This game is known as a hustler’s game because
the odds are loaded in favor of the hustler as long as he knows how to place
the sucker on the wrong side. If the hustler knows how to do this then he will
be able to take the loser’s money on average 60 of 100 times.
- A standard deck
of 52 cards and money to bet are all that is needed.
Only two players
are required for play, but one must act as banker.
The objective of
the game is for the players to bet that none of the first three cards will be a
jack, two or ace.
limits are determined before the game begins.
shuffled by the banker and all players can shuffle while the banker is the only
one allowed to shuffle last. The deck may be cut after the last shuffle by any
player other than the banker.
The banker will
remove three cards from the bottom of the deck all the while ensuring the
values are not shown to other players. Then, these cards are considered “dead”
cards and then are set aside.
Then, the cards
from the deck will be cut into two groups by the banker. The banker must ensure
that the other players do not see what cards are in the groups. He then places
the cards beside the deck so there are three groups of cards on the table.
Bet and Play
A bet may be
placed by all players except the banker. After the bet the banker is the one
that turns the three sections of cards over to expose the card on the bottom of
each mini deck.
The banker will take
all the bets if any one of the cards is a jack, deuce, or ace. If none of the
cards is one of these three then the banker has to pay all bets at a 1 to 1
After a round,
the cards are collected and shuffled, then cut, and played again.
Three stacks of
The dealer turns
them over to reveal the bottom card in each stack, as exemplified below:
In this example,
an ace appears meaning the banker takes all bets. In the following example,
when there is no ace, jack, or deuce, the banker pays one to one.
Three stacks of
Turn them over
to reveal the bottoms:
receive a payment of one to one with this setup.