Quote:charliepatrickI would have guessed that the aim of the game is to have either (a) Three Face Cards or (b) Higher baccarat score; where ties are broken by the number of face cards (K Q or J) and the actual rank of the cards is irrelevant for the base game (so K63 ties with K54 but loses to QJ9).

Good catch. I admit that my comparison to Three Card Baccarat was either inaccurate or my understanding of the rules of either game is incorrect. I was last in Macau ten years ago, so don't remember the game very well. However, I do recall it being extremely difficult getting a clear understanding of the rules of any game there, due to the language barrier and more of an oral tradition in China/Macau. I would be surprised if you could get the rules of any game in writing in any casino there. I suspect my understanding of the rules of Three Card Baccarat may be in error, as it seems kind of silly to plop a "three pictures" on top of baccarat, which would rarely take effect (1 in 100 hands).

I'll have to see what other sources I can find on Three Card Baccarat.

Quote:Also I think the term "Main" and "Ante" are probably the same; also "Ante" could be confusing as I don't think there's a Raise or Play element.

I asked the dealer at the Venetian for the name of the mandated wager and she paused and then said it was called the "Main" bet. On the layout there was a character in Chinese where you put the bet, but I don't know what it means and neglected to try to copy it for later translation.

Another problem is they had no rack cards for the game. The supervisor said there was an error in the printing of them so they had to throw them away and were waiting for new ones.

Thanks again for catching me in that contradiction.

Quote:http://www.dicj.gov.mo/web/pt/rules/3CardBacara.htmlAnnex to the "3 - Card Baccarat Game" Official Rules

Value of card combinations, in descending order:

1 - Three figures (King, Lady and Jack);

2 - Nine with two figures (two figures + 9);

3 - Nine with one figure (one figure + cards that add up to 9);

4 - Nine without picture (three cards giving the sum of 9);

5 - Eight with two figures (two figures + 8);

6 - Eight with one figure (one figure + cards that add up to 8);

7 - Eight without picture (three cards that give the sum of 8);

8 - Seven with two figures (two figures + 7);

9 - Seven with one figure (one figure + cards that add up to 7);

10 - Seven without picture (three cards that give the sum of 7);

11 - Six with two figures (two figures + 6);

12 - Six with one figure (one figure + cards that add up to 6);

13 - Six without a picture (three cards giving the sum of 6);

14 - Five with two figures (two figures + 5);

15 - Five with one figure (one figure + cards giving the sum of 5);

16 - Five without a picture (three cards giving the sum of 5);

17 - Four with two figures (two figures + 4);

18 - Four with one figure (one figure + cards that add up to 4);

19 - Four without a picture (three cards giving the sum of 4);

20 - Three with two figures (two figures + 3);

21 - Three with one figure (one figure + cards that add up to 3);

22 - Three without a picture (three cards giving the sum of 3);

23 - Two with two figures (two figures + 2);

24 - Two with one figure (one figure + cards that add up to 2);

25 - Two without a picture (three cards giving the sum of 2);

26 - One with two figures (two figures + 1);

27 - One with a picture (a picture + cards that add up to 1);

28 - One without a picture (three cards giving the sum of 1);

29 - Zero with two figures (two figures + 0);

30 - Zero with one figure (one figure + letters that add the sum of 0);

31 - Zero without a figure (three cards that add up to 0).

in one earlier post, it was said to be "Sun-Gong". This translates to 3 "figura"/"figuiras" or 3 "Kings/dressed figures.".Quote:charliepatrickUsing google translate, it translates "figura"/"figuiras" to both figure(s) and picture(s), so I've left it asis.