When most people get introduced to the world of playing cards, the first game they come across is poker. As they get immersed in this world of fun, they come across numerous variants of the game, among them Texas Holdem. This is a poker version that involves players competing against the dealer rather than against other players.
The same old rules of the game apply when playing Texas Hold'em online. The only difference is that the player plays against the dealer only. The game begins with the player making an ante and a blind bet, both equal. The player may also make an optional bet known as the Trips Bonus. The dealer then deals two cards to the player face-up and two to himself, face-down.
The dealer then overturns the flop, which are three cards known as community cards. At this point, the player may decide to check (hold on) or raise by placing a play bet. The play bet can be between two and four times the ante value. A player who decided to check before the flop can only play 2x the ante at this stage. They may also decide to check again.
Next, the dealer overturns the remaining two community cards (turn and river), one at a time. This is the final chance for checking players to make a bet that equals the ante or fold.
At this point, the player wins if they have a better hand than the dealer. If the dealer has a hand that does not qualify (dealer has a pair or better), the player receives their ante back. If the player and dealer hands tie, all but the Trips Bonus bet are returned to the player. There are payout rules that Texas Hold'em live poker casinos use to settle payments.
Strategies - How to Win at Live Texas Hold'em
The first tip is to always include a trips bonus bet alongside the ante. This bet has a return to player (RTP) rate of around 98.1%, making it a very fair bet. Raising early is also recommended in a game that has an RTP rate of 97.8%. Players also need to know the best starting hands to inform their early actions.
Cards (Texas Hold'em What Beats What)?
The aim of the game is to have the best five-card hand. A royal flush beats all other hands. A straight flush is the next best hand, followed by four-of-a-kind, full house, flush, straight, three-of-a-kind, two-pair, one-pair and high card in that order.
In modern gambling, the game has evolved into an even more exciting version called live Texas Hold 'em. This latest version is discussed in detail in this article. Details of what it really is, a bit of history, and, most importantly, how to win are laid out for the benefit of both newbie and seasoned players.