At any rate, the rules in Cassis are pretty different from the U.S., and since this is a trip report, I'll detail them out here:
- Seat changes: You *CANNOT* change the order of the table, i.e. your seat position, under any circumstance, unless you are moving to the right and the seat is open and it doesn't change the order of the deal. In other words, when you sit down, you are essentially stuck in your seat. Otherwise, you must leave the table for 1 hour and then you can get a new seat.
- Buying the button: nope. No such thing. In addition to me not speaking English, they looked at me as though I was an alien when I merely suggested posting from the would-be BB.
- Straddles: nope.
- Rake: Wow! 4% uncapped! No bad beat jackpot, no nothing. Just a naked 4% uncapped rake. I would see drops of 10-18EU regularly. It was crazy. Rake happens whether players see a flop or not. The casino provides a calculator whereby, at the end of each hand, the pot is totaled and the rake is calculated to the nearest .50EU. Rake is not taken as the hand plays out.
- New tables: You draw cards from 1 to 10 to determine seat positioning.
- Getting up for a break: If you leave your stack there, they continue to take blinds from your stack, whether you play or not. Interestingly, on that note, absent players are dealt each hand, though they are automatically folded. Yes, this is a CASH game.