The Ultimate Cards with Friends Gambling Game

Players know how much of their money is in the POT and they want to win it back.

8, 9 of all suits and the Jokers.

The game is related to Blackjack or Twenty-one. The DEALER then says “PAY Seven” or whatever the score which is half above the DEALER’s score of cards ( in this case 6 1/2). If the player loses he adds the amount bet to the POT.The player can then ask for another card, and another etc. If the DEALER busts the player wins and collects his or her bet from the pot.After dealing with the first player, the played cards are gathered together, and added to the bottom of the pack face-up (this is very important for knowing when all of the pack has been played).The DEALER then moves on to play with the next player in turn. If the previous player has busted before the DEALER has to play his or her cards, the two cards will already be there face-down.When all of the players have played in turn, the DEALER starts the next round – still using the same pack.

Perhaps the game described below is known as something else, but anyway it is a onderful game.

Why is it Such a Good Game?

Its a fantastic bluffing game because the dealer plays with each player in turn.As the pot builds and it gets closer to the time when the DEALER ‘takes All’ – the tension builds and players become more daring.The pot can build dramatically in a short period of time.

Why not try it and let me know what you think? Anyone heard of it before? Know of a better Game?

The POT is the key to the tension and gambling pressure in the game. At the start of each round all the players contribute a small amount to the POT. The cards are assigned a value and you need to get to ‘Seven and a Half’ without exceeding it.

The Basic Concept

Take a basic pack of cards and remove the following cards:

So there is a pack of 44 cards, with 16 cards having a value of one half.

Being the DEALER is a wonderful advantage and is the way to make a lot of money. If the DEALER as no cards in front of them, he or she deals himself two cards face down. If there is a tie the DEALER wins, and so the extra 1/2 is added. There is only one bet at the start of the play. If the players cards go over ‘Seven and a Half’ they have BUSTED and their bet is added to the POT, and the DEALER moves on to play with the next player.If the player has not busted, the DEALER turns over his or her two cards. until they are satisfied and say ‘Close’. The bet can be any amount up to the total size of the POT. All the DEALER’s cards are shown face-up.The DEALER can add one or more cards until the cards are as close to “Seven and a Half’ without exceeding it. You can only become the DEALER by betting the POT and winning the hand.

This is where the game gets very interesting!

None of the DEALER’s money is in the POT and yet, he of she can win it ALL!

At the start of the game the players decide how many times through the pack will be completed before the DEALER wins everything that remains in the POT.

There are various ways of getting ‘Seven and a Half’

This will depend on the number of players and how large the POT will become. If the player bets the POT and wins he collects all the POT and he becomes the DEALER for the next round of the game. As it gets larger and larger, the bets will increase. If the player wins he takes the amount bet from the POT. It may be 4 or 5 times.

How the Game is played

Choose a DEALER (who has a special role and way of winning that is explained later).Each player has to add an agreed amount to the POT at the start of each DEALEach player is dealt 2 cards face-down by the DEALER who also deals himself 2 cards, face-down.Each of the players picks up their cards.The DEALER plays with each of the players in the game in sequence.The first player can ask for a replacement of one or two cards they were originally dealt, or keep their cards.After the swap the first player makes his or her bet. If a face-up card appears at the top of the pack, the DEALER shuffles the pack and starts again.

What is the role of the dealer?

7 + King, 7 + 10, 7 + Queen

6 + Ace + Queen

4 + Ace + Queen + 10 + King + Jack + King

etc.

The dealer is required to let all the players know how many times through the pack has been completed and when only 10 cards remain in the last run through the pack before the DEALER wins the POT.

The Ace card has a value of 1.

The cards – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 have their face values.

The 10, Jack, Queen and King have a value of one half.

It is obvious that as this point gets closer and closer, the tension will build.

Values of the remaining cards

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