Texas hold ’em is a variation of the standard card game of poker. Texas Hold ’em’s popularity surged in the 2000s due to exposure on television, the Internet and popular literature.
Texas Holdem Poker software
Casino variation of Texas Hold’em Poker is derived from a classic poker game played in poker rooms worldwide. However, unlike poker rooms the game is played against the dealer, which prevents any forfeiting and bluffing. As for the course of the game, it consists of the conventional poker betting stages: Preflop, Flop, Turn and River and features the options of folding, calling, betting and raising.
Texas Hold’em is one of the most dramatic and popular variations of poker in the world with a wide variety of strategies. Texas Hold’em typically accommodates up to 10 players, but here you play against the dealer.
The objective of the game is to beat the Dealer’s hand by getting the best possible five-card hand using the two cards you are dealt and the five community cards
Texas Hold’em is played with a standard 52-card deck. Cards are shuffled after each round.
The individual cards are ranked in the following descending order: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. There is no ranking between the suits – so, for example, the King of hearts and the King of spades are equal.
A poker hand consists of five cards. Any hand of a higher category will beat any hand of a lower category (for example, any Three of a Kind will beat any Two Pairs). If there is a tie between hands in the same category, the rank of the individual cards will determine the winner. If the highest ranking individual cards are equal, the second highest individual cards, are compared, and if these are equal too, the lowest individual cards are compared. For example, J-J-A-9-3 beats J-J-A-8-7 because the 9 beats the 8.
|Select a chip||Just click the required chip at the bottom right of the table|
|Place your bet||Click the corresponding betting field|
|Increase your bet||Every click on the betting field adds one chip of the selected value to your stack|
|Remove your bet||To remove your bet in window mode, click the betting field with CTRL held
Select X-chip and click on the betting field
Just drag it away
|Remove all the placed bets||Use CLEAR control|
|Play again||Click NEW GAME to remove all the chips and cards from the table once the game is completed|
|Repeat your bet||Click REBET to place the same stakes as in the previous round and start dealing|
The Min/Max sign indicates a minimum amount that can be placed on each betting field as well as maximum amount that can be placed on the whole table.
Play begins by placing an Ante bet. Once your bet has been placed click DEAL to deal the cards. You are dealt 2 cards face-up, whilst the Dealer is dealt two cards face-down.
You need to evaluate your hand and decide on one of the following options:
Fold – by clicking FOLD you lose your Ante bet. The game is over.
Raise – by clicking RAISE you continue playing and place an additional Flop bet that equals twice your Ante bet. Three “community cards” are then dealt on the table.
You need to re-evaluate your hand and decide on one of the following options:
Bet – by clicking BET you place an additional bet – Turn, that equals your Antebet and a 4th card will then be dealt;
Check – by clicking CHECK you continue playing, the 4th card will be dealt without any additional bet being placed.
Once the 4th card has been dealt you are given the following options:
Bet – by clicking BET you place an additional bet – River, that equals your Antebet and a 5th card will then be dealt;
Check – by clicking CHECK you continue playing, the 5th card will be dealt without any additional bet being placed.
Once 5 “community cards” have been dealt, the dealer’s cards are turned over. You and the dealer will make the best 5-card poker hand using any combination of the 2 initial cards and the 5 “community cards”. Your hands are evaluated and compared. The best 5-card poker hand will win.
- If the dealer’s hand beats your hand, you lose all your bets (Ante, Flop, Turn and River).
- If your hand and the dealer’s hand tie, it is a push and all bets are returned to you.
- If your hand beats the dealer’s hand:
- With a Straight or higher, the Ante, Flop, Turn and River bets are paid 1:1.
- With a hand, lower than a Straight, the Flop, Turn and River bets are paid 1:1, whilst the Ante pushes.
|Hand||Ante Payoff||Flop, Turn, River Payoff|
|Four of a Kind||1:1||1:1|
|Three of a Kind||Push||1:1|
|Royal Flush||This is the highest hand that includes Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. The cards should be from the same suit||A♣ K♣ Q♣ J♣ 10♣|
|Straight Flush||Five cards of one suit that come in a sequence||5♦ 4♦ 3♦ 2♦ A♦|
|Four of a Kind||Five cards that come from each suit of the same rank||10♣ 10♦ 10♥ 10♠ 5♦|
|Full House||Three cards should refer to one rank while two others – to another||K♠ K♣ K♥ 3♦ 3♠|
|Flush||Five cards that should come from one and the same suit||A♥ Q♥ 10♥ 5♥ 3♥|
|Straight||Five cards that can be from any suite but they should come in a sequence||A♥ K♣ Q♥ J♥ 10♠|
|Three of a Kind||Three cards should necessarily be of the same rank but the two others may come unmatched||2♦ 2♠ 2♥ K♠ 6♠|
|Two Pairs||Two sets of two equal in rank cards with any unmatched fifth card||J♦ J♠ 10♠ 10♣ 9♠|
|One Pair||Two cards of equal rank while the other three cards can come unmatched||2♣ 2♠ 8♣ 5♥ 3♥|
|High Card||All five cards of different rank and a variety of suits||A♣ Q♣ 7♦ 5♥ 2♣|
Malfunction voids all plays and winnings!