Trente et quarante is one of the oldest French card games, even born at the court of Charles VI of France in the late fourteenth century. It was introduced in major European casinos in the late nineteenth century, alongside roulette, which remembers the mechanism, in particular in relation to bets can double as a red and black.


Players choose their bet, which can be made of two simple combinations: black or red (rouge ou noire) or color or reverse (couleur ou enverse). The dealer shuffles the cards and the 312 is cut. The first five cards are generally “burnt”, that is excluded from the game. At this point discovers a time card in the system and on a row, will play for black. It will stop when the value of the cards will be greater than thirty. Each numbered card is worth the value on the card, the cards are worth ten points.
Following will begin to lay parallel to the row of red, stopping when it reaches in this case also a number of points greater than thirty. Vince hit the line that makes the fewest points. If the stroke is equal zero. To determine the winner between couleur enverse and watching the color of the first card of the first row and compares it with the winning color: if it’s the same color have won couleur, if different enverse.

Winning bets are paid even money, that is, if for example there were ten euros wagered is returned twenty. All casinos require the minimum and maximum bet.
If both lines added together is a thirty-one apres: The bank imprisons the bet and deals the cards for the next shot. In the hand after the winning players can collect their bets blocked, without withdrawing your winnings, bets will be losers rather taken by the dealer. If it happens again, an après players must win two times in a row to pick up stakes blocked, the third time the bank appropriates all the episodes. From the statistical point of view is after the thirty-one number with the highest probability.
Then there is the possibility to “ensure” against the possibility of the thirty-one (one après), players can pay at the counter 1% of their bet and receive a small flag (a white chip). In the case of thirty-one of the bets will be able to get back.Many regular players offer all the episodes: the cost of insurance (1%) is in fact lower than the probability of exit of the thirty-one (2.19% of cases).