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                        Section Zero: Table of Contents             **HOYLE_0**
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  [Section Title] ............................................. [CTRL+F Tag]

  -1. Donations ............................................... **HOYLE_-1**
   0. Table of Contents ....................................... **HOYLE_0**
   1. Intro ................................................... **HOYLE_1**
   2. Version History ......................................... **HOYLE_2**
   3. Legalities .............................................. **HOYLE_3**

   4. Baccarat ................................................ **HOYLE_4**
   5. Blackjack ............................................... **HOYLE_5**
   6. Craps ................................................... **HOYLE_6**
   7. Horse Racing ............................................ **HOYLE_7**
   8. Keno .................................................... **HOYLE_8**
   9. Pai Gow Poker ........................................... **HOYLE_9**
   10. Poker .................................................. **HOYLE_10**
   11. Roulette ............................................... **HOYLE_11**
   12. Slots .................................................. **HOYLE_12**
   13. Video Blackjack ........................................ **HOYLE_13**
   14. Video Poker ............................................ **HOYLE_14**


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                              Section One: Intro                    **HOYLE_1**
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Welcome to another FAQ of mine. This one covers the PC game Hoyle Casino Games,
the 2008 version. Another one of the games in the Hoyle line of games, named
after famed gamemaster Edward Hoyle, this is one of the differently-focused
ones, focusing on the controversial gambling games of ... well, casinos.

...

That's all I have to say on this game. Enjoy.


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                         Section Two: Version History               **HOYLE_2**
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Final - First and likely only version of this FAQ completed.
        1:00 AM 11/23/2012


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                           Section Three: Legalities                **HOYLE_3**
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                            Section Four: Baccarat                  **HOYLE_4**
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Two hands are dealt - one is the Banker hand, another is the Player hand. You
are to bet on which one you predict will be closer to 9 or whether a tie will
occur.

Then it's beyond your control, but we may as well, right?  ;)

Two cards are dealt to each hand. The hands are reveal and the values are
found as follows:

 - 10 and face cards are worth 0.
 - Aces are worth 1.
 - All others are worth their face value.
 - If hands have two-digit values, only the one's digit is used. For example,
   9/9 = 18 = 8 in baccarat, which is the same as 4/4. 6/4 = 10 = 0 for another
   example.

If a hand is equal to 8 or 9, the hand ends.

Otherwise, we draw cards. If the Player Hand is 6 or 7, the Banker Hand will
draw (0 - 5), or stand and end the round (6 - 7). If the Player Hand is from
0 - 5, then the Banker's Hand is applied. 

If it is 0 - 2, the Banker must draw. If 3, the Banker must draw if the Player
is not 8. If 4, draw if not 0, 1, 8, 9. If 5, draw at 4 - 7. If 6, draw at
6 or 7. If 7, don't draw.

Afterwards, whoever is closer to 9 is evaluated (or tied). The pot is divided
equally among winning Player or Banker bets, but, in the latter, the house will
be given 5%. In a winning bet on ties, those bets are paid 8:1 and other bets
are neither won nor lost.

As a bit of trivia, the advantages for each bet to the house are 1.24% on
Player bets, 1.06% on Banker bets, and 14.36% on tie bets. Obviously, do not do
a tie bet unless you're a freakin' psychic, in which case, you oughta move to
Keno. The others have a VERY slight edge over each other, but you're 0.18% more
likely to win on a Banker bet. That is 16 out of every 10,000 times, so very,
very slight. So don't worry and just have fun with the two obvious ones.


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                            Section Five: Blackjack                 **HOYLE_5**
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In this game, begin by placing a bet in front of you, between the minimum and
maximum, on the table.

The people at the table and the dealer will then each get two cards.

You and dealer each get two cards. Your two are shown; only one of the dealer's
is. Your goal is to get to 21 or as close to it as possible. You do so by
adding the values of your cards, as shown below.

