Trust Gaming Association is a creature of Xirtrix
Gaming Technol-ogies, a significant sublicenser of
turnkey casinos. FTGA's website does not make this
connection clear, but it is forthright in saying it
is composed of "professional gaming operations,"
not consumers. At the beginning of 2000 FTGA listed
six members, all connected to Xirtrix. Four of the
domain names were registered to Xirtrix it-self, and
the other two must be licensees, because they list
Xirtrix's Robert Carver as web contact, and the Xirtrix
name ap-"Pa'" in the Network Solutions `Whois'
entry. They also use the irtrix gambling software
(leased from <www. GamblingSoftware.com>). When
you see FTGA's seal, assume it is xirtik, which isn't
player with the best five-card hand wins.
the deal, the ante is paid. (Later on, we'll see how
you can do this with a dealer ante instead of antes
by every player.)
player is dealt two hole cards and one up card, which
is called "third street," or the door card.
The player with the lowest up card must place a bring-in
bet; he cannot fold. In determining the low card,
and only for that purpose, the rank of the suits from
highest to lowest is ?,?,?,?.
3. The bring-in is set in advance. In home games,
limitations of your chips usually force von to make
the bring-in half a low bet. In a casino, the bring-in
is usually less, closer to a player ante.
4. The bring-in player has his choice of betting just
the bringin amount or a full low bet.
5. If it's just the bring-in amount, then the next
player can either fold, call the bring-in, or complete
it to a full low bet. Subsequent raises are in increments
of the full low bet amount.