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Macao

A fairly simple gambling dice game, played with one dice and stakes or chips. This game originated in the city of Macao, China, where it is a notorious gambling game. It is for any number of players but best played with 3 to 6. Players who roll later in turn have an advantage of knowing the previous players rolls.

Play:

Each player in turn rolls the dice and continues to roll the dice and totals the numbers rolled. If a player's total goes over 9 then he is "dead" and out of the round. If a player elects to stop with a total of 9 or less then the total stands.

At the end of a round, once each player has had a turn, the player with the highest total of 9 or under, wins. In the case of equally high totals a playoff is made, with the player who tied and played last going first in the playoff round. The player who wins a round then receives a chip. The next player to the one that started the round, rolls first in the next. A number of rounds are played and the player who collects three chips first is declared the overall winner.

When played as a gambling game, each player puts a fixed amount up and the winner collects it. Sometimes a player who rolls over 9 is required to put another equal fixed amount up for the winner.

Variations:

Macao can be played so a player who rolls a total of exactly 9 wins instantly.

 

 

 

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