gambling in Louisiana - Bouree

Leftylou

Leftylou

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I played a great game in Lousianna called Bouree. Wow, was it fun. Anyone ever heard of it?
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bouree - how to play

Just in case someone might want to know - here is how to play Bouree:

Cajun Card Games

Bouree':

1. Put up your "mease" (Ante up) We usually played 5 cents ante and 25 cents if you are boureed (don't win a hand).

2. Dealers hands out 5 cards to each player. (if you have 5 or less players a Widow can be dealt. This is an extra hand that can be bought by one of the players.)

3. The dealer turns over his 5th card. This is trump for the game. (if dealer turns over a heart, hearts are trump, if a club is turned over, club is trump, etc.)

4. Each player will decide if they want to stay in or pass. (You must have at least one trump to stay in.) The player to the dealer's left will tell how many cards he/she wants (if he/she has no trumps, then the widow can be bought...this is optional)

5. Each player tells the dealer how many cards they want. When a card is played, you must follow suit. If you don't have one of whatever is played, you can play a trump card or any other card.

6. At the end of play, the one who wins the most hands(tricks) wins and takes the pot. If you fail to win a hand(trick), you must pay 25 cents bouree'. (This goes in the next pot)
 
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Sounds interesting, and a bit confusing but atleaste you hand fun :D!
 
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I live in Louisiana and this game is so much fun. It is kinda like spades.
 
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kardmania

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its a great game to play and I used to play it a great deal until the night when one player lost his car .......it kind of broke up the game

massive pots
 
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hawtshawt420

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how do you lose a car paying at most 25c per hand? even the crappiest of cars would be would a couple thousand hands....
 
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I used to play this in LA with my grandparents. Loved it when I was a kid. I have been trying to get my home poker game to try it.
 
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how do you lose a car paying at most 25c per hand? even the crappiest of cars would be would a couple thousand hands....

You match the pot if you bouree (dont take any tricks), and a "split pot" is not won, it is left until the next round.
 
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Just in case someone might want to know - here is how to play Bouree:
6. At the end of play, the one who wins the most hands(tricks) wins and takes the pot. If you fail to win a hand(trick), you must pay 25 cents bouree'. (This goes in the next pot)

As noted in my last post, the pot is only won if it is outright. Two players with 2 tricks and one player with one, and nobody wins anything.

Also, the real rules are that you match the size of the pot for a bouree (although this can get crazy fast, even if you play for pennies)

Another adaptation that is good especially if you are playing party rules (aka max penalty for bouree) is to have a second ante in order to draw.
 
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in those days you could buy a real nice new car for $4M
 
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