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Jan
14
answered What does “poker size cards” mean?
Jan
14
comment What does “poker size cards” mean?
Considering that tarot cards are unpopular in the U.S. as a gaming device, with virtually all of the U.S. market for tarot decks being Rider-Waite-derived divination decks, I would question whether the tarot size is a "standard" for gaming in the U.S.
Mar
22
comment Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
I understand that. My point was that you said there was a 1% house edge against a player using only basic strategy, which is a little high.
Mar
21
answered Discarding a card in Phase 10 that allows the next player to go out
Mar
21
comment Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?
I heard that the house edge on a person playing by basic strategy was much lower than that; an eight-deck game with no additional rules benefiting the player (like hitting split aces or dealer must hit soft 17) has a house edge of about .65%. This is further reduced with fewer decks in the shoe. But, the house still wins the longer you sit; you're expecting to lose a nickel a hand betting $10. As entertainment goes, not bad.
Mar
13
comment Question on ethics or rules
That's true. In Bridge, these are more appropriate penalties because East's action probably still would have been to play Q-Cl to try and take the trick, rather than "evading" it to foist it on someone else. In exact-prediction and evasion games, evasion is seen more often, and so the ill-gotten knowledge of a revoke is doubly damaging; the revoking player has a chance to take or lose the trick to their advantage. Penalties for revoking in such games are usually far higher, up to and including a misdeal and severe points penalties for the offending side.
Mar
13
answered Can “aggressive” or unusual play in blackjack get someone thrown out of a casino?
Mar
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awarded  Commentator
Mar
13
comment Question on ethics or rules
And East should thank his lucky stars; in most other trick games, a revoke like that would have resulted in much more severe penalties.
Mar
11
comment What are effective strategies for passing cards in Hearts?
Again, judgement call. The 2 of Clubs guarantees you'll lose the trick, but pretty much everything except the Ace will do the same. If you have both and it's a "pass left" hand you have a choice; pass the 2 and play last this trick to lead the next, or pass the Ace and play last next trick. I do agree with you though, the 2 of clubs is usually a keeper.
Mar
9
revised What are effective strategies for passing cards in Hearts?
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Mar
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revised What are effective strategies for passing cards in Hearts?
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Mar
9
answered What are effective strategies for passing cards in Hearts?
Mar
9
comment What are effective strategies for passing cards in Hearts?
Hard but not impossible. The unspoken rule everywhere I've played is that you never pass the Ace of Hearts; you keep it to make sure that one other person, even yourself, takes some Hearts.
Mar
9
answered Am I at legal risk if I use a mechanism from another game in my own design?
Mar
5
comment Replacement coins for At The Gates of Loyang
They do look good, but not in the Chinese style.
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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answered Do card sleeves contain BPA?