Types of Gambling: Poker, Lottery and Others

We are already aware of two major types of gambling, i.e. Casino Games and Sports Betting. Now let’s learn about other types of gambling.


Poker is among the most loved games in Gambling. The James Bond movies can vouch for its popularity. You have to be really skilled in reading face while playing poker. Different types of poker are

  • Hold’em: It is the most popular Poker game of all. In this game, you have to make the best possible 5 card hand. This is done by using the 2 cards you hold and the 5 community cards on the table, i.e. 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace.
  • 7 Card Stud: In this game, you get 7 cards, 3 facing down and 4 facing up. You have to make the best possible 5 card hand to win.
  • Omaha: in this game, you have 5 community cards and 4 hole cards. To win, you have to make the best possible 5 card hand using 3 community cards and 2 hole cards.

Lottery Games

We all have drawn some kind of lottery to try our luck at one point in time. This game is purely based on chance and luck. You can’t do anything about the outcome. The various kinds of Lottery games are

  • Scratch-Offs: It is the most popular and easiest lottery game. You simply have to scratch the silver film off the coupon and check for matching symbol or number.
  • State Lotteries: The rules of each State Lottery differ slightly. You have to choose 5 or 6 numbers, and if your number comes up, you win. The prize depends on the number you match up.
  • Keno: In this game, you pick numbers between 1- 80 and place your bet. The machine will draw number 20 times. Minimum prize in 2 match and maximum prize is 15 match.
  • Bingo: we all know the rules to Bingo. You have to mark off the numbers to make a pattern. Whoever completes the pattern first wins the game.

Other Gambling Games

  • Raffles: This game is entertaining. You have to buy a ticket and pull it from the hat. Inside the ticket, the various prize is written, i.e. Car, Money, Concert Tickets, Discount Coupons, etc.
  • Coin Flip: You flip the coin in the air and choose either heads or tails. If your chosen side comes up, you win.

These are some other types of gambling games. Each game differs in popularity and style.

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