BASSET

researched by Ld. Brusten de Bearsul
re-redaction by H.L. Modar Neznanich

 

Basset is a multi-player gambling game.

The number of players determines the number of standard 52-card decks used. The number of decks to use are:

1 deck - 2 to 3 players and a dealer

2 decks - 4 to 7 players and a dealer

3 decks - 8 to 11 players and a dealer

4 decks - 12 to 15 players and a dealer

5 decks - 16 to 19 players and a dealer

6 decks - 20 to 23 players and a dealer

7 decks - 24 to 27 players and a dealer

8 decks - 28 to 31 players and a dealer

9 decks - 32 to 35 players and a dealer

And so on. Each additional deck allows up to 4 more players.

Thirteen cards are dealt, face up, to each player.

No cards are dealt to the dealer.

Each player then decides which of his own cards he will bet on.

Betting is done by placing the wager upon the card being bet on.

Any or all the cards a player has may be bet on.

Wagers may be of any value (although "House Rules" can set a limit on the wagers).

Bets have to be made by all players before the next step in the game is taken.

Next the dealer turns one card face up from the remainder of the deck, dealt from the bottom.

The dealer wins all bets placed on cards that match this card's rank.

The dealer then deals two cards off the top of the deck, face up.

The dealer wins all bets placed on cards that match the first card's rank.

The dealer pays all wagers that match the second card.

Once a wager on a card has been lost, the card is taken out of play.

Once a wager on a card has been won, the player has a choice: He may a) take the card out of play and keep the wager won, or b) leave the card and wager (the original amount only) in play.

To signify that a winning card and bet is left in play, a corner of the card is turned up.

If a card is left in play after winning and it loses, the dealer gets the original bet on the card (only), and the card is then taken out of play.

If a card is left in play after winning and it wins again, it is paid off at 7 times the original bet.

A card that has won twice can be taken out of play or left in play, with the original bet on it.

To signify that a 2-time winning card and bet is left in play, two corners of the card are turned up.

If a 2-time winning card is left in play and it loses, the dealer gets the original bet on the card (only), and the card is then taken out of play.

If a 2-time winning card is left in play and it wins again, it is paid off at 15 times the original bet.

A card that has won three times can be taken out of play or left in play, with the original bet on it.

To signify that a 3-time winning card and bet is left in play, three corners of the card are turned up.

If a 3-time winning card is left in play and it loses, the dealer gets the original bet on the card (only), and the card is then taken out of play.

If a 3-time winning card is left in play and it wins again, it is paid off at 30 times the original bet.

A card that has won four times can be taken out of play or left in play, with the original bet on it.

To signify that a 4-time winning card and bet is left in play, all four corners of the card are turned up.

If a 4-time winning card is left in play and it loses, the dealer gets the original bet on the card (only), and the card is then taken out of play.

If a 4-time winning card is left in play and it wins again, it is paid off at 60 times the original bet.

A card that has won four times is taken out of play.

 

NON-WAGERING ALTERNATIVE
(Modern Addition by Redaction Author)

Instead of wagering money (or other items), the dealer can act as points keeper and keep track of bets and payouts. The first player to reach an agreed upon amount, would be the winner.


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H.L. Modar Neznanich, CLM, CSH, CT, CCC

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