How To Play
The aim of Live Heads Up Hold’em is to form the best possible five-card poker hand by combining your two pocket cards with five community cards and to beat the dealer’s hand.
At the start of a round, you have to place your Ante bet and the Odds bet. These bets are of equal value and you simply need to place your chips on the table. At this point you can also place one of the side bets if you so wish (these are explained below). When the betting is finished, you will be dealt your two pocket cards and the dealer will also receive two facedown cards. You then have the chance to Raise or Check, choosing raise will place a bet equal to three times your Ante bet.
The dealer will then deal three community cards face up and you once again gave the choice between Raise and Check. This time, the raise amount is twice your Ante bet. The dealer now deals the final two community cards and you can choose between Raise and Fold, this time the Raise bet is equal to your Ante bet.
The dealer will then reveal their cards and the winning hand is determined. The ante bet pays even money if you win and the bet is returned as a push in the case of a tie. The Odds bet pays 1:1 for a Straight, 3:2 for a Flush, 3:1 for a Full House, 10:1 for Four of a Kind, 50:1 for a Straight Flush, and an impressive 500:1 for a Royal Flush.
Features and Side Bets
There are two side bets you can place while playing Live Heads Up Hold’em, both of which can be extremely lucrative. The Pocket Bonus side bet pays out when your two cards are an Ace and a face card (Jack, Queen or King), or if the two cards form a pair. You can win this bet even if you fold your hand. It pays out at 5:1 for a pair, 10:1 for an Ace and a face card, 20:1 for a suited Ace and a face card, and 30:1 for a pair of Aces.
The Trips Plus Side bet pays out if your entire hand (the two pocket cards and the five community cards) contain a Three of a Kind or better. Once again, you can win this side bet even if you fold your hand. The bet pays 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.
The game also offers a Bad Beat Bonus. If you have a straight or better and you lose the round then you will receive a bonus payout. It pays 5:1 for a Straight, 8:1 for a Flush, 10:1 for a Full House, 50:1 for a Four of a Kind, and a massive 500:1 for a Straight Flush.