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Types Of Casino Games: Part 1

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Types Of Casino Games: Part 1

Lucy Smith February 3, 2022
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Now, I’m sure all of you have heard of gambling, right. For those of you who haven’t, well, let me enlighten you. Gambling is an activity where people bet or wager something of value in order to win something else of value. Of course, the chances of winning are very slim, and it’s highly probable that people never win. So, even with the high probability of losing, why do people still indulge in it? It all lies in the thrill of the chance to win the big prize. 

Now, there are many types of gambling, such as lotteries, bingo, sports and horse betting, EGMs, card games and finally casino games. Some of these are easier to play but come with small prizes, while others offer massive prizes but are next to impossible to win, that is if you’re not skilled enough. Today, I’ll be focusing on some of the best casino games in Malaysia, as that in itself has a category of its own. 

Now, to begin with, casino games can be divided into 3 categories, namely table games, gaming machines and random numbers.

Random Numbers

Bingo: This is a game where the players are given a card with numbers and alphabets on it. They are required to match the numbers according to what is announced by the host of the game, also known as the caller. The first to match all numbers in a straight line wins. 

Keno: Players are given a range of numbers and are required to choose one and wage an amount on it. Then, 20 numbers are selected at random and the player whose number was chosen wins.

Gaming Machines 

Pachinko: This game originated from Japan and resembles that of the slot machines in western countries. This game is similar to arcade games and can be played by anyone. The prizes won from Pachinko are lower than other gaming machines, however, it also has lower stakes. This means even if you lose the games, the loss incurred is not much, that is, if you stop after one game. 

Slot Machine: Slot machines, like I mentioned above, are western in origin, though they can be found in several places now. There are many variations of this game, but they generally work the same, where players will put in their money and attempt to get the same image on the screen in a row. After ‘spinning’, if the player obtains the same image in a row, they will win the prize. Fun fact, slot machines are one of the most widely played casino games in the world, providing more than half of the total revenue earned from gambling in the USA. 

Video Poker: Video Poker is a casino game that is similar to regular poker, the card game. This game, however, is played on a machine that operates similarly to a slot machine. It is a five-card draw game that players can bet on and win money. 

There are still many table games left for me to discuss, but I’ll leave that for part 2. So if you’re interested in trying your hand out in gambling, check out these games.