Casino Holdem

OBJECTIVE

The objective of Casino Hold'em is to get a better 5-card hand than the dealer's using the player's 2 dealt cards and five community cards.

GAME RULES

The game is played with a single 52-card deck (excluding Jokers), and the deck is changed anew for each game, then shuffled.
Any number of players can participate in a single game simultaneously, each taking no more than one seat.

BETTING INSTRUCTIONS

Players must place an initial bet (the Ante) to participate in the round.
Place a bet by selecting a chip value from the slider and clicking on the bet option on the table before the timer runs out. You cannot join a game in progress.
The Rebet button on the left side will rebet the last bet placed. After clicking on the button, it will be replaced by the Double button.
The Double button doubles the rebet, so long as this new value is both within the allowed limits and the player's playable balance. If doubling all bets exceeds the players playable credit, only the first few bets will be doubled until the playable credit limit is reached.
The Undo button located under the Rebet will cancel the last action.
The Clear button will remove all of the bets placed.
Adding excitement to the game, the player can also place a bonus bet, which pays out when two aces or better are dealt out in the first dealing round (out of 2 player cards and 3 community cards).

PLAYING INSTRUCTIONS

The dealer deals the first round of cards: two cards facing up to the player, two cards facing down for the dealer, and three community cards that are used by all participating players to make up their respective hands.
Based on these, choose whether you would like to CALL, by placing a Call Bet that is equal to double your Ante, or FOLD – thereby ending the round and losing your Ante.
If you choose to continue, the dealer deals two more cards – the Turn and the River.
Finally, the dealer reveals his/her hidden cards and the hands are compared. The best hand wins, based on five of the seven cards.

BONUS BET

The player can also place a bonus bet, which pays out when two aces or better are dealt out in the first dealing round (out of 2 player cards and 3 community cards).

The bonus bet can only be placed after betting the Ante. It is not influenced by the player's decision to Call or Fold.

RANKING HANDS

Individual cards are ranked down from Ace, which has the highest value, through face cards (King, Queen, then Jack), and finally from 10 down to 2.
For completing a Straight, the Ace may represent either a 1 or the next card above a King.
The weakest hand in Hold'em is the High Card – a poker hand made of any five cards not meeting any of the below mentioned requirements.
Essentially, no card combination has any relation to the other: there are neither pairs nor triples of same-rank cards, and no 5-card combinations of sequential or suit-related cards. The decisive factor is the highest card in a player's hand.
A Pair is a hand that includes two cards of the same rank.
Two Pairs is a hand that includes two sets of cards, each of the same rank (two 2s plus 2 Jacks, for example).
Three of a Kind is a hand that includes three cards of the same rank.
A Straight includes five cards in sequential order but not of the same suit.
A Flush is comprised of five cards, all of the same suit (an Ace, a 3, a 6, a 10 and a Queen – all of Spades, for example)
A Full House includes three cards of the same rank and two more cards of another rank (three 4s of Hearts and two Queens of Diamonds, for example).
Four of a Kind includes four cards of the same rank.
A Straight Flush is a Straight in which the sequence of cards are all of the same suit.
And a Royal Flush is a Straight Flush running from 10, through all face cards to the Ace.

GAME OUTCOMES

The dealer must have a pair of 4s or higher to qualify.

You win if the dealer's hand qualifies (contains anything equal to or better than a pair of 4s) and is lower than yours. The Ante bet is paid out according to the payout table and the Call bet pays 1:1.
You lose if the dealer's hand qualifies and is higher than yours. You lose both your Ante bet and your Call bet.
Where the player and the dealer have identically ranking hands, that with the highest involved cards wins.
For two full houses, for example, the highest threesome wins. If equal, the highest pair wins, and if they too are identical, the highest kicker wins.
A Push is a draw – where you and the dealer have exactly the same hand.  In this case, the player gets back his/her Ante and Call bet.
Where the Dealer does not have a qualifying hand (at least a pair of 4s), you will get back your call bet plus a share of the Ante, based on the payout table.

Payouts

ANTE BET


Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

100:1

Straight Flush

20:1

4 of a Kind

10:1

Full House

3:1

Flush

2:1

Straight

1:1

3 of a Kind

1:1

2 Pairs

1:1

1 Pair

1:1

High Card

1:1

BONUS BET

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

100:1

Straight flush

50:1

4 of a kind

40:1

Full house

30:1

Flush

20:1

Straight

7:1

3 of a Kind

7:1

2 Pairs

7:1

Pair of Aces

7:1

Call Bet payout is 1:1
Malfunction voids all pays and play.

RETURN TO PLAYER

The optimal theoretical percentage return to the player: Ante bet is 97.84% and Bonus bet - 93.74%.

ERROR HANDLING

If there is any error in the game procedure, the game round will be temporarily paused and the shift manager will be notified. Players will be notified by an on-screen pop-up message, to highlight that the issue is being investigated. If the manager can immediately resolve the error, the game round will continue as normal. If immediate resolution is not possible, the game round will be cancelled and initial bets will be refunded to all players who participated in the game round.

DISCONNECTION

The Ezugi Live Dealer services are provided via internet, which inevitably may disconnect at times. This poses potential snags to the game flow and user experience.
In order to minimize the impact caused by unexpected disconnections, when a player loses his connectivity to the game server, a reconnect message will be displayed on the screen.
Until the player reconnects to the game server, the game and chat functionality will behave improperly or be completely inactive.
The following error handling rules apply:
In the event that a disconnection occurs before bets are placed, i.e. before the 'No More Bets' message on the screen, the bet will not be deducted from the balance and the player will not participate in the game round. Once reconnected, please verify your balance and inform your casino operator immediately if there are any issues.
In the event that a disconnection occurs after a game round begins, i.e. after the 'No More Bets' message on the screen, we do not guarantee that your bet was placed. Please verify with your casino operator to assure the balance is correct. If the bet was placed, the game will proceed as normal and the winnings will be processed according to the game result regardless of the disconnection. Please note some exceptions with Blackjack:
If playing on multiple seats, there is a possibility that only some bets process while others dont.
A disconnection message will not be displayed to the player, and all decisions will proceed as a default 'Stand'
In the event that a client disconnection occurred while playing Blackjack, regardless of the status of the game, please make sure to review your balance after the reconnection and contact your casino operator if there is a problem.

Last modification date: 4/17/2018