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          |    Card     |              Card's Value               |
          O=============O=========================================O
          |  2          |  2                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  3          |  3                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  4          |  4                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  5          |  5                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  6          |  6                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  7          |  7                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  8          |  8                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  9          |  9                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  10         |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  J (Jack)   |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  Q (Queen)  |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  K (King)   |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  A (Ace)    |  11 (if other cards' total is <11)      |
          |             |  1 (if other cards' total is = or >11)  |
          O=============O=========================================O

If you have a 10-value card and an Ace at the start, you get a Blackjack, which
is famous in casinos for the saying "Winner, winner, chicken dinner." But, all
kidding aside, your total payoff is 2.5x the original bet (where your profit is
equal to 1.5x the original bet).

If you or the dealer go over 21 (22+), the one who went over (busted) loses.

Initially, you can "Surrender" - this forces you to lose the hand if you think
you'll lose, but you only lose half of your bet.

Otherwise, after you receive both cards, you should "Stand" with what you have
(stand), or "Hit" to obtain another card for you. The dealer, who cannot hit
above 18, I think, will then deal his hand. Whoever doesn't bust or the one
with the best hand wins. If you win, you get a profit equal to your bet.

You also have the option to double. In doing so, you will double your bet, at
the cost of one thing - only getting a single card on this hand given to you.
The dealer deals his hand, etc. If you win, both bets receive the correct
amount of money. If you lose, you lose both bets.

If you end up with two equal-value cards, you can play two hands at once. Do so
by splitting. The hand splits into two other two-card hands. You may split once
more if desired/possible. Each hand plays separately and is not affected by the
others.

If the dealer shows an Ace, you may buy insurance (I rarely do). To do so, you
place a bet less than or equal to ONE HALF of your original bet on the
insurance line. If the dealer does have blackjack, the insurance is paid 2:1.
If not, you lose that bet and the hand continues as previously described.

For once, I can give tips:

 - Whenever the dealer shows a card, assume the other is a 10-value, as it is
   four times more likely to be such versus other cards.

 - Never buy insurance. Out of the 13 other possible cards (not counting suits),
   9/13 (~69.23%) will not deal blackjack.

 - Never split 10's. Always splits Aces and 8's.

 - If you know the counting cards technique, don't use it. Too much is
   unknown, after all. Of course, there is an option to show the high-low card
   ratio.


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 |                           ABOUT COUNTING CARDS:                           |
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 |  It is possible in this game. It's just hard to do here, but you can.     |
 |  Imagine that cards 2 - 6 add a "point", and 10, Jack, Queen, King, and   |
 |  Ace subtract a "point". Everything else does nothing. This is the Hoyle  |
 |  Casino system, anyways. The higher your "points", the more likely it is  |
 |  for you to get a blackjack. Just saying.                                 |
 |                                                                           |
 |  As for how to use this, it is not a perfect system, but... If the true   |
 |  count is zero or lower, bet 1/12 the max. From there on out, increase    |
 |  to 2/12 at +1, 3/12 at +2, etc. At +8, go for 10/12 the max, then go for |
 |  the max at +9.                                                           |
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                              Section Six: Craps                    **HOYLE_6**
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Introduction:
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Craps is played by making bets against the casino. Players stand around a
large, sunken table. The table is covered with a betting layout, where you can
place chips to make different types of bets. One person, the shooter (who may
or may not be betting), rolls two dice. The result of the roll determines which
bets win or lose. 

For many types of bets, it can take multiple rolls to determine whether the bet
wins or loses. The game is played in turns. At the start of a turn a shooter is
chosen. The shooterís goal is to pass. There are two types of rolls, each
involving the possibility of passing or not passing:

- The initial roll (the come out roll): The first roll of the shooterís turn is
  called the come out roll.

- If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 (a natural) on this roll, the shooter passes,
  various bets are paid out, and the turn ends.

