Texas Hold’ em Poker

TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER RULES

  • First round - the player and the dealer are both dealt two cards (face down). Three cards are then dealt to the board (face up).
  • Second round – two more cards are dealt to the board. Players and dealer should make their best five-card poker hand from their own two personal cards and five board cards. Wagers are made before every dealing. The dealer must have at least a pair of fours to make a qualifying hand. If the dealer succeed to qualify bets are payed off as follows:
  1. if the player has a qualifying hand that is lower than dealer's hand he looses the ANTE, PLAY and BLIND.
  2. if the player has a qualifying hand that is equal the dealer's hand, all the ANTE, PLAY and BLIND are returned to the player.
  3. If the player has a qualifying hand that is higher than dealer's hand the ANTE and PLAY are payed off 1:1; if the player's hand is lower than Straight the BLIND doesn't win and has to be returned to the player. If the player's hand is higher than Straight, the BLIND should be payed off as follows:

Royal flush - 500 to 1

Straight flush - 50 to 1

Four of a kind - 10 to 1

Full house - 3 to 1

Flush - 3 to 1

Straight - 1 to 1

  • The TRIPS (additional bet made only by the player's will) is always winning as long as the five-card hand is Three of a kind or higher (doesn't matter the dealer's hand). The TRIPS is payed off as follows:

Royal flush - 50 to 1

Straight flush - 40 to 1

Four of a kind - 30 to 1

Full house - 8 to 1

Flush - 7 to 1

Straight - 4 to 1

Three of a kind - 3 to 1

  • If the dealer fails to qualify, all the ANTE are returned to players, all the PLAY, BLIND and TRIPS are payed off (if they aren't lost – according to the rules above).