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Gambling Rules

Red Dog
In Red Dog, a variant of Acey-Deucey also known as In-Between, the player bets that of three cards drawn from the deck, the 3rd card will fall between the first two cards in rank.

Cards are ranked from high to low: A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2. Suits are ignored.

To Play: Place an initial wager in Bet spot on table and click Deal. Dealer draws two cards face up. One of three outcomes will result:

  • If consecutive in value, the hand is a tie and the wager is a push.
  • If a pair, Dealer draws a third card. If 3rd card makes 3-of-a-Kind, wager pays 11 to 1, otherwise it's a push.
  • If neither consecutive nor a pair, they establish a spread. Player has option to Double the initial wager, or Raise an amount up to the initial wager or Stand on the initial wager. Dealer draws 3rd card.
    • Player wins on a 3rd card in between the first two, total wager (bet and double/raise) pay according to the spread:
      Spread 1 2 3 4 or more
      Pays 5:1 4:1 2:1 1:1

Deck Selector: Click the Number of Decks indicator bar to change the number of decks used in the next hand.

History Board: Records the cards drawn in recent hands, with current hand at bottom.


 

Pai Gow Poker

Pai Gow Poker is a good game that combines familiar poker cards with some of the strategy of the centuries-old Chinese domino game Pai Gow. It is played with a 53-card deck (including one Joker), and each participant is dealt 7 cards.

The object is to arrange the seven cards into the best 5-card and 2-card hands possible, with the stipulation that the 5-card hand has to be of higher value than the 2-card hand. To win, your 5-card hand has to beat the dealer's 5-card hand and your 2-card hand has to beat the dealer's 2-card hand. A winning combination pays 1-to-1, less a 5% commission to the house.
 

The Deal

  1. A single deck of 53 cards is used (standard 52-card poker deck plus one Joker).
  2. Seven cards are dealt to the player face up.
  3. Seven cards are dealt to the dealer face down.

Arranging Hands

  1. Each 7-card hand must be split into a 5-card hand and a 2-card hand.
  2. The 5-card hand must be of higher poker rank than the 2-card hand.
  3. The Joker can be used to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush, but otherwise is treated as an Ace.
  4. When you are satisfied with the arrangement of your hand, click Done to compare your two hands against the dealer's two hands.
  5. You have the option of having your hands automatically arranged for you according to the House Way.

Comparing Hands

  1. The player's 5 card hand is compared to the dealer's 5 card hand.
  2. The player's 2 card hand is compared to the dealer's 2 card hand.
  3. If both of the player's hands are of higher rank, the player wins even money, less a 5% commission to the House.
  4. If the player wins one comparison and loses the other, it results in a Tie. This is a push, and the player's bet is returned.
  5. If both of the player's hands are lower than the dealer's, the player loses his bet.
  6. When two compared hands are of the same rank, (for example, if both the player and the dealer have a Queen and Jack in their 2-card hands), it results in a Copy and the dealer wins that comparison.

To Play

  1. Place your bet in the Bet circle in the middle of the table. The table limits are $2 minimum and $300 maximum per game.
  2. Click Deal.
  3. Arrange your hands by moving 2 cards into the 2nd Highest spot and then click Done – or click House Way to have your hand arranged for you according to the method the dealer must use.
  4. Clicking Done will reveal the dealer's hand and bets will be settled.
  5. Click New Game to play again.

Payouts

  1. On player wins, the payout is 1-to-1, less a 5% commission to the House.
  2. Tie games are a push, and the player's bet is returned.

Ranking of 5-Card Hands

5 Aces The highest ranking hand possible. 5 Aces are possible because of the Joker.

Example: A, A, A, A, Joker


Royal Flush
The highest ranking hand possible. An Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit. Starting with an Ace, all five cards are in sequence and in a common suit.

Example: A, K, Q, J, 10


Straight Flush
Five cards both in sequence and common suit, but not starting with an Ace.

Example: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Note that with Pai Gow Poker, the 5, 4, 3, 2, A straight flush is the highest straight flush.


Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank.

Example: 5, 5, 5, 5, 2


Full House
Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.

Example: K, K, K, 4, 4


Flush
Five cards of same suit.

Example: K, J, 9, 6, 3


Straight
Five cards in sequence (Aces may be used high or low).

Example: 5, 4, 3, 2, A
Note that with Pai Gow Poker, the 5, 4, 3, 2, A straight is the 2nd highest straight, only beaten by A, K, Q, J, 10.


Three of a Kind
Three cards of same rank.

Example: 9, 9, 9, A, 8


Two Pair
Two groups of two cards of same rank.

Example: 4, 4, J, J, A


One Pair
Two cards of the same rank.

Example: 8, 4, J, J, A


High Card
The rank of hands containing less than one pair is determined by the highest ranking card.

Example: A , K , 9 , 6 , 3

Ranking of 2-Card Hands

A pair
Two cards of the same rank.

