Texas Holdem Bonus: No Poker Face? No Problem – Just Beat the Casino Dealer to Win This Table Game

There are poker rooms galore in most major casinos worldwide. Perhaps you’ve seen the action during your visit(s),but had reservations about playing the game of choice for most poker players, Texas Holdem, for fear of intimidation from seasoned players. If so, you should try the table game called Texas Holdem Bonus. If you can’t hold a poker face, no problem. The objective is to beat the casino dealer, just as you would in Blackjack and most other table games.

How Texas Holdem Bonus is Played

  • One single 52 card is used. All players must first make an Ante wager. An optional Bonus bet if chosen must also be made at this time.
  • All players and the dealer receive two face down hole cards. Players must decide to either Fold or make an additional bet to see the Flop, which is a bet to see the next three community cards, which can be used by all players to complete their best five card poker hand. The flop bet must be twice the ante amount.
  • After the flop, players may either check(make no bet bu remain in the hand), of make a Turn bet, which is a bet to see the fourth community card. The turn bet must be equal to the ante. The players may check again or make a bet equal to the ante to see the fifth and final River card.

Players and dealer then play heads up to make their best five-card hand using the hole cards and the community cards.The best poker hand wins.

If the house dealer wins, the player loses all wagers except the bonus bet if made. If the player wins, he flop, turn, and river bets pay even money. For the player to get paid on the ante bet s/he must have at least a flush or higher. (Some casinos pay for a straight or higher.) Otherwise the bet pushes.

If bet, the bonus payout is based on the players two hole cards and will be paid even if s/he loses the original hand.

Bonus Bet Pay Table

Bonus pay tables do vary between jurisdictions. Here is a common one:

Player Cards Payout

  • Player/Dealer A, A- 1,000/1 (Not offered everywhere)
  • A, A- 30/1
  • A, K, suited 25/1
  • A, Q, or A, J, suited-. 20/1
  • A, K, unsuited- 15/1
  • KK, QQ, JJ- 10/1
  • A,Q, or A, J, unsuited- 5/1
  • 2,2 through 10,10- 3/1 (Not offered everywhere)

Recommended Strategy

Players should fold an unsuited 2/3 through 2/7. Otherwise bet the flop.

Be aware that you will need a decent stake to buy in. If you play at a $5 minimum table and you bet all positions, flop, turn, and river, including the bonus, one hand will cost you $30.

The house edge is about 2% but jumps to 8% when the optional bonus bet is made.

Good Luck!

Flushes Gone Wild – Can’t Beat the Dealer With a Poker Hand? Beat ’em With More Flush Cards

Flushes Gone Wild is a casino table game where players do not have to understand any poker hand rankings to play. It is very easy to learn. As long as you can count and know the difference between the four suits: Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, and Spades, you’re good to go.

About Flushes Gone Wild

This poker game is played with a standard 52 card deck and a house dealer.The only rank while playing is the amount of cards with the same suit in one hand. Any hand with two or more cards of the same suit are flush cards. If two or more hands have the same number of flush cards, then the ranks of the individual cards shall determine the higher hand.

Aces are always high, and all Deuces are Wild. A Deuce of any suit counts as a flush card in both the player and dealer hands. The objective for the player is to have a higher amount of flush cards than the dealer in order to win.

How to Play

Players must first make an Ante and Blind wager of equal amounts. An optional Flush Rush wager may also be made. The player and dealer each receive five cards face down. Two Community Cards are also dealt face down in the center of the table which can be used by the player and dealer to complete their flush hands.

After the player examines his or her cards, one of two decisions must be made:

  • Fold, forfeiting all wagers
  • Make a Play wager at two times the Ante.

The players with then make their best flush hands. After all the players have acted, the dealer will then reveal his or her cards and the community cards. The winning pay table is determined by the margin of victory between player and dealer hands. For example: If the player has a four card flush and the dealer has a two card flush, then the margin of victory for the player is 2. The Ante and Play bets pay even money, while the Blind wager pays according to the margin of victory table as follows:

Blind Pay Table

If the margin of victory is:

  • 5 pays 200/1
  • 4 25/1
  • 3 5/1
  • 2 3/1
  • 1 or 0. Push

The house edge for the Ante and Blind wagers is calculated at about 3.7%.

Optional Flush Rush

  • 7 card natural. pays 250/1
  • 7 card wild. 100/1
  • 6 card natural 50/1
  • 6 card wild 10/1
  • 5 card natural 6/1
  • 4 card natural 1/1
  • All other loss

If the Flush Rush bet is made, the house edge jumps to about 8.6%.

The following simple strategy is recommended for this game:

  • Play all hands that include at least a three card flush and/or at least one deuce.
  • Play if a two card flush has at least a Queen high.

Good Luck!