Hitchiker Casinos

When you land on the GREAT WHITE NORTH CASINO or any other CASINO city (Charlesfun, Party Gras or Lost Wages), you may choose any one of the available game options to play with all the other players.

A reminder guide of the various game options is found on the board in the GREAT WHITE NORTH CASINO (pictured above).

Land on any CASINO city and you, as the Dealer, may choose ONE of the following games to play:

  • HIGH ROLL CRAPS
  • BLACKJACK (21)
  • TEXAS HOLD 'EM

The Hitchiker versions of Blackjack and Texas Hold 'em have slight format variances that either improve the players chance of success or diminish the potential damage. A description of each game follows.

Don't know how to shuffle a deck of cards? Want a faster game to play? No problem, High Roll Craps is for you.

The House (Bank) puts up a prize of $250,000. All players roll both dice. High roll wins the pot. In the case of a tie, players split the pot equally.

Ace + Ten = Blackjack!

The object of casino style blackjack is to make a hand that totals 21 or less and is higher than the hand made by the "House".

Anytime your hand totals more than 21, you have "busted" and lose your wager immediately.

All transactions while playing Blackjack are between the individual players and the bank.

DEALING- Shuffle the deck of playing cards and take the top card regardless of value and place it upside down on the bottom of the deck.

Beginning with the player to your left, deal each player one card FACE UP.

INTRODUCTION- If you enjoy poker, you may be familiar with Texas Hold 'em due to the games exposure on tv, online and in popular culture.

Texas Hold 'em is more involved than Blackjack and appeals to gamblers who want more interaction between players. Below, are basic play instructions. If more detailed information is required, search for Texas Hold 'em rules online.

NOTE TO THE PURISTS- As with Blackjack, I have changed the real betting format of the Hitchiker version of Texas Hold'em, primarily to speed things up and assist the novice player in understanding what to do.

OVERVIEW- In Texas Hold 'em, as in other games of poker, players compete for money contributed by the players themselves (called the pot). As a bonus, in the Hitchiker version the bank also seeds the game with an additional $100,000 to get started.

Players attempt to control the amount of money in the pot based either on the their own hand, or on their prediction as to what their opponents may be holding.

The hand is divided into a series of stages; at the conclusion of which, the pot is typically awarded to one player (an exception discussed below).

A hand may end at the showdown, in which case the remaining players compare their hands and the highest hand is awarded the pot; that highest hand is usually held by only one player, but can be held by more in the case of a tie.

The other possibility for the conclusion of a hand occurs when all but one player has folded and have thereby abandoned any claim to the pot, in which case the pot is awarded to the player who has not folded.

The object of game is to make mathematically and psychologically correct decisions regarding when and how much to bet, raise, call or fold.