How To Play: Texas Hold 'Em
By: LaviniaS on 18 Jul 2011
Players are only permitted to wager on one betting area.
A Player must place an “Ante” wager to participate in the game of Texas Hold’em Bonus Progressive.
A Player may also place a “Bonus” wager and / or “Progressive Jackpot” wager provided they have placed an “Ante” wager on that round of play.
Starting from the Dealer’s left and continuing clockwise, the Dealer shall deal one card face down to each betting area containing a wager. Each Player will receive in turn a second card face down.
The Dealer shall then deal five community cards face down.
After receiving and examining the 2 Hole Cards, the Player may decide to:
“Fold”, which would result in the Player losing his “Ante” and “Bonus” wagers. If a Player has a wager on the Progressive Jackpot, the Player would still qualify for a payout in accordance with the payout schedule stipulated in rule 4.1.2 if a Royal Flush, Straight Flush or Four of a Kind is achieved; or
“Flop”, which requires the Player to place a wager equivalent to twice the value of the “Ante” wager on the betting area marked as “Flop” on the table layout. The Dealer will now flip over 3 Community Cards (the Flop Cards) followed by the Turn Card and the River Card. Before each of the Turn and River cards are exposed, the Player may choose to further wager an amount equivalent to the “Ante” wager on the respective Turn and River betting areas, or he may choose to “check”.
After all the Players have made a decision on their respective hands, the Dealer will deal two cards to be designated as the Dealer’s Hole cards, which will be exposed.
Commencing with the hand furthest to the left of the Dealer, the Dealer will compare his hand to each of the Player’s hands. The winning hand shall be the higher ranking five card poker hand consisting of any combination of the five Community Cards and the Player’s or Dealer’s Hole cards. If:
The Player’s hand is of higher ranking than the Dealer’s hand, the Player wins on the “Flop”, “Turn” and “River” wagers as stipulated in payout schedule stipulated in rule 4.1. If the Player’s winning hand is a Straight or better, the Player also wins on the “Ante” wager. A stand-off occurs on the “Ante” wager if the Player’s winning hand is ranked lower than a Straight.
The Player’s hand is ranked lower than the Dealer’s hand, the Player loses all wagers.
The Player’s hand is ranked the same as the Dealer’s hand, a Stand-off is declared where neither hand wins.
The order of hands from the highest to the lowest is as follows:
Royal Flush Is a hand containing an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit.
E.g. A♦, K♦, Q♦, J♦, 10♦
Straight Flush Is a hand containing five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking other than a Royal Flush.
E.g. J♣, 10♣, 9♣, 8♣, 7♣
Four of a kind Is a hand containing four cards of the same rank.
E.g. A♣, A♥, A♦, A♠, J♥
Full House Is a hand containing three cards of the same rank and one “pair'.
E.g. K♣, K♥, K♦, A♠, A♥
Flush Is a hand containing five cards of the same suit but not in consecutive ranking.
E.g. J♥, 8♥, 6♥, 5♥, 2♥
Straight Is a hand containing five cards of consecutive rank regardless of suit, an Ace may count high or low.
E.g. 9♣, 8♦, 7♣, 6♥, 5♠
Three of a kind Is a hand containing three cards of the same rank.
E.g. 10♠, 10♥, 10♣, 6♥, 3♦
Two pairs Is a hand containing two 'pairs'.
E.g. Q♠, Q♥, 6♣, 6♥, 3♦
One pair Is a hand containing two cards of the same rank.
E.g. A♣, A♥, 8♦,6♥, 5♠
Five odd cards Is a hand containing five cards of different rank that are at least two suits and that are not consecutive.
E.g. Q♣, 10♥, 6♦, 5♠, 2♥