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25 reports for sports, casino, skill and video games

Social Gaming Guide

gamerisms presents a Social Gaming Guide that 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 & Promotions you can take advantage of.
As most social games are also skill games, we invite you 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 the three types of slots used by slot players?
A. Basic, Progressive and Bonus slots.
B. Red White & Blue 7’s.
C. Flat Tops, Megabucks and Double Diamonds.
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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12 Gaming Guides

gamerisms provides 12 gaming guides and this link includes 10 Benefits of Playing at Online Casinos plus a glossary.
2 examples are: eCOGRA or e-Commerce Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance guarantees player assurance and casino regulation from approved online casinos and
Live Sports Action: Sportsbetting sites provide 24 hour, live game action and live parlay bets.
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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Talking About the Roulette Wheel

gamerisms talks about Roulette starting with an extensive roulette glossary to include the basics of table layout and betting options.
Also find a quiz with 10 Q&A plus 3 playing strategies.
Jump to Roulette Facts-Trivia where you will learn:
Besides American and European Roulette versions, here is a listing of seven other online roulette versions:
Roulette Professional, Roulette Royale, Roulette with Neighbors, Double Bonus Spin,Card Roulette and Hot Streak.

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Tell Me About Baseball

gamerisms tells you about baseball by offering a 3-part glossary, a quiz to test your knowledge and facts-trivia report.
Some of terms and phrases in this world are Circus Catch, Dinger, Squeeze Play and Whiff.
Check out the baseball facts for history, players 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 passionate players.
Part 2 brings terms and phrases like Pigeon, Railbird, Ploppy and Spinner.
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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Focus on Hockey

The focus is on Hockey at gamerisms where you will find the language of the game from the Hockey World.
Examples from the 4-part glossary are: Extra Skater, Flip Shot, Howitzer and J Shot.
Skate on over and take the challenging Hockey Quiz to test your game IQ.
Example: What does Sweep Check refer to according to hockey players?
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:
Sidney Crosby is the youngest player to record 200 career points and 100 points two seasons in a row, and to be voted as an All-Star Game starter.

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View 30 Quiz & 25 Facts Series

View 2 premium add-ons at gamerisms, the site. 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.
Secondly, 25 Game Facts-Trivia Series were created to inform game players about the language, history and stats of the game.
These reports include 11 Sports 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 provides 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: Spanish BJ Gold, BJ Switch, Multi-Hand Bonus BJ and Super Fun 21
Examples for Video Poker include: All American Video Poker, Double Jackpot Poker, Double Joker Video Poker, Loose Deuces and Pick 'Em Poker
For another type of video game, 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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Penny vs Dollar Slots Report

gamerisms compares Penny vs Dollar Slots in this report.
Details include penny, dollar and online slots features, betting and payouts.
Also find the exciting stories of 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."
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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Language of Basketball

gamerisms explores the language of Basketball with a 3-part glossary, facts trivia report and a quiz to challenge you!
Basketball Quiz will test your knowledge of basketball speak with 10 Q&A.
Example: What does the basketball term Top of the Key mean?
A. Near the free throw circle just behind the free throw line.
B. The term used when a player will only shoot a three-pointer.
C. When a coach stands on the court during timeout.
Jump to Basketball Trivia for plenty of facts and trivia like: Karl Malone, known as the Mailman and a retired legend of the Utah Jazz,
has the highest number of defensive rebounds with 11,406.

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Video Poker Round-Up

Video Poker Round-Up includes is a comprehensive glossary, strategy tips, VP versions defined, facts and trivia report as well as a challenging quiz.
There are also Quiz questions like this: 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: there are over 25 versions of video poker including online games and each one has their own strategy.
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 provides a 5-part guide for Fantasy Sports.
There is the 2-part terms & lingo and you will see why FS is fun and profitable.
Some examples include: Blink 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 for the very interesting to the downright odd.
Quiz example: What is a Contrarian player of fantasy sports?

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Billiards Speak

gamerisms speaks the language of 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 in two parts.
Billiards jargon includes:Blue Ball, Cross Corner, Double Hit, Frozen and Feather 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 more about the game Billiards Quiz with 10 Q&A to take your best shot.
For example: What does the billiards term, Hickey mean?

