What is ‘Acey-Deucey’?
Acey-Deucey is commonly known by two other names, ‘in between’ and ‘Sheets’ and is a simple game in which money can be won.The main element of the game revolves around the player being dealt two cards face up, the player then bets whether the next card drawn from the deck falls numerically in between the two cards.
If it does the player wins, although if the card drawn is a match to either card in the player’s hand then it is deemed a house win.
Acey-Deucey gets its name because the best hand you can be drawn is A,2 (Acey-Deucey) as it offers the biggest variant between cards. Each player around the table puts in one chip to form the pool, the dealer then deals two cards face up to one player at a time usually starting to the dealer’s left. The player then has the option to either pass, or bet that the next card in the deck will lie in between his or her face up cards. The player can bet as much as they like just so long as it does not exceed what is currently in the pot, for example, if there are ten players then they cannot bet more than 10 chips, if they win, they will win the amount value of their stake, however, if they lose then their stake will be added to the pot and the game will move to the next player.
If at any time the pot becomes empty, each player is required to replenish the pot with another chip. Once everyone at the table has had a turn (including the dealer) then the player to the left of the first dealer becomes the new deckhand.If the dealer lays two cards in sequence i.e. 4,5 then they are laid to the side and dealt again.
The value of the stake must be agreed prior to each game; however, the addition of an ante can be brought in to add an extra spice to the game.The game ends when everyone has had enough and the winner is determined by who has the highest stack.
There are a number of variations to Acey-Deucy, one of the most common variants is the ability to split pairs. If dealt a pair, then (if agreed prior) you can split the pair and play both hands separately (similar to Blackjack). If there are quite a few players, then the game can also be played with two decks, this is a lot more common in the United States but does add more possibilities to the mix. Acey-Deucey is also a term associated with Poker where the term means a hand consisting of a pair of Aces and a pair of Twos.