Heads-Up Hold’em is a fun variant of Texas Hold’em Poker that gives you the chance to win big thanks to two side bets, and also gives you the chance to win even when you lose thanks to a Bad Beat feature.
With each hand you can place the Pocket Bonus side bet and the Trips Plus side bet giving you the chance to win some huge payouts. The game is played with a single deck of cards and if you lose a hand with a straight or better then you will win the Bad Beat payout.
How To Play
The aim of the game is very simple, you need to form the best five-card poker hand possible and beat the dealer. At the start of a round you need to place your Ante bet and the click on ‘Deal’ to receive your two cards. At the same time the dealer receives two face down cards. Five cards are then dealt to the centre of the table, these are the five community cards.
You have the choice between ‘Check’ and ‘x3 Raise’. If you select ‘x3 Raise’ it will place a Raise bet that is three times the size of the Ante bet. If you select ‘Check’ it will reveal the first three community cards.
You then have the choice between ‘Check’ and ‘x2 Raise’. Like before, the ‘x2 Raise’ places a Raise bet that is twice the size of the Ante bet and selecting ‘Check’ will reveal the last two community cards.
You then have one final round, you can either ‘Fold’ or ‘x1 Raise’. If you select ‘Fold’ it means that you are abandoning the round. Selecting ‘x1 Raise’ places a bet that is equal to your Ante bet. The game will then calculate the best five-card poker hand possible using your two hole cards and the five community cards. The same is done for the dealer and then any winnings are paid out.
Heads-Up Hold’em will payout 500:1 for a Royal Flush, 50:1 for a Straight Flush, 10:1 for a Four of a Kind, 3:1 for a Full House, 1.5:1 to for a Flush, 1:1 for a Straight and all other hands are retuned as a push.
If you have a straight or better but still lose the round then you receive a Bad Beat payout. The Bad Beat payout is 5:1 for a straight, 8:1 for a Flush, 10:1 for a Full House, 50:1 for Four of a Kind and 500:1 for a Straight Flush.
You can place the Trips Plus side bet. This is a bet that your seven cards (hole and community cards) contain Trips (three of a kind) or better. It pays out 3:1 for Trips, 4:1 for a Straight, 7:1 for a Flush, 8:1 for a Full House, 30:1 for Four of a Kind, 40:1 for a Straight Flush and 100:1 for a Royal Flush.
There is also a Pocket Bonus side bet. This is a side bet on your two hole cards and pays out if they contain a Pair or and ace with a face card. It pays 5:1 for a Pair, 10:1 for an Ace-Face, 20:1 for Ace-Face Suited and 30:1 for Pocket Aces.