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Casino Hold'em Poker

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Casino Hold ‘em® is a poker game where players compete against a casino dealer. Developed by Stephen Au-Yeung (Mr. Casino Games®), 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.

How to Play This Poker Game

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.

Call - 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:

Ante Pay Table

Hand                                 Payout

 Royal Flush                          100/1

 Straight Flush                         20/1

 4 of a Kind                             10/1

 Full House                              3/1

 Flush                                      2/1

 All Other                                 1/1

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:

Optional AA Pay Table

Hand                                 Payout

 Royal Flush                           100/1

 Straight Flush                          50/1

 4 of a Kind                               40/1

 Full House                               30/1

  Flush                                       20/1

  Straight                                   10/1

 Three of a Kind                         8/1

 Two Pair                                  7/1

  Pair of Aces                            7/1

Strategy

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.

House Edge

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/.

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