How to play Spades at online casinos

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Generally, four players may play at a time in Spades at online casinos. The rules of Spades are similar to the original Spades game. Given below are the set of rules on how to play online spades with respect to four players:

1. Dealing of Cards: There is random selection for the first dealer. Usually, two opponent players from each team draw cards and the player with the highest cards score becomes the first dealer. The players do not have any advantage while playing online spades. The cards are distributed in a clockwise manner, starting from the left side of the dealer. The pattern of card distribution is one card at a time to each player, until every player gets 13 cards.

2. Bidding Format: In Online Spades, the bidding starts from left hand side of the dealer. It moves in a clockwise direction around the table. Every player starts bidding by calculating how many ‘tricks’ may be won. Every player has to bid a number from 0-13. A bid can never be higher than 13.

3. Players cannot pass in online spades. In this game, there is only one round of bidding and the bids can’t be changed. The bid numbers also include the bids placed by individuals in partnership. Total bids by each player are actually the number of tricks that a player needs to get to have a positive score.

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