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Card Games: The Dealer's Guide
This guide will detail the ideal settings for the games listed below, as well as the responsibilities that will fall on the dealer's lap. Please make sure you read the Player's Guide to Card Games FIRST as it details the rules to these games and what the players themselves must do. Be aware that the settings listed below will only be the ones necessary for the game. Some will be left out because it will be up to you or they will otherwise be rendered unimportant.

Blackjack
Table Settings
Maximum Turns/Rounds: 0 (unlimited)
Discard Mode: Disabled
Allow players to switch cards from face up/down [UNCHECKED]

Dealer's Responsibilities
To start off the game, click "Clear the Table and Shuffle the Deck" from the right side of the Dealer's Options Panel.
Deal 2 cards face down to all players. Then, open up the card table interface, select ONE of YOUR cards and click "Turn Over Selected Cards".
During a player's turn, they will be able to ask to:

Ask for another card - this will be done in a post. You will have to post back and in the dealer panel, on the right-hand side, select "Deal 1 Face Down Cards to *Player's Name*" and click Deal.
Increase their bet and take one more card - this will be done in a post. You will have to deal one more card to the player. After this, the player will not be able to ask for any more cards, or raise their bet. A player CANNOT raise their bet without drawing another card.
Forfeit - the player will fold their hand. The dealer isn't required to do anything.

Once the game is over, if the player has beat the dealer (come closer to 21 without going over than the dealer) then the player wins. Their payout is based on their bet, multiplied by whatever you choose. The standard for a two-card blackjack (player gets exactly 21 in two cards) is a 3:2 payout. That is to say, if they bet 200 gold, they would be paid 300 gold in total. Therefore, their winnings would be 100 gold.


Hausia Hold'Em Poker
Table Settings
Maximum Cards in Hand: 2
Maximum Turns/Rounds: 3
Discard Mode: Disabled
Allow players to switch cards from face up/down [UNCHECKED]

Dealer's Responsibilities
To start off the game, click "Clear the Table and Shuffle the Deck" from the right side of the Dealer's Options Panel.
Deal 2 cards face down to all players.
Then, deal 3 cards face up to the table hand. In order to do this, go to the Dealer Options Panel, and on the right side, set "Deal 3 Face Up Cards to Table Hand"
Between each round of turns, the dealer will have to Discard the Top Card from the Deck (the button to do this can be found on the right side of the dealer options panel) and draw 1 card to the table hand. This will happen twice, until there are 5 cards in the table hand.
During a player's turn, they will be able to ask to:

Match the current ante - If the ante (current bet) has been raised during this round, all players must match that bet or fold their hand. The player will post giving the dealer the money. Keep an eye on the current ante.
Fold their hand - If the player does not wish to match the current ante, they must choose to fold their hand. The dealer is not required to do anything.
Raise the ante - If the player has matched the ante already, they can choose to raise it once again. The player will post giving the dealer the money. Once again, keep an eye on the current ante.
Go All-In - If a player does not have enough gold to match the current ante, but still wish to participate in the game, they can choose to go all-in. In this case, you must separate the current bets into two individual piles. One pile, the "main pot" will be played for by all the players. This pot is made by taking the bets accumulated from previous rounds, and adding the bet of the player who is going all-in, as well as a portion of the other players' bets to match it. The second pile, or "side pot", will be composed of the remainder of the bets. For example, the current ante is 200 gold. One player raises the ante by 50 gold, another one matches that ante, and a third chooses to go all-in with their remaining 20 gold. The main pot becomes 260 gold, and the side pot for which only the first two players are competing will be 60 gold. Any bets to follow will be added to this side-pot.

Once the last round is over, click "Clear the Table and Shuffle the Deck." A summary of the hands of the players who have not yet folded will be posted in the table history. The winner will be the player with the highest ranking set. The winner gets whatever pot they were playing for.