DC-5 Lottery Game Odds and Payouts Info

The DC-5 lottery game is offered by DC Lottery and is played throughout the District of Columbia in the United States. It is a pretty cool game because it is played twice every day, with mid-day and evening draws, and is customizable in that you can choose to pay either 50 cents or one dollar. The payouts on the $1 game are twice as high as the payouts on the 50 cent game. However, this article will only analyze the odds and payouts info on the $1 game.

To play the DC-5 lottery game, you must choose 5 digits, from 0 to 9. So, for example, you could choose the numbers 00000, 00001, 00002, all the way up to number 99999. From that, you could see that there are exactly 100,000 different numbers that you could choose. That would make the odds of matching all 5 numbers exactly 1-in-100,000. If you match all 5, you win the game’s top prize payout of $50,000.

There are many other ways in which you could win money in the DC-5 lottery game. The following is a list of the rest of the odds for the smaller payouts:

  • First 4 digits or last 4 digits in exact order wins $5,000; odds are 1-in-10,000, either way.
  • First 3 digits or last 3 digits in exact order wins $500; odds are 1-in-1,000, either way.
  • First 2 digits or last 2 digits in exact order wins $50; odds are 1-in-100, either way.

There are also five additional ways that you could win money with various boxed numbers, with prize payouts for boxed numbers ranging from $425 to $10,000.

As you can see, there are many different ways that you could win on DC-5 and your chances of winning are pretty good too.

Online X Box Game Rental – Top Game Rental Site

Driving to your local video game store has become a thing of the past. I am sure most of you know by now that online DVD rentals have become more and more popular in the last couple of years. Now you will be seeing most of your game rentals take place online.

Why is online rental going to become more and more popular? Convenience my friend. What would you say if I told you, you never had to leave the house again to rent the latest title for your X Box or X Box 360? I’m sure you would be extremely excited, I was. Whats even better is I was paying less to rent games online than I was in the store. I never got hit with late fees and I didnit have to pay that extremely high price for gas to get to the store.

How is this possible you are thinking? Basically you sign up for the service, load up your favorites list, and wait for the games to come in the mail. Here is one downfall.. With your basic plan you can only have 2 games out at a time. Ok, so what? I can hardly ever play 2 games at once as it is. What I do is play one until I am done, put it back into the prepaid envelopes they send me and then by the time I am done with the second game my other has arrived and the process starts all over again.

All of the major consoles are covered and the amount of titles they stock are sometimes better than your local store. Renting games has gotten so simple. If I don’t know exactly what I want then I don’t have to decide right then. I just keep adding to my list and they keep sending me games. The best part is the no late fee. I sometimes had games that I like playing longer than the 5 or 7 days they allotted to me.

They offer a Free trial of their service to boot. Sometimes it is 10 and regularly 7. There is a no risk no obligation to try the GameFly service.

For more information on renting XBox games online visit:

http://freevideogamerentals.com

The Numbers Game: Over 100 Years of Playing in America – From Organized Crime to State Coffers

The illegal profits were enormous and the mob had full control of what was called the Numbers Racket in America. Runners were employed to collect money and betting slips from the betting parlors (taverns, grocery stores, news stands, etc.)and bring them to the headquarters, known as a Policy Bank. This is where Organized Crime ran the business.

Bettors could wager as little as a penny on a 3 digit number for a chance at a 600 to 1 winning payout, although the true odds were 1,000 to 1.The winning number would be the last three digits of the amount of money wagered on race day at a major horse track in the U.S.

An accurate portrayal of the numbers racket activity was depicted in the 1949 movie, Force of Evil, staring John Garfield.

Numbers Become Legal

In 1967 the New York State Legislature became the first state in the nation to legalize playing the numbers. What was once called the lowest, meanest, worst form of gambling in New York, was now permissible to play at age 18.

Profits to the state from the games would benefit education and put more money in state coffers. To accomplish this the state would now operate and manage daily drawings. Innovative ways to play 3 and 4 digit games were introduced. The Numbers Racket quickly became the Daily Numbers Game. Organized crime eventually abandoned this venue.

