The Basics of Live Casino Hold’em
It is very easy to get to grips with the basics of Casino Hold’em. The aim of the game is to put together the best possible five-card poker hand. The hand will consist of two cards dealt to you combined with a five-card flop.
To start a round you need to place an Ante bet. You then receive your two face-up cards and the dealer receives two facedown cards. At the same time, the first three cards of the flop are dealt. If a hand can be formed using your two cards and the three flop cards then the game will show it to you.
Next, you have the choice between Fold and Call. If you Fold then you lose your bet and the round ends. If you Call then the game continues, an additional bet that is double the size of your Ante bet is placed and the final two cards are dealt to the flop.
Now the dealer will reveal their cards and the game automatically calculates the best possible poker hand that can be formed using your cards. The dealer will only qualify if they are holding at least a pair of 4s. If the dealer does not qualify then you will receive your Call bet back and the Ante bet pays out according to the paytable. If the dealer qualifies and you win the round then the Call bet pays 1:1 in addition to the Ante bet payout.
Live Casino Hold’em Payouts and Side Bets
Casino Hold’em uses the standard poker hands so a Royal Flush is the best possible hand and it pays out 100:1. It is followed by a Straight Flush, which pays 20:1, 4 of a Kind, which pays 10:1, Full House, which pays 3:1, Flush, which pays 2:1, and a Straight or lower, which pays 1:1.
You can have even more fun playing Casino Hold’em thanks to the AA side bet. This is a bet on what will be formed by combining the first two cards dealt to you with the first three flop cards. It offers larger payouts than the Ante bet. A Straight or Lower pays at 7:1, a Flush pays at 20:1, a Full House pays at 30:1, 4 of a Kind pays at 40:1, a Straight Flush pays at 50:1, and a Royal Flush pays at 100:1.