The Muckleshoot Casino in Washington was the first to offer the 31 Classic table game. On December 14, 2017, it will make its premiere at the Sunset Station in Las Vegas. This game aims to combine the point values of up to three suited cards to create a hand that totals 17 or more points. There is no need to beat the dealer's hand; your cards are essential. The game has blackjack card values and a raise/fold decision, which is common in many poker-based games.
The rules may appear frightening at first, but the game becomes quite simple to comprehend and play after a few hands. The technique is simple, and the odds are reasonable in comparison to other new casino games.
Rules of 31 Classic
- The game is played using a single 52-card deck.
- Except for aces, which are always 11, all cards are scored as in blackjack.
- The game starts with player placing an Ante wager and a Natural 31 Bonus side bet if desired.
- The dealer will deal three cards and one Draw card face down to the player.
- The player must either make a Play wager equal to his Ante wager or fold after examining his three-card hand.
- Any player who folds will have their Ante wager collected by the dealer. If he placed the Natural 31 Bonus bet, his cards would be kept.
- The dealer will then reveal the player's first three cards, and the Natural 31 Bonus side bet will be resolved.
- The dealer will reveal the Draw card.
- The dealer will combine cards of the same suit from the player's three cards and the Draw card to calculate the number of points in the player's hand. The worth of the player's hand is determined by the suit that scores the most points. A three-of-a-kind and a tiny royal (suited ace-king-queen) are both winning hands treated differently depending on their point value.
- If all four cards are the same suit, the player may only use the three cards that result in the highest points.