HOW TO PLAY TEXAS HOLD'EM
Game rules & Help
- The game is played with one 52-card deck, shuffled before each round
- The 'Rules' sign on the table indicates the Ante Min/Max bet limit
- To start a hand place an Ante bet and click DEAL
- To make an Ante bet, select a chip and then click in the 'Ante' bet area
- To view the paytable click the pointer on the Max/Min sign on the table
- Payouts are awarded according to the paytable
- To remove a bet, click on the 'Clear' button directly beside the 'Deal' button
- To continue the hand, click the action buttons such as deal, call, check, bet, re-bet or collect as they become available
- Help messages will be displayed on the table as you play through a game indicating the strength of your poker hand
- Ante: A bet required to begin the hand
- Flop: The first three community cards dealt
- Turn: The fourth community card dealt
- River: The fifth and final community card dealt
- Deal: When an Ante bet is placed you are presented with the 'Deal' option to start the game
- Call: To wager the required bet amount before the Flop is dealt
- Check: To continue the game and be dealt the Turn and River without making an additional bet
- Bet: To wager the required wager amount on the Turn and River
- Re-Bet: Presented at the end of a game it permits you to wager the same Ante bet amount as the previous game
- Collect: Presented at the end of a game it permits you to collect your winnings or discard the option of a re-bet
- Push: When the result of your 5 card poker hand at the end of a game ties with the house your bets are returned to you. If you have the winning hand but it is less than a straight your Ante bet is also returned to you as a 'Push'.
- Payout 1:1: If you had a bet of $10 and won on a payout of 1:1 you would win an additional $10. Therefore, a total of $20 would be put in to your winnings balance
Play of Hand
- An Ante bet must be wagered to begin every game
- Two cards are dealt face up to you, and two cards face down to the dealer
- You must either make a Flop bet to continue or fold and surrender the Ante bet. The Flop bet is always exactly double the Ante bet
- Three community cards are dealt face up
- You must either make a Turn bet to continue or check to continue without making an additional bet. A fourth community card (the Turn) is dealt face up. The Turn bet is always exactly equal to the Ante bet
- You must either make a River bet or check to continue without making an additional bet. A fifth community card (the River) is dealt face up. The River bet is always exactly equal to the Ante bet
- You and the dealer make the best 5-card poker hand (Winning Poker hands shown) using any combination of the 2 initial cards and the five community cards
- The best 5-card poker hand wins
- Hands of equal value are a tie
- Standard 5-card poker hand ranking are used
- There is no ranking among suits
Royal Flush: Five consecutive cards from 10 to the Ace in the same suit.
Straight Flush: Any five card sequence of the same suit, and all are consecutive. Ranking between straights is determined by the value of the high end of the straight.
Four of a Kind: All four cards of the same index (eg. Q, Q, Q, Q).
Full House: Three of a kind combined with a pair (eg. A, A, A, 5, 5). Ties of a full house are broken by the three of a kind, as you cannot have two equal sets of three of a kind in a single deck.
Flush: Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence. The high card determines the winner if two or more people have a flush.
Straight: Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit. A straight cannot wrap, meaning it is not a straight if you have a Queen, Kind, Ace, Two, Three. The higher straight wins if two or more people have a straight. In case of straights that tie, your money is returned to you.
Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same value. The highest set of the three cards wins.
Two Pairs: Two seperate paris (eg. A, A, Q, Q). The pair with the higher value is used to determine the winner of a tie.
One Pair: One pair of two equal value cards constitutes a pair (eg. K, K).
High Card: If no one has any of the above winning hands, the tie is determined by the highest value card in the hand. If the highest cards are a tie then the tie is broken by the second highest card. Suits are not used to break ties.