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How to Play Ultimate Texas Hold’em in Las Vegas

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Ultimate Texas Hold’em is similar to traditional Texas Hold'em except players do not compete against each other but are only competing against the dealer's hand. The players and dealer are required to make their best hand using a combination of their two cards and the five community cards.

There are 3 rounds of betting after the initial Ante and a chance to make serious money. In Ultimate Texas Hold'em, the Ante and Blind wagers are made against the dealer hand and there is an optional bet called "Trips" that pays odds if the player’s five card hand is Three of a Kind (Trips) or better and is not against the dealer hand.

Object of Ultimate Texas Hold’em

The object of Ultimate Texas Hold’em is to beat the dealer by making the best five card poker hand using a combination of the player’s two cards with any three of the five community cards.

How to Play Ultimate Texas Hold’em

The goal is to beat the dealer by making the best five card poker hand using a combination of the player’s two cards with any three of the five community cards dealt in the center of the layout. The player or dealer may use 3, 4 or all 5 of the community cards to make a hand. Note: The player doesn’t have to fold until seeing all the community cards.

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1 Before any cards are dealt, players make two equal wagers in the Ante and the Blind circles. Players may also make the optional Trips bonus wager.

2 Two cards are dealt face down to each player and the dealer. The player will then have the option to either "Check" (do nothing) or bet 3 - 4x their Ante in the Play circle.

3 The dealer then turns over three community cards (the Flop). For players who have not already made a Play wager (previously checked), they have a choice to Check or bet 2x their Ante in the Play circle. If the player already made a Play wager, they may not make any additional wagers.

4 The dealer then turns over the final two community cards (the Turn and River). For players that have not made a Play wager yet, they must either make a Play wager equal to the Ante or Fold, and lose their Ante and Blind wagers.

5 The dealer then reveals his/her two hole cards and announces his/her hand.

Winning or Losing at Ultimate Texas Hold'em

6 When the dealer doesn’t qualify:
The dealer needs a pair or better to qualify. If the dealer does not qualify, the Ante wager is returned to the player and all other wagers placed by the player will be paid or taken accordingly.

7 When the dealer qualifies:
If the player hand beats the dealer, the Ante and Play wager win even money. The Blind wager is paid if the player has at least a Straight, but if the player beats the dealer with less than a Straight, the Blind wager pushes.
If the dealer hand beats the player, the Play Ante and Blind wagers lose, except the Trips wager, which is paid if the player has Three of a Kind or better, regardless of the outcome of the hand.
If the dealer hand ties the player, the wagers are a push, except the Trips wager, if the player qualifies for a payout.
The blind pays if the player’s winning hand is at least a straight or better. If the player beats the dealer with less than a straight, it pushes.

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