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Top-10 non-card betting games

My top-10 list last week was all about card games you could bet on that aren't poker. While Casino City Editor-In-Chief Vin Narayanan had a beef with some of my choices (he believes 7/27 and guts are poker games), the entire editorial department agreed that it was fun to think about betting on games that aren't poker.

So this week, my top-10 list is devoted entirely to games that you can bet on that aren't card games.

10. Foot race
I ran track and cross country in college, and while I'm not nearly as fast as I used to be (three kids and inadequate training will lead you to put on a few pounds), I've been known to make a wager or two on the outcome of a race. Once it was a simple "Loser has to wear a T-shirt of the other's choosing." Earlier this summer, I bet a fellow Clydesdale (running jargon for runners who carry a few extra lbs) $20 on the outcome of a race. Sadly for me, I lost both of those contests. But those bets did manage to motivate me to train quite a bit harder than I would have otherwise, so while I lost the bets themselves, they were still beneficial to me.

9. Bowling
My father was in a bowling league for years, and I used to be in a league in the summers with my dad. Whenever everyone on the team except for one player rolled a strike in the same frame, the odd man out had to buy candy bars for the rest of the team. It didn't happen often, but was a lot of fun when it did.

While that's not exactly wagering, it is a prop bet of sorts. There are, of course, all manner of bets that can be made at the lanes. You can bet straight up on who will post the highest score. You can handicap the scores and bet on the adjusted outcome. (Worth noting: Don't bet with Vin at the lanes. He'll tank the first game just to get a high handicap then beat you outright.)

You can also make some great prop bets. I once heard World Series of Poker Media Director Nolan Dalla threw his car keys on the scorer's table when an intern was facing a 7-10 split and said if she converted it for a spare, he'd give her his car. He nearly fainted when she came perilously close to actually pulling off the hardest shot in bowling.

If you haven't bet on bowling, do it, even if it's just a dollar a game. And make some prop bets along the way. After all, arguing about the odds is way more fun than just bowling on its own.

8. Paper football
If you went to high school in the United States, you probably know what paper football is. All you need to do is fold up a piece of paper into a triangle, have an opponent form uprights with their hands and fingers, and attempt to flick the ball through. If you're done your homework, this was a great way to kill time in study hall.

It's not that much fun now, though, when you're out of school. But why not give it a go again, but this time with some cheddar on the line?

7. Wii sports
Sure, you can bet on just about any video game, but games on the Nintendo Wii were just made for betting. Bowling and golf, especially, make for great betting games, but other great ones include baseball, boxing or some of the Wii balance board games.

6. Penny hockey
Another great school time waster, all you need to play penny hockey is three pennies, a table and two players with at least one hand. You start by putting the three pennies together, flat on the table in a pyramid. You hit the back penny, causing the pennies to spread out on the table. To proceed, you must hit one of the pennies through the other two, continuing down the table until you either knock a penny off the table or score a goal by getting a penny in your opponent's goal, formed with their index and pinky fingers.

5. Dice
I've never been a big fan of dice games, personally, but there are plenty to choose from. Of course craps is a popular one, but you can also play games like Farkle or Yahtzee. Dice games can combine a great mix of math and luck, which is perfect for betting.

4. Board games
There are too many board games to mention that are great to bet on, but my personal favorite has to be Monopoly. The only way to make the ultimate game of capitalism better is by betting real green on it. Other games can be fun, too, but just make sure there's no opportunity for collusion. I can't play Settlers of Catan with my in-laws anymore, because my father-in-law makes horrendous trades with my wife; he's not nearly cutthroat enough in business dealings with her. That's a nice sentiment, but when you're trying to win a game, you can't let family relationships lead you astray.

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Who made up the card game rumi?

No one really knows for sure, there are arguments on whether it started in America, Spain or Mexico, no theory has evidence.

I made up this card game and was wondering how to make it public.? | Yahoo Answers

Try and advertise in schools or colleges or stuff like that. Make it sound cool and you can even sponsor the coolest guys in school to make it fashion.
Before that, you have to get them ready for sale with maybe a printer and make sure your allowed to by the law.
I don't suggest you put it on internet because it can quickly get out of your control and get hackered free unless you get someone really good to block this kind of attempts.
By the way, congratulations! If you want some people to try your game, I'd be glad to for sure!
Good luck!

I made up a card game, how do I get a store to buy it? | Yahoo Answers

I have a card game myself .
I think the best way is to make a webstore.
Just out of curiosity what is the game about?

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