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How To Play Ultimate Texas Hold’Em

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There’s a reason this is classic game is a long-standing favorite. Who folds, who checks, and who holds the five-card high poker hand delivers on adrenalin-pumping play.

How To Play Ultimate Texas Hold'Em

Ultimate Texas Hold’em is a version of Texas Hold’Em Poker but only played against the dealer and not against the other players. Both the player and the dealer receive 2 cards. There will be 5 community cards that both the dealer and the player will combine with their own 2 cards, a total of 7 cards, to make the best 5 card hand.

Before receiving their 2 cards, players must make an Ante wager and Blind wager and they must be equal. They also have the option to play the bonus wager (Trips bet) at this time.

**Trips Bet: wager solely that their own 5 card hand will be a Three of a Kind (trips) or higher.

Once the player receives their 2 cards, they now have an option: They can either check (do nothing) or they can bet. If they want to Play after only seeing their first 2 cards, they must play 3x or 4x their Ante wager.

The dealer will now reveal the first 3 of the community cards (the Flop). After the Flop has been revealed, the player now has the option to check (do nothing) or bet. If they want to Play, they must wager 2x their Ante wager.

The dealer will now reveal the last 2 of the community cards together, this is the River. At this point, the player now has the option to Play equal to their Ante wager, or fold the hand. If they fold the hand, they lose all wagers except for the Trips bet.

The dealer will now revel their own 2 cards and show what their best 5 card hand is. The dealer must have at least a pair to qualify, if they do not qualify, the players will all get their Ante wager back.

The dealer will now determine, between each player and the dealer individually, which hand is higher.

The Play and Ante wagers will be paid even money if the player wins against the dealer. The Blind wager will push if the player wins and be paid if the player wins with a Straight or better. These bets will all lose if the dealer wins the hand.

The Trips bet will be paid regardless of the outcome of the hand. See Paytable for odds.

Rules of Play

  1. Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em offers an optional $5 progressive wager.
  2. The bet considers the best hand possible from the player’s two cards, and the first 3 community cards (the flop).
  3. The paytable shown has been designed to work on a link together with the games Four Card Poker, Let It Ride and Mississippi Stud.
  4. Paytable
    Hand Pays Envy
    Royal Flush 100% $5000
    Straight Flush 10% $1500
    Four of a Kind $1500  
    Full House $250  
    Flush $200  
    Straight $150  
    Three of a Kind $45  
    Original Wager is NOT Returned.
    Reflects a $5 wager.
  5. All pays from these progressive paytables only consider the first 5 cards. That is, the player’s two cards, and the first 3 community cards (the flop)

Envy Bonus:

  • A player making the progressive wager also qualifies to win an envy payout. If another player at the table hits a hand associated with an envy pay, all other players who made the progressive wager win the envy pay. The player hitting the hand receives the normal prize pay only, but does NOT receive the envy pay. Rule of thumb: You can’t win an Envy Bonus pay from your hand or the dealer’s hand. Envy Bonuses should only be paid to player’s at the table where the qualifying hand occurred.
  • If a player’s hand triggers an envy payout, the dealer will leave the hand face-up on the layout; otherwise, the dealer will lock up the cards. The dealer will then move on to the next player.
  • The dealer pays any Envy Bonuses at the end of the round. Players can qualify for more than one envy payout if multiple players win progressive payouts. A player is still eligible for an Envy Bonus payout even if they folded their hand.

Blind Paytable

Hand Pay
Royal Flush 500 to 1*
Straight Flush 50 to 1*
Quads 10 to 1*
Full House 3 to 1*
Flush 3 to 2*
Straight 1 to 1*
Other Hands Push*
Tie Dealer Push
Lose To Dealer Loss
*Must Beat Dealer

Trips Paytable

Hand Pays
Royal Flush 50 to 1
Straight Flush 40 to 1
Quads 30 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Flush 7 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Trips 3 to 1