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Casino Hold’em Description
Casino Hold’em is a variation of the popular poker game Texas Hold’em. Both games are easy to learn and offer the rewards of a side bet. Casino Hold’em differs from Texas Hold’em in that you play against the house rather than against other players.
The object of the game is to beat the dealer’s hand by getting the best possible five-card hand out of the two cards you are dealt and five community cards. If you beat the dealer, you win! To add to the excitement, you can also place a side bet, which pays out if a pair of aces or higher is dealt in the first five cards.
To help you with the game, Casino Hold’em displays messages when you have the option of side bets or when you are about to fold a paying hand. You can use the Options menu to turn these messages on or off.
To play Casino Hold’em:
- Select a chip value.
- Click the Ante betting circle until the number of chips displayed equals the amount you want to bet.
- If you want to place a side bet, click the AA+ betting circle. To bet a different amount from the ante, select another chip value and then click the AA+ betting circle.
- Optionally, click Clear to remove all your chips from the table.
- Click Deal.
You must place the ante bet before dealing can begin.
The first card is burned, you are dealt two cards face up, and the dealer is dealt two cards face down. Three flop cards are also dealt face up. The Call and Fold buttons appear.
Review your cards and do one of the following:
6. a Click Call if you think you have a winning hand.
A bet, double the amount of your ante, is placed in the Call betting circle. The last two cards are dealt and the dealer’s cards are shown.
If you beat the dealer’s hand, a Win message appears displaying the amount of your total winnings with a summary of both hands. To see a breakdown of your winnings, hover the mouse over the Win message.
- If the dealer’s hand does not qualify, a Dealer does not qualify message appears and you win the game as described.
- If you do not beat the dealer’s hand, a Lose message appears and your chips are removed from the betting circles.
- If the play pushes, a Push message appears and your bets are returned to you.
- Click Play Again to start a new game.
- Click Fold, if you do not think you have a winning hand.
Your chips are removed from the table and you forfeit any AA+ bets you may qualify for. If warning messages are turned on, a text message appears indicating you are folding a paying hand.
- Click Play Again to start a new game.
If you placed an AA+ bet:
- Your cards are evaluated after you click Call.
- If you win the bet, your winnings are stacked next to the AA+ betting circle, and the amount of your winnings is displayed.
- If you do not qualify, your chips are removed from the AA+ circle.
To play again:
- Click Play Again. Your bets from the last round are placed on the table.
- To bet a different amount from the last round, click Clear, select another chip value, and click the betting circles that you want to bet on. Continue with play as described in steps 4 to 6, above.
Casino Hold’em Rules
Casino Hold’em is a five-card poker game using a single 52-card deck. To win, you must beat the dealer by getting a higher five-card hand. You and the dealer can both use community cards to complete a hand.
Play begins when you place an initial bet, the ante bet. You may also place an optional AA+ bet. You win this bet if a pair of aces or higher is dealt in the first five cards.
After you place the ante, two cards are dealt to you face up, two cards are dealt to the dealer face down, and three flop cards are dealt on the table. At this point, you evaluate your hand to decide if you want to continue. If you fold, you forfeit your ante and any AA+ winnings you qualify for. If you call, your call bet is placed at double the ante.
If you call, the last two community cards are dealt and the dealer’s cards are shown. The dealer must have a pair of 4s or higher to qualify. If the dealer’s hand does not qualify, you win, the ante bet is paid out according to the pay table , and the call bet pushes.
If the dealer’s hand qualifies, it is compared to your hand . If the dealer’s hand is lower, you are paid out according to the ante pay table and the call bet pays 1:1. If the dealer’s hand is higher, you lose both your ante and your call bets. Even if you lose against the dealer, you still receive AA+ winnings that you qualify for, paid out according to the AA+ pay table .
When you and the dealer tie, the next highest card that is not part of the paying hand, known as the kicker, determines the winner.
- Dealer has Q/4
- Player has Q/3
- Community cards are 9/9/Q/5/2
The play pushes because the dealer and player both have Two Pairs (a pair of queens and a pair of 9s) and the next highest card, the 5, is in the community cards, acting as the kicker. Neither the dealer nor the player has a high enough card to beat the kicker.
If the player had a Q/7, then the 7 card would be the kicker and the player would win.
Casino Hold’em Hands
Paying hands are ranked in descending order, as follows:
|Royal Flush||The highest hand in poker. It consists of the following cards: 10, jack, queen, king, and an ace all of the same suit.|
|Straight Flush||Five cards in sequence, all of the same suit|
|Four of a Kind||Four cards of the same denomination, one in each suit|
|Full House||Three cards of one denomination and two cards of another denomination|
|Flush||Five cards all of the same suit|
|Straight||Five cards in sequence of any suit|
|Three of a Kind||Three cards of the same denomination and two unmatched cards|
|Two Pairs||Two sets of two cards of the same denomination and any fifth card|
|One Pair||Any hand of two cards of the same denomination and one unmatched card|
|High card||Any hand of three cards of different rank and a variety of suits|
You Win at Casino Hold’em If…
The dealer’s hand does not qualify (dealer does not get a pair of 4s or higher)
- your hand ranks higher than the dealer’s hand
You win the AA+ bet if a pair of aces or higher is dealt in the first five cards.