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Quiz about The Odds Are
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The Odds Are Trivia Quiz


Here is a mix of questions about games or objects that are used in gambling games or about games often seen in casinos. I'll bet you have seen some of these before. The odds are that you will do well on this quiz!

A photo quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
dcpddc478
Time
4 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
372,796
Updated
Feb 09 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
3103
Awards
Editor's Choice
Last 3 plays: Guest 142 (10/10), Guest 132 (9/10), GoodwinPD (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which popular gambling game is sometimes known as "Punto banco"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. It is important to understand the odds of winning in any particular game you decide to play. If you are playing Roulette and betting on whether the number will be odd or even, what should you bet on if the last ten winning numbers were odd? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What is believed to be the origin of the gambling game known as "Crown and Anchor"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which of the following is the name of a very popular Japanese gambling game? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Seen in many casinos, what is the name of the device which is used to hold multiple decks of cards at one time and is used in games such as blackjack? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. One of the most common gaming devices to be seen in casinos around the world is the roulette wheel. What is the name of the casino employee who runs the roulette table? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Mahjong is a common French game often seen in American casinos.


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of these is the name of the centuries old Chinese gambling game that is played without cards or dice? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The gambling world has a language all its own. A fairly common poker term is to call the king of spades "The suicide king". This card was thought to depict Emperor Nero and refers to his suicide.



Question 10 of 10
10. In which of these countries is the game known as "Bingo" thought to have originated? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which popular gambling game is sometimes known as "Punto banco"?

Answer: Baccarat

Baccarat is a gambling card game in which the winner is the player who holds two or three cards totalling closest to nine. It is a card game in which the designated banker deals three hand and other players bet that either one or both the other hands will win against the banker's hand. This is a popular casino game in many parts of Europe and in some parts of North America.
2. It is important to understand the odds of winning in any particular game you decide to play. If you are playing Roulette and betting on whether the number will be odd or even, what should you bet on if the last ten winning numbers were odd?

Answer: It does not make a difference what the previous spins were.

To win when gambling it vitally important that you understand the rules of the game. You also need to understand the odds of any given outcome. When it comes to the bet described, the odds of any individual number being spun is completely even. It does not matter, at all, what the outcome of the previous spins have been. Without understanding the game you are playing, you are almost guaranteed to lose.
3. What is believed to be the origin of the gambling game known as "Crown and Anchor"?

Answer: Sailors in the British Royal Navy

Crown and Anchor is a gambling dice throwing game that originated in the 18th century with sailors in the British Royal Navy. Soon seaman aboard merchant and fishing boats were playing the game. It is played with three dice having faces bearing a crown, an anchor, and four aces.

A mat like the one in the image is used. The game is played between the bank and a single player. The player places a bet on one of the symbols and rolls the dice. If there is a bet on any of the symbols which comes up the banker pays the player.

He get 2:1 if two of the same symbol come up and 3:1 if all three dice come up the same and the player bet on that symbol. If none of the three dice thrown come up with the symbol that was bet on the bank keeps all the money.
4. Which of the following is the name of a very popular Japanese gambling game?

Answer: Pachinko

Pachinko, which can be described as a cross between pinball and slot machines is probably the most popular form of gambling game in Japan. The players will sit for hours in front of a Pachinko machine winning shiny steel balls. When they are done they go to another store and sell these metal balls. Because all they have won is steel balls it is not considered gambling and is thus not illegal.

The neighboring establishment both buys and sells these metal balls but does not have the games inside their establishment. Playing Pachinko is one of the most popular adult pastimes in Japan.
5. Seen in many casinos, what is the name of the device which is used to hold multiple decks of cards at one time and is used in games such as blackjack?

Answer: Shoe

A dealer's shoe is simply a box that holds multiple decks of cards. They are used to combat card counting and increase the odds of the casino winning. They come in different sizes that will hold up to eight decks. The name arose because the original designs looked remarkably like a woman's shoe and were usually black or red in color.
6. One of the most common gaming devices to be seen in casinos around the world is the roulette wheel. What is the name of the casino employee who runs the roulette table?

Answer: Croupier

Croupiers are casino employees who run the roulette tables and serve as dealer for games such as blackjack and poker. Most croupiers must obtain a gambling license and pass numerous background checks. Roulette and blackjack are games that are learned first.

It is not until he/she has themselves that they move on to more complex games such as craps. It is customary to tip the croupier and it is not considered in a bribe in any way.
7. Mahjong is a common French game often seen in American casinos.

Answer: False

Mahjong is a Chinese game that is thought to be at least 4,000 years old. It can be played for fun or as a type of gambling game. While it is played in some Asian casinos as a gambling game it has not reached the same popularity in the casinos of other countries.

It is possible that it will become as common as other forms of gambling due to the increase in gambling websites that include it.
8. Which of these is the name of the centuries old Chinese gambling game that is played without cards or dice?

Answer: Fan-Tan

Fan-tan is a Chinese gambling game which has been played for at least 2,000 years and is offered at most gambling houses in East Asia. The game is played by laying out a square in the center of the table, the sides of the square are marked 1, 2, 3, and 4. Player then place their wagers on one side of the square.

A handful of small objects, beans, buttons, or sometimes coins is emptied onto the table and covers some of them with a metal bowl. He rapidly removes the remaining objects, four at a time, using a small bamboo stick.

This goes on until four or less objects remain. However many objects are left becomes the winning number. If four objects remain then anyone betting on the number four is a winner etc.
9. The gambling world has a language all its own. A fairly common poker term is to call the king of spades "The suicide king". This card was thought to depict Emperor Nero and refers to his suicide.

Answer: False

In many playing card patterns, the king of HEARTS appears to be sticking his sword into his head. This has led to the term "suicide king". In actuality this card is thought to depict Charlemagne and the appearance of the card is the result of centuries of bad copying by English card makers.

The original cards depicted the king holding an axe, with the blade of the axe disappearing behind the head of the king. After generations of being reprinted it now appears that the king is sticking a sword into his head. Just as a note, the king of hearts is often the only king to be depicted without a moustache. If you happen to look for antique playing cards, take a close look at the king of hearts, it will often tell you when the deck was made by how this card is depicted.
10. In which of these countries is the game known as "Bingo" thought to have originated?

Answer: Italy

Bingo is a popular gambling game that is found in various locations including the occasional casino. The game is thought to have originated in Italy around the 14th century where it was known a "Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia". It quickly spread around the world and has a few different variations.

It is a simple game which is often played for fun and as a social event, but is taken very seriously by some players.
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