- If the shooter rolls a 2, 3, or 12 on the come out roll (called "crapping
  out"), the shooter does not pass, various bets are paid out, and the turn
  ends.

- If the shooter does not roll a natural or craps on the come out roll, the
  total rolled becomes the point number. A disk labeled "ON" is placed on the
  point number on the table, to remind players what the point number is. It
  then becomes the shooterís goal to roll the point number again before
  rolling dice totaling 7.

- Subsequent rolls: If the shooter does not roll a natural or craps on the come
  out roll, he or she continues to roll until either the initial point number
  is rolled again, or a 7 is rolled.

- If the shooter rolls the point number, the shooter passes, various bets are
  paid out, and the turn ends.

- If the shooter rolls a 7, the shooter has sevened out and does not pass,
  various bets are paid out, and the turn ends.

- For any other roll, various bets are paid out, and the shooter continues to
  roll, trying again for the point number.

After the shooter passes or does not pass, a new turn begins, possibly with a
different shooter. Traditionally, the same person can continue to be the
shooter as long as he or she doesnít seven out. Otherwise, the next person
clockwise around the table has the option to shoot.


Bets:
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Pass Line and Donít Pass bets: Betting on the Pass Line simply means betting
that the shooter will pass on his or her current turn. On the contrary, betting
on the Donít Pass Bar means betting that the shooter will not pass on his or her
current turn. (One important exception is that if the shooter rolls a 12 on the
come out roll, you do not win with a Donít Pass bet). Betting the Pass Line
makes you a "right" bettor, because you are betting with the shooter. Betting
Donít Pass makes you a "wrong" or "contrarian" bettor, because you are betting
against the shooter.

Free Odds: Suppose you place a Pass Line or Donít Pass bet and a point number
is established on the come out roll. You now have the option of "backing up"
your Pass Line or Donít Pass bets with free odds bet. These bets are situated
just behind your original bet. The maximum amount of your free odds bets varies
depending on your game settings.

Come and Donít Come bets: These bets are very much like Pass Line and Donít
Pass bets. Conceptually, they are like starting a Pass Line or Donít Pass bet
after the shooter has already established a point number on the come out roll.
Imagine it like swapping from "Pass" to "Come" in the middle of the rolls, but
with the same end effect.

Place bets: Here you place a bet on one of the numbers at the top of the table.
You are simply betting that that number will be rolled before a 7.

Buy bets: Buy bets are variations of Place bets. They are positioned in the
upper-third portion of the Place numbers boxes and are indicated with a "B".
When you buy a bet, you pay 5% of the bet value to the casino immediately. In
return, winning buy bets are paid out at true odds instead of the normal Place
bet odds.

Lay bets: Here you place a bet on one of the numbers at the top of the table,
and are betting that a 7 will come up before that number is rolled. They are
positioned in the upper-third portion of the numbers boxes at the top of the
layout and are indicated with an "L". When you lay a bet, you pay 5% of the bet
value to the casino immediately.

One Roll bets: There are a number of places on the table where you can bet that
the next roll (whether itís a come out roll or not) will have certain values.

Hardways: In the box marked HARDWAYS you can bet that a certain number will be
rolled as a double before a 7 is rolled, or before that number is rolled as a
non-double. For instance, a Hardway bet on double 3's wins when double 3's are
rolled, but loses when a 7 or any other 6 is rolled, such as a 5/1 or 4/2
combination.


Odds/Payoffs:
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The numbers for the Buy and Lay bets take into account the 5% cost of making
the bet.

