7 Sultans Blog
Casino games go crazy
Outside of online casino games, what’s the weirdest thing you ever bet on? It probably wasn’t as weird as Brian Zembic’s bet with his friends. They challenged the gambler and poker player to have breast implants done and wear them for a year in exchange for $100,000. He did it! It just does to show that people will bet on anything. Weird gambling games are just part of what makes the world go round. Of course, what looks weird to me and you is just normal to other people – learning about exotic games is a form of education. Read on and get educated!
Sing for your supper
Only the Belgians would have come up with the idea that you can turn birdsong into sportsbetting. And they’ve been doing it for hundreds of years. Yes, people in Flanders, Belgium train tiny little songbirds to sing in cages for prize money in a competition called Vinkenzetting. It’s like an Idols competition for feathery folk, if the Idols contestants had to sing inside darkened little cages.
Lottery of dreams
A gambling game where the lucky numbers come in dreams? It doesn’t get much crazier than that! Actually, though, the numbers in South Africa’s Fafi lottery game carry a lot of meaning for the people who play it. They serve as a connection with the realm of the Ancestors – who obviously want their descendants to prosper and win!
Is there anything more closely associated with gambling than spinning? From online casino video slots to roulette, nothing gets a person in a betting mood like a spinning wheel, reel – or dreidel! Dreidel is a gambling game – the only game that repeats a legend every time you spin.
The birdcage sings
If you can find a game of chuck-a-luck, then you’re in luck, pardner! Once the most popular – and notorious — dice game in the American Old West, this game of dice in a birdcage is fast dying out. But you can still find it, if you know where to look – and relive the role of the smooth-talking, flashily dressed tinhorn gambler!
For casino games fans who are looking for a challenge, look no further than the classic Chinese casino game of Pai Gow. It’s one of the oldest games in the world – predating dominoes and baccarat – and without doubt it is one of the most difficult to master. In fact, for the uninitiated, with 35,960 possible tile combinations, this game counts as insanely difficult. That’s exactly why you should give it a try!
Bells, cups and wands are more commonly associated with parlour magic than with serious gambling games, but those are exactly the elements that give Fan-Tan its magic!
Festival of Lights
Games are big in India, and one of the most popular is Jhandi Munda. It’s not terribly complicated, but it resonates with the pageantry of the Hindu Festival of Lights. It’s also got the craziest odds you’ve ever seen in a dice game – you’d need the courageous heart of a tiger to play it without fear!