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Ultimate Texas Hold'em*

Texas Hold'em with a twist! In Ultimate Texas Hold'em players do not compete against each other. Instead, they are playing heads up against the dealer and can play an optional bonus bet.


HOW TO PLAY

Texas Hold'em with a twist! In Ultimate Texas Hold'em players do not compete against each other. Instead, they are playing heads up against the dealer and an optional bonus bet.

This game gives you several features:

  • 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

Players begin by making equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles. You may also make the optional Trips bonus bet. Each player and the dealer will then be dealt two cards face-down.

Bet Big, Bet Small, or Not at All

When you get your two hole cards, you can either check or bet 3x — 4x your Ante by placing the bet in the circle marked Play. The dealer then reveals the three card flop. If you haven't already made a Play bet, you have a choice to check or bet 2x your Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards. If you haven't already made a Play bet, you have a choice to fold or bet 1x your Ante.

Winning and Losing

The dealer then reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If your hand beats the dealers hand, your Play and Ante bets win even money.

If the dealer's hand beats your hand, your Play, Ante and Blind wagers lose.

If you tie, those bets push. The Blind pays if your winning hand is at least a Straight. If you beat the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes.

Dealer Qualifying

The dealer needs a Pair to qualify. When the dealer doesn't qualify, he returns your Ante. All other bets receive action


HAND RANKINGS
  • Royal Flush
  • Ten of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Jack of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Queen of Hearts Card Graphic
  • King of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Ace of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Ace, King, Queen, Jack & Ten all in the same suit.
  • Straight Flush
  • Three of spades Card Graphic
  • Four of spades Card Graphic
  • five of spades Card Graphic
  • Six of spades Card Graphic
  • Seven of spades Card Graphic
  • Five cards in numerical sequence all in the same suit.
  • Four of a Kind
  • Ten of spades Card Graphic
  • Ten of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Ten of diamonds Card Graphic
  • Ten of clubs Card Graphic
  • Two of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Four cards all of the same rank.
  • Full House
  • Jack of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Jack of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Seven of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Seven of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Seven of clubs Card Graphic
  • Three cards of one rank, and two cards from another rank.
  • Flush
  • Two of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Six of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Nine of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Queen of Hearts Card Graphic
  • King of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Five cards all the same suit.
  • Straight
  • Three of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Four of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Five of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Six of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Seven of Spades Card Graphic
  • Five cards in ranked sequence.
  • Three of a Kind
  • Nine of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Nine of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Nine of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Six of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Two of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Three cards of the same rank.
  • Two Pair
  • Jack of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Jack of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Four of Spades Card Graphic
  • Four of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Nine of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Two cards of one rank, and two cards of another rank.
  • One Pair or Less
  • Four of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Four of Spades Card Graphic
  • Jack of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Seven of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Five of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Two cards of one rank.

PAYOUTS

If your hand beats the dealers hand, your Play and Ante bets win even money.

If the dealer's hand beats your hand, your Play, Ante and Blind wagers lose.

If you tie, those bets push. The Blind pays if your winning hand is at least a Straight. If you beat the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes.

Dealer Qualifying

The dealer needs a Pair to qualify. When the dealer doesn't qualify, he returns your Ante. All other bets receive action.

Blind Payouts

Hand Value Payout
Royal Flush 500 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of a Kind 10 to 1
Full House 3 to 1
Flush 3 to 2
Straight 1 to 1

Trips Bonus Paytable

Hand Value Payout
Royal Flush 50 to 1
Straight Flush 40 to 1
Four of a Kind 30 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Flush 6 to 1
Straight 5 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Bet House Edge
Basic (Ante and Blind) 2.19%
Trips Side Bet 1.90%

For more information on House Edge visit Gamesense.ca

 

 

Odds of Winning Ultimate Texas Hold'em Poker

Ultimate Texas Hold'em Poker is a chance-based casino game. Games of chance are based on the concepts of randomness. You cannot influence whether you will win or lose, so all players have an equal chance of winning. It doesn't matter if you just lost three times in a row, or 40. The odds of winning never change. The only thing you can control is how much you bet, how often you play and for how long. That's why many players set a limit beforehand — it's the best way to keep chance-based games fun.

For more information on the odds of winning all games, visit Gamesense.ca

 

 

 

*Proprietary game and trademark used under license from SHFL entertainment Inc.