Ultimate Texas Hold'em features heads-up play against the dealer and an optional bonus bet. This game gives you several advantages:
- The earlier your 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.
Make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles. You may also make the optional Trips bonus bet. 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 3 – 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 1X your Ante.
Winning & Losing
The dealer then reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If your hand beats the dealer's, your Play and Ante bets win even money. If the 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.
The dealer needs a Pair to qualify. When the dealer doesn't qualify, he returns to your Ante. All other bets receive action.