Images courtesy of Stephen Au-Yeung (Mr. Casino Games)
Casino Hold ‘em® is a poker game where players
compete against a casino dealer. Developed by Stephen Au-Yeung (Mr. Casino
this casino game is on a fast track to becoming a staple at brick and mortar
jurisdictions and casino gambling on-line. The game is now up and running at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
This poker game is similar to
the king of all poker games: Texas Hold ‘em.
The difference being players compete against the house rather than other
players. It is easy to learn and play. A skill component also makes this game
appealing to players. A standard 52 card deck is used.
All players must first make an ante wager before play begins. There is also an optional bonus wager called AA Bonus. The dealer will then deal his or herself two hole cards face down, and place three community cards face up in the center of the table. This is known as the flop. The community cards can be used by all players to complete their hands.
Players examine their cards and must make one of two decisions:
Fold – forfeiting the ante bet.
Make a wager equal to two times the ante bet.
The dealer will then deal two
more community cards face up for a total of five, and reveal his or her cards. The
players and dealer make their best five card poker hand by using any
combination of their own two cards and the five community cards.
The dealer must have a pair of 4’s or better to qualify. If the dealer does not qualify, the call bet pushes and the ante bet will pay according to the pay table listed below.
If the dealer qualifies and player beats dealer, the call bet pays 1 to 1 and the ante bet pays according to the ante pay table below.
If the dealer qualifies and beats the player, the player loses the ante and call bets.
If the dealer qualifies and ties the player, the ante and call bets push.
Pay tables vary between
jurisdictions, below is supposedly the most common one:
Royal Flush 100/1
Straight Flush 20/1
4 of a Kind 10/1
Full House 3/1
The AA optional side wager
pays if the player is holding a pair of Aces of better. The bet pays even if
the player folded the original hand. Here is the pay table:
Royal Flush 100/1
Straight Flush 50/1
4 of a Kind 40/1
Full House 30/1
Three of a Kind 8/1
Two Pair 7/1
Pair of Aces 7/1
Strategy is rather simple for
this poker game according to gaming Analysts. Only the worst 18% of hands
should be folded. These are two low unsuited hole cards with no chance of a
straight or flush when matched with the three card community flop.
The house edge has been
calculated at 2.16% for the call wager and 2.97% when making the bonus wager,
based on the pay tables listed.
For information about
countries and on-line sites where this game is available and other casino games
invented by Stephen Au-Yeung visit his website at http://www.newtablegames.com/.