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10 Mines Games Easy Win Gambling Activities You Can Do With Friends


What if your country strictly prohibits gambling? What if you’re currently unable to travel to a brick-and-mortar shop? Or, what if you just don’t want to play against the house?

What if you are just bored?

Is there something you could do with your friends that has the same thrill as good old gambling? The answer is simple – indulge in gambling activities with your friends!

Everyone loves to place a bet or to every now and then. If you’re hanging out with a bunch of quality buddies, you can rest assured they’ll be in for a few small bets. But, what should you play?

10 Gambling Activities With Friends

Here are ten awesome gambling activities you can do with your friends. They’re all pretty straightforward; some of them don’t even require anything but a few coins. Let’s get on with the list:

Coin Flipping

Let’s start off with the obvious first answer – coin flipping. If you’re bored to death and you have no access to cards or pretty much anything else but a couple of coins, you’re going to love this.

It doesn’t get any simpler than this – simply pick heads or tails (you pick one round, your friend next, and so on) and that’s it. Coin flipping is a true even money game. In A perfect world, no matter how long you play, in the end, you should break even… or very close to it.

But Pavo, coin flipping is boring? Oh, are you sure? Do you love playing roulette or similar online casino games? It’s basically the same thing, just packed in a different manner.

Sports Betting

If you have a couple of buddies who watch the same sport as you and you all have your favorite teams, one way of spicing up weekend sessions is good old sports betting. No matter what sport you’re opting for, sports betting with your friends can be as a source of great fun.

If it’s just two or three of you, a word of mouth is all you need. If there are more of you, you should invest in software to keep track of everyone’s bets. By betting on sports with your friends, you’re effectively removing the bookies and their cuts off each bet, so you’re basically saving money.

But wait, isn’t running your own bookmaker illegal? Well, you’re not running a bookmaking operation as long as you’re just competing with your friends and there are no other profits on the side. If it’s just for laughs and a few bucks on the side, it’s all good – you’re as clean as a whistle.

Pitch Quarters

If you’re looking for simple and inexpensive gambling activities with your friends, you should try pitching quarters. All this game requires is a few coins and you’re good to go. It can accommodate any number of players, but the minimum is two (duh).

The game goes something like this – all players pitch their coins from the same distance from a wall (they all agree on the distance before the round starts) with the goal of tossing the coin as close to the wall as possible.

The player whose coin ends up being the closest one to the wall wins all tossed coins in that round. Yep, pitching quarters is that simple.

Is there any advice we can give? Sure – if you’re up against a player who keeps on losing but also keeps on increasing his bets, you’re probably getting sucked into a scam, so be cautious.

Blackjack

Nothing beats a good old game of blackjack… especially if your buddies all think they have a foolproof winning system. If they do, it’s on you to prove them wrong. No matter how drunk you are, you can always count to 21. That, plus the fact that Blackjack is one of the easiest games you can gamble on, makes it an ideal gambling activity for late-night dorm action.

The only thing you’ll need for blackjack is a set of cards. No worries, most households in the US have at least one lying around. If you don’t, take a walk to the nearest store – it should have quality decks on the cheap. That’s it – let the games begin!

Good Old Poker

Let’s not forget about good old poker. No matter if you’d like to play the classic or Texas Hold’em, poker doesn’t require a lot of maintenance yet can still provide hours and hours of pure fun. Of course, it does have some prerequisites.

For Starters:If you want a good experience, you need a proper deck of cards and chips or a similar equivalent to chips (a ton of quarters, let’s say). If not everyone in your company knows how to play poker, you can use the first round to teach them (the first round is a freebie).

Besides classic and Texas Hold’em, there are additional poker variations you can try out. We’re talking about Omaha High, Omaha High Low, 7 Card Stud, etc. You can also experiment with pot limits too, which is bound to spice things up even further.

If you don’t have a full deck of cards or an adequate number of chips/coins, you can always give online poker a try too. There are lots of good sites out there. If you’re struggling to find a decent one, hop onto our online poker sites guide and we’ll help you out.

Yahtzee

Yahtzee comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Believe it or not, it’s one of the most popular dice games in the world. It goes by many names, depending on the location, but one thing is true for all of them – it’s just so darn fun!

The thing with Yahtzee is that it requires a special score tracking sheet. Usually, people who play Yahtzee all the time buy it from the local store. No worries, though, it’s not a big deal if you’re too lazy to go out and buy it right now – you can make your own Yahtzee tracking sheet at home.