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    |      Bet Paid Off       |  Payoff-Bet Ratio  |  House Advantage (%)  |
    O=========================O====================O=======================O
    |  Pass Line Payoff       |       1 to 1       |          1.4%         |
    |  Donít Pass Payoff      |       1 to 1       |          1.4%         |
    |  Come Payoff            |       1 to 1       |          1.4%         |
    |  Donít Come Payoff      |       1 to 1       |          1.4%         |
    |  Place 6 or 8 Payoff    |       7 to 6       |          1.5%         |
    |  Place 5 or 9 Payoff    |       7 to 5       |          4.0%         |
    |  Place 4 or 10 Payoff   |       9 to 5       |          6.6%         |
    O-------------------------O--------------------O-----------------------O
    |  Any Craps Payoff       |       7 to 1       |         11.1%         |
    |  Two Payoff             |      30 to 1       |         13.9%         |
    |  Three Payoff           |      15 to 1       |         11.1%         |
    |  Any Seven Payoff       |       4 to 1       |         16.6%         |
    |  Eleven Payoff          |      15 to 1       |         11.1%         |
    |  Twelve Payoff          |      30 to 1       |         13.9%         |
    |  Hard 4 or 10 Payoff    |       7 to 1       |         11.1%         |
    |  Hard 6 or 8 Payoff     |       9 to 1       |          9.0%         |
    |  Big 6 or Big 8 Payoff  |       1 to 1       |          9.0%         |
    |  The Field Payoff       |     1 ~ 2 to 1     |          2.8%         |
    O-------------------------O--------------------O-----------------------O
    |  Buy 4 or 10 Payoff     |       2 to 1       |          4.7%         |
    |  Buy 5 or 9 Payoff      |       3 to 2       |          4.7%         |
    |  Buy 6 or 8 Payoff      |       6 to 5       |          4.7%         |
    |  Lay 4 or 10 Payoff     |       2 to 1       |          2.4%         |
    |  Lay 5 or 9 Payoff      |       2 to 3       |          3.2%         |
    |  Lay 6 or 8 Payoff      |       5 to 6       |          4.0%         |
    O-------------------------O--------------------O-----------------------O
    |                          Pass Line/Come Odds                         |
    O-------------------------O--------------------O-----------------------O
    |  4 or 10 Payoff         |       2 to 1       |          0.0%         |
    |  5 or 9 Payoff          |       3 to 2       |          0.0%         |
    |  6 or 8 Payoff          |       6 to 5       |          0.0%         |
    O-------------------------O--------------------O-----------------------O
    |                      Donít Pass/Donít Come Odds                      |
    O-------------------------O--------------------O-----------------------O
    |  4 or 10 Payoff         |       1 to 2       |          0.0%         |
    |  5 or 9 Payoff          |       2 to 3       |          0.0%         |
    |  6 or 8 Payoff          |       5 to 6       |          0.0%         |
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                          Section Seven: Horse Racing               **HOYLE_7**
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It's quite simple, actually. Pick a horse and a bet type. There are three bets:

 - Win: You will bet the horse will come in first place.
 - Place: You bet that the horse will "place" (come in first or second).
 - Show: You bet that the horse will "show" (come in first, second, or third).

Each horse will have some odds attached to it in a loss-win ratio. For example,
odds of "3 - 1" means that the horse will win one race for every three it
loses, meaning your chance of winning with it is [1/(3+1)] or 1/4, or 25%.


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                              Section Eight: Keno                   **HOYLE_8**
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Here, you will fill out a Keno lottery ticket. Each ticket has 80 numbers on
it. 20 balls are later picked out of 80, which will correspond to the numbers
on the ticket. If you have enough correct numbers (based on payoff), you'll
win money!

There are a number of tickets, usually in a "___-spot straight" form. The blank
is the number of numbers you'll guess at.

There are also spot specials (4 - 6 guesses), which are more expensive, but
pay better. Edge bets use only the numbers at the edge of the ticket.
Top/bottom bets refer to #1-40 and #41-80, respectively, and that you'll have
more numbers found in one than the other, with a greater imbalance equalling
higher payoffs. Left/right works similarly with the left and right halves.


