Casino Hold'em is a poker game variation of Texas Hold'em, but in Casino Hold'em, you play against the dealer instead of other players. This game is sometimes referred to as Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, but they are essentially one in the same. If you've never played this table game before, watch this Casino Hold'em video tutorial to learn more about this great game.
How to Play
For play to start, all players must put up an ante bet. Players have the option to place a bonus jackpot bet also. All players at the table, together with the dealer, are dealt two cards facing down, referred to as the player's hole cards. To play your hand, you will need to bet a wager exactly 2X your ante bet. In other words, if your ante bet was $10 and you want to play your hand, you will need to put up $20. If you decide to fold and not play, then you lose your ante (which in this example is $10). Unlike other casino games such as slots you will be required to play real money Dollar chips.
The dealer draws three cards and places them at the center of the table facing up; this is called the flop (as in Texas Hold 'em Poker). These three cards are community cards, so everyone at the table can see and use them to complete their own five-card hand. You are now given a chance to bet again, but at that this time you can bet the amount equal to the ante. So, with the earlier example, the ante was $10, so you will need to bet an additional $10. You can as well decide not to play or fold, and this is referred to as "Check". You can keep on playing regardless of whether you checked or bet.
A fourth community card is added to the center facing up; this is called the turn. Again you can bet or check. If you decide to bet, the amount will be the same as the ante. This is however your last chance at betting, as you enter the river where the fifth and final community card is revealed and placed at the center facing up with the first four community cards.
The dealer will then over his cards to reveal the best five-card hand that the house can make. The dealer will then turn to each player determining their best five-card hand. To make the best hand you can use one, both, or none of your hole cards in combination with the five community cards.
The dealer will pick out your best hand, but it is equally important for you to know what-beats-what in poker, so as to determine your own best hand and bet accordingly throughout the game.
If you have a better hand than the dealer, you will receive even money for your bet. However, if you have a weaker hand, the house wins and you will lose your bets plus your ante.
Bonus Jackpot Wagers
If you placed a bonus jackpot bet at the onset of the hand, the dealer will check your hole cards to see if you qualify for the bonus. The advantage to this wager is that you can emerge a winner even if your hand lost.
Normally, you will win the bonus if you have a pair or certain card combinations such as A-Q, A-K, or A-J
Don't confuse this game's play with Texas Hold 'em Poker because you are betting against the dealer in Casino Hold'em, which makes this game different. More so, the only hands that you probably need to fold are unsuited low cards below 7 such as 3-6 or 2-7. Players who enjoy the Casino Hold'em game may also enjoy other online table games that are offered by almost every online casino.