How to play Ultimate Texas Hold’em™

Ultimate Texas Hold’em™ features heads up play against the dealer and an optional bonus bet.

This game gives you several advantages:

  • The earlier you bet, the more you can bet
  • You don’t have to Fold until you see all the community cards
  • The Trips Bonus pays odds if your final five card hand is a Three of a Kind or better

Getting Started

Make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles. You may also make the optional Trips Bonus bet. You will then receive two cards.

Bet Big… or Small… or Not at all

When you get your two hole cards, you can either check or bet three times or four times your Ante. The dealer then reveals the three card Flop. If you haven’t already made a Play bet, you have a choice: check or bet two times your Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards. If you haven’t already made a Play bet you have a choice, Fold or bet one times your Ante.

Winning and Losing

The dealer then reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If your hand beats the dealer’s, your Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats yours, your Play, Ante and Blind wagers lose. If you tie, those bets push. The Blind pays if your winning hand is at least a Straight (see Pay Table for odds). If you beat the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes.

Dealer Qualifying

The dealer needs a Pair to qualify. When the dealerdoesn’t qualify, he returns your Ante. All other bets receive action.


Play Table

Hand Pays
Royal Flush 100 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of a Kind 10 to 1
Full House 3 to 1
Flush 3 to 2
Straight 1 to 1

This does not include the return of the original bet.


Trips Bonus Pay Table

Hand Pays
Royal Flush 50 to 1
Straight Flush 40 to 1
Four of a Kind 30 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Flush 7 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1

House Edge
Main Game: 1.15%
Trips Bonus: 3.50%