Quick and handy guide to Live Casino Hold'em

Casino Hold'em is one of the most popular versions of poker in the world, whose live dealer variant offers players the exciting atmosphere of a live game. If you have never played this game before and want to try it, we have created a perfect guide to learn everything you need to become proficient in this poker variant, which includes the rules and some basic strategy tips.


How do you play Live Casino Hold'em?

Casino Hold’em is a variant of the popular Texas Hold’em poker. The aim of Live Casino Hold'em is to beat the dealer’s hand by getting the best possible five-card hand using a combination of the two cards dealt with the player and five community cards. It is played with a standard 52-card deck and the rules are simple enough to learn, although you need to be familiar with the value of the five-card poker hands, the traditional variant.


Live Casino Hold'em Rules

The game is started by placing the chips on the "Ante" section of the table (initial bet). The bet must be placed before the cards are dealt. Once the "Ante" bet is placed, the game start. The dealer deals out two cards face-up to the player and two cards face-down to himself. The player can see both of his cards, but not those of the dealer. Three other community cards are then placed on the table. These three community cards are common for the player and the dealer for making up the hand.

If the player has placed an optional secondary bet (Bonus bet), its outcome is determined at this point. Win if you manage to make a pair of aces or a better score by using two cards and the three community cards.

Once the side bet is adjusted, you will need to make a decision. You can fold, that is to fold, passing the hand and losing the Ante bet, or continue playing. To continue playing, you must "see", or place a bet equal to twice the amount of your initial ante bet. Once the player has made the decision, the dealer will deal with two more community cards and he will also show up his/her two initial cards.

It is at this point that you need to create the best five-card poker hand available. Our system automatically establishes it for you. Your hand will then be compared to that of the dealer. If the dealer has a better hand, you lose your Ante bet and the amount paid when you decided to "see".

Basic strategy for Live Casino Hold'em

To play this amazing board game optimally, you need to make the right decision, whether to continue playing after the first set of cards is dealt or to fold. Although it may seem like a simple decision, there are several factors to consider. You need to evaluate the strength of your hands, as well as how your hand would improve once the two remaining cards are dealt.

Also, since you are dealing with the croupier, you need to keep in mind how strong his hand might be, as well as how much it could in turn improve.

Here are some simple rules to consider when playing Live Casino Hold'em:


  • Play with a better pair or hand
  • Play when you have an Ace or a King
  • Play when you have a Queen or Jack unless the community cards are from the same suit and you don't have a card from that suit
  • Play with a flush or straight, if you only need one card to complete a flush or straight.
  • Fold if you have no cards that match those on the board and no cards with a value greater than 10, unless you have a flush or straight.
  • Fold in case you have low-value unpaired cards that do not match those on the board and do not allow you to create a flush or straight.

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