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« on: May 11, 2005, 01:05:14 PM »
The other day while watching Rafferty's Card Sharks, during the Money Cards, the contestant wagered $225 going lower than a King, IIRC.  I thought you could only bet your money in $50 increments except for the big bet where you had to risk at least half of the money, so if I had $1550 going into the Money Cards, $775 was acceptable?

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2005, 01:29:16 PM »
[quote name=\'14gameshows\' date=\'May 11 2005, 12:05 PM\']The other day while watching Rafferty's Card Sharks, during the Money Cards, the contestant wagered $225 going lower than a King, IIRC.  I thought you could only bet your money in $50 increments except for the big bet where you had to risk at least half of the money, so if I had $1550 going into the Money Cards, $775 was acceptable?
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Half the money means half the money for the Big Bet.  If you had $1550 going into the Big Bet, you were allowed to bet $775 (of course, you could bet more).

My guess (and it's only a guess, but it's common sense) is that $25 increments weren't allowed prior to the Big Bet so that you wouldn't have to potentially go into cents for the Big Bet (someone has $725 with an 8--you think they wanted a potential $362.50 payout?).

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2005, 03:40:10 PM »
Odd thing is, in the Perry CS GS hosts tourney, Bill Cullen wanted to risk $75 of his $100 at one point on the bottom row. Perry said he couldn't, but Bill acknowledged it and changed his bet before Perry had a chance to explain the exact problem with the bet.

Either there was a rule change, or the problem with Cullen's bet is that if wrong, it would've left him with less than the minimum bet. Personally, I don't see the problem in someone going into the Big Bet with, say, $1625 --- "you must bet at least $813..."
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005, 05:07:20 PM »
Weren't minimum bets $50 the whole series?  If he would have lost that wager; it would have left him with $25...
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2005, 08:06:13 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'May 11 2005, 04:07 PM\']Weren't minimum bets $50 the whole series?  If he would have lost that wager; it would have left him with $25...
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Hence the problem with Cullen's wager.

Remember, for the original question:  "Minimum bet is $50 -- UNTIL you reach the top card, The Big Bet, where you must risk at least half the money."

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2005, 11:23:53 AM »
[quote name=\'14gameshows\' date=\'May 11 2005, 12:05 PM\']The other day while watching Rafferty's Card Sharks, during the Money Cards, the contestant wagered $225 going lower than a King, IIRC.  I thought you could only bet your money in $50 increments except for the big bet where you had to risk at least half of the money, so if I had $1550 going into the Money Cards, $775 was acceptable?
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Funny, so did I.  How she got away with that bet on the low row, I'll never know.

'Til I saw that episode, the only money card wagers I ever saw than ended in "-25" or "-75" were at the big bet and the player's score ended in "-50".  At that point, the player would "bet half" -- and the wager ending in "-25/-75" was accepted.

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2005, 11:44:04 AM »
[quote name=\'dmota104\' date=\'May 13 2005, 10:23 AM\']Funny, so did I.  How she got away with that bet on the low row, I'll never know.
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Bill probably didn't know the rule and the offstage advisor was asleep at the switch before the die was cast.
I wonder how that would've been resolved had the contestant scored an amount ending in 25 or 75 at the time of The Big Bet. We shall never know. Never.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2005, 01:53:06 PM »
I think later in the Eubanks run, Eubanks mentioned $50 increments for the first 6 cards.

I would have LOVED to give those scoreboard operators a REAL nightmare by betting really weird. Like $72 higher than a 5, $498 lower than a jack, etc.

Here's a question...... If you had $8000 going into the big bet, were you allowed to bet $7999?

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005, 02:11:35 PM »
[quote name=\'wschmrdr\' date=\'May 13 2005, 12:53 PM\']Here's a question...... If you had $8000 going into the big bet, were you allowed to bet $7999?
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Is $7999 an increment of $50?
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2005, 02:33:00 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'May 13 2005, 11:11 AM\']Is $7999 an increment of $50?
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No. What's your point?
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2005, 02:35:05 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'May 13 2005, 01:11 PM\'][quote name=\'wschmrdr\' date=\'May 13 2005, 12:53 PM\']Here's a question...... If you had $8000 going into the big bet, were you allowed to bet $7999?
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Is $7999 an increment of $50?
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No, but once you hit the Big Bet, it doesn't matter--as you can wind up betting $625 if you have $1250 with a lousy card.  Theoretically, it doesn't matter what the final bet as long as it's at least half.

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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2005, 03:35:21 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' date=\'May 13 2005, 01:33 PM\'][quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'May 13 2005, 11:11 AM\']Is $7999 an increment of $50?
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No. What's your point?
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My point was--that I thought all bets had to be in increments of $50; save for someone who had $xx50 in their pot at the big best, and could be half.  Doug has since proved me wrong.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2005, 07:07:48 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' date=\'May 13 2005, 02:35 PM\']My point was--that I thought all bets had to be in increments of $50; save for someone who had $xx50 in their pot at the big best, and could be half.  Doug has since proved me wrong.
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I wouldn't say that, Mark.  It doesn't mean that someone could bet $7,999 on an $8,000 pot, but that there'd be nothing theoretically wrong with it since it was the final bet.  Whether a hard and fast rule governing the increment of the Big Bet was actually in place is not for me to say.

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005, 08:36:52 PM »
While we're on the topic, I remember the clip on JRJ's site, where that lady had $550, and she tried to bet $225. Bob mentioned she had to bet in $50 increments.

Who came up with that kind of rule, anyway?

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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2005, 02:39:59 PM »
[quote name=\'gameshowguy2000\' date=\'May 27 2005, 05:36 PM\']While we're on the topic, I remember the clip on JRJ's site, where that lady had $550, and she tried to bet $225. Bob mentioned she had to bet in $50 increments.

Who came up with that kind of rule, anyway?
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Someone who didn't wanna get to the Big Bet and have Bob have to say "You have $3725, you must bet at least....um......$1863."
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