiz plus 3 playing strategies: Roulette Strategy #1: Place red or black bet with corresponding column bets to cover 26 numbers: Black bet covers all 18 black numbers.
Also, bet Column 3 under #36 for eight (most) red numbers. Red bet covers all 18 red numbers. Also, bet Column 2 under #35 for eight (most) black numbers.
Jump to Roulette Facts-Trivia where you will learn that:
The American roulette wheel with two zeroes has odds of 5.26% compared to the European wheel odds of 2.7% with a single zero. Single zero is positioned between black 26 and red 32.

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The Baseball World

gamerisms enters the baseball world by presenting a 3-part glossary to include pitching terms, a quiz to test your knowledge and facts-trivia report.
Some of terms and phrases in this world are Baltimore Chop, Cycle, Dinger, Submariner, Whiff and Hot Corner.
Be sure to check out the baseball facts for history, players and memories of the game.
The Baseball Quiz is up to bat next with 10 Q&A. An example follows:
What is the baseball jargon used for the following pitch after a full count is established? This pitch will benefit either the batter or pitcher at this point.
A. Money Shot
B. Clutch Pitch
C. Payoff Pitch

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Casino Talk: Gambling Terms, Phrases and Lingo

gamerisms has created an extensive glossary of general gambling terms, phrases and lingo from the casino playground.
The 2 parts define the language of unusual words and phrases used by passionate players for their real money games.
Most of these casino terms have a long history and will surely add a unique quality to your next casino experience.
Part 2 brings terms and phrases like Pips, Poppy, Sleeper, Toke, Underlay and VLT
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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30 Quiz & 25 Facts-Trivia Series:casino & sports games

gamerisms 2 premium add-ons at the site are Quiz and Facts Trivia Series.
Play games quiz series provides 30 quiz units to challenge players and fans.
There are 11 Sports Quiz including Fantasy Sports, 12 Casino Quiz, 5 Skill Games= chess, backgammon, billiards, rummy and darts and 2 Video Games Quiz.
Next up is 25 Game Facts-Trivia Series. These reports were designed for game players who want to know more than the language, history and stats of the game.
This question is answered: Who are the winners, losers and players for sports, casino gambling, skill and video games?
Get the Facts-Trivia Smile!

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All Things Hockey

gamerisms presents All things Hockey where fans and players will find the language of the game plus 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 as well as 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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Speaking Basketball

gamerisms teaches basketball speak with a 3-part glossary, facts trivia report and a quiz to challenge you!
In the glossary you will find a learning games section plus 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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Video Poker: The Game of Royalty

gamerisms talks Video Poker Royalty. You receive a full glossary, strategy tips, VP versions defined, facts and trivia report as well as a challenging quiz.
There are also 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 Example: 20% of hands dealt will be paying hands. 3% of the time, you will toss all five cards.

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Penny vs Dollar Slots: A Comparison

gamerisms compares Penny vs Dollar Slots in this report.
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 put $100 in the penny machine when his luck came through and he hit the jackpot for $1,129,009.20.
Jump 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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Your Guide to Fantasy Sports

gamerisms presents a 5-part guide for Fantasy Sports.
By getting to grips with the 2-part terms, jargon & ling, you will see why FS can be fun profitable.
Some examples include: ADP, Blind Bidding, Donk, Fade and Grinders.
This guide will equip you with 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 that you are sure to find something new and something old ranging from the mildly interesting, to the downright odd.
Quiz example: What is a Contrarian player of fantasy sports?

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Cricket Game Spotlight

gamerisms brings you the ins and outs of the wonderful game of cricket. Passionate players and fans are treated to a glossary, quiz and facts-trivia. We begin with a two-part glossary of terms, lingo and jargon.
The Facts-Trivia Report includes this bit of info:
Cricket was first belonged to Englishmen and their colonies dominated by them. Therefore, 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 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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About the Sport of Rugby

gamerisms presents a three-part glossary and learning section for passionate players and fans of rugby. Here's what you'll get:
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, did you know 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 playing Rugby, what is a Pop Kick?

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Billiards: Take Your Best Shot

At gamerisms, our billiards tool box provides you with a glossary, quiz and facts-trivia report.
We describe the games of 8 and 9 Ball, Snooker and Carom with a detailed glossary in two parts.
Billiards jargon includes:Burst, Clean Bank, Blood Test, Hickey and Frozen.
The Billiards Facts-Trivia reports the history of the game, billiards equipment plus championships as well as famous players.
Click on this link for more about the game 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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Let's Talk About Slots

gamerisms offers lots of slots talk by presenting a 3-part glossary, some facts-trivia and a quiz.
Slots are defined with terms, lingo and jargon to include Buy Your Pay, Hit Frequency, Nudge Slot, Pokies, Tilt 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.
Guides for Online Slots and Online Progressives will report about the game creators, types of slots available and online slots strategies.
Read on about the Slots Playgound

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The Rummy Resource

gamerisms does The Rummy Resource for passionate players.
Start with the Rummy Glossary that 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.
What are rummy players referencing when they say the term Foot? is 1 of the 10 questions.
Play On!

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Your Guide to Online Blackjack & Video Poker

gamerisms presents a comprehensive guide to Online Blackjack and Video Poker.
This guide includes 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: Spanish 21, BJ Switch, Double Exposure BJ and Blackjack FaceUp 21.
Examples for Video Poker include: All American Video Poker, Deuces and Joker VP,Double Joker VP, Jacks or Better, Pick 'Em Poker, Sevens Wild, Tens or Better and SupaJax Poker.
For something different, visit the Video Game Online Play Guide that tackles the phenomenon of online video gaming for passionate gamers.
The guide includes an introduction, general online info, playing choices, types of games plus tips and strategy.

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What's that Word?

Get the answer to What's that word in gamerisms' two-part games glossary.
Part 1 focuses on classic and pencil word game types
Part 2 looks at other word games plus a glossary of 5 popular word games globally.
For example, 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 Microsoft game involving the use of anagrams.
Play On!

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Chess Quiz: What's your Chess IQ?

Test your your Chess IQ with gamerism's 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 any other piece except a king.
Jump over to the three-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.
It's your Move, Mate!

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All you need to know about Mobile Gaming

gamerisms brings all you need to know about mobile gaming with our Mobile Gaming Guide that describes the games, features, stats and options of touch and play excitement.
Mobile games selection includes slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker, progressive slots, 3-card poker, baccarat,
keno, scratch cards plus other classic arcade-style games.
Also, check out the Social Games Guide that unpacks the wide-ranging category of social, skill and/or casual games available online.
This guide lists the network sites, types/genres of games, Virtual Currency, Pay to Play, Bonus Rewards and Promotions.

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