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IL Ridotto The Private Room Basetta Hand Made LaZona Moya Ruiz (6x50)

Box Of 20 IL Ridotto Basetta Hand Made LaZona Moya Ruiz

In 1638, a wing of the Palazzo Dandolo in Venice, Italy was converted into a gambling house at the bequest of the Great Council of Venice. The wing was four stories tall and was located near the San Moisè church. This new enterprise was named “Il Ridotto” (Italian: “The Private Room”) and is historically recognized as the West’s first legal and public casino. While technically open to all, the original charter required that its gamblers wear three-cornered hats and masks to play at the casino’s tables, virtually limiting access to anyone except nobility and those that could afford the high-stakes and the formal costumes.

Two games were played at Il Ridotto—birbi and basetta. Birbi was similar to a lottery, where players placed bets on seventy possible outcomes. A casino employe would then draw a number from a bag and the winners would divide the pot. The most popular game was basetta—a cross between blackjack, poker, and gin rummy—with winning payouts sixty times the original bet.

Three hundred and sixty-eight years later, MoyaRuiz showcased the national roll-out of a new blend at the 2017 IPCRP Trade Show in Las Vegas (first introduced at IPCPR 2016 but later delayed until 2017). Following their tradition of naming cigars after gambling terms, they called this blend the Il Ridotto. Previously, the company had released The Rake—named for the scaled commission-taking by a card room operating a poker game—and La Jugada—which translates from the Spanish to “the move” or “the play,” as used in dominoes and poker.

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In 1638, a wing of the Palazzo Dandolo in Venice, Italy was converted into a gambling house at the bequest of the Great Council of Venice. The wing was four stories tall and was located near the San Moisè church. This new enterprise was named “Il Ridotto” (Italian: “The Private Room”) and is historically recognized as the West’s first legal and public casino. While technically open to all, the original charter required that its gamblers wear three-cornered hats and masks to play at the casino’s tables, virtually limiting access to anyone except nobility and those that could afford the high-stakes and the formal costumes.

Two games were played at Il Ridotto—birbi and basetta. Birbi was similar to a lottery, where players placed bets on seventy possible outcomes. A casino employe would then draw a number from a bag and the winners would divide the pot. The most popular game was basetta—a cross between blackjack, poker, and gin rummy—with winning payouts sixty times the original bet.

Three hundred and sixty-eight years later, MoyaRuiz showcased the national roll-out of a new blend at the 2017 IPCRP Trade Show in Las Vegas (first introduced at IPCPR 2016 but later delayed until 2017). Following their tradition of naming cigars after gambling terms, they called this blend the Il Ridotto. Previously, the company had released The Rake—named for the scaled commission-taking by a card room operating a poker game—and La Jugada—which translates from the Spanish to “the move” or “the play,” as used in dominoes and poker.

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