Most people already know that humans seem to have an unquenchable thirst when it comes to gambling.
But betting on stuff doesn’t come in a vacuum.
Sure, people bet on random stuff like the weather or the outcome of various sports, but they also use a wide variety of dices and equipment to have something to bet on.
This post looks at some of the most common of those devices.
A traditional deck of cards is often used for gambling purposes. In the United States, almost all card games in the casino – including blackjack and poker – use a standard deck of playing cards.
A traditional deck of cards consists of 52 cards, 13 in each of 4 different suits. The ranks are the numbers on each card – 2 through 10. You also have an ace, which counts as 1 but also sometimes as 11, and which is sometimes the lowest card in the deck and sometimes the highest card in the deck. You also have the so-called face cards – the jack, queen, and king.
In most games, the cards are ranked as follows, from low to high:
In most gambling games, suit is irrelevant – clubs aren’t worth more than diamonds, for example.
But having multiple cards in the same suit can constitute a flush or a meld in a rummy game.
Depending on the