Punchboard

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A punchboard is a game board, primarily consisting of a number of holes which was used once for lottery playings. History Punchboards were originally used in the eighteenth century for gambling purposes. A local tavern owner would constuct a game … Read More

Evaluation of machine translation

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Various methods for the evaluation for machine translation have been employed. This article will focus on the evaluation of the output of machine translation, rather than on performance or usability evaluation. Before covering the large scale studies, a brief comment … Read More

Handgame

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Handgame, also known as stickgame, is a Native American guessing game. Rules Stickgame is played with a pair of bones, one white and one black or striped; and ten “point sticks,” which are used as counters. The two teams, one … Read More

Interpreting

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Language interpreting or interpretation is the intellectual activity of facilitating oral and sign-language communication, either simultaneously or consecutively, between two or more users of different languages. Functionally, interpreting and interpretation are the descriptive words for the activity. In professional practice … Read More

Casino war

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Casino war is a casino card game based on the children’s game of War. The game is arguably one of the most easily understood casino card games, but it also has a relatively large house edge compared to other games.The … Read More

Point shaving

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Point shaving, in organized sports, is a type of match fixing where the perpetrators try to prevent a team from covering a published point spread. Unlike other forms of match fixing, sports betting invariably motivates point shaving. A point shaving … Read More

Cheating in casinos

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Cheating in casinos refers to actions which are prohibited by a casino’s rules. Cheating is usually illegal but the exact sanctions will depend on the jurisdiction in which the casino operates. In Nevada, cheating in a casino is a felony … Read More

Biribi

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Biribi, or cavagnole, a French game of chance, prohibited by law since 1837. It is played on a board on which the numbers 1 to 70 are marked. The players put their stakes on the numbers they wish to back. … Read More

Slang names for poker hands

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In poker, players may often use slang terms for particular types of hands. Though most are recent neologisms, others date to poker’s antiquity. All such slang terms typically connect a common concept (from life experience or storytelling) to the hand, … Read More

Boxing

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Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. Rafael Ortiz. Boxing, also called pugilism, prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans) is a sport where two participants of similar weight fight each … Read More

Basketball

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Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points on one other by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. Since its invention in 1891, it has developed to … Read More

Baseball

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Baseball is a team sport popular in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and East Asia. The modern game was developed in the United States from early bat-and-ball games played in Britain, and it has become the national sport of … Read More

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