The object is to have the best five-card hand formed from your two hole and five community cards dealt face up at the centre of the table.
If you have the best hand at the end of the game, then you are paid 1:1 on all of your Flop, Turn, and River bets. Additionally, if you have a straight or better, you are paid 1:1 on your Ante bet, else your Ante is pushed.
Place an initial Ante bet and click the DEAL button to start.
You and the Dealer each receive two hole cards. Neither you nor the Dealer can see each other's hole cards.
At this point, pre-flop, your choices are:
If you bet, play continues and no additional bets are required to progress through the remaining cards.
After the Flop bet, three community cards are dealt, and you have an optional betting opportunity called the Turn bet. Your choices are:
Another community card is dealt and you have one more optional betting opportunity called the River bet. Your choices are the same as with the Turn bet.
Note: The Turn and River bets are only available if your balance is large enough to make these bets. If you have insufficient funds and wish to place such a bet, you may deposit additional funds and return to the game.
Once all the community cards have been dealt, if you have a better hand than the Dealer then you win! You are paid 1:1 on all of your Flop, Turn (if placed), and River (if placed) bets. If you won with a straight or better then you are paid 1:1 on your Ante bet, else your Ante bet is returned.
To play Texas Hold 'em Bonus Poker, you must place an initial Ante bet.
Select a chip value by clicking a chip at the bottom of the playing field. The chip you select is displayed in a raised position. To place your bet, click the Ante bet spot on the table. Each time you click, you place one chip on the table. Your Ante bet must be at least as large as the table minimum limit and cannot exceed the table maximum limit. Also, your remaining balance must be large enough to allow you to place a subsequent Flop bet.
You should make sure to monitor your balance and select the appropriate game denom and/or deposit additional funds accordingly.
To remove a bet before the cards are dealt, press and hold the SHIFT key and then click the bet. To remove all bets, click the CLEAR button.
If you wish to repeat your last Ante bet and play immediately after completing a game, click the REBET AND DEAL button. If your balance is sufficient, this button restores your previous bets and initiates play all in one click.
If you wish to repeat your last bet without initiating a new game, click the REBET button. This restores your previous Blind bet. You can then adjust this Blind bet if you wish. You still need to click the DEAL button to initiate play.
The DOUBLE BET button causes your currently placed Ante bet to be doubled every time you click it. The DOUBLE BET button is only available if your balance can support the bet and the table limit would not be exceeded by doubling the current bet. Note that clicking the DOUBLE BET button does not double the Bonus bet.
If you click the DOUBLE BET button before placing an Ante bet, this is equivalent to first clicking the REBET button and then the DOUBLE BET button. You will still need to click the DEAL button to initiate play.
Comparing Poker Hands
Your poker hand and the Dealer's poker hand are considered to be the best five cards of the seven possible cards - the two initial hole cards and the five community cards. In the case where you and the Dealer have a tie with your best five-card hands, the sixth card is not used to break the tie. In a case where the five community cards form a Royal Flush, for example, it does not matter if the Dealer's hole cards are a pair of Aces and your hole cards are a 2-3. The best hand for both you and the Dealer is a Royal Flush; therefore you and the Dealer tie.
If two hands have different outcomes, the hand with the outcome higher on the outcome list wins
If the two hands have the same outcome (both hands hold a Pair, for example), then the stronger of the two outcomes wins.
For the One Pair, Three-of-a-Kind, and Four-of-a-Kind outcomes, the hand with the highest matching rank wins. For example, a Pair of Kings beats a Pair of 10s.
For a Two Pair outcome, the hand with the higher high Pair wins. For example, a hand consisting of 3-3-8-8 beats a hand consisting of 5-5-7-7, since the high Pair of 8s beats the high Pair of 7s. If the high Pair is the same, then the low Pair is compared. For example, a 5-5-J-J beats a 3-3-J-J because the high Pair matches and the low Pair of 5s beats the low Pair of 3s.
For a Full House, the hand with the higher Three-of-a-Kind wins. For example, K-K-8-8-8 beats an A-A-5-5-5 because the three 8s beat the three 5s.
When comparing Straight, Flush, or Straight Flush hands, the hand with the higher high card wins. For example, a 7-8-9-10-J Straight beats a 6-7-8-9-10 Straight. Likewise, a 7-8-9-10-J Straight beats an A-2-3-4-5 Straight because the Jack high card beats the 5 high card.
If the winning outcomes are the same between two hands, then the remaining cards in the hand are examined. For example, a 5-3-3-8-8 beats a 4-3-3-8-8. While the high and low Pairs both match, the remaining 5 beats the 4.
Likewise, a 4-9-J-8-8 beats a 4-6-J-8-8. The Pair of 8s match, as do the high card Jacks. Looking at the next highest cards, however, the 9 beats the 6.
Poker Hand Rankings
This list contains the possible Poker hand outcomes from highest to lowest. For two cards to have the same rank, they must have the same number (like two 8s) or the same picture (like two Queens).
Place a bet on the optional Bonus side bet to be eligible for a win based on your two hole cards. If these two cards match one of the outcomes in the paytable, then you win the corresponding award.
A-A (Player and Dealer): If your hole cards are a pair of Aces and the Dealer's hole cards are a pair of Aces, then you win this top award which is in addition to the award for getting a pair of Aces as your hole cards. This means you win the top two awards in the paytable at the same time!
A-A (Player): If your hole cards are a pair of Aces, then you win this award.
A-K (Suited): If your hole cards are an Ace and a King, and both cards are of the same suit, then you win this award.
A-Q or A-J (Suited): If your hole cards are either an Ace and a Queen, or an Ace and a Jack, and both cards are of the same suit, then you win this award.
A-K (Unsuited): If your hole cards are an Ace and a King, and both cards are of different suits, then you win this award.
K-K, Q-Q, J-J: If you hole cards are either a pair of Kings, Queens, or Jacks, then you win this award.
A-Q or A-J (Unsuited): If your hole cards are either an Ace and a Queen, or an Ace and a Jack, and both cards are of different suits, then you win this award.
10-10 through 2-2 (Pairs): If your hole cards are a pair of tens, nines, eights, sevens, sixes, fives, fours, threes, or twos, then you win this award.
Clicking the OPTIONS button reveals a menu of controls that enable you to customize various aspects of the game to suit your preferences:
A standard 52-card deck is shuffled for each hand of play.
The Dealer receives two random hole cards, just like the player.
Malfunction voids all pays and plays.
This game is regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is 99.47%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company in accordance with AGCC regulations.
The Game Console on the right side of every game provides information and access to additional features:
The Meter Bar on the bottom of the game screen displays the amount paid if a win occurred and the amount bet on the last/current proposition.
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