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Cricket Game Spotlight

gamerisms spotlights the worldwide game of cricket. Passionate players and fans are treated to 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.
Even then, Australians were different and an Australian over had 8 balls.
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 Line-up

gamerisms presents a wide-ranging slots line-up to include a 3-part glossary, some facts-trivia and a quiz.
Slots are defined with terms, lingo and jargon to include Fruit Machines, Multi-Player games, Nudge Slot, Onesies, 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.
There are 2 Guides, one for Online Slot Games plus an Online Progressives report.
Read on about the Slots Playground.

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Sports Talk: Rugby

gamerisms talks about the sport of rugby with a 3-part glossary and learning section for passionate players and fans. 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, Rugby is the dominant sport in such commonwealth countries as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Also, there is the Rugby Games Quiz to include 10 questions and answers to challenge players and fans of the sport.
Example: What is the definition of Loose Head?

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Rummy Play Guide

gamerisms offers a Rummy Play 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: Rummy has so many variations that two players that have never played before may take as long as 15 minutes prior to game play to determine all of the variants that will be used during their game.
Lastly, there is the Rummy Quiz.
What are rummy players referencing when they say the term Foot?

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Word Games X 2

Word Games at gamerisms is 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, Boggle: Parker Brother’s 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: What's your Chess IQ?

The Chess Quiz at gamerisms includes 10 Q&A. Example: What is the definition of a Double Pawn?
A. A pawn advance that breaks a blocked position.
B. When two of your pawns stand on the same file, the front one is called a double pawn.
C. A pawn on the king or queen's file of the chessboard.
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
It's your Move, Mate!

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Mobile Casino Gaming Info

Mobile Gaming Guide Info 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.
Look for network sites, types/genres of games, Virtual Currency, Pay to Play, Bonus Rewards and Promotions.

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Sportsbetting Guide

Get your player 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 is a Bridge-Jumper?
A. A bettor who tries to combine one game with another.
B. A bettor who only makes wagers on card games.
C. A specialized handicapper for large show bets on favorites.

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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: Daisy Cutter, Gallery, Punch Volley and Puddler.
Take the Tennis Quiz challenge with 10 Q&A. For example: What is a Bagel during tennis games?
For more, go to Tennis Trivia where you will learn that Helen Wills was the very first American woman to
play tennis and win the French Open in 1928.

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Casino Quiz Duo

gamerisms presents 2 Casino Quiz with questions and answers about general casino gambling knowledge, terms and lingo used in casinos worldwide.
From the casino terms quiz: What do casino players mean by the term Underlay?
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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The Witty Game of Darts

gamerisms hits the bullseye with a 2-part Darts Glossary. The language of darts brings us witty terms and phrases like no other game.
Examples of these terms and phrases are Black Dog, Cork, Dust, Flat Tire, Knurl, Low Ton and Mugs Away.
Test your knowledge of the game and language at the Darts Quiz.
Example: What does the dart players' term, Robin Hood mean?
Also move over to the Darts Facts-Trivia area where you will learn that Darts was first shown on British TV in 1962.

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Backgammon on Board

gamerisms jumps on board with an extensive backgammon glossary in 3 parts 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 backgammon board represents planet earth while the checkers symbolize humans moving along the planet according to their fate.
While you can still play the game on the original physical board, you can also play backgammon online, and in casinos in cities such as Las Vegas, Macau, and Monte Carlo.

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Craps Special Lingo

Craps Lingo Glossary 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: Midnight, Quarters, Up Pops the Devil, 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 also has fun and a challenge with the language with questions like: What does the term Wrong Bettor mean in Craps?
Join the Excitement and Play the Table!

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The Language of Football

The language of football at gamerisms speaks to players and fans in 3 parts with words and phrases like: Pocket, Pylon, Slant and Wideout.
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: Dan Marino as quarterback threw for over 40 touchdowns in two different seasons (1984 and 1986).
The Chicago Bears have had the most regular season wins (712) and combined regular and postseason wins (729).

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Slots: 2020 Report

Slots 2020, the annual report at gamerisms is available at the site.
Newer slots games, upgrades and internet options are revealed to entertain slot players.
Recognized slot/game 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:
European Blackjack, Hi Lo 13 European Blackjack Gold, Multi-Hand Bonus Blackjack and Spanish Blackjack Gold.

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