The Betting





52. All bets shall be deposited in the pool.



53. The first player to the left of the ante shall have first right to bet

after the draw, whether the ante-man have retired or not. The turn to bet

shall pass to each player from right to left, and each player shall stake a

sum at least equal to that staked by the preceding player.



54. If, when his turn comes, any player have not staked, and does not

stake a sum at least equal to that staked by the preceding player, such

player shall place his cards, face downwards, on the table, and shall

retire from the game, and shall forfeit his stake in that game.



55. A bet once made, whether made in proper turn or not, cannot be

recalled.



56. A bet* is complete and irrevocable when the player making it has

deposited the amount in money or value on the table, and such deposit

shall be considered as a deposit into the pool.



*i.e.: The bet is the actual amount deposited, and the

player's statement that he intends or intended depositing

another amount is of no value.



57. The statement of his intention to bet, or to refrain from betting,

shall not invalidate the right of any player to bet or pass when his

turn comes.



58. If a player bet or raise the stake of a previous player, and no

other player call or raise him, such player wins the pool, and shall

not be compelled to show his hand.



59. When the bets of all the players are equal, each player in turn,

beginning with the player to the left of the last player, shall

show his hand, and the player with the best hand shall win the pool.



60. If a player's bet be raised, and such player have not funds to call

the raise, he may deposit in the pool whatever funds he has, and demand a

show for that amount. If, when the game is over, he prove to hold the best

hand, he shall claim from the pool the amount of the ante and straddle or

straddles (if any), and also a sum equal to his stake from every player

in the game at the time of his demanding a show, out of their stakes.

The holder of the next best hand shall claim the remainder of the pool.



61. A player demanding a show for a certain sum under the above rule,

shall not stop the game if there be other players who wish to continue

the betting, and he shall not show his hand until the game is over.



62. If a player borrow money to raise, he shall borrow to call.



63. If a player bet with a foul hand, he shall lose his stake.



64. If any player be found to have a foul hand at the end of the game,

he shall forfeit his stake; and if there be only one other player, that

player shall claim the pool; and if there be more than one other player,

the holder of the best hand shall claim the pool.





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