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Ultimate Texas Hold ’em Poker
Keep it fun. Learn how the games work before you play.
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 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 dealer’s 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 hand, 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.
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