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Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker

Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker is a community card Poker game, where you play your hand against the House. 

AIM OF THE GAME

The aim of the game is for your Poker hand to beat the Dealer’s hand. There is also an optional bet called the “bonus wager”, where Players compare their two hole cards to a payout table. Players need not win in the main game to be paid on the bonus wager, provided the wager was placed prior to any cards being dealt.

How to Play

TEXAS HOLD'EM BONUS POKER LAYOUT

The Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker table seats seven Players on one side, and the Dealer on the other. Its layout features fields for placing your ante, flop, turn and river wagers, and a field for placing bonus wagers.

 

HOW TO PLAY

To play the game you must make an ante bet in the first round of betting to receive your two hole cards. Then a round of betting will follow. The Dealer will then turn over the first three community cards known as “the flop”. Another round of betting takes place. The Dealer then deals a fourth community card (the turn) and the final round of betting takes place. At the completion of the final round, the Dealer will turn the fifth community card (the river) and then turn the Dealer’s hole cards face up. The Dealer will then take losing hands and pay winning hands accordingly.

 

WILL YOU FOLD OR PLACE YOUR “BET”?

Inspect your cards without revealing them to the other Players or the Dealer. If you are not confident that your hand can beat the Dealer’s you may fold by placing your cards face down in your box. If you think you may be able to beat the Dealer’s hand, you may elect to play on by making a flop wager. This wager must be two times the value of your ante wager. The Dealer will then deal the flop. You then have the option to check or place a turn wager. This wager must be equal in value to your ante wager. The Dealer will then deal the turn card. You then have the option to check or place a river wager. This wager must be equal in value to your ante wager. The Dealer will then deal the river card.

 

THE DEALER’S HAND

After all Players have either folded or bet, the Dealer displays the House hand indicating the best possible five card hand from the two hole cards and the five community cards. If the Dealer’s hand is higher than your hand, you lose both your ante and bet wagers. If you beat the Dealer’s hand, you will be paid even money on your ante (only if your hand is ranked flush or higher) and bet wager/s. If your hand is equal to the Dealer’s hand this is a stand off and you neither win nor lose.

 

WINNING BET PAYOUTS

  • ANTE WAGER 1 to 1 (only if hand is ranked flush or higher)
  • FLOP WAGER 1 to 1
  • TURN WAGER 1 to 1
  • RIVER WAGER 1 to 1

 

BONUS WAGER

You can also make an optional bet called the “bonus wager”. You are not required to win in the main game to be paid on the bonus wager, provided the wager was placed prior to any cards being dealt. The bonus wager wins when your hand is one of the hands listed below and is paid at the following odds:

  • 2 ACES 30 to 1
  • ACE AND KING (SUITED) 25 to 1
  • ACE AND QUEEN, OR ACE AND JACK (SUITED) 20 to 1
  • ACE AND KING (UNSUITED) 15 to 1
  • 2 KINGS, 2 QUEENS OR 2 JACKS 10 to 1
  • ACE AND QUEEN, OR ACE AND JACK (UNSUITED) 5 to 1
  • ANY PAIR (OTHER THAN A PAIR OF ACES, KINGS, QUEENS OR JACKS) 3 to 1

 

HOW THE HANDS RANK IN TEXAS HOLD’EM BONUS POKER

ROYAL FLUSH: The highest hand in Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker - the top five cards in the deck (10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace), all of the same suit.

STRAIGHT FLUSH: Five consecutive cards of the same suit, other than a Royal Flush. (The Ace may also be counted as one).

FOUR OF A KIND: Any four cards of the same face value, plus any other odd card.

FULL HOUSE: Any three cards of the same face value, plus any other two cards of the same face value, (other than the face value of the first three cards).

FLUSH: Any five cards of the same suit, but not running consecutively in face value.

STRAIGHT: Five cards of two or more suits running consecutively in face value.

THREE OF A KIND: Any three cards of the same face value, plus any other two odd cards.

TWO PAIRS: Any two cards of the same face value, plus another two cards of the same face value (but different from the first pair), plus any other odd card.

ONE PAIR: Any two cards of the same face value, plus any other three odd cards.

ODD CARD HAND: Any combination of five cards of more than one suit, other than another Poker hand of rank one pair or higher.

 

WHAT THE TEXAS HOLD’EM BONUS POKER TERMS MEAN

ANTE: The initial wager that commences the game.

BONUS: An additional payout made if you receive one of the hands listed in the previous payout table.

CHECK: Where the Player does not make a wager but remains in the round of play.

FLOP: First three community cards that are exposed simultaneously.

HOLE CARDS: The original two cards dealt to each Player and Dealer.

TURN: The fourth community card.

RIVER: The fifth community card.

 

THE RANGE OF BETS IN TEXAS HOLD’EM BONUS POKER

Before you sit down, please check the sign displaying the minimum and maximum bets at the table or ask any of our gaming team for assistance.

THE ODDS OF WINNING

This card game is a game of chance based on Flop Poker. For an initial stake or ante, Players receive two cards face down, five community cards are drawn and the aim is to make the best possible five card hand from your two cards and the five community cards. The Dealer receives two cards face down and uses the same community cards to make the best five card hand from the seven cards. If the Player thinks they cannot beat the Dealer’s hand, they can forfeit their stake. To play on, the Player’s next bet (flop wager) must be two times their Ante. Optional bets (turn wager and river wager) must be of equal value to their Ante. The best Poker hand between each Player and the Dealer wins. The House margin for Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is about 1.46% for skilled Players.

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