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                          Section Nine: Pai Gow Poker               **HOYLE_9**
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You'll get seven cards and arrange them into two hands - one of five cards and
one of two. The former hand, the high hand, must out-rank the other hand, the
low hand. Ranks are as such, from high to low:

 - Five Aces (four trues Aces plus the one joker)
 - Straight Flush (five-card straight that is also a flush)
 - Four of a Kind
 - Full House (pair and three of a kind of separate types)
 - Flush (all cards of the same suit)
 - Straight (five cards in an ascending, continuous order (2, 3, 4, 5, 6))
 - Three of a Kind
 - Two Pair
 - One Pair
 - High Card (the highest card in an otherwise worthless hand)

Cards are also ranked in the case of ties by value.

To win, you'll place a bet and see if you beat the banker's hands.


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                              Section Ten: Poker                   **HOYLE_10**
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Card Hands:
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We'll first discuss this before the actual games. They are ranked from high to
low.

 - Royal Flush (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10 of the same suit)
 - Straight Flush (a straight that is also a flush)
 - Four of a Kind
 - Full House (pair and three of a kind of separate types)
 - Flush (all cards of the same suit)
 - Straight (five cards in an ascending, continuous order (2, 3, 4, 5, 6))
 - Three of a Kind
 - Two Pair
 - One Pair
 - High Card (the highest card in an otherwise worthless hand)


Texas Hold'em:
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You will have use of seven cards - two dealt to you, and five available to all,
but not all at once.

You'll get your cards, then bet. This is equal to half the minimum table bet.
The next person after the first must fold their hand (give up), call the
previous player, or raise. This continues. If all others call or fold, then
the second person from before can check (do nothing, really) or raise.

Then three of the all-available cards are available (the flop). Then another
betting interval begins where everyone can check, fold, or bet the minumum.
After someone bets the minimum, everyone can then check, fold, call, or raise.

After that's done, it'll repeat two more times with the turn (fourth card) and
the river (fifth card). After that final interval ends, everyone reveals the
best hand they have. Winner is the one with the best.


Omaha Hold'em:
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This is basically Texas Hold'em. However, players get four cards each, not two.
Hands still consist of five cards - two from their hand, and three from the
table.


Omaha Hold'em Hi-Lo:
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Omaha Hold'em. However, the worst AND best hands will win here. The hands can
use different sets of cards per player. A low hand must be eight-high or better
(i.e. seven-high). Straights and flushes are ignored, and Aces are low. For a
low hand to even be possible, three cards equal to 8 or less must be on the
board.


Seven Card Stud:
````````````````

You begin by adding a bet (ante) to the pot - 40% of the lower limit. You then
get two cards face down, then a betting interval. The lowest card owner will go
first. Everyone can call, raise, or fold. The first raise will up the bet to
game minimum.

For three rounds, everyone gets another card and another betting interval where
the table minimum is in effect.

The final round begins with another card. The best-showing band begins the next
betting interval. Afterwards, everyone compares hands and the best hand takes
the pot. Ties will result in splits.


Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo:
``````````````````````

Same as above. However, the worst AND best hands will win here. The hands can
use different sets of cards per player. A low hand must be eight-high or better
(i.e. seven-high). Straights and flushes are ignored, and Aces are low. For a
low hand to even be possible, three cards equal to 8 or less must be on the
board.


