Ultimate Texas Hold'em features head-to-head play against the dealer, and a fun side bet that pays odds if the player's final five card hand is a Three-of-a-Kind or better.
To begin each round, players make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles and may also make the Trips bonus bet. Once players receive their two hole cards, they can either check or bet three to four times their Ante. The dealer then reveals the three card flop. If players haven't already made a Play bet, they can check or bet two times their Ante. The dealer then reveals the turn and the river, and if players have not already bet, they can fold or bet one times their Ante.
Next, the dealer reveals his two hold cards and announces his hand. If the player's hand beats the dealer, his Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer's hand beats the player, the player's wagers lose. If the player's hand ties the dealer's hand,their bets push. The Blind bet pays if the player's winning hand, is at least a Straight, but if the player beats the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes. The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn't qualify, he returns each player's ante and all other bets receive action.
To maximize game play, we recommend using an i-Deal single deck specialty shuffler, or a Deck Mate blackjack shuffler.