How to Play
Hold’em Showdown is very easy to play. First, you need to place your bet. Then five two-card starting hands are dealt, one to the dealer and four to the players. You will be choosing one of the opponent hands to go against the dealer’s hand. Next to each of the opponent hands, you can see the winning odds for each possible match up. At this point, if you do not like the opponent hands, then you can Shuffle and be dealt a new set of opponent hands.
You then need to choose one of the four possible match ups and bet on which side will win, the player or dealer. At this point, the cards from the opponent hands that were not chosen are returned to the deck before the community cards are dealt. The game then deals five random cards from the 48 left in the deck to be used as community cards.
Using the two hole cards and the five community cards, each side of the match up will make the best possible poker hand and the side with the higher ranking poker hand will win. If you have picked the winning hand then you will win according to the posted odds. If you win then you can continue with your current bet or bank half or all of your winnings. If you lose then you have lost your bet and must start again.
The game uses the standard poker hands:
- One Pair – A pair of cards of equal value
- Two Pair – Two separate pairs of equal value cards
- Three of a Kind – Three cards of the same value
- Straight – Five cards consecutive in value but of different suits.
- Flush – Five cards of the same suit but not consecutive values
- Full House – A combination of Three of a Kind and a Pair
- Four of a Kind – Four cards of equal value
- Straight Flush – Five cards consecutive in value and of the same suit
- Royal Flush – Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 in the same suit.