By letting players check through the river, Ultimate Texas Hold’em beats other hold’em style games hands down. Ultimate Texas Hold’em is a poker-based casino game where players may raise at any time during the course of the hand. The earlier the raise, the higher it may be. Raises made after the ante still have action, even if the dealer doesn’t open.

How to play

Players make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles and may also make the Trips bonus bet. Once players receive their two hole cards, they can either check or bet 3x or 4x their Ante. The dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If players haven’t already made a Play bet, they have a choice: check or bet 2x their Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards and if players have not already bet, they can fold or bet 1x their Ante.

Next, the dealer reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If the player’s hand beats the dealer, their Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats the player, the player’s wagers lose. If players tie the dealer’s hand, their bets push. The Blind bet pays if the player’s winning hand is at least a straight or better, but if players beat the dealer with less than a straight or better, it pushes.

The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns the player’s Ante and all other bets receive action.

* Proprietary game and trademark used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.