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Texas Holdem requires an extensive amount of both knowledge and skill. It is not recommended that you participate at our tables without a full understanding of the game.

With that being said, the core concept of Texas Holdem is rather simple. Each player at the table takes a turn dealing. The player directly left of the dealer is the “small blind”. The player to the left of the small blind is the “big blind”. The small blind must place a bet of half the minimum bet, and the big blind must place a bet equal to the minimum bet. These are called blinds because the players must place these bets before any cards are dealt, hence the bets are blind. If there are only two players at a table, the dealer doubles as the big blind.

Once the blinds are placed, two cards are dealt to each player at the table, face down. These are called hole or pocket cards. The dealer then deals 5 cards face down in the middle of the table. These are called community cards. At this time, the player directly to the left of the Big Blind must either call the minimum bet, raise, or fold. This required action moves clock-wise around the table until all players have called the highest bet or folded. If there are no raises, the big blind must decide to Raise or Check. If no players are willing to match the Big Blind, that player wins both the big blind and small blind.

When the initial bet has concluded the dealer reveals the first three community cards. This is called the “flop”. Another round of betting occurs, and once satisfied, the dealer reveals the 4th community card. This is called the “turn”. Another round of betting occurs, and again when satisfied, the dealer reveals the 5th and final community card. This is called the “river”. Another round of betting occurs, and any remaining players in the hand must reveal their hole cards to determine the winner. If all but one player has folded (at anytime), that player wins the pot automatically.

The best hand wins. The winning hand consists of 5 total cards. A player may use any of his two, and or, any of the five community cards to produce a winning hand. With that said, a player may use all 5 community cards. In this case, when the 5 community cards produce the winning hand, any remaining players in that hand will split the pot.


The player is dealt two cards by the dealer or “house”. One card is face up (showing), and the other is face down (hidden). The player must then wager whether the hidden card is higher or lower than the card that is showing. The player must place wagers dependent on the number of guesses (in a row). The payouts are gradually higher for the predetermined amount of guesses. A player may select 2 to 10 guesses. The payouts for the amount of guesses required to win are seen below.

  • Card Order (highest to lowest): Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two.
  • If the hidden card is equal to the showing card, the player loses.


Click the ATM button in the slot machine in order to pull money from your bank into the game. Click the “View Pay Table” to view the various combinations of icons, and the payouts associated with them. Click Spin and win or lose. This is strictly a game of luck and requires no skill.


Both the player and dealer or “house” receive two cards, one face up, and one face down. The player can choose to Hit or Stand. If the player chooses to hit, the dealer will deal 1 more card face up. If the player busts (going over 21) the house wins. If the player does not bust, he again is given the option to Hit or Stand. If the player is dealt 21 (or Blackjack) they win automatically. If and when the player decides to stand, it is now the dealer's turn to Hit or Stand. The dealer must hit at 16 or lower, and must stand at 17 or higher. The dealer will hit or stand until this threshold is reached and if the dealer cannot beat the player's hand the player wins, or vice versa. If the dealer and player stand with an equal value, the hand is a push.

  • If the dealer's face up card is an Ace, the player is allowed to purchase insurance at the cost of the initial wager. If insurance is purchased, and the Dealer has blackjack, the player is returned both his initial wager and his insurance wager and the hand is a push. If insurance is purchased and the dealer does not have blackjack, the insurance wager is lost, and the hand continues.
  • If the player is dealt two of a kind, he may split. This allows the player to play both cards in separate hands at the cost of another wager. These two hands are played separately, one at a time, until the player and dealer have both finished acting. This can result in two wins, two losses, or a push.
  • The player may double-down in the early portion of a blackjack hand before choosing to hit or stand. This allows the player to double the wager after knowing their first two cards, but in this scenario, the dealer must deal the player one more card, and only one more card. If the player does not bust, the dealer plays until the house wins or loses double the initial wager. Note - the player may double-down on either or both hands during a split hand.

casino.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/01 22:02 by pestilentuowiki