184 EC ARTE.
On the termination of the game, the winner divides the stakes; of course taking due care, in the first place, of number one.
Should, on the division of the spoil, any deficiency be discovered—a contingency of no unfre-quent occurrence where many are playing—the dealer is not responsible, but the betters are to submit to a reduction proportionate to ther several stakes.
CALCULATION OF THE ODDS.
Against the dealer turning a king it is 7 to 1.
That the elder-hand or dealer does not take in, supposing they discard three cards, two trumps, are 4 to 1 against him.
One or more, 3 to 1 for him.
With one trump in hand, on discarding three, the chance of taking in two more trumps is 6.5 to 1 against him.
One or more is about 6 to 5 for him.
That either hand does not hold the king the first time, are 5.2- to 1.
N.B. When the dealer and the elder hand discard the same number of cards, their chance is the same, and varies only in ratio to the relative number of cards discarded by each.