Online casino hold ‘em is the Texas hold ‘em variation available at virtual venues, and it can be played in both free, or demo, versions and those that require real money bets. The main difference between this game and its parent is that players are not required to compete against each other, but will pit their wits against a dealer instead.
Online Casino Hold ‘em Play
In order for the casino hold ‘em game to begin, all the web based players will be required to put up an ante bet. They will also be allowed to place a bonus jackpot bet as well if they wish to.
After this, all of the players, including the dealer, will be dealt two cards facedown, referred to as “hole” cards. At this point, players who wish to remain in the game will need to lay a wager equal to double their ante bet. Should he or she decide to fold instead, the ante will be forfeited.
The online casino hold ‘em dealer will then draw three more cards and place them in the middle of the table, face-up, and these are known as the “flop”, as they are in Texas hold ‘em. These will serve as community cards, and will be used by everyone in the game to complete the best five-card hand they are able to. Players are once again given the opportunity to bet at this point, but only bets equal to the ante are permitted. A third option is now available alongside that of playing or folding, checking, and play will continue regardless of whether players check or bet.
A fourth community card will now be added to play, face-up, known as the turn. Players are once again allowed to bet or check, and, if the former option is selected the amount will be the same as that bet on the ante. This is the players’ last chance to lay a wager, as when the river is entered –or the fifth and last card is revealed face-up in the middle of the table- the game will draw to a close.
The dealer turns over his or her cards in order to reveal the finest five-card poker hand that the house is able to make. Players’ best hands are then determined, and the any combination of hole and flop cards in order to do so is permissible.
Online casino hold ‘em players with hands better than that of the dealer will receive even money returns on the wager they have laid for their online casino hold ‘em game, but weaker hands will forfeit their bets complete, along with the money laid down on the ante.
Online Casino Hold ‘em Bonus Jackpot Bets
Players who chose to lay a bonus jackpot bet at the beginning of the game will possibly qualify for the bonus jackpot at the end of it. The big advantage to placing this bet is that players are able to emerge as winners even if their hands are losing ones, if the proper cards are present in their hands.
The bonus will generally be awarded if he or she has a pair, or particular card combinations, like that of ace and queen; ace and king; or ace and jack.