Ultimate Texas Hold'em Progressive is a poker-based casino game in which the Player may make one raise at any time during the course of the hand. The earlier the raise is made the higher it may be. Unlike other poker-based games, raises made after the Ante still have action even if the Dealer doesn't qualify.
A standard 52-card deck is used in Ultimate Texas Hold'em. Players and the Dealer each receive two cards. They combine them with five community cards to make their best five-card hand.
Ultimate Texas Hold’em lets players bet aggressively. The earlier they bet, the more they can risk—and win. If players bet pre-flop, they may risk 3x or 4x their Ante. If they bet on the flop, they may bet 2x their Ante. And if they wait until the river—when all community cards are out—they may only bet 1x their Ante.
This game also features an optional bet, the Trips Bonus. Players win the Trips Bonus if their final five-card hand is three of a kind or higher. Odds are printed on the layout.
-The Player must make an equal bet on both the Ante and Blind, and can also make an optional Trips bet.
-Two cards are dealt face down to the player and dealer. The Player may look at his own cards.
-The Player can check or make a Play bet equal to four times the Ante.
-The Dealer turns over three community cards.
-If the Player previously checked he may make a Play bet equal to two times his Ante. If the Player already made a Play bet he may not bet further.
-Two final community cards are turned over.
-If the Player previously checked twice he must either make a Play bet equal to exactly his Ante, or fold, losing both his Ante and Blind bets. If the Player already raised he may not bet further.
-The Player and Dealer will both make the best possible hand using any combination of their own two cards and the five community cards.
-The Dealer will need at least a pair to qualify.
-If the Player and Dealer tie then the Ante, Blind, and Play bets will all push.
-If the Dealer qualifies and the Player has the higher hand then the Ante will pay even money. If the Dealer qualifies and the Dealer has the higher hand then the Ante will lose. If the Dealer does not qualify then the ante will push. (Note: The qualifying point only matters for purposes of the Ante bet.)
-If the Player has the higher hand the Play bet will pay even money. If the Dealer has the higher hand the Play bet will lose.
-If the Player has the higher hand the Blind bet will pay according to the Blind Bet pay table below.
-If the Dealer has the higher hand the Blind bet will lose.