Ultimate Texas Hold’em

November 22, 2013

Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker is a community card poker game played with one standard 52-card deck on a traditional size Blackjack table. Each player is dealt a two-card hand (hole cards) that can be used along with three or four of the community cards to create a five-card poker hand. If the best possible poker hand proves to be the five community cards, the Players and/or the Dealer may elect not to use their two-card hand and “play the board” by using all five community cards instead. Texas Hold’em Bonus™ Poker is different from traditional Texas Hold’em played in poker rooms. This game is played “heads-up”, meaning each Player plays against the Dealer, and the best poker hand wins. For this reason, all wagers (Ante, Bonus, Flop, Turn, and River) are made before the Player views the cards, each step of the way.

Object of the Game
The object of the game for Player and Dealer alike is to make the best five-card poker hand using any combination from their two-card hand and the five community cards (board cards). There is no Player-to-Player competition; Players compare their hands to the Dealer’s.

How to Play
The following cards are dealt:

2 cards to each Player (used by the player only)
2 cards to the Dealer (used by Dealer only)
5 community cards face-up on the table (to be used by both Player and Dealer; along with their 2-card hands)
Both Players and Dealers can use the community cards in any combination (3, 4 or all of the 5 community cards may be used) to make the highest ranked poker hand.

Ante Each Player makes an Ante wager to receive 2 cards.
Bonus Players also have the option to place a BONUS JACKPOT Wager.
2-Card A 2-card hand is dealt to each Player and the Dealer.
Flop or Fold
Players wishing to continue to play must wager twice the amount of the Ante;
Players not wishing to continue may hand-in their 2-cards and forfeit the Ante wager.

3-Cards 3-community cards are now placed “face-up” on the table.
Turn Players now have the OPTION to not bet or bet equal to Ante.
1-Card A 4th community card is turned face-up on the table.
River Players now have the OPTION to not bet or bet equal to Ante.
1-Card A 5th community card is turned face-up on the table Payouts

When a Player wins, the Player retains his/her Ante and is paid even money on the total of the FLOP + TURN + RIVER wagers.
The ‘Ante’ wager is paid 1 to 1 only if the player has a ‘Straight’ or better and it beats the dealer’s hand.
All poker-ranked hands of equal value between Player and Dealer will be considered a “tie” or “push”.
Optional Qualifying Bonus wagers are paid no matter who wins the hand (Player or Dealer)
Optional Bonus side bet Pay table

Ace-Ace in the Player’s
hand and Ace-Ace in the
Dealer’s Hand 1000 to 1

1000 to 1
Ace-Ace 30 to 1
Ace-King (suited) 25 to 1
Ace-Queen or Ace Jack (suited) 20 to 1
Ace-King (unsuited) 15 to 1
K-K or Q-Q or J-J 10 to 1
A-Q or A-J (unsuited) 5 to 1
10-10 through 2-2 (pairs) 3 to 1