3 Gambling games that have stood the test of time

3 Gambling games that have stood the test of time

Gambling has been around for a really long time. Man has always been attracted to the thrill of gambling, sometimes to his own detriment. What we want to talk about now though are some of the oldest types of games, Bingo, Arcade Games and Scratch Cards.

Bingo is a game of chance that has been around since 1929. It is played with randomly drawn numbers which players then match against numbers that have been pre-printed on 5×5 cards. Most versions end when a player achieves a specified pattern from the drawn numbers. The winner usually yells “Bingo” to alert the other players of a possible win. Online versions of it exist also and they use random number generators to get the numbers. Besides these two distinctions there are also a lot of variations to this game, depending either on the country you’re in or the gambling venue.

Arcade games (or coin-op) are coin-operated machines which mostly focus on entertaining the user while also munching his quarters at an even pace. Most of them are video games, pinball games, electro-mechanical games, redemption games and merchandisers such as claw cranes. They were most popular during the 70’s and 80’s. During the 90’s they started having a slow decline due to the advent of video game consoles which could offer the same enjoyment from the comfort of your home.

Scratch cards are small cards made out of paper which have an opaque covering. Underneath this you will usually find certain symbols. These will signify if you’re a winner or not. Although they sound very simple they are usually wildly popular due to how cheap they are and the opportunity to win instantly. Their popularity has increased at a greater rate than any other form of lottery.


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