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    Default Faro - Tombstone Card Game

    Originally posted by Karin Carole Sitts


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    : I have a replica of a faro game and instructions.



    : How to play - There is a layout showing Ace thru duece in spades (suit is unimportant in this game tho). There is also a counter which has 13 pins (Ace thru duece)with 4 discs on each pin (one for each type (Ace - duece). The dealer has a box which deals from. If he deals a king, one of the discs are moved up showing that there is only 3 kings left in the dealer box. The dealer and players could look at the counter so they could make informed bets. For example, if the dealer is halfway thru the deck, the counter might show that 3 queens are left so the player would know that a queen would be a good bet.



    : The folks betting place a chip on the layout to indicate which card they think is going to come up next. They would place a copper on top of their chip if they wanted to bet that the card would NOT be dealt next. There were many ways you could place chips and get different odds (similar to roulette where you can bet on 4 numbers at a time or a row of numbers,etc.).



    : Anyway, as you can see there could be pretty good odds for players (opposite of what was said in the Tombstone movie)- this is one reason why Las Vegas/Reno never adopted it for their casinos.



    : There is also a national faro contest held every year.



    : Anyway hope this is interesting to those who want to know.




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    Default Re: Faro - Tombstone Card Game

    Originally posted by todd


    : I was wondering if you'd have available a more IN DEPTH instruction on how to play this game and to incorporate it into a "Casino Night" fundraiser.



    : Thanks




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    Default Knowing number of Queens left doesn't help player

    Originally posted by Rick Rutt


    : Even knowing late in the game that 3 Queens are

    : left in the deck does NOT help the bettor.



    : The reason is that on each turn, two cards are

    : dealt. One is declared a "winner", and the

    : other is declared a "loser". The bettor cannot

    : predict when "side" any Queen will land on.



    : If both cards on a turn are the same denomination,

    : the dealer takes half of all money bet on that

    : denomination. This provides the house edge.



    : See http://people.delphi.com/rrutt/hpfaro.htm for

    : detailed rules.



    : -- Rick




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    Default Re: Faro - Tombstone Card Game

    Originally posted by Zee

    : :
    : : I have a replica of a faro game and instructions.

    : : How to play - There is a layout showing Ace thru duece in spades (suit is unimportant in this game tho). There is also a counter which has 13 pins (Ace thru duece)with 4 discs on each pin (one for each type (Ace - duece). The dealer has a box which deals from. If he deals a king, one of the discs are moved up showing that there is only 3 kings left in the dealer box. The dealer and players could look at the counter so they could make informed bets. For example, if the dealer is halfway thru the deck, the counter might show that 3 queens are left so the player would know that a queen would be a good bet.

    : : The folks betting place a chip on the layout to indicate which card they think is going to come up next. They would place a copper on top of their chip if they wanted to bet that the card would NOT be dealt next. There were many ways you could place chips and get different odds (similar to roulette where you can bet on 4 numbers at a time or a row of numbers,etc.).

    : : Anyway, as you can see there could be pretty good odds for players (opposite of what was said in the Tombstone movie)- this is one reason why Las Vegas/Reno never adopted it for their casinos.

    : : There is also a national faro contest held every year.

    : : Anyway hope this is interesting to those who want to know.


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    Default Re: Faro - Tombstone Card Game

    Originally posted by ZEE

    : Karen,
    :
    : Do you have any more information concerning the "national faro contest" you mentioned in your post? Would appreciate being able to track down it or any other faro contests or tournaments.

    : Regards,
    : ZEE



    :
    : : I have a replica of a faro game and instructions.

    : : How to play - There is a layout showing Ace thru duece in spades (suit is unimportant in this game tho). There is also a counter which has 13 pins (Ace thru duece)with 4 discs on each pin (one for each type (Ace - duece). The dealer has a box which deals from. If he deals a king, one of the discs are moved up showing that there is only 3 kings left in the dealer box. The dealer and players could look at the counter so they could make informed bets. For example, if the dealer is halfway thru the deck, the counter might show that 3 queens are left so the player would know that a queen would be a good bet.

    : : The folks betting place a chip on the layout to indicate which card they think is going to come up next. They would place a copper on top of their chip if they wanted to bet that the card would NOT be dealt next. There were many ways you could place chips and get different odds (similar to roulette where you can bet on 4 numbers at a time or a row of numbers,etc.).

    : : Anyway, as you can see there could be pretty good odds for players (opposite of what was said in the Tombstone movie)- this is one reason why Las Vegas/Reno never adopted it for their casinos.

    : : There is also a national faro contest held every year.

    : : Anyway hope this is interesting to those who want to know.


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    Question faro and calling the turn

    howdy,
    I'm depicting a game of faro in historical fiction, and specific info is scarce on how the dealer and players would have organized bets on the turn. Given the 6 possible combinations (barring a pair remaining), this would have been hectic even in a calm environment... and by the sounds of historic reports, the turn was the most exciting and rowdy part of each round. So how? Nothing was painted on the 'board'.
    any help would be... helpful.
    cheers,
    C.

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