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Ultimate Texas Holdem

The game is played on a blackjack style table that can accommodate several players. The players do not compete against each other, instead they are playing heads up with the dealer. On the layout in front of each player is an area marked: Trips, Ante=Blind and Play.


The object of the game is for each player to form a five card hand that ranks higher than the dealer’s hand, using two cards dealt to them and the five Community cards. The earlier they bet the more they can risk and win.


The Play

Play begins with a player making equal bets in the Ante and Blind circle on the layout. An additional side bet may be made by placing a bet in the area marked Trips. Each player and the Dealer will then be dealt two cards face down. After these are dealt betting begins and the player can check or make a bet three or four times the Ante bet by placing the bet in the circle marked Play.


The Dealer then turns over the three community cards for the Flop.

If the player has no bet, he can then again check or bet two times the Ante bet. The Dealer then turns over the last two community cards for the River and the player must make a bet equal to the Ante if he has not yet bet, or fold and lose the Ante and Blind bet.


Win or Lose

After the River card is dealt, the Dealer and players turn over their hole cards and make the best five card hand.


If the player’s hand beats the Dealer his Ante and Blind bets win even money.


If the Dealer’s hand beats the player’s hand, the player loses the Ante, Blind and Play bets. If the player and dealer tie, it is a Push.


The Blind bet is paid if the player’s winning hand is a Straight or better and based on the odds posted on the layout. If the player beats the dealer with less than a straight the Blind bet is a Push. If the player makes a wager on the Trips bet and has Trips or better the bet is paid even if the dealer’s hand beats the player’s hand.


Dealer Qualification

The Dealer must qualify by having a pair or better. If the Dealer does not qualify The Ante bet is returned to the player. The Play bet and Trips bet (if there is one) are still live and will be paid accordingly.


The Pay Table is listed on the layout.


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