Casino Hold’em is a variety of Texas Hold’em game. The main difference is that in Casino Hold’em you don’t play with other players, but only against the Dealer. The other differences with the original game are minor, including an additional bet and a payoff scale.
The Casino Hold’em goal is to beat the Dealer’s hand. Both player and dealer receive two cards in the beginning. Another five flop cards are dealt during the game. The best poker hand wins. The hand is standard and consists of five cards. As long as each player has two cards of his own and five – shared, only the highest combination, of five from these seven, counts. The hands are compared in the end of the game.
Casino Hold’em is played with a standard 52-card deck, mixed after each game. The cards strength goes from highest to lowest in this series: Ace (A), King (K), Queen (Q), Jack (J), 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. In some specific cases, the Ace might become the lowest card, less than number 2. All the suits – hearts, spades, diamonds, and clubs – are equal.
Casino Hold’em starts with Ante bet. You enter the game with this bet. When ready with your Ante bet, push the Deal button to deal the cards. The first step is to receive two face-up cards for you, two hidden – for the Dealer and three flop cards – again with faces up.
After receiving your two cards and the three “flop” cards, you have to evaluate your hand and choose among the following:
- Fold – just click the Fold button; you lose your Ante bet and the game is over.
- Raise – click the Raise button to continue with an additional Call bet, equal to twice the Ante bet. Another two flop cards are dealt.
When all the five flop cards are on the table, the Dealer’s cards are turned over. Your best hand is formed by a combination between your own two cards and the five flop cards. It is the same with the best Dealer’s hand. The hands are compared to each other and the highest one wins the game.
You might make an additional bonus bet – called AA bet. To make an AA bet: first, you have to determine our Ante bet; then click the AA circle, where you put the bet. AA bet counts your two own cards and the three flop cards, dealt on the first round of the game. AA bet is not related to the other dealing results. You might lose the game, but the AA bet might win or vice versa.
- Dealer qualifies only with a hand starting from Pair of 4 and higher.
- If the Dealer does not qualify, you win. In this case, the Ante bet is paid according the table below and the Call bet is returned.
- If the Dealer qualifies and your hand beats the Dealer’s one, the Ante bet is paid according the table below and the Call bet is paid 1:1.
- If the Dealer qualifies with a hand that beats yours, you lose all bets (Ante and Call).
- If the Dealer qualifies and both your and his hands are equal, all bets are returned to you.
|Four Of a Kind||10:1|
|Straight Or Weaker||1:1|
|Four Of a Kind||40:1|
|Pair of Aces to Straight||7:1|
The Poker hand consists of five cards. Each higher category hand beats lower category ones: three cards of one denomination beat two sets of two cards; two sets of two cards beat a set of two cards, etc. If the hands are equal and in the same category, the individual cards set up the winner. If the highest cards in players’ hands are equal, the second highest cards should be compared, and so on. Here is an example: 4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 8♠ beats 4♣ 4♠ J♠ 8♦ 6♠, because K♠ beats J♠; or 4♥ 4♠ K♠ 10♦ 8♠ beats 4♣ 4♠ K♦ 10♠ 7♠, because 8♠ beats 7♠. The comparison continues until the fifth cards are compared.
Note that sixth and seventh cards are not taken in consideration when determining how high the hand is. Your best hand might consist of only one of your own two cards and four of the community cards, even the best hand of a player might consist only of community cards.
In case of equal individual cards, the hands become equal too. No winner is set in this case and all bets are returned to players.
List of Poker Hands
Royal Flush – Consists of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit.
Straight Flush – Consists of five cards in sequence, all of the same suit (the Ace might be the weakest card).
Four – Consists of four cards of the same denomination, one in each suit.
Full House – Consists of three cards of one denomination and two cards of another denomination.
Flush – Consists of five cards of the same suit.
Straight – Consists of five cards in sequence of any suit (the Ace might be the weakest card).
Three – Consists of three cards of the same denomination and two unmatched cards.
Two Pair – Consists of two sets of two cards of the same denomination and any fifth card.
One Pair – Consists of two cards of the same denomination and three unmatched cards.
High Card – Made of any five cards not meeting any of the above requirements.