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Types of Gambling

by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
April 26, 2006

Gambling had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. Currently, in western society, it generally has an economic definition and meaning and typically refers to "wagering money or something of material value on something with an uncertain outcome in the hope of winning additional money or material goods".

A sporting bet

One of the most popular forms of gambling is betting. This generally involves placing a bet on a sporting event at the bookmaker’s - horse racing is also one of the   most popular events. The amount an individual can win depends on the amount staked and the odds of that horse winning. Other events that are popular with gamblers include dog racing, football, and many more.

Betting machines

Another popular gambling activity is playing on fruit machines,  it is  also known as slot machines or one armed bandits. There are also similar machines in Australia called ‘pokies’ which is also known as video poker machines.

Casino games

Casinos have the greatest variety of games available at one venue. As well as playing on high-jackpot slot machines, gamblers can play various card games such as poker and blackjack, try their hand at craps, and take a chance at the roulette table. Casinos differ from other gambling venues because gambling chips are used instead of the money. These are small, coloured discs, each with a different monetray value. Gamblers purchase the chips in a casino in order to gamble on the tables.


Bingo is one  of the most  popular game among gambling .it is a  numbers game where the winner has to be the first one to match random numbers printed on a card to those being called out.


Lottery is a gambling where there is a chance of numbers game where the customer has to select the winning numbers drawn out. The jackpot is a percentage of the money collected from everyone playing it. Lotteries are often used to collect money for charity and for social purpose.

Spread betting

A high-risk form of gambling popular with people wishing to bet on stock exchange and sporting events. Winnings can be large but gamblers have less control over how much they have to lose.













































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