Ultimate Texas Hold’em is a variant of the more famous Texas Hold’em, which itself is a variant of classic poker, with all its combinations. So if you are a poker enthusiast or online casino visitor in general, you have surely heard of it!
If it sounds like something new, don’t worry, we’ll take care of analyzing the rules and how Ultimate Poker Texas Hold’em works in detail.
Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker: How to Play
In Ultimate Texas Hold’em it is important to understand how to play from the beginning; in fact in this particular mode of poker you will not play against other players but only against the dealer. Furthermore, you can decide how much to bet while the hand is in progress and not just at the beginning. The aim of Ultimate Texas Hold’em is therefore to be able to overcome the dealer’s score by virtue of the best five-card hand, following the two cards received by the dealer plus the five community cards placed in the center of the table.
Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker: The Bets
The game begins by placing the two mandatory bets, the Ante and the Blind (the Blind is of the same value as the Ante), after which two cards are dealt to each player face up, while the dealer deals two face down. At this point you can bet Preflop, that is, before the bank (or dealer) turns over other cards on the table. In this phase you can bet an amount equal to 3 or 4 times the initial bet. But you can also not bet, by checking (essentially ‘passing’) and waiting for the three cards of the Flop, placed in a community way in the center of the table. After the Flop, therefore with five cards available (your 2 plus the 3 of the Flop), you can decide to bet. The sum, at this point in the game, must be 2 times that bet at the beginning. At this point the dealer turns over two more cards, thus placing Turn and River in the center of the table. At this point both the players (who can be unlimited in number) and the dealer have their two cards and the five communes available to create the best possible five-a-side poker combination. After the River there is the last chance to bet, now an amount equal to the initial bet. It is not mandatory to do so, but if you do not do it yet the dealer collects the initial money.
Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker: Side Bets
The main side bet of Ultimate Poker Texas Hold’em is the one commonly called Trips. The Trips bet can be made before the start of the game round and pays when the player’s final five-card hand has a score equal to or greater than Three of a Kind, regardless of the dealer’s hand.