Five Card Draw:
```````````````

Everyone gets five cards, face-down, and can choose to discard and replace
them. Everyone blindly bets and raises as needed until everyone has called.
Replacement cards come in, another betting interval arrives, and then everyone
shows their cards. Best hand wins.


Five Card Draw Lowball:
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Five Card Draw, but the WORST hand wins.


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                           Section Eleven: Roulette                **HOYLE_11**
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Roulette is a game of luck, in which you bet that, on a roll of one number out
of thirty-eight, your bet will satisfy on of the conditions on the board. Most
of the "conditions" are landing on an exact number, though there are lower-risk
chances (e.g. red, black, odd, even).

Here is an chance system denoting which bets have which the chance of being
right on a fair basis. Please note that all percentages are rounded to the
nearest one-thousandth of a percent.

         O===========O===============O==========O===================O
         |    Bet    |  Probability  |  Chance  |  Odds of Winning  |
         O===========O===============O==========O===================O
         |  00       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  0        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  1        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  2        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  3        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  4        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  5        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  6        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  7        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  8        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  9        |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  10       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  11       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  12       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  13       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  14       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  15       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  16       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  17       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  18       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  19       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  20       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  21       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  22       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  23       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  24       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  25       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  26       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  27       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  28       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  29       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  30       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  31       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  32       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  33       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  34       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  35       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  36       |  1 in 38      |  2.632%  |      37 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  1st 12   |  6 in 19      |  31.579% |      13 to 6      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  2nd 12   |  6 in 19      |  31.579% |      13 to 6      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  3rd 12   |  6 in 19      |  31.579% |      13 to 6      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  1 - 18   |  9 in 19      |  47.368% |      10 to 9      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  19 - 36  |  9 in 19      |  47.368% |      10 to 9      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Even     |  10 in 19     |  52.632% |      9 to 10      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Odd      |  9 in 19      |  47.368% |      10 to 9      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Red      |  9 in 19      |  47.368% |      10 to 9      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Black    |  9 in 19      |  47.368% |      10 to 9      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Column   |  1 in 3       |  33.333% |       2 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  2-Street |  1 in 6       |  16.667% |       5 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Quint    |  1 in 7       |  14.286% |       6 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Quad     |  1 in 9       |  11.111% |       8 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Trio     |  12 in 1      |   8.333% |      11 to 1      |
         O-----------O---------------O----------O-------------------O
         |  Split    |  18 in 1      |   1.316% |      17 to 1      |
         O===========O===============O==========O===================O


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                             Section Twelve: Slots                 **HOYLE_12**
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There are four slot machine types: fun/video, single line, multiple line, and
progressive.

Fun slots are the basic slot machines you know of already.

Video ones can differ somewhat.

Single line and multiple line basically means the ways you can match up things.
For example, the classic slot machine is middle row, all horizontal. Multiple
line ones let you add diagonal lines with a second and third coin added in,
kinda like the slot machines in the Game Corner of Pokemon R/S/E. You can,
sometimes, the top and bottom horizontal lines with further bets.

Progressive slot machines have the jackpot build up over a multi-line-machine
network until someone hits it.

Anyways, that's it. Match up what you can on a machine - each one blatantly
shows the combos to you - so good luck.


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                       Section Thirteen: Video Blackjack           **HOYLE_13**
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Basic Blackjack:
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(This is just quoted from the Blackjack section.)

