Gambling

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Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.wikipedia
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Poker

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Poker, the most popular U.S. card game associated with gambling, derives from the Persian game As-Nas, dating back to the 17th century. Some parish pastors have also opposed casinos for the additional reason that they would take customers away from church bingo and annual festivals where games such as blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker are used for fundraising.
Poker is a family of card games that combines gambling, strategy, and different skills.

Gambling Commission

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For instance, in the United Kingdom, the regulator of gambling activities is called the Gambling Commission (not the Gaming Commission).
Its remit covers arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, slot machines and lotteries, as well as remote gambling, but not spread betting.

Pai gow

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Lotto games and dominoes (precursors of Pai Gow) appeared in China as early as the 10th century.
Pai gow is a Chinese gambling game, played with a set of 32 Chinese dominoes.

Macau

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The involvement of governments, through regulation and taxation, has led to a close connection between many governments and gaming organizations, where legal gambling provides significant government revenue, such as in Monaco and Macau, China.
Originally a sparsely populated collection of coastal islands, the territory has become a major resort city and the top destination for gambling tourism.

Gambling age

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In some jurisdictions, the gambling age differs depending on the type of gambling.
In various jurisdictions, the gambling age is the minimum age which one can gamble.

Probability

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Since these high payoffs have very low probability, a house bias can quite easily be missed unless the devices are checked carefully.
These concepts have been given an axiomatic mathematical formalization in probability theory, which is used widely in such areas of study as mathematics, statistics, finance, gambling, science (in particular physics), artificial intelligence/machine learning, computer science, game theory, and philosophy to, for example, draw inferences about the expected frequency of events.

Casino

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In general, Catholic bishops have opposed casino gambling on the grounds that it too often tempts people into problem gambling or addiction, and has particularly negative effects on poor people; they sometimes also cite secondary effects such as increases in loan sharking, prostitution, corruption, and general public immorality.
A casino is a facility for certain types of gambling.

Craps

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Some parish pastors have also opposed casinos for the additional reason that they would take customers away from church bingo and annual festivals where games such as blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker are used for fundraising.
Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice.

Statistical randomness

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There is generally legislation requiring that gaming devices be statistically random, to prevent manufacturers from making some high-payoff results impossible.
Legislation concerning gambling imposes certain standards of statistical randomness to slot machines.

Insurance

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Because contracts of insurance have many features in common with wagers, insurance contracts are often distinguished in law as agreements in which either party has an interest in the "bet-upon" outcome beyond the specific financial terms.

Blackjack

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Some parish pastors have also opposed casinos for the additional reason that they would take customers away from church bingo and annual festivals where games such as blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker are used for fundraising.
Cervantes was a gambler, and the main characters of his tale "Rinconete y Cortadillo", from Novelas Ejemplares, are a couple of cheats working in Seville.

Magic: The Gathering

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For example, players of marbles games might wager marbles, and likewise games of Pogs or Magic: The Gathering can be played with the collectible game pieces (respectively, small discs and trading cards) as stakes, resulting in a meta-game regarding the value of a player's collection of pieces.
Early sets included a few cards with rules designed to interact with this gambling aspect, allowing replacements of cards up for ante, adding more cards to the ante, or even permanently trading ownership of cards in play.

Pachinko

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Pachinko is a type of mechanical game originating in Japan and is used as both a form of recreational arcade game and much more frequently as a gambling device, filling a Japanese gambling niche comparable to that of the slot machine in Western gaming.

Gaming law

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Some Islamic nations prohibit gambling; most other countries regulate it.
Gaming law is the set of rules and regulations that apply to the gaming or gambling industry.

Lottery

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Gambling games that take place outside of casinos include Bingo (as played in the US and UK), dead pool, lotteries, pull-tab games and scratchcards, and Mahjong.
A lottery is a form of gambling that involves the drawing of numbers at random for a prize.

Scratchcard

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Gambling games that take place outside of casinos include Bingo (as played in the US and UK), dead pool, lotteries, pull-tab games and scratchcards, and Mahjong.
Applications include cards sold for gambling (especially lottery games and quizzes), free-of-charge cards for quizzes, fraudulent free cards encouraging calls to premium rate phone services, and to conceal confidential information such as PINs for telephone calling cards (otherwise known as recharge cards) and other prepaid services.

Aleatory contract

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Nonetheless, both insurance and gambling contracts are typically considered aleatory contracts under most legal systems, though they are subject to different types of regulation.
The term was a classification developed in later medieval Roman law to cover all contracts whose fulfilment depended on chance, including gambling, insurance, speculative investment and life annuities.

Maisir

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Although different interpretations of Shari‘ah (Islamic Law) exist in the Muslim world, there is a consensus among the ‘Ulema’ (عُـلـمـاء, Scholars (of Islam)) that gambling is haraam (حَـرام, sinful or forbidden).
In Islam, gambling (ميسر or قمار qimâr), is forbidden (harām).

Teen patti

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Teen patti (तीन पत्ती, meaning 'three cards' in English) is a gambling card game that originated in the Indian subcontinent and is popular throughout South Asia.

Shell game

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The shell game (also known as thimblerig, three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is almost always a confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud.

Pull-tab

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Gambling games that take place outside of casinos include Bingo (as played in the US and UK), dead pool, lotteries, pull-tab games and scratchcards, and Mahjong.
A pull-tab is a gambling ticket that is sold as a means to play a pull-tab game.

Razzle (game)

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Razzle (or Razzle-Dazzle) is a scam sometimes presented as a gambling game on carnival midways and historically, in the casinos of Havana, Cuba.

Bookmaker

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In addition many bookmakers offer fixed odds on a number of non-sports related outcomes, for example the direction and extent of movement of various financial indices, the winner of television competitions such as Big Brother, and election results.
A bookmaker, bookie, or turf accountant is an organization or a person that accepts and pays off bets on sporting and other events at agreed-upon odds.

United Methodist Church

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Methodists, in accordance with the doctrine of outward holiness, oppose gambling which they believe is a sin that feeds on greed; examples are the United Methodist Church, the Free Methodist Church, the Evangelical Wesleyan Church, the Salvation Army, and the Church of the Nazarene.

As-Nas

Poker, the most popular U.S. card game associated with gambling, derives from the Persian game As-Nas, dating back to the 17th century.