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How lucky do you consider yourself? Do you believe you're more likely to get a 'hot hand' as opposed to 'going cold'? If you prefer the simplest of introductions to video card games and believe that the stars are aligned in your favour, then High-Low, perhaps one of the most straightforward card games out there, is just the right thing for you.
Note: This game has been removed from Net Entertainment's catalogue and can no longer be found at casinos.
The player begins by making a bet of between 1 and 10. The dealer then presents the player with a card, and the player is posed a very simple question: Do you think the next card is higher or lower than the card shown? If you guess correctly, you win and keep playing. With each correct guess, the player is rewarded with a greater payout as well as the opportunity to walk away with his or her winnings. Of course, one wrong guess spells the end of any winning streak you may have had going. One interesting nuance is that the player is rewarded accordingly for taking a bigger risk. For example, if the player is shown a five, he or she is awarded more winnings if they guess lower correctly than if they were to guess higher correctly. Also, if a player is shown the same card as the one presented, then they are paid even more money.
Bruce Lee once remarked, "simplicity is the key to brilliance." Although the martial arts master probably had something other than High-Low in mind, he could also have been referring to this timeless game. This is also an entertaining game for those novices like yours truly who are not the greatest poker tacticians out there. It is probably telling that I made more playing this game than any other video poker game so far. It almost goes without saying, however, that High-Low will tire very quickly for those looking for something with depth or a game that requires any kind of strategy. No matter what you're looking for, if you're feeling lucky you should certainly give this game a go.