Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker

Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is ideal for strategy-based play. Traditional Texas Hold’em and Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em play out along similar lines, except for one big difference: you go head-to-head against the dealer, not against other players. You never have to wait for a seat at a poker table ever again. Consider this your exclusive invitation.

Pony Up for Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker

Pony Up for Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker

888casino USA is proud to bring you one of the most thrilling casino card games on the market - Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker. This 5-card poker variant is played against the dealer, not other players. Put your poker skills to the test in real time against our professional poker pros. Don’t worry about your poker face – the dealers can’t see you, but you can see them. Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em allows you to Raise after you have placed the Ante Bet. Our live casino dealers will help you learn the ins and outs of this fast-paced poker game. Saddle up partner – the fun is about to begin!

What’s Different about Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em?

What’s Different about Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em?

Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is like Texas Hold’em Poker, except for one big difference: you go head-to-head against the dealer, not against other players. You can challenge our dealers to the ultimate showdown in pursuit of the best 5-card poker hand. Use your poker skills, tactics, and strategies to gain the upper hand, and you’ll soon be in line to win monster pots. The rules of play are simple: Form the strongest possible 5 card poker hand and you're golden. 888casino USA has banked the game, so you know you’re getting paid. Our expert dealers have years of experience in the game, and they are trained to treat everyone like a VIP.

Players are dealt 2 cards face up

Players are dealt 2 cards face up

Which are the pocket cards – followed by the Flop, Turn and River. These 5 community cards are used in conjunction with your hole cards to form the best 5 card hand. Since you don’t need to worry about other players at the table, you can focus your attention on the dealer. Any 5 card hand that beats the dealer’s hand will do. To get started, you must place two mandatory bets. These are known as the Ante and the Blind. There is an additional wager known as the Play Bet and you can raise your Ante Bet by a multiple of 3 or 4. Don’t delay since you can only raise x2 after the Flop. And once you get to the River card you can only raise x1. The goal is to raise as early as possible to increase your winning potential.

Special Features of Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Special Features of Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em

With Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em, you are virtually seated at the casino against our dealers. An unlimited number of players gets to go head-to-head against the dealer in real time. Get this: a single 52 card deck is used, and the cards are shuffled after every game. You can raise the stakes with additional bets known as the Trips Bonus Bet. Plus, you can boost your payouts with Three of a Kind or higher – regardless of what the dealer is holding. Remember, players can only raise once per hand, and every player who places an Ante Bet and a Blind Bet can also place a Trips Bonus Bet.

Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em in Action

Once you’ve received your 2 pocket cards face up, the dealer will receive two pocket cards face down. You can begin the action by checking or raising. Remember, at this point you can raise the Ante Bet by a multiple of 3 or 4. The first 3 community cards will be laid out in the center of the table. These are known as the Flop. If you didn’t place a Play Bet prior to the Flop, you will now be able to do so at twice the value of the Ante Bet. Now, the Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em dealer will reveal the Turn and River cards.

At this stage of the game, you have a third and last chance to make a Play Bet. Your Play Bet is equal to the value of the Ante Bet. Of course, you’re welcome to Fold if you prefer. Since Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is played against the dealer, it has a similar structure to Live Three Card Poker. The dealer can only qualify with a Pair or Better, and if the dealer doesn’t qualify, you will receive your Ante Bets back. The payout table determines the Blind Bets and the Play Bets provided that your hand is stronger than the dealer’s hand. If you have a weaker hand ranking than the dealer’s hand, you will not receive a payout on the Play Bet and the Blind Bet. If you’re holding equal-value hands, the Blind Bet and the Play Bet will be returned.

Summary of the Rules for Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker

  • Every Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker Game is played with a single deck of 52 cards.
  • Two mandatory equal-value bets must be placed: The Ante Bet & Blind Bet.
  • An optional bet known as the Trips Bonus Bet can also be placed. This pays out on multiple poker hands, starting with Three of a Kind.
  • After the initial bets are placed, 2 cards will be dealt to the player (face up) and the dealer (face down).
  • At this point, players can raise the stakes with x4 the Ante or x3 the Ante.
  • If you prefer, you can simply check. Remember that just 1 raise is permitted per round of play.
  • If you fold, you forfeit all bets (Ante and Blind) and the hand ends. At this time, the dealer’s Hole cards will be revealed, and the winner will be determined.
  • The Trips Bonus Bet can be placed after the Ante Bet and the Blind Bet. This is not a mandatory wager, but it pays out whenever you form Three of a Kind.
  • The highest winning hand in Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is a Royal Flush. Other ranking hands include a Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, and Straight.

Blind Bet Payout Odds

  • A Royal Flush Pays 500: 1
  • A Straight Flush Pays 50: 1
  • Four of a Kind Pays 10: 1
  • A Full House Pays 3: 1
  • A Flush Pays 1.5: 1
  • A Straight Pays 1: 1

Bet pushes are returned to player.

Play Bet Payout Odds

  • Raise x1; Ante x1 Pays Ante x1
  • Raise x2; Ante x2 Pays Ante x2
  • Raise x3; Ante x3 Pays Ante x3
  • Raise x4; Ante x4 Pays Ante x4

Trips Bonus Bet Payout Odds

  • A Royal Flush Pays 50: 1
  • A Straight Flush Pays 40: 1
  • Four of a Kind Pays 30: 1
  • A Full House Pays 8: 1
  • A Flush Pays 7: 1
  • A Straight Pays 4: 1
  • Three of a Kind Pays 4: 1

You can enjoy Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em on PC, Mac, iOS, or Android devices. The theoretical RTP (return to player) of this game is 97.82%, and with the Trips Bonus Bet is 98.10%.