Ultimate Texas Hold`em Poker
The play begins with the player making equal bets in the Ante and in the Blind circle on the layout.
An additional side bet may be made by placing a bet in the area marked Trips.
Each player and the dealer will then be dealt two cards faced down. After these are dealt betting begins and the player can check or bet 3 to 4 times the Ante Bet by placing the bet in the circle marked Play.
The dealer then turns over the three cards for the Flop.
If the player has no bet he can again check or bet two times the Ante bet.
The dealer then turns over the last two community cards and the player MUST make a bet equal to the Ante if he has not yet bet, or Fold and lose the Ante and the Blind bets.
The earlier the player bets, the more they can bet. Before the Flop, a player can bet 3 or 4 times the Ante bet.
After seeing the Flop, the player can bet two times the Ante bet.
After the River, if the player has not bet he can bet one time or equal the Ante bet.
Win or Lose
After the River card is dealt, the dealer and the player will turn over their cards and make the best five-card hand.
If the player hand beats the dealer's, his Ante and Play bets win. If the dealer’s hand beats the player’s hand, the player will lose the Ante, Blind and Play bets.
If the player and dealer tie it is a push. The Blind bet is paid if the player winning hand is a Straight or better and based on the odds posted on the layout. These may vary from casino to casino.
If the player beats the dealer with less than a Straight the Blind bet is a push.
If the player makes a wager on the Trips bet and has Trips, or better, the bet is paid even if the dealer hand beats the player hand.
The dealer must qualify by having a pair or better. If the dealer does not qualify, the Ante bet is returned to the player. If the Play bet, Trips bet and Blind bet (if there is one) are still live they will be paid accordingly.