Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em

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This game features heads-up play against the dealer and an optional bonus bet. Advantages to Texas Hold ‘Em are:

  • The earlier you bet, the more you can bet
  • You don’t have to fold until you see all the community cards
  • The trips bonus pays odds if your final five-card hand is a three-of-a-kind or better

Getting Started

Make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles. You may also make the optional Trips Bonus bet. You will then receive two cards.

Bet Big, Bet Small . . . or Not at All

When you get your two hole cards, you can either check or bet 3× or 4× your Ante. The Dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If you haven’t already made a Play bet, you have the choice to check or bet 2× your Ante. The Dealer then reveals the final two community cards. If you haven’t already made a Play bet, you have the choice to fold or bet 1× your Ante.

Winning and Losing

The Dealer then reveals their two hole cards and announces their hand. If your hand beats the Dealer’s, your Play and Ante bets win even money. If the Dealer’s hand beats yours, your Play, Ante and Blind wagers lose. If you tie, these bets push. The Blind pays if your winning hand is at least a Straight (see pay table for odds). If you beat the Dealer with less than a Straight, the Blind bet pushes.

Dealer Qualifying

The Dealer needs a pair to qualify. When the Dealer doesn’t qualify, they return your Ante. All other bets receive action.

Progressive Payouts

Progressive winners are determined from the Guest’s two cards and the first three community cards (the flop). The optional Progressive bet qualifies you for part or all of the incrementing jackpot (see pay table for odds). Folded hands to do not qualify for payouts on the Progressive wager. The top hands activate Envy Bonuses (see pay table for payouts).

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