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10 most popular gambling games of our time

Gambling attracts people from different parts of the world with the opportunity to win money or other material values. The prospect of getting rich quick appeals to many citizens. Therefore, they play in land-based casinos and online platforms.

If you enter the query “best gambling” in the Google search line, then in many pop-up materials the reader will find the answer that in different countries lotteries, slot machines, card games, roulette, craps, sports betting and other types of gambling are popular among players . If you watch TV, then most often there you can find such a type of gambling as the "Wheel of Fortune" and lotteries according to the rules of bingo.

Let's figure out which gambling games are the most popular today and what are their features.

1. Lottery

The lottery is a game of chance, the principle of which is built solely on chance. A person will become a winner if the random number generator generates the numbers indicated in his ticket.

Lotteries attract players with the opportunity to win large sums of money. Sometimes jackpots are in the millions and even billions.

In Russia, the case when a pensioner from the Voronezh region became the owner of 506 million rubles is considered a record lottery win. The largest jackpot in US history was drawn in October 2018. It amounted to $1.6 billion.

2. Gambling on slot machines

The peculiarity of slot machines is that they are played without the participation of casino representatives.

Previously, slot machines were mechanical. Now they are computerized. The field for the game is a screen on which the results of the random number generator are displayed.

During the game, a person rotates the drum. He wins money when he manages to get identical symbols in a line. The player can get a win that is much larger than the bet.

3. Betting

Betting is betting on the outcome of an event in order to make a profit.

Sports betting allows players to predict who will win the competition, and receive a cash reward for the correct prediction. Bets on results are accepted by online and offline bookmakers.

In this type of gambling, the player, having studied the statistics and analyzed the previous performance of the team or athletes, can increase his chances of winning.

4. Poker

Some players call this card game a sport, since the possibility of winning depends not only on chance, but also on the intellectual abilities and psychological skills of a person.

Two or more people can play poker at the same time. Depending on the variety of this card game, there are several phases of the gameplay. At the beginning of each of them, participants must make a bet if they are ready to continue the game. Also in each phase, new cards are dealt. After receiving them, the players determine whether they make a new bet or exit the game.

The winner is the player who collects the best combination of cards.

Also, a participant can win with a bluff. To do this, having not the best combination of cards in hand, the player must continue to bet. At the same time, with his actions and appearance, he must convince his opponents of the opposite. Other players in such a situation, fearing to be left without a win, refuse to participate in subsequent poker phases.

5. Blackjack

The rules for playing blackjack are quite simple. First, players make bets. Then the croupier gives them two cards each, and one or two for himself. Each card means a certain number of points. The player's task is to score 21 points or the number that is as close as possible to this indicator. To achieve this goal, he can draw any number of cards.

When a player rolls 21 points, he wins. If more than 21 points, then the participant is considered defeated. His bet goes into the casino's budget.

6. Bakkara

The rules of baccarat are similar to blackjack. All participants are dealt two cards. The player must score a combination equal to 9, or the sum of points as close as possible to this number. The third card will be given to the player if he was able to score less than five points with the first two.

Bets from participants are accepted on the player, the bank or on a draw.

7. Roulette

Now this type of gambling is popular in land-based gambling clubs and online casinos.

The European roulette wheel is divided into 37 sectors. They are marked with numbers from 1 to 36 and 0. There are 36 cells on the playing field: 18 red, 18 black numbers and zero. They are arranged in three rows. During the game, the ball is thrown onto a concave rotating drum, which is divided into slots with numbers. When the roulette wheel stops spinning, the ball stops in one of the cells with the corresponding number. This number becomes the winning number.

The essence of this type of gambling is that the player bets on where the ball will fall.

In American roulette, there are 38 numbers on the wheel - from 1 to 36, as well as 0 and 00. In this regard, this type of gambling is often called double zero roulette.

8. Bingo

In this type of gambling, the possibility of winning depends only on chance.

The participants of the game are given cards, each of which shows a unique set of random numbers. Then the lottery drum is launched with balls on which numbers are indicated. The numbers are randomly drawn.

If the dropped number is on your card, then it must be indicated. To become a winner, the player must match one of the combinations in the card: in a horizontal or vertical row, diagonally, numbers in the form of a geometric figure, and other options. When this happens, he should call out "Bingo!".

This type of gambling is played with family or friends, in special bingo clubs and in tournaments. In Russia, according to the rules of bingo, television lotteries are held.

9. Craps

This is a dice game. Craps is considered one of the oldest forms of gambling.

The essence of the game is that the participants bet on what number will fall out when throwing a six-sided die - a dice, in a series of throws or when throwing several dice. Participants can bet on victory or defeat.

10. "Wheel of Fortune"

The format of the game, in which participants spin the drum in order to draw money or prizes, is common on television and in online casinos.

Participants place bets on various sectors. After that, the wheel is launched, which rotates most often vertically. Such a drum is divided into several sectors. Each of them has a designation. It can be a win amount, a wild, a prize pointer, or a symbol. When the wheel stops spinning, the pointer stops at one of the symbols. Players who place bets on it become winners. Or in this way they determine the prize for which the players will fight during the intellectual competition.

In Russia, there is an analogue of the "Wheel of Fortune" - the TV game "Field of Miracles".


Gambling is varied. There are types of gambling that make players rely only on luck, and there are games where the result also depends on the skills of a person. In any case, everyone will be able to find a suitable type of gambling. However, it is important to remember that during the game, the main thing is to stop in time so as not to lose all the money or go into the red.