June 26th 2015 Casino Party

On June 26th the DCE at IC hosted a Casino Party. The party had a limit of 50 people, but only 17 people showed up because many people had to go to club or were participating in a concert that was going on that night. We had different snacks and various drinks. Because the party was during dinner time, we decided to have more hearty snacks. We had crackers, chips, egg rolls, and small chicken pieces.

Schedule:

5:40 Introductions and Greetings
5:50 Games
7:30 Clean up
8:00 Finished

We were going to play three games but after realizing that the first two games were hard enough, we decided that we weren’t going to play the third game. We played Blackjack and Five card; the game we didn’t to play was Texas Hold’em.

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The game blackjack is about getting your cards to total closer to, or add up to, 21. The cards 2 through 10 are worth their face value. Kings, queens, and jacks are each worth 10, and aces may be used as either 1 or 11. If the players got higher than the dealer, they would win, but if they go less, they would lose. However, If they tied with the dealer, the dealer would win. If the players, they would double the amount they bet, but if they lost, they would lose that money.

The game five card is about getting the best hand. All players will receive their five cards, and the first betting round will start. However, most of the people playing were students who have never bet before, so we had them anti bet for the first round. When the betting round completes the draw round begins. They have the option of changing one, two, or three cards. Once all players have received their new cards, each player must evaluate their hand, and will once again bet. This round of betting will be the normal style of betting.

The third game is called Texas holdem. Each player starts with two hole cards. There are three rounds of community cards. These are dealt face up, for every player to use, with betting after each round. The best 5-card hand using any combination of the five community cards and two hole cards wins. We didn’t end up playing this game because five card already seemed challenging enough.

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When playing five card or Texas hold’em there are different types of hands. There is a hand called three of a kind. This is where there are three cards of the same rank. Also known as trips or, especially in flop games, a set. There is a hand called two pair. This is where there are two cards of one rank plus two cards of another rank.There is a hand called four of a kind. This is where there are there are four cards of the same rank. Also known as quads. There is a hand called straight.This is where there are five consecutive cards. An ace can be high or low. There is a hand called full house. This is where there are three cards of one rank plus two cards of another rank.There is a hand called one pair. This is where there are two cards of the same rank.There is a hand called flush. This is where there are five cards of the same suit.There is a hand called royal flush. This is where there are five cards in sequence with all five cards of the same suit. The highest straight flush, having an ace as its high card, has a special name, royal flush.There is a hand called no pair. This is where there is nothing of any of the options above.

When playing five card or Texas hold’em there is an order to the cards. The rankings go royal flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, and then no pair.

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When they were playing these games, we had them betting with fake money. The money was just cut pieces of colored construction paper. Each person will start with 1 purple, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 blue, and 10 red. This is the equivalent of $100.

Money:

$1 Red
$5 Blue
$10 Green
$20 Yellow
$50 Purple

At the end of the games, everyone will get one bingo card. And they can buy more bingo cards for $70 each.

As the final game, we played bingo. We played three games of bingo. The first game of bingo was a single row, the second game was a cross or an x, and the third game had two parts. The first part was to get one row, and the second part was to get four corners.

The winner of the first two games and the winner of the first part in the third game would win a small prize that was worth 100¥. However, the winner of four corners would win a prize worth 300¥.

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