chemin de fer

chemin de fer

Card game in which two or three cards are dealt to up to 12 players, who bet one at a time against each other rather than against the house. The winning hand is the one that comes closer to but does not exceed a count of 9. The game (whose French name means “railroad”) derives from baccarat and has similar rules.

Variants of CHEMIN DE FER

chemin de fer or shimmy

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