ULTIMATE TEXAS HOLD’EM POKER
Ultimate Texas Hold’em is a ShuffleMaster table game which is played heads-up against the dealer and has an optional bonus bet called Trips. It was invented by Roger Snow, one of the most successful table game developers in history.
The player makes equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles. The player may also bet the Trips bonus. He will then receive two cards.
When the player receives his two hole cards, he can either check or bet 3x-4x his Ante. The dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If the player hasn’t already made a Play bet, he has a choice: check or bet 2x his Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards. If the player has not already bet, he has a choice: fold or bet 1x his Ante.
Winning and losing
The dealer then reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If the player’s hand beats the dealer’s, his Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats the player’s hand, the player’s Play, Ante and Blind lose. If the player ties, those bets push. The Blind pays if the player’s winning hand is at least a Straight (see below for odds). If the player beats the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes.
The dealer needs a pair to qualify. When the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns the player’s Ante. All other bets receive action.