Vegas Baby! Try Your Hand At This Gambling Quiz


By: Isadora Teich

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Vegas is world famous for its hotels, entertainment, food and, of course, gambling! But do you know your Texas hold 'em from your seven card stud? Try your luck with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

What is the most played gambling game in casinos?

A study from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority found that over two-thirds of gamblers play the slots more than anything else. Slots can be less intimidating for new gamblers.


What is the best hand you can get in poker?

A royal flush is the best possible hand a person can get in poker. A player has a royal flush when they have an ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 of the same suit in their hand.


Which of these casino games uses dice?

Craps is a dice game which can be played both in casinos and informally. When played informally, it is often called "shooting dice."


Which of these games gives players the best odds of winning?

Players have the best odds of winning at Blackjack. At the majority of casinos, the house has an edge of just 1 percent.


The popular gambling game pai gow came from which country?

Pai gow is a Chinese gambling game. It is played with a set of 32 Chinese dominoes and is popular all over the world.


What number are players trying to reach when playing blackjack?

Blackjack players try to get as close to 21 as possible without going over. Aces can equal 11 or 1, face cards equal 10 and all of the number cards have the value of their numbers.


In which of these types of poker do players only receive two cards each?

In this incredibly popular version of poker, players receive two cards, which they can combine with five "community" cards to make the best possible hand.


Which of these casino games involves a spinning wheel?

In roulette, a ball is dropped into a spinning wheel, and players bet on which the number the ball will stop in.


What does it mean to "double down" while playing blackjack?

Doubling down in blackjack is when a player doubles their original wager in exchange for one card. Some casinos limit doubling to hands that total 10 or eleven.


What numbers are on a standard casino roulette wheel?

The Roulette wheels in most casinos are numbered 00-36 and have red and black slots. Bets can be placed on numbers as well as colors.


How many people play a game of baccarat?

Baccarat is a table game. It requires six decks and two players.


Which of these common card games is available at most Las Vegas casinos?

Casino war is played with six decks between the dealer and player. It is one of the easiest games to play.


Which gambling card game is popular internationally, but not so big in Vegas?

This game is popular, especially in France and Italy. It is played on a special board and offers players excellent odds.


Which kind of poker was most popular in tournaments before Texas hold 'em?

This type of poker used to be played by professionals before Texas hold 'em took over. When playing seven card stud, players can see a number of cards in the other players' hands.


An electronic version of which table game is popular in casinos?

Video poker is popular in casinos. It is often based on the five-card draw version of the game.


In a game of baccarat there is the player and the:

Both a player and a banker are necessary to play this game. Bets are placed on both hands.


Which of these is not a table game?

Slot machines are common in American casinos. Originally operated with the use of a lever, they have been mostly computerized.


Which of these casino games offers a player the worst odds?

The house advantage of this game is among the highest of all casino games. This means that the casino expects to win more times on average than with almost any other game.


What kind of machines are in casinos?

Slot machines are usually referred to as "the slots." Players can play a number of different games; some of them are famous for their low stakes.


How many cards are used in a traditional poker hand?

Poker is a popular card game in casinos around the world. It is classically based on a five-card hand.


How much did people in the U.S. lose while gambling over the course of a year?

In 2013, U.S. gamblers lost $119 billion gambling overall. China had the next biggest losses for gamblers of any country, with $76 billion in losses.


Bingo cards traditionally feature numbers ranging from:

Bingo is a popular casino game where each player matches numbers preprinted on cards with numbers randomly selected by a host to win. It is purely a game of chance.


What numbers can someone playing keno usually choose from?

Keno is a game of chance that has a lot in common with the lottery. Players pick numbers, which are then drawn randomly either in a ball machine or with a method of random selection, such as throwing dice.


Which of these is not a popular kind of poker?

Pineapple poker contains elements of Texas hold 'em and Omaha poker. It has three variations with different rules.


In what casino game do players typically bet against each other, and not against the house?

Poker players win money from other players, and not from the casino. The casino makes money in poker by collecting a "rake," or a certain amount of money out of each hand.


The terms "Win," "Place" and "Show" are used when betting on what sport?

To "place" is to finish second in a horse race; to "show" is to finish third.


Which kind of poker is played against the house?

Caribbean stud is different from many other forms of poker, in that players play against the house instead of each other. It has similar rules to five-card stud poker.


Which kind of blackjack can sometimes have better odds for the players than traditional blackjack?

Spanish 21 or Spanish blackjack can be a better bet in some casinos than traditional blackjack. This depends on the rules used for both games in a casino.


How many slots are on a Big Six Wheel?

The Big Six Wheel or Wheel of Fortune has 54 slots and 7 symbols. These symbols are $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, a joker and a casino logo.


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