Ultimate Texas Hold’em

How To Play

Players make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles and may also make the optinal Trips bonus bet. Once players receive their two hole-cards, they may either check or bet 4x their Ante. The dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If players haven’t already made a Play bet, they have a choice: check or bet 2x their Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards and if players have not already bet, they can fold or bet 1x their Ante.

Next, the dealer reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If the player’s hand beats the dealer, their Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats the player, the player’s wagers lose. If players tie the dealer’s hand, their bets push. The Blind bet pays if the player’s winning hand is at least a straight or better; when the player beats the dealer with less than a straight, it pushes the Blind bet.

The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns the player’s Ante and all other bets receive action.