Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variation in the brick-and-mortar casinos. And now, with the addition of a Bonus Bet for more thrills and bigger payouts, there is an even better poker game in the online casino: Online Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker.
Learn How to Play Online Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker
Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is not the simplest of online casino games. The game goes through several rounds of additional bets and additional cards which, together with its rather arcane terminology, makes it seem complicated to learn at first. But if you take it slow, one step at a time, you’ll find that this online poker game is not difficult at all and that it is quite exciting to play and a lot of fun.
At Wild Jack Online Casino, you can play as many free games of Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker as you want until you get the hang of it and feel confident enough to wager real money on your online poker game.
Online Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker: One Step at a Time
This, then, is a step-by-step, round-by-round guide to playing Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker online. As you will see, the terminology is strange but the Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker rules are actually pretty easy to learn.
You start your game of online Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker by placing a bet — from 1 credit to 200 credits — in the Ante circle on the virtual poker table. (You may also place a Bonus bet at this time; the Bonus bet will be discussed a little later.)
Then you click the Deal button. You will receive two Pocket Cards, both face up, and the dealer will receive his two Pocket Cards, both face down.
After examining your two Pocket Cards, you must make a decision: Fold or Raise. If you fold, the game is over and you lose your Ante bet. If you raise, a Flop bet, double the size of your Ante bet, is placed in the Flop circle and three Community Cards are dealt to the middle of the table.
Now, after examining your two Pocket Cards and the three Community Cards, you face another decision: Call or Check. If you call, a Turn bet, equal to your Ante bet, is placed. If you check, no additional bet is placed but your Ante and Flop bets remain and the game continues. Either way, after you call or check, a fourth Community Card is dealt to the centre.
For the final round of play, you examine your two Pocket Cards and the four Community Cards and again you have a choice: Check and leave your bet as it is, or Call and add a River bet equal to your Ante bet. After you check or call, a fifth and final Community Card is dealt to the centre, the dealer’s Pocket Cards are turned face up, and your hand and the dealer’s hand are compared to determine a winner of the Texas Hold’em Bonus online poker game.
Winning at Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker Online
Your final hand in online Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is made by taking any 5 of the 7 cards available to you — your 2 Pocket Cards and the 5 Community Cards — to create the best possible 5-card poker hand. In fact, the online poker software will do that for you to ensure that you really have the best hand possible from the available cards. The dealer will do the same thing, using his 2 Pocket Cards and the 5 Community Cards to create his final 5-card poker hand. Your hand is then compared to the dealer’s hand to determine the online poker winner.
If your online poker hand beats the dealer’s, you win at Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and you will collect a payout on your bets as follows:
- If your winning hand is a straight or higher, you win 1-to-1 payouts on your Ante, Flop, Turn, and River bets.
- If your winning hand is lower than a straight, your Ante bet is a Push (returned to you with neither gain nor loss) and you win 1-to-1 payouts on your Flop, Turn, and River bets.
The Bonus Bet and the Bonus Payouts
The Bonus Bet in Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker online is optional. It is made at the beginning of the game, before any cards are dealt, it may be any amount from 1 to 50 credits, and it makes you eligible to win big Bonus Payouts.
The Bonus Bet is determined solely by your two Pocket Cards. It has nothing to do with the Community Cards, and it has nothing to do with who ultimately wins the online poker game between you and the dealer. The Bonus Bet will reward you if your two Pocket Cards are a pair or if they are a high-card combination of an Ace and a face card.
These are the Bonus Payouts you can win with a Bonus Bet and two Pocket Cards:
- Pair of aces, when the dealer also has a pair of aces: 1000 to 1
- Pair of aces: 30 to 1
- Pair of jacks, queens, or kings: 10 to 1
- Any other pair: 3 to 1
- Ace/King of the same suit: 25 to 1
- Ace/Queen or Ace/Jack of the same suit: 20 to 1
- Ace/King of different suits: 15 to 1
- Ace/Queen or Ace/Jack of different suits: 5 to 1
Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker: A Great Online Poker Game
Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker takes all the elements that make Texas Hold’em such a great poker game, and then it adds the Bonus Bet with Bonus Payouts to make an even greater online poker game. It is a thinking man’s or thinking woman’s game that requires you to consider your Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker strategy every time you are called upon to fold or raise or to call or check. Play Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker at Wild Jack Casino and see how much fun you can have playing poker online, Texas style.