Casino Holdem is a poker game, a variation of the extremely popular game of Texas Hold’em, but in Casino Holdem you play against the dealer instead of other players. This game is sometimes referred to as Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker.
Casino Holdem uses some of the concepts of Texas Hold’em. Unlike many casino poker games, there is some skill involved in this game as well as a good deal of luck, but it certainly makes Casino Holdem a challenging game.
This game is sometimes called Caribbean Hold’em, and is a fairly new variety of poker. It was introduced to land based casinos about 2000, and its popularity spread quickly. It is now played in many casinos all over the world, and can be found at most of the online casinos too.
An Ante Bet and a Bonus Bet
To start Casino Holdem, you have to put up an ante bet. You can also place a bonus jackpot bet as well. The game is played with a fifty two card deck, and when beginning a round of Casino Holdem, all players at the table, including the dealer, are dealt two cards facing down. These are referred to as the player’s hole cards. To begin play, you will have to wager exactly twice your ante bet. If you decide to fold, and not to play that round, you will lose your ante bet. Unlike other casino games, you will have to play real money dollar chips.
The dealer next draws three cards and places them at the centre of the table facing upward so all the players can see them. These three cards are called the community cards, and everyone can make use of them to complete their own five card hand. You can now place another bet if you wish, but the bet has to be the same amount as the ante. You can fold if you want to, or decide not to play, and this is called Check. In Casino Holdem, you can keep playing, whether or not you have checked.
A Fourth community card is now added to the centre, facing upward. Again you can bet or check, and if you decide to bet, the amount has to be same as the ante. This will be your last opportunity to place a bet, as the fifth and final community card is revealed and added to the four other cards on the table. At this point you have to make the best five card hand that you can. The dealer will then turn over his cards to reveal the hand of the house, the hands are compared and the winner announced. The dealer has to have at least two 4s, or your call bet will be returned. If the dealer has a better hand than you do, you will lose your ante and your call bet. If you have the better hand you will win an amount equal to your ante plus an additional win on your call bet. The amount you win is determined by the value of the hand you hold.
To Win the Bonus Jackpot
If you placed a bonus jackpot bet at the beginning of the hand, the dealer will check your hole cards to see if you quality for the bonus. This wager has an advantage in that, even if your hand loses, you can still emerge a winner. You can win the bonus with card combinations of Ace/Queen, Ace/King or Ace/Jack.