Beer for my horses
Drunk gambling from home: here’s how
Drinking and driving was always a stupid idea and now there’s more pressure than ever from lawmakers and enforcement to have none for the road.
Here’s a card game for home to help keep your night of drinking off the road and on the race track.
Your wallet need not fear this horse race, but you may wish to stock up on your hangover cures of choice before getting started — it’s addicting.
Materials: friends, deck of cards, beverage of choice, flat surface.
Choose a dealer, the remaining party goers are betters.
Separate the kings from the deck and place them side-by-side in a row, these are the horses.
Deal out half of the deck face down, end-to-end, in a long column.
The dealer holds the other half.
Each better places a wager on the suit of the horse (card) of their choice. Drink your bets.
The odds for betting increase with every race played. The first game has 2-1 odds, the second, 3-1 and so on.
Horses advance one card length when a card flipped from the dealer’s deck matches the suit of that horse.
When all horses have advanced past a card in the long column, that card is flipped. As each column card is flipped, the horse with the same suit will move back one card length.
The first horse past the end of the card column or race track wins.
Those betting on this horse dole out the number of drinks they bet multiplied by the odds of that game.
This who didn’t win drink their bets multiplied by the game’s odds.
For example, if diamonds won, and I bet two drinks on diamonds on 2-1 odds, I can hand out four drinks.
If I bet five drinks on spades and didn’t win with 2-1 odds, I drink 10.
Note: this game is a lot more fun when the dealer acts as the race announcer, giving live commentary on the game.