Common Types of Gambling


Some of the most common types of gambling are:

  • Casino-style cards games (Texas Hold’em, Blackjack/21, etc.)
  • Other card games (Gin Rummy, Spades, Hearts, etc.)
  • Dice games (Craps, etc.)
  • Electronic games (online poker, slots or keno)
  • Betting on sporting events (Football, Baseball, etc.)
  • Pitching quarters (or other coins)
  • Lottery tickets or “scratchers”
  • Raffle tickets
  • Bingo
  • Games of personal skill (basketball, video games, pool, bowling, skeet ball, etc.)
  • Mahjong, Native American stick games and other cultural games1

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