The rules are kind of complex, so we won’t go into too much depth. If you’re not familiar with how Yahtzee works or what the score sheet is supposed to look like, you can check out this detailed Yahtzee guide.

High Card

Moving on with our list of ten awesome gambling activities to do with your friends, we can’t go on without mentioning high card. If you’re looking for simplicity, they don’t come better than this. What are we talking about here?

Well, just like the name suggests, we’re talking about High Card. All you need to play this game is a deck of cards. Bets are taken before the round starts. Players shuffle the deck and pick a random card. The highest card wins the entire pot.

Yep, it’s as simple as that. Be cautious, though, as some folks have the ability to shuffle the deck to their own liking and cheat their way through… though that shouldn’t be an issue if you’re set to play this with no one but your buddies.

Craps

Next up on our list of awesome gambling activities you can do with your friends – craps! Yes, we know craps is usually only played in casinos, but it can also be a fun activity for home folks since it doesn’t require anything other than a couple of dice.

For home use, craps players typically only stick with the simplest bets like pass line and no pass line. Everything else is too complex and not really worth the hassle for home craps gameplay.

To win a pass-line bet, the first roll has to be seven or eleven. A loss is when the first roll equals to twelve, three, or two. If the roll is anything other than that, the player establishes a point. After establishing the point, the player has to roll the point again. If he/she rolls a seven, it’s a loss.

As for no pass-line bets, it’s pretty much the opposite. If you get two, three or twelve off the first roll you win; if it’s a seven or eleven, you lose. If the point gets establishes, for no pass line bets you need to roll a seven to win. If you roll the point before rolling a seven, your no-pass line bet is lost.

Jenga for Cash

We’ve all played Jenga at some point. It’s a game that breaks age barriers and serves as one of the simplest yet most exciting party games known to man. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the last 20+ years, Jenga is a game in which you’re supposed to pull wooden blocks out of a tall wooden structure/tower.

How can Jenga be played for cash? It’s simple – you can place bets on who’s going to win, and you can also place side bets during each of the players’ turns. Oftentimes, Jenga is mixed with alcohol, which brings forth even more fun… because the only thing that beats wobbly Jenga blocks are half-drunk wobbly men playing it… for cash.

Tiddlywinks

I swear we’re not just making random names up at this point. Tiddlywinks is a real game, I promise! Come to think of it, it’s an international organization that’s respected across the globe, with Cambridge University actually sporting its own Tiddlywinks team.

But, what is Tiddlywinks and how can you use it to gamble with your friends?

Well, it’s rather straightforward and all you will need are a few coins. Yes, the actual game of tiddlywinks has a special pot along with miniature discs. But, you can do everything with a couple of coins, a sheet of paper, and a good old pencil.

You start off by drawing a couple of concentric circles on a piece of paper. Label each of the circles with a specific score in points. The lowest points will be awarded for the outer circle; higher points for the inner (AKA bullseye) circle.

The best version of tiddlywinks for gambling with your friends is the following – there’s no total points tally. Take each round as it comes – the player with the most points takes all wagered coins on the board/table/floor.

Is Gambling With Friends Illegal?

To determine whether or not gambling with your friends is legal, we have to find a proper term for it so we can look it up. The term we’re looking for here is social gambling and yes, it is completely legal in most places.

Even if you’re living in one of just a few countries where social gambling is prohibited, you probably won’t get in trouble because no one will ever find out what you did… unless you have a rat among your friends, that is.

Jokes aside, long story short – social gambling is completely legal in most places.

Why Not Watch a Gambling Documentary?

Another thing you can do is watch a gambling documentary! There are all sorts of documentaries on gambling; you’re bound to like what a few of them offer. They’re not all based on promoting specific casinos or gambling games. There’s other stuff too – rags to riches stories, gambling addiction stories, recaps of big gambling events, and more.

Don’t forget there are lots of good gambling movies too. Take for example California Split (1974), Uncut Gems (2019), or The Card Counter (2021). If you haven’t watched any of these movies, grab yourself a hot beverage, order pizza, and enjoy. You can thank us later!

Summary

That about wraps up our story for today, ladies and gents! We sincerely hope you’ve found something to do with your buddies. However, don’t think this is an all-inclusive list. Considering it a mere starting point. Let your imagination run wild – anything you can compete in, you can bet on. Have that to guide you and may you come up with a game that’ll keep everyone excited for hours on end.



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