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BILLIARDS.                        305
The rest of the articles of regulations, &c, as in the winning games, are likewise to be observed.
THE WHITE WINNING AND LOSING GAME,
Is a combination of the two preceding : and all the balls put in by striking the adversary's ball first reckon towards the game.
Players are particularly requested to observe, that except those rules which constitute the pe­culiarity of each game, certain general regulations are applicable to every one of them, which to avoid repetition, are mostly given under the head of the Winning and Losing Carambole Game.
THE WINNING AND LOSING CARAMBOLE GAME, PLAYED WITH THREE BALLS, TWO WHITE AND ONE RED,
Is twenty-one or twenty-four in number, reck­oned both from winning and losing hazards and caramboles, is by far the fullest of variety, and of all other games is the best calculated to afford amusement; the chances are so numerous, that the odds of it are not usually calculated, but generally laid according to fancy, or the custom of the table.
The twenty-one game is most common, but that of twenty-four more fashionable.
Rules, &c. in the Winning and Losing Carambole Game ; the general laivs and regulations of which are applicable to all the other games.
1. The game commences by stringing for the lead and the choice of balls.
2 d 2
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