Vegas Baby! Try Your Hand At This Gambling Quiz

By: Isadora Teich

Vegas Baby! Try Your Hand At This Gambling Quiz
Image: shutterstock

About This Quiz

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?
Baccarat
Sic bo
Blackjack
Slots
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.

Advertisement

What is the best hand you can get in poker?
Royal flush
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.
Two Pair
Knight's bridge
Double Ace

Advertisement

Which of these casino games uses dice?
Texas Hold 'Em
Blackjack
Craps
Craps is a dice game which can be played both in casinos and informally. When played informally, it is often called "shooting dice."
Roulette

Advertisement

Which of these games gives players the best odds of winning?
Caribbean Stud
Blackjack
Players have the best odds of winning at Blackjack. At the majority of casinos, the house has an edge of just 1 percent.
Slots
Roulette

Advertisement

The popular gambling game pai gow came from which country?
Japan
China
Pai gow is a Chinese gambling game. It is played with a set of 32 Chinese dominoes and is popular all over the world.
Mexico
Russia

Advertisement

What number are players trying to reach when playing blackjack?
42
13
21
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.
9

Advertisement

In which of these types of poker do players only receive two cards each?
Omaha High
Seven Card Stud
Razz
Texas Hold 'Em
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.

Advertisement

Which of these casino games involves a spinning wheel?
Roulette
In roulette, a ball is dropped into a spinning wheel, and players bet on which the number the ball will stop in.
Red dog
Sic bo
Faro

Advertisement

What does it mean to "double down" while playing blackjack?
Lose 2 cards
Double your wager
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.
Lose all of your money twice
Lose the game

Advertisement

What numbers are on a standard casino roulette wheel?
00-36
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.
1-15
0-100
0-5

Advertisement

How many people play a game of baccarat?
Five
Four
Eight
Two
Baccarat is a table game. It requires six decks and two players.

Advertisement

Which of these common card games is available at most Las Vegas casinos?
Gin rummy
War
Casino war is played with six decks between the dealer and player. It is one of the easiest games to play.
Cribbage
Crazy 8s

Advertisement

Which gambling card game is popular internationally, but not so big in Vegas?
Poker
Trente et Quarante
This game is popular, especially in France and Italy. It is played on a special board and offers players excellent odds.
Bingo
Keno

Advertisement

Which kind of poker was most popular in tournaments before Texas hold 'em?
Seven card stud
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.
Razz
Chutes and ladders
Badugi

Advertisement

An electronic version of which table game is popular in casinos?
Baccarat
Poker
Video poker is popular in casinos. It is often based on the five-card draw version of the game.
Roulette
Craps

Advertisement

In a game of baccarat there is the player and the:
Banker
Both a player and a banker are necessary to play this game. Bets are placed on both hands.
Adversary
Opponent
Thrower

Advertisement

Which of these is not a table game?
Craps
Roulette
Slot machine
Slot machines are common in American casinos. Originally operated with the use of a lever, they have been mostly computerized.
Blackjack

Advertisement

Which of these casino games offers a player the worst odds?
Blackjack
Craps
Money wheel
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.
Baccarat

Advertisement

What kind of machines are in casinos?
Betting machines
Mystery machines
Slot machines
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.
Money machines

Advertisement

How many cards are used in a traditional poker hand?
11
3
5
Poker is a popular card game in casinos around the world. It is classically based on a five-card hand.
15

Advertisement

How much did people in the U.S. lose while gambling over the course of a year?
About $100 billion
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.
About $10 billion
About $1 million
About $5 million

Advertisement

Bingo cards traditionally feature numbers ranging from:
0-100
1-75
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.
1-150
0-50

Advertisement

What numbers can someone playing keno usually choose from?
1-80
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.
0-30
1-300
0-2

Advertisement

Which of these is not a popular kind of poker?
Five-card draw
Five-card stud
Seven-card stud
Pineapple
Pineapple poker contains elements of Texas hold 'em and Omaha poker. It has three variations with different rules.

Advertisement

In what casino game do players typically bet against each other, and not against the house?
Blackjack
Craps
Poker
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.
Roulette

Advertisement

The terms "Win," "Place" and "Show" are used when betting on what sport?
Boxing
Football
Horse racing
To "place" is to finish second in a horse race; to "show" is to finish third.
Tennis

Advertisement

Which kind of poker is played against the house?
Caribbean stud
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.
Texas Hold 'Em
Keno
Sic bo

Advertisement

Which kind of blackjack can sometimes have better odds for the players than traditional blackjack?
Spanish 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.
Greek blackjack
Flying aces
Rainbow deck

Advertisement

How many slots are on a Big Six Wheel?
12
54
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.
103
21

Advertisement

You Got:
/29
Can You Match the Theme Song to the ’60s TV Show?
Can You Match the Theme Song to the ’60s TV Show?
TV theme songs become familiar friends, signaling the arrival of your favorite shows each week. If you watch a show through its entire run, you might find yourself listening to a certain theme song hundreds of times, but even casual viewers of a show can't help but hum along to catchy tunes. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about the most unforgettable TV theme songs of the '60s!
Explore More

Featured