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The objective of Texas hold ’em poker is to create the best five-card poker hand possible, using two cards you’re dealt in combination with the community cards in the five-card flop. You only have to beat the dealer’s hand to win, not the other players at the table.

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The dealer needs at least a pair to “qualify.” If he qualifies, and your hand is better, your play and ante bets pay even money. If he does not qualify and your hand is better, your play bet pays even money, but your ante is a push. No win, no loss.

If the dealer’s hand beats your hand, your play, ante and blind wagers lose.

If your hand ties the dealer’s, all your bets push. No win, no loss.

If your hand is better than the dealer’s and you have at least a straight, the blind bet pays out according to the pay table. If you beat the dealer with less than a straight, the blind is a push. No win, no loss.

The “trips” bonus pays if your final five-card hand is a three of a kind or better. See the pay table for details.

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Hand value Payout
Royal flush 500-1
Straight flush 50-1
Four of a kind 10-1
Full house 3-1
Flush 3-2
Straight 1-1

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Hand value Payout
Royal flush 50-1
Straight flush 40-1
Four of a kind 30-1
Full house 8-1
Flush 6-1
Straight 5-1
Three of a kind 3-1