Extreme Texas Hold’em is a variant of the popular Texas Hold’em poker. Extreme Texas Hold’em differs from Texas Hold’em in that it is played against the house rather than against other players. The aim of Extreme Texas Hold’em is to beat the dealer's hand by getting the best possible five-card hand, made out of the two cards dealt to the player and the five community cards dealt to the middle of the table.
An unlimited number of players can play simultaneously at one Extreme Texas Hold’em table. Each player can take only one seat at the table. Extreme Texas Hold’em is played with one standard 52-card deck (jokers excluded). The deck is shuffled after every game round.
Extreme Texas Hold’em Rules & How to Play
For anyone who’s new to poker, it’s highly recommended that you start with regular online poker first. The online casino software is a very good guide for players who are not experienced in playing the game. Extreme Texas Holdem is also good for the newbies since the player directly faces the dealer. All you need to keep up with fast deals, quick decisions, and rapid settling.
Extreme Texas Hold’em is played with one standard 52-card deck that is shuffled after every round. You start placing a bet in the ANTE spot and your bet is matched automatically by the system. Two cards are placed face up to you and two cards face down to the dealer. The dealer deals three community cards face up in the middle of the table waits for a short time and deals two final community cards. The best-paying hands are formed and compared for you and for the dealer, using five out of seven available cards.
Extreme Texas Hold’em Payout & Outcomes
The outcomes are determined by comparing the player's and dealer's best 5 card hands (combining the player/dealer 2 cards with the 5 community cards).
ANTE PLUS – Royal Flush is 500:1. Straight Flush brings 50:1. Four of a Kind is 10:1 and the Full House is 3:1. Flush is 1.5:1, Straight is 1:1. Three of a Kind or less is Push.
BEST FIVE – Royal Flush is 50:1, Straight Flush brings 40:1, Four of a Kind is 30:1. Full House is 8:1. The flush is 7:1. Straight is 4:1. And Three of a Kind is 3:1.
- The ante bet payout is 1:1.
- Call bet payout is 1:1.
- Malfunction voids all pays and play.
Return to Player— This is a theoretical Return-To-Player and calculated assuming the perfect play:
- Total main bet: 99.47%
- Initial main bet: 97.82%
- Best Five bonus bet: 96.50%.
The quick way to check game outcomes, whether you win, lose or tie.
|Dealer does not quality and you win||Push||Win*||1:1|
|Dealer does not qualify and you lose||Push||Lose||Lose|
|Dealer qualifies and you win||Win||Win*||1:1|
|Dealer qualifies and you lose||Lose||Lose||Lose|
|Dealer qualifies and you tie||Push||Push||Push|
* Ante Plus bet pays according to the Ante Plus payout table below.
|Four of a kind||10:1|
|All Other Hands||Push|
|Four of a kind||30:1|
|Three of a Kind||3:1|
The Best Five payout is based on the rank of your best 5 out of 7 card hand and pays regardless of the dealer's and regardless of whether the player places a PLAY bet.
Extreme Texas Hold’em Winning Hands
The individual cards are ranked in descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q, J, 10 or the lowest value card in a Straight of 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
Possible hands from the highest payouts to the lowest:
- Royal Flush is a Straight Flush that contains the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit. In the case of a tie, the player gets their initial bet back and the outcome of the game is a PUSH.
- Straight Flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five, all Hearts. Two Straight Flushes are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. In the case of a tie, the player gets their initial bet back and the outcome of the game is a PUSH.
- Four of Kind is a hand that contains all four cards of one rank plus any other card. For example, four Aces in your hand would be Four of a Kind. Quads with higher ranking cards defeat those with lower ranking cards. If two Four of a Kind are of equal rank, the fifth card (the 'Kicker') is used to break the tie. In the case of a tie, the player gets their initial bet back and the outcome of the game is a PUSH.
- Full House is a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, e.g. three Kings and two Sixes. Between two Full hands, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins. In the case of the three cards being of the same value in Full House (and therefore tied), the two cards of the same value are ranked against each other. In the case of a tie, the player gets their initial bet back and the outcome of the game is a PUSH.
- Flush is a hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but ot sequential, e.g. five cards that are all Clubs. Two Flushed are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest-ranking card in each hand is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.
- Straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five in two or more suits. Two Straights are ranked by comparing the highest card in each hand. Two Straights with the same high card are of equal value and therefore tie, as suits are not used to separate them.
- Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeats lower-valued Three of a Kind. If two hands contain Three of a Kind of the same value, the Kickers (that is, the other two cards in the hand) are compared to break the tie.
- Two Pair is a hand that contains two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank (that match each other but not the first pair), plus any card not of either rank. An example of this would be having two Aces and two Kings. To rank two hands both containing Two Pairs, the higher ranking pair of each is first compared, and the higher pair wins. If both hands have the same too pair, then the second pair of each is compared. If both hands have the same two pairs, the highest value Kicker determines the winner.
- Pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank (e.g. two Kings), plus three cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. Pair is the lowest hand you can be paid out for. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs. If two hands have the same pair, the Kickers are compared in descending order and the highest value Kicker determines the winner.
- High Card is a poker hand made of any five cards not meeting any of the above requirements. Essentially, no hand is made and the only thing of any meaning in the player's hand is their hiehgest card. If two hands have the same High Card value, the other cards in the hand are compared in desending order to determine the winner.
Extreme Texas Hold’em Tips & Tricks
There are two different side bets along with the main hand available for players—the Bonus and the Jumbo 7 Jackpot. The Bonus equals aces or a better side bet, while the Jumbo 7 Jackpot makes for a progressive jackpot. The main hand called the ante also makes the initial bet to start the game.
A part of each bet adds to the overall jackpot and only active players enjoy the payout whenever it hits. Thus, a network jackpot advances the pot.
There are no limits to players when one hand is dealt. However, it is only after a hand wins that the number of players in the lobby is revealed.
On the initial deal, after all the players have placed their bets, the live dealer deals two cards face up to the player’s position, two cards face down to the dealer’s position and three community cards face up called the flop. The first player chooses either to play the hand by placing a call bet. If one does not bet in the time allocated, the hand is automatically folded.
When the hand is folded, the Bonus and the Jackpot bets remain in the game and pay out only when the hand wins. The dealer deals the two left community cards called the Turn and the River and then reveals his two cards. After, the showdown happens where the player with the better hand wins.
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