The online casino industry and land based casinos have adapted games that are familiar to gamblers all around the world. Many popular games which were usually played around a card table among friends are now played as table games at casinos. The rules are the same, and the method of play is basically the same. Everyone has expectations of winning, and the games do not disappoint. The game of BandarQ is one such game that has become a casino favorite. Domino Qiu Qiu is a game of dominoes that is especially popular in Indonesia. It is also sometimes referred to as 99 Domino Poker.
Domino Qiu Qiu is played using a set of dominoes with 28 double six cards. One requirement of the game is that players pay an amount into the ante that is already fixed. The players are then dealt three domino cards. The player evaluates each card in their hand, and then they have the options to bet if no one has already bet, to call if a bet has already been made, to raise if a bet has previously been made, or to fold. If only one person bet in the first round of play, that person wins the entire pot without having to show his cards. The players who did not fold are then dealt a fourth card. A second round of betting begins which is the final round. Both rounds are subject to limits, but the second round has a higher limit. After the second round of betting, the players who did not fold have to show their cards and declare their hand. The winner of the pot is the player with the highest hand.
In Domino Qiu Qiu, the cards are made into pairs where the numbers on each pair are totaled. The last digit of each unit is considered, so a sum of 23 becomes 3, and a 19 becomes 9. The highest possible pair is a 9, or qiu. The highest pair is the one compared first before the second pair. There are three hands above a pair of nines, and they are a high, a low, and four doubles. A fourth hand will rank below a qiu qiu, but above the other hands that are non-special. This hand is a straight where the four dominoes have consecutive totals like 6-1 for 7, 5-3 for 8, 5-4 for 9, and 6-4 for 10. This is a hand that could also be declared a lower ranking qiu 5. There is one exception to the Domino Qiu Qiu rule of making hands into pairs, and that is when the player has three doubles which can also be considered a qiu. The game is fun to play, and better to win.