Example: 8, 8


High Card
The rank of hands containing less than a pair is determined by the highest ranking card and, if that matches the opponent's, then the second ranking card.

Example: A , Q beats A , J

Game Controls

Chips. Chips of denominations of $1, $5, $10, $25 and $100 will appear on the table. Clicking on a chip will change the value of the chip icon attached to the cursor. Double-clicking on a chip will put that chip in the Bet Circle.

Bet Circle. Left-clicking in the circle places chips for the player's bet, right-clicking removes chips.

Deal. Starts a new game by dealing 7 cards to the player face up and 7 cards to the dealer face down. You must place at least a minimum bet in the Bet Circle for Deal to work.

Clear. Clears chips from the Bet Circle and returns them to player's balance.

Re-Bet. Places the same amount of chips in the Bet Circle as you wagered in the previous game.

House Way. Automatically arranges the player's hand according to the method the House uses to arrange the dealer's hand, and then reveals the dealer's hand to settle the bet. If two cards are in the 2nd Highest location, the House Way button changes to Done. Removing either of the two cards brings back the House Way button.

Done. Indicates that the player is satisfied with the arrangement of his or her hand. Clicking Done will reveal the dealer's hand to settle the bet. Done will not appear until the player has put two cards in the 2nd Highest location.

New Game. This clears the cards from the table and brings up the Deal and Re-Bet buttons. Simply place your bets and click Deal to play again.


 

Blackjack

Blackjack is a very popular game that probably originated in 16th Century France as vingt-et-un (20 and 1), hence its other name "21". It gained the English name Blackjack since a player who held the Ace of Spades (i.e. a Black spade) and the Jack of Spades as the first two cards would be paid out extra, and the gambler's penchant for easy rhymes took over (think "chuck-a-luck", "acey-duecy").

The object of the game is to get as close to 21 without going over ("bust").

Game Play:
Players will place their wagers in the center of the betting circle in front of their seat at the table. The dealer will then deal two cards, face up, to each Player and two to himself, one face up and one face down.

Our Blackjack is a multi-hand game, meaning you can play up to 3 hands at the same time. Simply place wagers in the betting circles to either side of the center seat if you want to play additional hands. It makes the game much more interesting and increases your chances of winning.

Card values:

  • Kings, Queens, Jacks, and 10's each count as 10.
  • Aces count as 1 or 11, as a player wishes.
  • All other cards count at their face value (i.e. 2 through 9).

Scoring:

If a Player’s first two cards are an Ace and a 10 value card, the Player has Blackjack and will be paid one and one-half times the wager (3-to-2), unless the Dealer also has Blackjack – in which case it’s a push (bet neither paid nor taken). All other winning hands are paid even money (1-to-1).

A Blackjack will beat a point total of "21". For example, an Ace and a 10-value card will beat a 10, 5, 6 hand. Even though both hands total 21 points, the Blackjack wins.

The Player not having Blackjack may continue to draw cards attempting to total as close to 21 as possible without exceeding 21. He is free to stand at any point total or to ask for another card (a “hit”) at any point total under 21. If the Player goes over 21, he busts and loses his wager.

Dealer must hit on all totals of 16 or less. Dealer must stand on all totals of 17 or more.

Blackjack Terminology and Game Controls

BET
Place a number of chips in the betting circle as a wager.

RE-BET
Place the same number of chips in the betting circle as you did for the previous hand.

DEAL
Play a hand of Blackjack for the wager placed in the betting circle. Clicking "DEAL" starts the game and commits the wager to the outcome.

HIT
Request an additional card from the deck.

STAND
Take no additional cards.

SPLIT
The Player will match the original wager and split the first two cards into two separate hands. The two cards must be of the same point value (for example: a pair of 8's, a King and a Queen, etc.) For split hands, an Ace and ten-point card equal to "21" and not Blackjack – in other words, they don’t pay 3-to-2, but they will beat a Dealer hand that has 20 points or less. Also, after splitting a pair of Aces, the Player will draw only one card per Ace.

DOUBLE
The “DOUBLE” button will become active after the first two cards have been dealt to each hand. Players who feel confident that they are going to win this hand can “Double Down” to earn twice as much if they do win by clicking DOUBLE. Their original bet amount will be doubled automatically and they will receive exactly one additional card. Double Down wagering is not permitted on a Blackjack hand because you would automatically bust when you received the additional card.

INSURE
When the dealer's up card is an Ace, all Players have an opportunity to buy "insurance", an additional amount equal to half of that Player's original wager, before any further play begins. A Player may purchase insurance when he/she believes that the dealer's down card is a ten value card. If the Dealer has Blackjack, the insurance wager pays 2-to-1. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the insurance wager loses and the game continues as usual.

PASS
Do not accept the insurance offered on this hand. If Pass is clicked and the Dealer has Blackjack, the player loses his original wager and play ends for this hand (unless Player also has Blackjack, in which case it's a push). If Dealer does not have Blackjack, play for this hand continues as normal.

