Play your best at texas hold'em bonus poker. Check our step by step texas hold'em bonus poker guide to understand the objective, odds, and strategies that are used to play this poker variation.
The objective of texas hold’em bonus poker is to create the best five-card poker hand possible, using two cards you’re dealt in combination with the five-card community flop. You only have to beat the dealer’s hand to win, not the other players at the table. You have several opportunities to make bets as the game progresses.
If your hand beats the dealer’s, you are paid even money on flop, turn and river wagers. So if you bet $10 for flop, $10 on the turn, and $10 on the river, you are paid out $30.
If your hand beats the dealer’s and contains a straight or better, you are paid even money on your ante wager, so a $10 ante would be paid $10 more. If you beat the dealer but your hand is worse than a straight, it’s a push. No win, no loss on your ante.
If the dealer’s hand is higher than yours, you lose all your bets.
The optional bonus jackpot bet pays based on the two cards you’re dealt, and is outlined in the bonus jackpot pay table.
|Two aces in both the player and dealer hands
|Ace/queen or ace/jack suited
|King/king, queen/queen, or jack/jack
|Ace/queen or ace/jack unsuited
|Pair of 10s or 2s
Place an ante wager to join the game, plus an optional bet for the bonus jackpot.
The dealer deals two cards to each player and to himself, all face down.
Look at your cards. You can either fold or place a flop wager, which must be double your ante.
Three cards are dealt face up for the flop. You have the option of placing an additional wager, called a turn wager, which must be equal to your ante.
A fourth card is added to the flop, face up. This card is known as the turn. You have the option of placing another wager, called a river wager, which must be equal to your ante.
A fifth card is added to the flop. This card is known as the river.
Create your best five-card hand, using the two cards in your hand and the five community cards in the flop.
Compare your cards to the dealer’s to see who has a higher poker hand.