Ultimate Texas Hold ’em is a variation of the Texas Hold’em Poker game. In this poker-based game (community cards), the players do not play against each other but against the dealer. At any point during the course of the hand, the player is free to make one raise. That is the reason we are calling it as “Ultimate” Texas Hold’em.  The earlier the raise is made, the higher its value is.

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Players go head-to-head with the dealer with the object of forming a five-card hand (from their own two cards and three of the five community cards) that ranks higher than the dealer’s hand. The dealer must have at least a pair to qualify. But before the Flop, the River and, finally the dealer’s two cards are revealed, players must place an equal Ante and Blind bet. Then they have three opportunities to make one raise with the Play bet. The earlier they raise, the more they can risk and win. Adding even more interest is the optional Trips bonus bet.

Instantly engaging and deeply absorbing, this is the ultimate poker-based challenge and a star attraction for new players and experienced strategy players alike.

Like the common poker game formats, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em is played with a single deck(52 cards).

Towards the end of the game, the dealer and the players left use any combination from their own two cards and the five community cards in order to come up with the best possible hand for themselves. The dealer will only be able to open if they possess at least a paired board. The play, ante, and blind bets are graded, depending on who wins, and whether the dealer will open. The table below illustrates the scoring guidelines.

Winner Dealer Opens Play Ante Blinds
Player Yes Win Win Win
Player No Win Push Win
Dealer Yes Lose Lose Lose
Dealer No Lose Push Lose
Tie Yes or No Push Push Push


Winning play and ante bets are rewarded 1 to 1. Look at the table below to learn how winning blind bets are paid out.

Royal Flush 500 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of a Kind 10 to 1
Full House 3 to 1
Flush 3 to 2
Straight 1 to 1
All other Push

On the other hand, the payout for trips bets depends on the value of the player’s hand – regardless of the value of the hand possessed by the dealer.


An optional side bet in which the player’s objective is to make the best five-card poker hand by combining their own two cards and three of the five community cards. This bet pays on Three of a Kind or better, no matter what hand the dealer achieves.

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