Live Casino Hold 'Em

We offer single deck Live Casino Hold'em with a real dealer and a real Casino Hold'em game table. Live Casino Hold'em is a variation of five-card poker. You are dealt two cards, which you must use along with the five-card flop to make the best possible poker hand. After each game round, the deck of cards is reshuffled.

The card deck is being replaced every game round with shuffeled deck. A designated shuffler is sitting at the table near the dealer and shuffling a deck of cards to make it ready for the next game round.

The AA side bet is optional. Here, you can bet on whether the first five cards dealt (your two cards plus the first three flop cards) will include a pair of Aces or better.

To play the game:

Hand ranking:

At each stage of the game round, the best available hands are formed automatically. Hands are ranked according to the best five cards only (best poker hand).

The dealer must have at least a pair of 4s to qualify, if this is not the case, your Call bet is returned and your Ante bet pays according to the pay table.

If the dealer qualifies and you win, your Ante bet pays according to the pay table and your Call bet pays even money.

The Ace is a semi-wildcard; it 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.

Hands strength table

Hand rank

Description

Royal Flush

An Ace-High straight of one suit
Example: ASpadesKSpadesQSpadesJSpades10Spades

Straight Flush

A straight of entirely one suit
Example: 3Hearts4Hearts5Hearts6Hearts7Hearts

Four of a Kind

Four cards of the same rank
Example: JHeartsJSpadesJDiamondsJClubsQSpades

Full House

Three-of-a-kind and a pair
Example: KHeartsKClubsKSpades5Spades5Diamonds

Flush

Five cards of the same suit
Example: 3Diamonds7Diamonds8Diamonds10DiamondsJDiamonds

Straight

Five cards of sequential rank
Example: 6Hearts7Clubs8Spades9Diamonds10Clubs

Three of a Kind

Three cards of the same rank
Example: AHearts5SpadesADiamondsAHeartsJClubs

Two Pairs

Two cards of the same rank and another two cards of the same rank
Example: 3Spades3HeartsQDiamondsQClubs9Diamonds

Pair

Two cards of the same rank
Example: AHeartsASpades6Spades10DiamondsKClubs

High Card

Highest card in the hand
Example: 2Diamonds4Diamonds3Spades7HeartsKClubs

Pay tables:

When you win, your bets are returned to you along with your payout. Winning hands pay according to the below listed pay tables. Call bets pay even money.

AA Side Bet

Hand Payout
Royal Flush 100 to 1
Straight flush 50 to 1
4 of a kind 40 to 1
Full house 30 to 1
Flush 20 to 1
Straight or lower 7 to 1

Ante Bet

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

100 to 1

Straight Flush

20 to 1

4 of a Kind

10 to 1

Full House

3 to 1

Flush

2 to 1

Straight or lower

1 to 1

Return to Player

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) is 99.18% for Ante bets and 93.74% for the AA side bet.

Buttons:

Clear bets

Remove all bets from the table.

Call

Place a Call bet (double your Ante bet) and continue playing against the dealer.

Fold

Forfeit your AA and Ante bet and end the game round.

Max Bet

Place the maximum bet for the main bet position. After clicking the Max Bet button, remember to click Confirm bets .

Rebet

Place the same bet as in the previous round.

Confirm

Click here when you have placed all your bets to confirm your bets – without confirmation your bets do not count. When the auto confimed bets feature is enabled, the Confirm button does not appear.

Tip

In some countries you have the option to give a tip to the dealer. To give a tip, place chips on the "Tip" stack (same as placing a bet), and click Confirm. Click Cancel to close the tip stack.

Game window

The top half of the game window contains three panels.

In the center is the video feed of the dealer. Click on the video feed or the camera icon on the dashboard to switch to full window mode. This option merges the game table into the video screen and enlarges it.*

* When enabled by the service provider.

On the right and left of the video feed are panels for game information.

To use the Chat, enter your message into the text field at the bottom of the panel and click Send. Your message will appear along with others in the middle of the panel. Please note that you cannot use the chat option if your balance is zero.

The current server time and the game round's unique ID number can be found under the "Bet/Win" fields.

Game Limits - If enabled by your service provider, a panel on the game table displays the minimum and the maximum total bet amounts. Click the panel to view limits for all bet types. On some of the tables, you can change the limits, by choosing a different range from the drop-down menu, or from the Lobby. The changes apply starting from the next round.

The History tab shows the outcome of recent game rounds.


Casino toolbar

The lower and upper edges of the game window hold the casino toolbars. These toolbars contain a number of menus and buttons that allow you to change client settings or take advantage of the various features available in the casino client.

The lower edge of the game window holds the casino toolbar. It contains the following:

Balance

Your current game balance. This is the money you can use to play the game.

Cashier

Clicking this button opens the Cashier window, where you can make deposits and withdrawals, see your transaction history, etc.

The top toolbar contains the following:

Sound On/ Off

Clicking this button will disable/enable sound effects.

Mouse over the sound icon to slide open the sound volume slider, where you can adjust the volume.

Menu

Mouse over this icon to open the Tools menu. The menu contains the following:

  • History - Opens the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds. Note that the history is unavailable in Offline mode.
  • Options - Opens the options dialog, where you can change various gameplay settings. Click here to learn more about the options.
  • Help - Opens the help article that you are reading right now.
Exit

Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby.

Golden Chips

When the Golden Chip icon appears at the bottom bar, you have been awarded the Golden Chip bonus. You can use the Golden Chips in the current game or save them for future games.

Click the Golden Chip icon on the bottom bar to place the Golden Chip on the table as a bet. The Golden Chip is treated like a regular chip. If you have several Golden Chips of different value, you can switch between them by clicking on the desired pile in the Golden Chip menu.

Golden Chips are only accepted as initial bets in the game. Further bets in the game round shall be deducted from your Casino balance.


Lobby

Random Table button - In the right bottom corner of the Lobby window, the Random Table button is displayed. Click Random Table to receive a table suggestion. If you do not wish to join the suggested table, click Show All Tables to go back.

Quick Seat button - When entering the lobby, the Quick Seat button is displayed on the left side of the various game tables. When clicking this button, you will automatically be seated at an available seat, according to the selected game type. You can start playing at the seat you were assigned to, as soon as the ongoing game round is over.

When a seat is available for you, confirm your decision on the appeared message. If you decline, you will be taken back to the Lobby.



Live video feeds

Due to the nature of the internet, video latency may occur. The game has been designed to ensure that players do not have advantage nor are in disadvantage due to the potential latency.


Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.


Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, please re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the non-live version of the game you were playing so you can finish the game round. Please note that only the cards that were on the table at the moment of disconnection are carried over to such a game round. In some cases the video stream may allow you to see dealer cards drawn or revealed after your disconnection. These cards are not carried over to the non-live game round.


Last updated: 24.01.2017