Moose 81 is an exciting new football-themed, card game invented by former Minnesota Viking and Hall of Famer, Carl Eller. Moose 81 is a fun combination of poker and blackjack, with two ways to win! The game is simple to learn and exciting to play! There's an angle of luck, and one of skill, but you don't have to be a great card player to enjoy and win playing Moose 81.
How to play Moose 81
The present wagering game has several variants, forms, or embodiments. In the form we are describing here, a poker-style game is combined with a jackpot-style game. This form may be played as separate games or may be combined into a single game. All embodiments of the game may be played by two or more players using at least one deck of conventional playing cards, although the game may be adapted for play by a single player on a computer or multiple players on one or more computers. The game may also be played in a formal setting with a professional dealer provided by a casino, house, or sponsor. In this embodiment, utilizing a professional dealer, the dealer will play a hand on behalf of the house or sponsor against which all remaining players play.
How the Game is Won – Two Ways to Win
Poker Style Win
The players hand beats the dealers hand by using his best five-card poker hand out of four cards in his hand and four cards in the Huddle. The dealers hand beats the players hand by using his best five-card poker hand out of four cards in his hand and four cards in the Huddle.
If at least one player remains active at the end of a deal, and has not chosen to discontinue, a winning hand is determined according to a predetermined ranking standard. While this ranking standard may vary, one conventional poker ranking standard that may be used ranks hands as follows: (1) straight flush, (2) four of a kind, (3) full house, (4) flush, (5) straight, (6) three of a kind, (7) two pairs, (8) pair, and (9) high card. This standard typically ranks a hand according to the combination of five cards in the hand that achieves the highest rank. If the players hand beats the dealer’s hand, the dealer settles according to a predetermined set of payouts according to the rank of the player’s hand. These payouts are used as guidelines or suggestions and may vary according to standards set by a casino, house or host of this or any embodiments according to predetermined standards.
Moose 81 (Jackpot Style) Win
After all poker bets are settled between dealer and player, player must present any and all jackpot combinations to claim any jackpot winnings.