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How to Play Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Ultimate Texas Hold'emSM features head-to-head play against the dealer, and a fun side bet that pays odds if the player's final five-card hand is a Three-of-a-Kind or better.

 

How to Play:

 To begin each round, players make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles and may also make the Trips bonus bet. Once players receive their two hole-cards, they can either check or bet three to four times their Ante.

The dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If players haven't already made a Play bet, they can check or bet two times their Ante. The dealer then reveals the turn and the river, and if players have not already bet, they can fold or bet one times their Ante.

Next, the dealer reveals his or her two hold-cards and announces the hand. If the player's hand beats the dealer, his or her Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer's hand beats the player's, the player's wagers lose.

If the player's hand ties the dealer's hand, the player's bets push. The Blind bet pays if the player's winning hand is at least a Straight, but if the player beats the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes. The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn't qualify, he or she returns each player's Ante and all other bets receive action.

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