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Card Games: The Player's Guide
The card table is made for people who wish to have their RP characters gamble over a nice game of cards. There are no actual games pre-programmed into it, however, but instead it is presented as a set of tools that can be used to play almost whatever you like. Obviously there are some issues with playing *some* games, but the basic gambling ones are all playable with ease. Here, I will go over how one plays a few popular games using this system.

Blackjack
Blackjack is a fairly simple game; each player at the table plays one-on-one with the dealer (at the same time). The idea of the game is to get as close as possible to 21 with your cards without going over. Number cards hold their marked value, face-cards (k/q/j) are worth 10. Ace can be worth either 1 or 11.

All players pay their bets (by posting) to the dealer. These bets don't have to match, since the players are only playing against the dealer on an individual basis. The dealer deals 2 cards to each player. He or she then flips one of their cards so that it is face up and visible to all the players at the table. The players' cards are all face down.
Each player takes their turn - on their turn, they may choose to:
Take another card - player tells the dealer this in a post, dealer will deal 1 card to the player
Increase your bet and draw 1 more card - player gives the dealer extra gold in a post and the dealer deals the player one more card. After this, the player will not be able to draw anymore cards. You CANNOT bet without drawing another card
Forfeit - player gets half of their bet back and give up on their hand. The player must select "Fold Your Hand" from the card table interface.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT AFTER YOU TAKE YOUR TURN YOU PRESS THE "End Your Turn" BUTTON IN THE PANEL TO THE LOWER RIGHT SO THE NEXT PLAYER MAY TAKE THEIR TURN

The dealer decides on how much the payout is, but it usually is different for various circumstances - for example, if a player has a two-card blackjack (two cards that add up to 21), they payout is likely to be greater than if they won by getting 19 out of three cards. The payout is always based on the bet.


Hausia Hold'Em Poker
Well, we couldn't go and call it "Texas Hold'Em," because Texas doesn't exist in the AO world. The point of Hausia Holdem is to get a set that holds a greater value than those of the other people on the table. It is played against everyone sitting.

The dealer deals 2 cards to each player, and then sets out 3 cards onto the table. The cards set on the table are shared between all the players, so only 2 cards are actually unique to their hand, while a hand itself includes a total of 5 cards. After this, the players all take one turn. Once the players have all had one turn, the dealer discards the top card on the deck and draws another, setting it onto the table with the other three. Another round of turns. Finally, the dealer discards the next card off the top of the deck, and sets out one more card onto the table. One more round of turns, and then the players that still remain in play compare the sets they have. Though there are a total of 7 cards in play (5 on the table, and 2 unique to each player), only 5 of these cards will count towards a hand. The player with the highest ranked hand takes all the money put on the table.

A player can do the following during their turn:
If a previous player has raised the ante (current bet), the player MUST either choose to match the bet (by giving gold to the dealer through a post) or fold their hand (click the "fold your hand" button in the card table interface).
If the player has matched the ante (or it was not raised previously), the player then can choose to raise the ante themselves by giving more gold to the dealer through a post.
If the player cannot match the ante, but still wishes to participate in the game, they can choose to go all-in. In this case, the money on the table has to be divided by the dealer into two "pots". The main pot contains the gold from the previous rounds, as well as enough gold from the current round to match the all-in player's bet. The rest of the gold, and any gold bet thereafter goes into a side pot. The player all-in plays only for the main pot, while the other players are able to play for both pots.


Poker Sets/Hands