Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Ultimate Texas Hold’em

This is a popular game where players may make one raise at any time during the course of the hand. The earlier the raise is made the higher it may be.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em features heads-up play against the designated player and an optional trips bet. 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 and you beat the designated player’s hand. If your final five-card hand ties the designated player’s hand, the trips wager is a push.

Getting Started

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 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 1x your ante. If you fold… your ante, blind, and optional trips bets lose.

Winning & Losing
The dealer then reveals the designated player’s two-hole cards. If your hand beats theirs, your play and ante bets win even money. If the designated player’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. If you beat the designated player with less than a straight, it pushes.