The Joy and Betting In Checkers
Another ancient sport that have rocked the gambling world somewhat is betting with checkers. Checkers is normally seen as a game that is simple and "childlike" to play but then it has survived the centuries because if its huge gameplay.
In checkers, two players try to capture each others or put an end to other pieces by capturing them. Variations of checkers is played all over the world. In Britain, checkers is called draughts. Checkers is a war game with two kinds of play - offensive and defensive. It can be very intricate but the principles can be known itself or are easy.
It is simpler to play than chess and less hard on the mental stimulation but can also make betting on the outcome of the game more interesting. The gamble here is to bet how fast the game ends or how slow it goes.
The US version has a checkers board which has a 64 2-inch squares in 8 rows of eight squares each. These 12 pcs are called men, or checkers. The squares are closed light and dark one after the other. Usually the play is centered on the darker color. On one set, round men are named WHITE and the other pieces are BLACk regardless of their colors. It is merely done for the labeling of sides.
Players with the black checkers makes the first move. Moves are made diagonally one square at a time, to the left or right, and onto vacant squares. An opponent can capture a player by jumping over the men and landing on a vacant spot or square ahead. Two or more captures can be made in consecutive and successive moves. If a man reaches the last row on the opposite side, it becomes king and is crowned. All it takes is to place another man of the same colors on top of it. To have a greater advantage the king can go backward or forward but it can only move one square at a time. To make more than one capture during a move, it can go either direction.
A player wins the game and the bettor can collect their winnings when the corners of the board is filled with opposing men or all the men are captured. When one has prevented the men from moving, the game is also declared as won. In the case of a draw, the bettor will not gain any win and so dos the player of the game. In a draw, the game starts anew.
To capture or immobilize the other pieces, all men in the game must move carefully. Only by planning the moves correctly can one win and for the bettor, the variations are a lot for it can include the way that the game is won. The normal odds for winning over one side is constant and may vary depending on the opponent but in the case of a draw - which is rare - there could be a sizeable income to be made.