 
Cyber Caribbean Stud Poker
Cyber Caribbean Stud Poker is an online version of the five-card stud poker game popularized on cruise ships plying the sparkling blue Caribbean waters. Stud Poker is a fast paced game, easy to learn and fun to play. You play the hand you’re dealt – there is no draw in Stud – so you don't have to decide which cards to hold. All player hands are pitted against the dealer’s hand, not against each other. You "ante up", receive your hand and get a look at one of the dealer's cards. You then have the opportunity to fold or increase your bet to see if you beat the dealer’s hand.
 

Game Play:

Our Stud Poker is a multi-hand game, meaning you can play up to 3 hands at the same time. Simply place wagers in the betting circles to either side of the center seat if you want to play additional hands. It makes the game much more interesting and increases your chances of winning.

A player begins by placing a starting bet (“ante”) in the Ante circle and then clicking the Deal button.

Players are dealt five cards face up while the dealer is dealt four cards face down and one card face up. Players then evaluate their hands and decide on one of two options:

  1. Fold – Play stops and the player loses the ante bet

     

  2. Play – The player places an additional wager in the Bet area. Known as the "Back Bet", this must be double the amount of the Ante wager.

The dealer's hand is revealed and compared to the player's hand (if player's hand is still in play).

The dealer must qualify, however, with a hand consisting of an Ace and a King (Ace/King) or better. If the dealer fails to qualify, the player receives even money on the amount wagered on the Ante, while the Back Bet is a push (in other words, no money is paid on the additional wager made after the cards were dealt).

If the dealer qualifies with an Ace/King or better, and if the dealer's hand is higher than the player's hand, then the player loses both wagers (the Ante and the Back Bet). If the player's hand is higher than the dealer's hand, the player receives even money on the Ante wager and a bonus amount wagered for the Back Bet based on the following chart:

 

Player’s Hand Bonus Payout
One Pair or less 1:1
Two Pair 2:1
Three of a Kind 3:1
Straight 4:1
Flush 5:1
Full House 7:1
Four of a Kind 20:1
Straight Flush 50:1
Royal Flush 100:1

In the case of a Tie, where the player’s hand is of equal rank with the dealer’s hand, both bets are a push (neither paid nor taken).

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT:
Players can participate in the optional Progressive Jackpot. The amount of the current Jackpot is reflected in the upper right-hand corner of the table.

The progressive Jackpot wager is $1.00 per hand. To participate, insert a $1 chip into the slot above the Ante circle at your seat.

Regardless of the outcome of the poker hand, any player holding a Jackpot hand who has wagered the Progressive Jackpot will receive a bonus for that hand according to the following chart:

 

Player’s Hand Bonus Payout
Flush $50
Full House $100
Four of a Kind $500
Straight Flush 10% of Jackpot
Royal Flush 100% of Jackpot

RANKING OF POKER HANDS:

Royal Flush
The highest ranking hand possible. An Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit. Starting with an Ace, all five cards are in sequence and in a common suit.

Example: A, K, Q, J, 10


Straight Flush
Five cards both in sequence and common suit, but not starting with an Ace.

Example: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6


Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank.

Example: 5, 5, 5, 5, 2


Full House
Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.

Example: K, K, K, 4, 4


Flush
Five cards of same suit.

Example: K, J, 9, 6, 3


Straight
Five cards in sequence (Aces may be used high or low).

Example: 5, 4, 3, 2, A


Three of a Kind
Three cards of same rank.

Example: 9, 9, 9, A, 8


Two Pair
Two groups of two cards of same rank.

Example: 4, 4, J, J, A


One Pair
Two cards of the same rank.

Example: 8, 4, J, J, A


High Card
The rank of hands containing less than one pair is determined by the highest ranking card.

Example: A , K , 9 , 6 , 3

Game Controls

Deal — Starts the game by dealing a hand to each player who placed an Ante bet and to the dealer. Deal is inactive until at least one Ante circle has at least a minimum bet.

Re-Bet — Places the same wager amounts on the same Ante circles as you had for the previous hand. If you wish, you may modify these amounts prior to clicking the Deal button.

Clear — Clears all wagers from the table and returns the amounts to your balance.

Once the Deal button is clicked, these first three controls disappear and cards are dealt to each player position with an Ante bet. Then the following two controls appear at each position in turn, starting from right to left.

Play — Keeps this hand in the game and automatically places the Back Bet (2 times the Ante bet) in the Bet circle (deducting that amount from your balance). Play passes to the next position or, if this is the last position, the dealer’s hand is revealed to determine win/lose/tie for any hands that did not fold.

Fold — Ends the hand for this position and the player loses the Ante bet. Play passes to the next position or, if this is the last position, the dealer’s hand is revealed to determine win/lose/tie for any hands that did not fold.

Reprinted with permission of Casino Elegance
 

 

 

 



 
 
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