Ultimate Texas Holdem Casino Poker

Ultimate Texas Hold’em (UTH) is a commonly found game in land-based casinos in the USA. In this poker game you play against the bank where your goal is to beat the bank’s hand with your own hand to win.

This game is similar to Multi Poker, but it offers additional options for players to use during the game.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em Rules

In Ultimate Texas Hold’em, you play against the bank instead of other players.

The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards, without jokers.

To win the hand, your poker combination must be better than the dealer’s hand. “Hand” refers to a combination of five cards used in poker, and the rankings of these hands are similar to those in other forms of poker like Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker Hand Rankings From Best To Worst

  1. Royal flush
    T J Q K A
  2. Straight Flush
    3 4 5 6 7
  3. Four of a Kind (AKA “poker”, “quads”)
    9 9 9 9 X x
  4. Full House
    A A A K K
  5. Flush
    8 A 9 T K
  6. Straight
    4 5 6 7 8
  7. 3 of a kind
    2 2 2 9 7
  8. Two Pair
    K K J J 2
  9. Pair
    K K 4 9 3
  10. High Card
    A 7 8 9 6

Playing a Hand of Ultimate Texas Hold’em

1. Ante Up

A round of Ultimate Texas Hold’em begins with players placing bets on the “ante” and “blind” boxes. To play in the round, players must bet the same amount on both boxes. This ensures that all players have an equal chance to win the game. The round will not begin until all players have placed their bets on the appropriate boxes.

2. Bet or Check

At the beginning of a round of Ultimate Texas Hold’em, players must decide whether to “check” or “bet” based on the strength of their cards. Unlike traditional poker, the “fold” option is not available in this game.

If you have a strong combination of cards, you should bet, while if you have a weak combination, you should check. Some casinos allow players to bet up to three or four times the size of their ante. The right decision will depend on the specific cards you have and the strategy you choose to use.

3. Showdown

Once all players have made their decisions, the dealer will turn over their cards and reveal their hand. This will determine whether you have beaten the dealer or not, according to Texas Hold’em hand rankings.

If the dealer and you have the same hand, you will get your bets on the “ante,” “blind,” and “bet” squares back, resulting in no profit or loss.

If the dealer has a pair or better, they qualify. If they do not have a pair (i.e., only have an ace-high or lower), they do not qualify. The amount you win or lose will depend on the dealer’s hand and the bets you have made.