Playing Casino Hold'em
Casino Hold'em is a fun casino game that has a bonus
side game attached to it. This casino game is easy to play and
can be really fun.
The game will start and end with two cards in your hand and the dealer's hand. There will be a flop, a turn and a river. The bonus game will only use the flop for your hand and the ante bet will use up to all five of the community cards. In the bonus game you are only trying to make a pair of Aces or better, but the ante bet will require you to beat the dealer's hand.
For the bonus game, you will need to place a wager on the AA circle on the Casino Hold'em table. After placing your original wager, there is nothing you can do to hinder or increase your pay out. The pay out will depend on your two hole cards and the flop. At Playtech Casinos you will be paid if you have a pair of Aces or better. You will be paid at least 7:1 on your bet and up to 100:1 for a royal flush. The Bovada Casino uses a different bonus method that will require you to have a flush or better in order to bet paid.
To play the regular game, you will need to place a poker chip on the ante circle. After pressing deal, you will be dealt two cards face up and the dealer will be dealt two cards face down. There will also be community cards like a regular Texas Hold'em game, but the flop will be dealt face up. After looking at your hand you will need to decide whether or not you want to bet your hand or fold. If you fold, then the dealer will remove your ante wager and your bonus bet. If you decide to bet, than you will be placing an additional wager that is twice the size of your original ante wager. After this, the turn card and the river card will be flipped over. You will then have your poker hand compared to the dealer's hand and one of three situations will occur.
If the dealer doesn't have a qualifying hand (pair of fours or better) than you will have your ante paid out according to the table and your call bet returned.
If the dealer has a qualifying hand and beats you, then you will lose both your call bet and your ante.
If the dealer qualifies and loses to you then you will have your ante bet paid out according to the pay table and your call bet paid out 1:1.
This is a really fun game that should be very popular for the regular Texas Hold'em poker players and a few of the casino players who like playing Caribbean Stud Poker and Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker.
When to Fold in Casino Hold'em
Much like Caribbean Stud Poker, you will have to decide whether you want to fold or bet your hand. Before this decision you will get to see your hole cards and the flop. Casino Hold'em has so many variables, that it is hard to create a decent Casino Hold'em strategy. Casino games that rely on beating the dealer, instead of just achieving an independent result, has so many hand probabilities. It is hard to figure out what you need, to compete against for each individual hand. I would play Casino Hold'em the same way I would play a game of heads up poker against an opponent that never folds nor raises. Which means you should fold really bad hands such as low pocket cards with no pairs nor draws. You can play Casino Hold'em at the Bovada Casino. (the game is called Caribbean Hold'em Poker in the Bovada Casino).