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Game On: Casino Games Quiz
by Staff
Casinos are like adult playgrounds where you can indulge in one of the ultimate vices -- gambling. Before you put your cash on the line, however, it may serve you to better understand the different types of games you can play. HowStuffWorks will bet you that some answers on the casino games quiz will surprise even the most seasoned card sharks.

What do you call the statistical advantage a casino has over its patrons?

  • hot
  • vig
  • sly

Which European city is home to the world's first casino?

  • London
  • Paris
  • Venice

Which casino game offers you the best statistical chance of winning?

  • blackjack
  • roulette
  • slot machines

How many spaces does a roulette wheel have?

  • 24
  • 38
  • 52

What percentage of the overall annual gaming profits do slot machines bring in?

  • 40 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 80 percent

In poker, what does it mean when a player is "on a tilt"?

  • The player is emotionally upset and starts making mistakes.
  • The player has had a string of winning hands.
  • The player has just been dealt a strong hand.

When counting cards in blackjack, which cards do you track?

  • You track the entire deck.
  • You track 2s through 6s.
  • You track 10s and aces.

Where in the United States did poker originate?

  • Las Vegas
  • New Orleans
  • New York

Which popular casino game involves betting on numbers that will be drawn in a lottery?

  • gleek
  • keno
  • red dog

About how much revenue did the American gaming industry make in 2006?

  • $10 billion
  • $50 billion
  • $90 billion