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COMMON RULES OF POKER VS CASINO

 

This section is about the general concepts of playing poker vs casino. The course of a classic poker game is described here.

Here you can also find the most popular rule add-ons to classic poker. Each type of casino poker has its own set of the rules which are usually just a combination of the add-ons given here.

 

 

COURSE OF THE GAME

A standard deck of 52 cards is used in poker. Prior to dealing, the player decides on his bets, i.e. selects the number of boxes and the amount of the mandatory Ante. The cards are dealt clockwise, starting with the first player from the dealer. The dealer deals five closed cards to each playing box and four closed cards to himself. The dealer shows his last (fifth) card, thus giving a certain advantage to the player.
Further, the player decides whether his poker hand is strong enough to continue in the game. If the player decides to continue, he has to make one more bet (Bet) equal to two Antes, and thus close the box. If the player considers his hand weak, he may refuse to continue, thus losing his initial Ante.
If the casino poker rules allow playing at multiple boxes, the player can view the cards associated with them and make his decision sequentially in the same order the cards are dealt to these boxes. When decisions have been made on all boxes, the dealer reveals his cards.
The player’s and the dealer’s cards are compared only in the case that the dealer’s hand consists of sufficient cards (so-called minimum game). In many poker games the minimum combination is Ace-King.
If the dealer does not have a playable hand ("No game" case), Ante bets are paid in the ratio of 1:1. If the dealer has a playable hand ("Game" case), the dealer’s hand is sequentially compared with the player’s hand at each box. If the dealer’s hand is higher, the player loses his Bet and Ante. If the dealer’s hand is lower, the dealer pays Ante as 1:1, and Bet according to the value of the player’s poker hand with the ratio given in the payout table. If the dealer and the player have equal hands, the Bet and Ante are returned to the player.

Fortunately, today, so-called "classic poker" is quite rare in casinos because of its simplicity.

 

 

ADDITIONS

Below you can find the most popular additions to the classic casino poker rules that not just make this game more diverse, but give the player more opportunities to improve his hand. There are also a number of privileges allowing the player to reduce the risks in adverse game situations. All these changes in the rules add interest to poker games and make casino poker an exciting and truly intellectual game.

Buying an additional sixth card. To complete a poker hand or improve it, the player can buy one more card to add to his five cards in his box. After this, the best five card combination of the cards in the player’s box becomes the player’s hand. The player must pay the amount equal to Ante for buying this additional card.

Exchange of cards. The player can exchange some of his cards for new cards from the top of the deck. As a rule, the player must pay the amount equal to Ante for such an exchange.

Insurance. When a player has a strong poker hand, he may insure it to avoid the risk of the dealer having a "No game". The insurance amount must not be less than the Ante of the box played and not more than a half of the expected payment according to the Bet for the existing hand. This bet wins and is immediately paid 1:1, if the dealer has "No game" after the showdown. The insurance loses if the dealer has the "Game". According to the poker rules of many casinos, the player’s minimum hand to insure is "Three of a Kind". This is adopted in our online casino as well.

TOP Insurance. TOP Insurance is different from common insurance in that you can insure only the three strongest hands.

Virtual Insurance. The casino provides cash to make the insurance bet, and the player does not need to worry about actually having the required amount on the table. In addition, the insurance cannot be lost if the main player’s hand loses.

Games ending in a tie. In our casino, the player wins if the player’s hand is the same as the dealer’s hand in all poker games.

Buying a game for the dealer. At the request of the player, if the dealer has "No game", the player may exchange the dealer’s highest card for the next card in the deck. This is necessary to try to make a weak poker hand for the dealer, needed to pay for the player’s strong hand. The cost of such an exchange is equal to Ante.

Bonus for buying a game. This is relevant if the dealer’s new card (when buying a game) has the same value as the previous discarded one, and it still does not make a poker hand in the dealer’s box. In this case, this card is replaced a second time. Bonus buying is a free privilege for the player.

Making a bonus bet. The player can make a bonus bet in B (BONUS) box before the cards are dealt. This bet is available in any of the playing boxes. This bet is independent since it is not associated with the Ante of the box and its payment will not depend on the strength of the dealer’s cards. This bet wins if the cards of the appropriate box constitute any hand specified in the payout and combinations table, after the cards are dealt (i.e. before exchange). In other cases, the bet is lost. Payout amounts are the same for all poker types, except for the game with a joker, where the coefficients are somewhat lower. The fixed rate for the BONUS bet is from 0.1 to 200 mBTC.

Blind box closing. The case when the player makes both an Ante and a Bet even before the cards are dealt. As a consequence, he can not make any plays until after the dealer’s showdown.

 

Table of poker hands and payouts
Poker hand name Payment of
BET
Payment of
BONUS
Description In pictures
Ace King
1:1 1:1 Minimum poker hand of any ace or any king, plus 3 arbitrary cards. For example: A, K, 10, 8, 2.
Pair
1:1   Two cards of the same rank and three arbitrary cards make this hand. Pairs are 5, 5, A, Q, J or 7, 7, 8, 4, 3.
Two pairs
2:1   This hand consists of two pairs of cards of the same rank and one arbitrary card. For example: K, K, 9, 9, 4 or 10, 10, 5, 5, 2.
Three of kind
3:1 3:1 This hand consists of three cards of the same rank and two other arbitrary cards. For example: 3, 3, 3, K, 4 or Q, Q, Q, 9, 2.
Straight
4:1 40:1 The hand of five cards of the different rank of not the same suit increasingly following one by one. "Straight " starting from Ace, i.e. A, K, Q, J, 10, is the highest "Straight " hand. The lowest is a combination of 5, 4, 3, 2, A where an Ace is deemed as one.
Flush
5:1 60:1 The hand of five cards of the same suit.
Full House
7:1 100:1 The hand of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.
Four of kind
20:1 200:1 The hand of four cards of the same rank, and arbitrary fifth card.
Straight Flush
50:1 500:1 The hand of five cards of the same suit increasingly following one by one; the highest card is not an Ace. In this hand, the Ace can be ranked as the lowest card.
Royal Flush
100:1 1000:1 The hand of an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and ten of the same suit.