Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Ultimate Texas Hold’er features heads-up play against the player/dealer and an optional bonus bet and progressive wager. This game gives you several advantages:

  • The earlier you bet, the more you can bet.
  • You don’t have to fold until you see all the community cards.
  • The Trips bonus pays odds if your final five-card hand is a three-of-a-kind or better.
  • The progressive wager is based on the best five-card hand and pays according to the progressive paytable. See payouts for odds.

Getting Started

Make equal bets in the ante and blind circles. You may also make the optional Trips bonus bet and progressive wager. You will then receive two cards.

Bet Big … or Small… or Not at All

When you get your two hole cards, you can either check or bet 3x-4x your ante. The dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If you haven’t already made a play bet, you have a choice: check or bet 2x your ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards. If you haven’t already made a play bet, you have a choice: fold or bet 1 x your ante.

Winning & Losing

The dealer then reveals the player’s/dealer’s two hole cards and announces his hand. If your hand beats the player’s/dealer’s, your play and ante bets win even money. If the player’s/dealer’s hand beats yours, your play, ante and blind wagers lose. If you tie, those bets push. The blind pays if your winning hand is at least a straight (see layout for odds). If you beat the dealer with less than a straight, it pushes.

Dealer Qualifying

The player/dealer needs a pair to qualify. When the player/ dealer doesn’t qualify, the dealer returns your ante. All other bets receive action.


The optional progressive bet qualifies you for part or all of the incrementing jackpot. See paytable for odds. (The community royal flush is comprised of the 5 community up-cards ONLY)

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