In this game, begin by placing a bet in front of you, between the minimum and
maximum, on the table.

The people at the table and the dealer will then each get two cards.

You and dealer each get two cards. Your two are shown; only one of the dealer's
is. Your goal is to get to 21 or as close to it as possible. You do so by
adding the values of your cards, as shown below.

          O=============O=========================================O
          |    Card     |              Card's Value               |
          O=============O=========================================O
          |  2          |  2                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  3          |  3                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  4          |  4                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  5          |  5                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  6          |  6                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  7          |  7                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  8          |  8                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  9          |  9                                      |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  10         |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  J (Jack)   |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  Q (Queen)  |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  K (King)   |  10                                     |
          O-------------O-----------------------------------------O
          |  A (Ace)    |  11 (if other cards' total is <11)      |
          |             |  1 (if other cards' total is = or >11)  |
          O=============O=========================================O

If you have a 10-value card and an Ace at the start, you get a Blackjack, which
is famous in casinos for the saying "Winner, winner, chicken dinner." But, all
kidding aside, your total payoff is 2.5x the original bet (where your profit is
equal to 1.5x the original bet).

If you or the dealer go over 21 (22+), the one who went over (busted) loses.

Initially, you can "Surrender" - this forces you to lose the hand if you think
you'll lose, but you only lose half of your bet.

Otherwise, after you receive both cards, you should "Stand" with what you have
(stand), or "Hit" to obtain another card for you. The dealer, who cannot hit
above 18, I think, will then deal his hand. Whoever doesn't bust or the one
with the best hand wins. If you win, you get a profit equal to your bet.

You also have the option to double. In doing so, you will double your bet, at
the cost of one thing - only getting a single card on this hand given to you.
The dealer deals his hand, etc. If you win, both bets receive the correct
amount of money. If you lose, you lose both bets.

If you end up with two equal-value cards, you can play two hands at once. Do so
by splitting. The hand splits into two other two-card hands. You may split once
more if desired/possible. Each hand plays separately and is not affected by the
others.

If the dealer shows an Ace, you may buy insurance (I rarely do). To do so, you
place a bet less than or equal to ONE HALF of your original bet on the
insurance line. If the dealer does have blackjack, the insurance is paid 2:1.
If not, you lose that bet and the hand continues as previously described.

For once, I can give tips:

 - Whenever the dealer shows a card, assume the other is a 10-value, as it is
   four times more likely to be such versus other cards.

 - Never buy insurance. Out of the 13 other possible cards (not counting suits),
   9/13 (~69.23%) will not deal blackjack.

 - Never split 10's. Always splits Aces and 8's.

 - If you know the counting cards technique, don't use it. Too much is
   unknown, after all. Of course, there is an option to show the high-low card
   ratio.


Machines:
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There are two machines you can play at.

Classic Blackjack has one dack. Blackjack will pay you 3:2 (you earn 60%), and
all else is 1:1 (doubled). You can always split on pairs, but split aces will
only get one card each. Doubling can be done on any cards, and insurance is
always offered on a shown ace. You always win if you have six cards at or under
21, unless the dealer has blackjack. The dealer will hit only 16 or less, and
will always stand with six cards under 21. Bets are returned on ties.

Special 21's is also single deck, pays 3:2 on blackjack, and pays 1:1 other
than that. However, getting non-blackjack 21's is a 2:1 payoff. Pairs cannot be
split, but doubles are always allowed initially. All else is the same. You can
also get five cards totalling 21 for a 2:1 payoff, three sevens for 2:1, and
straight flush (6-7-8 of same suit) for 2:1.


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                         Section Fourteen: Video Poker             **HOYLE_14**
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Basics:
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Here, you are trying to get a good hand. Here are the hands from best to worst:

 - Royal Flush (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10 of the same suit)
 - Straight Flush (a straight that is also a flush)
 - Four of a Kind
 - Full House (pair and three of a kind of separate types)
 - Flush (all cards of the same suit)
 - Straight (five cards in an ascending, continuous order (2, 3, 4, 5, 6))
 - Three of a Kind
 - Two Pair
 - One Pair
 - High Card (the highest card in an otherwise worthless hand)

Once you receive your five cards, which is after a bet and clicking "Deal", you
can choose to keep (hold) as many as you want. Afterwards, hit "Deal" for your
end hand. This will lead to your scoring hand, which will end up giving you
credits. To take them, hit "Cash Out".

There is also a multi-hand version you can play, which lets you play 1, 5, 10,
25, or 50 hands at once. It's the same deal, though, just much quicker.


Machines:
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There are three types.

Jacks or Better pays off, overall, ~98%. However, there are some in this type.
Easy Money pays off a flat 100%, Jack's Back (95.5%), and Crawdad (<93%).

Deuces Wild pays off around 102%, and uses 2's as wild "whatever-you-want-here"
cards. Wild Country pays off under 94%, Born to be Wild pays under 95%,
Wild Thing pays under 96%, and Wild Party pays 99%. Wild Party also has a
fifth wild, a Joker, put in.

10's or Better tends to pay off 90% ~ 95%. A-10 Shun pays around 99%, and
Hang 10 pays under 95%.





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