Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Asian Gambling Basics


Gambling became popular in China in the last phase of the imperial dynasty i.e. from 1644 to 1912. Canton, Macao, Shanghai and Hong Kong became the famous for their liquor and gambling. These areas inhabited foreigners, usually Americans, who were known to be rough. Moreover, majority of these inhabitants were males. Chinese natives indulged in gambling along with the foreigners.

Famous gambling games in China include Mah Jongg and Pai Gow. Pia Gow consists of a bank having one woodpile. The banking duties are entrusted to one of the players. Other players are given four tiles of the woodpile, which they have to group in pairs of two such that the player's pair should have a greater value than the bank. If the player succeeds then he wins the bet. A lot of money can exchange hands over this game.

Mah Jongg, meaning 'sparrow' is an ancient game which was developed primarily for the rich class of China. The game is said to have been invented by a fisherman to prevent sea sickness. It is said that the fisherman invented this game to distract the other fishermen from the surroundings, so that they do not feel sea sick in the middle of the sea. Later, a Chinese general heard of the game and engaged his soldiers in it at night to prevent them from falling asleep. The game underwent a lot of variations and every region called it with a different name. Finally, the game was standardized in early 1990s. the game consists of 136 to 144 tiles depending on the whether the players choose to play with flowers or seasons. The play resembles rummy except for the fact that the game is played with tiles. The game also uses a pair of dice and chips to keep the score. It requires four players, the aim of each being to obtain a set of tiles. The set types that are permitted are "kong", "pung" and "chow". A complete hand contains four sets and a pair of similar tiles. The fist one to have this combination of fourteen tiles wins.

Another game is Sci Bo, meaning 'two dice'. This game is a betting game with players betting on the total of their dice. It is played with three dice. The bets include small bets that is the total may fall; between the range of four to ten, or big bets i.e. the total may fall between eleven to seventeen. The players shake the dice in a cup and keep the cup upside down with the dice hidden in the cup. Wagers are then made on the outcome. The player guessing the total can earn hugs sums. It is rumored that skilful players can predict the total by hearing the clanking of dice in the cup. In casinos the entire game is mechanized. Bets are placed on the number marked on the table. The dice are then shaken using a vibrating platform. The results are displayed on a screen. Other famous gambling games include Keno and Pachinko.

Despite the popularity of these gambling games, not all Chinese states are ready to legalize it. While Macao has legalized gambling, Shanghai carries it on illegally. In Hong Kong, only horse raising is legalized and The Hong Kong Jockey Club earns huge revenue.

Mansi aggarwal writes about. asian gambling. Learn more at http://www.asiangamblinggames.com.


MORE RESOURCES:

NJ.com

Poll: Do you support a constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in ...
NJ.com
Poll: Do you support a constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey? Plans for high rise waterfront casino concerns several Jersey Ci. A view of Liberty Park. A highrise casino is planned nearby on the Jersey City waterfront ...
North Jersey casino: Boon or bane?Press of Atlantic City
Gaming Groups Warn Of Casino Saturation In NortheastCTNow
Potential North Jersey casino spurs debate in Atlantic CityNorthJersey.com
ABC News
all 513 news articles »


Asbury Park Press

Chris Christie placing bet on new casinos
Asbury Park Press
TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to bring casino gambling to North Jersey, a project that could toss a lifeline to Monmouth Park -- even if the landmark Oceanport racetrack isn't selected to add blackjack tables and slot machines to its ...

and more »


"Let's Privatize Casino Gambling Retirement” show
WMKY
Let's summarize what we knew and when we knew it. We knew from the outset that a show based on “know your arboviruses” was going to be a tough sell. Honestly, we did not know it would be this bad. Join us for an update on medicines for overactive ...



Advantage-play pinball aims to change casino gambling
Tribune-Review
Aaron Hightower envisions a new frontier for casino gambling. He aims to provide a dramatically different machine game that appeals not only to casual gamblers looking for fun and a chance at a jackpot but also to advantage players who rely on skill to ...



NJ Spotlight

NJ Long Shots: Casino Gambling to the North, Sports Betting Statewide
NJ Spotlight
The on-again, off-again efforts to legalize casino gambling in northern New Jersey and to allow sports betting statewide could not only affect Atlantic City's tottering economy but also determine whether the struggling horse racing industry and related ...

and more »


Separate lottery from casino gambling
Times Daily
A bill in the Legislature would allow a statewide lottery and casino gambling. It will have a difficult time winning approval, but accepting a lottery would stem the flow of money to neighboring states that have lotteries and fill some of the revenue ...

and more »


Indian Country Today Media Network

Marsh introduces bill to allow lottery, casino gambling in AL
WSFA
A top Alabama Republican has filed and introduced a bill to create a lottery and allow casino gambling in Alabama. Senator Del Marsh announced Tuesday he is proposing a move to let the people vote. The bill he's introducing incorporates input from ...
GOP proposal would open door to lottery, casinos in Ala.USA TODAY
AL policymakers introduce proposal for state lottery and gamblingBirmingham Business Journal
Poarch Creek gambling can boost long-term reformsAL.com
Montgomery Advertiser
all 154 news articles »


Anniston Star

SPEAKOUT: No more sweetheart deals on casino gambling
Anniston Star
Alabama doesn't need any sweetheart deals on casino gambling. Let the people vote, then if gambling is approved, let the locations and casino operators be selected based on competitive bidding. Carl Summers. Auburn. Thank you for reading 7 free ...

and more »


New Hampshire Public Radio

How North Country Reps Voted On Casino Gambling
New Hampshire Public Radio
As NHPR reported on Wednesday the House again rejected casino gambling, killing SB 113 by a vote of 208 to 156. Governor Maggie Hassan visited House Democrats before the vote to urge their support. The Governor has long favored allowing one casino ...

and more »


Online Poker.net

New Hampshire House Rejects Casino Gambling
Casino.Org News
Time and time again, the state House of Representatives had beaten back efforts to pass casino gambling bills for New Hampshire, but this week could have been different. Both supporters of the casino bill and opponents were unsure of what the result of ...
New Hampshire Says No To Casino Gambling BillOnline Poker.net
NH House defeats casino gambling billWMUR Manchester
NH House kills casino gambling billWCAX
New Hampshire Public Radio -The Daily News of Newburyport
all 81 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.