Welcome to gambling games. The Ancient Greek and
Egyptian civilisations developed Dice to make random decisions and a game
similar to Backgammon some 5,000 years ago. Its been a wild time since
you can gamble, bet or wager on the outcome of anything. Some games however,
have been developed for the express purpose of using the thrill and risk of
gambling as a constant theme. Some have lost their original parlour game status
and drifted inevitably into the clutches of the gamblers. Others are just there
to have money thrown at them.
Poker is currently the most popular form
of gambling game in the world and online poker has created most of the new
stars of the game, many winning millions of dollars in prize money and cash
games. Many of the worlds leading online poker rooms offer sign up
bonuses and free tournaments to get you started .
Online Gambling games are fun and serious
things, just as they are in the physical world. The extra edge that money adds
to a game is a special feeling that is difficult to match. It is also difficult
for many people to control the gambling instinct. Still more common is the
in-built reserve of people that makes it impossible for them to grasp the risks
and how small or large they can be. For them it is a case of being afraid of
Richard the Lion-Heart (Cur de Lion), during Third
Crusade (1189-1192 C.E.), outlawed the playing of backgammon amongst men below
the rank of knight. The effect of the game was such that crusaders lost their
future bounty whilst gambling and fled the army as there was no longer any
point risking their lives.
Card Games and Dice Games form the majority
of games that are gambled upon. With relaxation of many casino rules and online
regulations around the world, new games are appearing all over the world and
especially on line. Three trasditional games still stand ahead of the pack.
Poker, Backgammon and Mahjong are the most popular gambling games and continue
to gather devotees.
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