In the fall of 1917, "an incredible number of soldiers, sometimes sometimes quite unknown, with quite a lot of money" in "over fifty gambling dens", including in the club of the Society of the Elderly Martyrs in Alexander Greene's story "Club Arap", played everywhere in Macau in Petrograd. "
Macau is a gambling card game , widespread in the world at the beginning of the 20th century, before the ban on gambling houses . The name is due to the city of Macau (Macau) , the former Portuguese colony, the largest gambling center in the East.
The rules in different literature are described in different ways, but their principle is one. In some cases, they give 1 card each, in others - 3, in another variant they play with a trump card (“club ekarte”). The most famous option has a different name: Victoria. The number of players is unlimited. The deck is 104 sheets, that is, two mixed decks. First of all, they put an agreed rate. Then, the ATM will hand over 1 card to each player and himself. Other players are called ponters.
Ace has one point, pictures - 10 each, the rest of the cards - at their true value. Players may request a ransom. Then the ATM gives them one more card. True, those who bought later lose in gain. You can buy again, that is, discard both bad cards and get two new ones. After passing, they count points and winnings. Dozens are discarded, the highest card is 9. The one with 9 wins. He gets three times, including a cash machine. 8 gives a double win, 7 - a single. If the ATM has 7, then it pays those who have 8 and 9, but takes it from everyone else. In general, a cash machine has advantages.
Victoria is different in that they are dealt two cards.
- Rozaliev N. Yu. Card games for the house and casino. - M. , 1999.