Bridge Betting and the Nippers Rules
In standard bridge, the bridge is made up of a rectangular table, chairs and sometimes, other furnishings such as tents and marquees. The standard bridge is rectangular in shape. The bridge is referred to as the shank in bridge terminology. The shank is typically between eighteen and twenty-four inches wide.
The following rule changes apply with regard to standard contract bridge Rules for Roulette and Blackjack: One player on each team is designated as N. Players is separated into two teams, each team playing in accordance with the terms of the contract. Nippers are allowed to use the center space in the shank. Nippers may not place their bets in the shank between the N and the E corners.
After the first round of betting, one team (the one having the contract) must call Nippers to surrender. Nippers who surrender need to stand beside the dealer who is currently serving as the banker. When all players have completed placing their bets, the banker must call out “end of session”. This signals the end of the current round of betting.
In standard contract bridge, after the first round of betting, only one Nipper at a time may call for surrender. If a player does not surrender, the banker will declare the end of the session. Any player remaining on the bridge after the third round of betting will be deemed the winner of the bet. This is the maximum number of bets that may be placed on any one bridge.
After the third round of betting, each player on the bridge must surrender. If a player does not surrender, he is declared the winner of the bet is moved to the new bridge. The second round of betting is not affected by the surrendering of a player. It is also important to note that there is a limit on the number of bets that a player can place in the second round of betting. The amount is usually set by the Nippers. The Nippers reserve the right to increase or decrease this limit at any given time.
It is important to read through the Nippers Terms and Conditions carefully before you start betting on a bridge. A potential player must agree to abide by the Nippers Rules prior to starting the bridge session. This agreement is legally binding once both players have signed the Nippers Terms and Conditions. A potential player should ensure that they fully understand and are comfortable with the Nippers rules before placing any bets on a contract bridge. If a player is unsure about the Nippers Rules, they should contact a bettor assistant to assist them in understanding and using the Nippers Rules.