There are many great things to bet on in this world. Sports, cards, lotteries...they are all awesome and serve a purpose for us to take a chance at winning some dough. Yet when I look around the web and see some of the games out there to bet on I simply must shake my head. Sure, I have bet on some stupid things before in my life, but these games really take the cake. My blog post today is going to detail some of these games and why I think they are ludicrous. Feel free to let me know what you think is absurd, and your opinions of the games I list below. Keep in mind, these are my opinions and if you want to waste your money gambling on them you are more than free .
Scratch Tickets- Sometimes when I go to the store to load up on booze I will get side tracked by those scratch lottery tickets you see by the counter. Of course I end up buying these tickets and end up sitting in my car for several minutes scratching at the card, playing the game that has already been predetermined. The charm of this game is of course the fact that you can play a mini game while trying to win big. Unbelievably there is an online version of this game, and it is lamer than anything you could possibly think of. You get a fake coin and the ability to run the token over the virtual latex. If this is too much of a hassle for you, you can hit the "Reveal" button, which instantly clears the card for you and lets you know if you won or lost. I have found myself playing this game for real money (I was drinking), and had absolutely no fun with it. Call me crazy but I would rather eat Ghost Chili peppers than play this one again....IT IS LAME!
Darts- Betting on darts is nothing new, but betting on a game of darts where you have no control of the situation? Mega lame. I get that you are betting on the correct spot, but it still is stupid. If I am going to spend my money on this kind of wager, I damn well better have control of where that freaking dart is going to go. For this fact alone I give this game the ax. It sucks.
Coin Flip- Really? I can bet whether a virtual coin is going to be heads or tails? That is the worst idea I have ever heard of. There is literally no way to jazz this up to make it exciting, unless you are wagering a hundred bucks per flip.
Soccer Kicks or Hockey Shots- I have seen this game in various forms, but it is really the same thing. Basically you choose the spot where a player is going to shoot a ball or a puck. From there the animation is shown and if the object lands in that area, you win. It really is kinda lame that once again you have no control. Add to the pot that soccer is involved and you have the ultimate recipe for lameness (I am just kidding guys, I actually like soccer!).
Perhaps the fact that there is a complete lack of control on my part leads to my disdain for these games, or maybe it is the fact that you can do these things in person at a much lower expense. Either way, I cannot stomach these games, and thankfully I have only seen a couple of them in U.S. friendly casinos. The rest of the world can keep their junkie fake darts and rock, paper scissors...I'll stick to blackjack.
Of course, the site here has many of those same games to play here. You can find them in the Parlour Games section of the playable games. Have fun, if you dare!