Ultimate Texas Hold Em - (Basic Game)

Licence type - Licence required
Status - Permanent
Trial originated at - Genting Casinos
Date placed on trial 2007
Licensee / proprietor -

Shufflemaster Inc

Licensee contact details

1106 Palms Airport Drive, Las Vegas NV
89119-3730 USA.
Tel: 1(702)897 7150

Email: [email protected]

Basic Outline of how to play

To play, 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 4x their Ante. The dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If players haven’t already made a Play bet, they have a choice: check or bet twice their Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards and if players have not already bet, they can fold or bet 1x their Ante.

Next, the dealer reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If the player’s hand beats the dealer, their Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats the player, the player’s wagers lose. If players tie the dealer’s hand, their bets push. The Blind bet pays if the player’s winning hand is at least a straight or better, but if players beat the dealer with less than a straight or better, it pushes.

The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns the player’s Ante and all other bets receive action.

An optional side wager the "Trips Bonus" can be placed at the same time as the Ante and blind wagers. If the player's hand contains three of a kind or better, they will be paid odds on the Trips Wager.

Usual Odds Payable

If the player’s hand is of a higher ranking than the dealer’s hand, and does contain a Straight or better, their Blind wager will win and be paid odds at a minimum to the following pay table:

Player’s five-card hand usual odds payable

Royal Flush 500–1*

Straight Flush 50–1

Four of a Kind 20–1

Flush 6–1

Straight 4–1

Three of a Kind 3–1

* unless a minimum ceiling is applied to payments.

House Edge

Bonus Trips Wager Pay Table 1 Pay Table 2
Royal Flush  50-1 50-1
Straight Flush 40-1 40-1
Four of Kind 30-1 30-1
Full House 9-1 8-1
Flush 7-1 6-1
Straight 4-1 5-1
Three of a Kind 3-1 3-1

















Blind 0.8%

(Entire games vs. dealer. Assumes perfect play)

Trips Bonus – Pay Table 1 0.9%

Trips Bonus – Pay Table 2 1.9%

Trips Bonus – Pay Table 3 3.5%

Trips Bonus – Pay Table 4 6.18%

If only minimum Trips odds used 9.12%