Today playing the numbers is permissible in 47 jurisdictions. 44 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Here is a description of two popular daily numbers games:

3 Digit Numbers Game

Drawings are held twice a day, mid-day and evening. Wager as little as fifty cents per game. Here’s how you can wager:

  • Straight – Assume your favorite number is 620. If the winning number was drawn in that order, you win $250 for a fifty cent bet, $500 for a dollar bet.Note that the government payout is 500/1. The mob payout was 600/1.
  • Box- wagering that the number would be drawn in any of the six possible combinations: 620, 062, 026, 206, 260, and 062. The payouts are $40 for fifty cents, and $80 for the dollar bet.
  • 50/50 – you can also make a straight/box wager for a dollar. The win amount is the same as a fifty cent bet.
  • Combo/Wheel – If your number has two like digits such as 332, wager a fifty cent or one dollar combo, AKA wheel, for $1.50 or $3.00 to win $250 or $500 for any of the three ways the number can be made: 332, 233, or 323.

4 Digit Numbers Game

Winning numbers are also drawn mid-day and evening. True odds for the straight win are 10,000/1. The state pays 5,000/1

  • Straight – Four unique numbers such as 1948 pays $2,500 for fifty cents, $5,000 for a dollar bet.
  • Box – four unique numbers has 24 possible combinations. a fifty cent box pays $100, a dollar box pays $200.

Other four number combinations with two or three like digits can be played for all possible combinations, four way, six way, or twelve way.

The reverse side of the betting tickets for the numbers games usually have a detailed description of how to play, and the payout amounts.

With long shot odds of 1,000/1 and 10/000/1, numbers wins are rare, but they can happen. If you choose to indulge, Good Luck!

Diceless Dice Game!

I heard about this game a few years back, but hadn’t experienced it first hand until this past Labor Day weekend.

Craps played with cards instead of dice!

I was visiting my sister in California and we decided to go and check this game out at one of the local Indian Casinos. In California, the gaming laws allow for cards only, you can’t use dice or spin a roulette wheel with a ball. Everything must be determined with cards.

Roulette played with cards was equally interesting, but I’ll save that one for another day.

Anyway, here is how it works.

They use 6 decks of cards; each deck has 36 cards (consisting of the 36 different combinations of the dice). Each card has the image of one of those combinations (i.e. 6 + 5, 3 + 2, etc.). They are all shuffled and put into a machine that continuously shuffles all of the 216 cards.

There is no need for a stickman, so the game is dealt with 2 dealers and a boxman, the boxman handles the cards and the proposition bets.

The table layout is exactly the same as a regular craps table with the exception of two boxes above the proposition bets; one is marked blue the other is marked red.

Prior to the deal, the “shooter” chooses which color box will be used (similar to choosing 2 of the 5 dice offered prior to rolling). That color is then used until that “shooter” sevens out.

Three cards are dealt, one is burned, one is placed in the red box, and the other is placed in the blue box. Whichever color box the “shooter” has chosen is the card that is exposed and thus the “roll of the dice”.

All bets and payouts are the same as a regular craps game.

Now here is my take on the game.

The most obvious observation is the lack of excitement and emotion that normally surrounds the craps table; it doesn’t have the same feel and excitement of a regular dice game. There is something about rolling the dice and calling for a number that makes the game of craps what it is.

Also, even though they do a good job of shuffling the 216 cards, the total randomness of the roll of the dice is not there.

I know the odds are still the same, but much like the computer generated numbers in online craps, the total randomness is gone, hence numbers are slightly more likely to act according to the odds.

I believe this may be the perfect game for the Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bettor. The number 7 is more likely to come up on schedule.

And most “Don’t” bettors don’t throw the dice anyway, and seldom cheer or celebrate at the table.

Now, don’t misunderstand me, betting against the shooter is just as good of a play as betting with the shooter, it just doesn’t happen to be my way of playing the game.

So for me, this is one game I will put in the column; just not one of my games.

Know your play. Know your way.