Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker is a variant of the
Texas Hold'em Poker but differs in that it is played against the house rather
than against other players and there is no bet after the River card.
The game uses one 52-card deck which is shuffled after each game round. All players play the same hand.
To begin the game, the player must make an ANTE bet (initial bet). If interested the player can make the optional BONUS and FIRST 5 JACKPOT bets (ANTE bet is required).
Both the player and the dealer receive 2 starting cards (the hole cards). The players cards are dealt face-up. The dealer's cards are dealt face-down
The player has a choice after these initial cards are dealt:
The dealer then deals 3 FLOP cards and the player has a choice:
The dealer then deals 1 TURN card and the player has a choice:
The dealer then deals a final card, called the
RIVER card and reveals his/her cards.
The outcomes are determined by comparing the player's and dealer's best 5 card poker hand out of the 7 dealt cards (your 2 cards, the dealer's 2 cards and the 5 community cards). See Game Outcomes below.
The BONUS bet is an optional bet and can be
placed after your minimum ANTE bet is placed. Simply place your bet on the BONUS
The BONUS bet is evaluated based only on the player's and dealer's initial cards, according to the Bonus pay table:
You win your BONUS bet if you have a Pair or better, according to the Bonus bet pay table, no matter what the dealer achieves.
FIRST 5 JACKPOT
The First 5 Jackpot Bet is an optional side bet that allows you to win a share of the large progressive jackpot. The amount of the progressive jackpot grows steadily over time as more FIRST 5 JACKPOT bets are placed by other players. Eventually, the jackpot is hit when a player who has placed a FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet at a participating table gets a Royal Flush.
Al players who have placed a FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet in a winning game round share the total amount of the progressive jackpot. The amount of your potential share of the jackpot is thus based on the current value of the jackpot, plus all the FIRST 5 JACKPOT bets that that have been placed by players in the current round.
The optional FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet also allows you to win an additional prize of a fixed amount when you get a hand of Three of a Kind or better.
At the start of a new game round, place your FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet after you have placed your ANTE bet and before the betting time expires.
Once accepted, your FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet will be added to the total amount of the progressive jackpot. Each participating player player places the FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet in the currency used at his/her casino, and the current amount of the progressive jackpot and your potential share are displayed in your currency in the FIRST 5 JACKPOT pay table.
When you win a share of the
progressive jackpot, you will be paid in your own currency.
The winning hands that qualify for the low level fixed prizes in the jackpot (from Three of a Kind to Straight Flush) are also displayed in your own currency.
Your decision to play PLAY or FOLD your hand does not affect your ability to win a share of the progressive jackpot in the game round, or your ability to win one fo the fixed prizes from the FIRST 5 JACKPOT paytable.
5% of each FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet is allocated to the next jackpot start value.
The individual cards are ranked in descending
order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q, J, 10 or the lowest value card in a Straight of 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
Possible hands from the highest payouts to the lowest:
The outcomes are determined by comparing the player's and dealer's best 5 card poker hand out of the 7 dealt cards (your 2 cards, the dealer's 2 cards and the 5 community cards).
The higher hand wins.
This is summarised in the outcomes quick referent table.
BONUS bet pays according to the BONUS pay table below
FIRST 5 JACKPOT bet pay table
RETURN TO PLAYER
The theoretical return to player assuming perfect play is: