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Wizard
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August 17th, 2017 at 5:58:15 PM permalink


I've seen game inventors try and fail to bring cribbage to land casinos a few times. However, somebody has finally brought it to Internet casinos. In particular those using 1x2gaming software.

They dumbed down the game to bypass the discarding step and simply scores the cards given on the deal. If the player has more points, he wins even money. The house edge comes from an added rule that if the kitty (what they call the Crib Card) is a jack. The help file claims a return of 97.2%.

Please check out my new page on Cribbage. As always, I welcome questions, comments, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is would you play Cribbage if at online casino that offered it?
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August 17th, 2017 at 7:22:24 PM permalink
Cribbage is played to 121 points not 120. My mom, grandpa and I (and sometimes my sister) play cribbage often. We play without Muggins. Not sue if this link works, but this was from 2015. Facebook pics .
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August 17th, 2017 at 8:55:26 PM permalink
Quote: miplet

Cribbage is played to 121 points not 120.



You're right.

At least I have one friend who can play. Bring your gambling money your next time to Vegas and I'll bring the cribbage board. I play cutthroat with the muggins rule.
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August 17th, 2017 at 9:30:39 PM permalink
Quote: miplet

Cribbage is played to 121 points not 120. My mom, grandpa and I (and sometimes my sister) play cribbage often. We play without Muggins. Not sue if this link works, but this was from 2015. Facebook pics .



I like the Crazy Moose Casino cards Mip!
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August 18th, 2017 at 6:20:45 AM permalink
I used to play. One of the things I remember is watching someone else play, and tried to learn that way. I watched for days on end and just could not figure out the rules. Speaking for myself, it just seems like one of those games you have to start playing with someone who knows how to play.
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August 18th, 2017 at 6:46:49 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

I used to play. One of the things I remember is watching someone else play, and tried to learn that way. I watched for days on end and just could not figure out the rules. Speaking for myself, it just seems like one of those games you have to start playing with someone who knows how to play.



I agree. It is terribly annoying to the teacher because it takes beginners forever to count a hand and they always miss points.

An annoyance I have with even experienced players is counting the points one by one on the board. Nobody seems to understand how I can just jump to where I need to go. I don't understand how other people can't do simple addition in their head.
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August 18th, 2017 at 4:31:24 PM permalink
Suggestions for clarity on your WoO page.

1.You use the word "point" interchangeably for counting to 15, and the amount of pegs that's worth. It makes the write-up confusing. I would suggest you use the word "count" for adding the cards, and "points" for how many a "count" of 15 is worth, and exclusively for the evaluation of scoring points vs. Dealer points.

2.There is a convention of order for counting your hand, that goes,

15's
Pairs/trips/sets (if not part of a run)
Runs/double or triple runs(if the pair/trips are part of a double run, they are included here)
Flushes
Right jack (not used in the online game).

People I play with, starting 50+ years ago, display and count their hand out loud, in that order, before pegging.

In your examples, it's varied. I suggest for clarity and convention, that you follow the order in your narrative.

Example: you have 2 5s, 1 7, 1 9, rainbow, and the upcard is a queen.

"Fifteen 2, fifteen 4, and a pair for 6".

JMHO, and I know you know all of this. I'm talking on behalf of people who don't know the game, trying to read the page.
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August 18th, 2017 at 5:04:53 PM permalink
Thanks for the suggestions Barb. Good point about it being confusing to say "15 points is worth 2 points." I went along with that suggestion.

About counting hands in a certain order, I've always been rebellious and counted them however I please. I figure if the reader knows how to count a cribbage hand, he will skip over the examples anyway.
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August 20th, 2017 at 6:56:42 AM permalink
Growing up old people would play all day, everyday at the beach in the summer. Learned when I was 9 and by the time I was a teenager I could earn up to $50 in one month at $1 per game. Found an online game where you could play for money and was doing very well until they raised the rake from 1% to 8% and lost everything. What makes cribbage so great is that it is the perfect combination of strategy and mindlessness. If there was any strategy involved at all casino cribbage might be the very first -EV I would actually admit to playing in a casino.

I would definitely play over the board for very high stakes, like $5 per game +$0.10 per point.
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August 20th, 2017 at 7:32:10 AM permalink
I have played Cribbage on-line on an internet games site - and I was surprised at how much fun it is. It is a very complex game -and the strategies for playing your cards for a 2-person game are completely different than for a 4-person game.

The scoring in Cribbage is tricky and complicated -sort of in the same category as Contract Bridge.
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