Extreme Texas Holdem

Game Rules

  • Extreme Texas Hold'em is a variant of the popular Texas Hold'em poker. Extreme Texas Hold'em differs from Texas Hold'em in that it is played against the house rather than against other players.
  • The aim of Extreme Texas Hold'em is to beat the dealer's hand by getting the best possible five-card hand, made out of the two cards dealt to the player and five community cards.
  • An unlimited number of players can play simultaneously at one Extreme Texas Hold'em table. Each player can take only one seat at the table.
  • Extreme Texas Hold'em is played with one standard 52-card deck (jokers excluded). The deck is shuffled after every round.
  • At the beginning of the round, you place a bet in the ANTE spot. When your ANTE bet has been placed, a matching ANTE PLUS bet is automatically placed by the system.
  • The dealer deals two cards face up to you and two cards face down to the dealer. After a short pause, the dealer deals three community cards face up in the middle of the table (called the "Flop"). After a pause, the dealer deals two final community cards (called the "Turn" and the "River").
  • You and the dealer can use the cards in your hand and the community cards to comprise the best five-card hand.
  • During the pauses in the game, you can decide to CALL or CHECK.
  • To find a winner, the best paying hands are formed and compared for you and for the dealer, using five out of seven available cards.

Side Bets


  • The BEST FIVE bet is an optional side bet that you can place before the round begins. You win on your BEST FIVE bet when your final five-card hand  is three-of-a-kind or better.
  • The BEST FIVE bet is placed in the blinking BEST FIVE betting spot, after your ANTE has been accepted. You win on your BEST FIVE bet when your best hand is three-of-a-kind or better.


  • All bets must be placed before betting time expires. Once betting time has expired, the dealer will begin to deal. During the game round, you will be offered decisions, but these decisions will not affect the outcome of your BEST FIVE bet.
  • At the end of the round, the dealer turns all his/her cards face up and announces the result. Winning players also notified by an animation.

Winning Hands

The individual cards are ranked in descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q, J, 10 or the lowest value card in a Straight of 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
Possible hands from the highest payouts to the lowest:


Royal Flush is a straight flush involving the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit.


Straight Flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five, all Hearts.


Four of a Kind is a hand that contains all four cards of one rank and any other card. For example, four Aces in your hand would be Four of a Kind. Fours with higher ranking cards defeat lower ranking ones.


Full House is a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, e.g. three Kings and two Sixes. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins.


Flush is a hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, for example: five cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.


Straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.


Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank and not the same as each other. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeat lower-valued Three of a Kind. If two hands contain Three of a Kind of the same value, the Kickers (the two other cards) are compared to break the tie.


Two Pairs is hand that contains two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank (that match each other but not the first pair), plus any card not of either of those ranks. An example of this would be having two Aces and two Kings. To rank two hands both containing Two Pairs, the higher ranking pair of each is first compared, and the higher pair wins. If both hands have the same top pair, then the second pair of each is compared. If both hands have the same two pairs, the Kicker (the other card) determines the winner.


Pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank (e.g. two Kings), plus three cards which are not of this rank and not the same as each other. Pair is the lowest hand you can be paid out for. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs. If two hands have the same pair, the Kickers (the three other cards) are compared in descending order to determine the winner.


High Card is a poker hand made of any five cards not meeting any of the above requirements. Essentially, no hand is made, and the only thing of any meaning in the player's hand is their highest card.

Game Outcomes

The dealer must have a pair or better to qualify.
The dealer's hand is compared to your hand:

  • If the dealer has a better hand, the ANTE, CALL and ANTE PLUS bets and any side bets are lost.           
  • If the player has a better hand, the ANTE and CALL bets pay 1:1, and the ANTE PLUS bet is settled based on ANTE PLUS payout rules.         
  • If you and the dealer tie, the ANTE, CALL and ANTE PLUS bets are returned to you (“Push”).

If the dealer's hand does not qualify, the ANTE bet is returned to you (“Push”), and your hand is compared to the dealer’s hand to see if you are eligible to receive CALL and ANTE PLUS payouts:

  • If your hand ranks higher than the dealer’s, your ANTE bet is returned to you (“Push”), and you receive CALL and ANTE PLUS payouts according to payout tables.
  • If the dealer’s hand ranks higher than your hand, your ANTE bet is returned to you (“Push”), but you do not receive CALL and ANTE PLUS payouts.
  •  If your hand and the dealer’s hand are of the same rank, your ANTE, CALL and ANTE PLUS bets are returned to you., 10, 9, 8 bats a flush of 10,

The BEST FIVE bet is settled after the dealer’s hand has been revealed. Your BEST FIVE payout is based on the rank of your best hand and the BEST FIVE payout table. The actual outcome of the game (whether you win or lose against the dealer) does not affect your BEST FIVE payout. You can win on your BEST FIVE bet whether or not you decide to CALL or FOLD.





Royal Flush


Straight Flush


Four of a Kind


Full House






Three of a Kind
or less





Royal Flush


Straight Flush


Four of a Kind


Full House






Three of a Kind


Ante bet payout is 1:1.
Call bet payout is 1:1.
Malfunction voids all pays and play.
Return to Player
The theoretical Return-To-Player assuming perfect play is:

  • Total main bet:  99.47%
  • Initial main bet: 97.82%
  • Best Five bonus bet: 96.50%.

Place Bets
The BET LIMITS panel displays the minimum and maximum amount you are allowed to bet in each game round at this table.
To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover your bets. You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.
The TRAFFIC LIGHTS tell you the current status in the game round by informing you of when you can bet (GREEN light), when the betting time is nearly over (YELLOW light), and when betting time has expired (RED light).
The CHIP DISPLAY allows you to select the value of each chip you wish to bet. Only chips of denominations that can be covered by your current balance will be enabled.
Once you have selected a chip, place your bet by simply clicking/tapping the appropriate betting spot on the game table labelled Ante or with the side bet you desire (if applicable). Each time you click/tap the betting spot, the amount of your bet increases by the value of the selected chip or up to the maximum limit for the type of bet you have selected. Once you have bet the maximum limit, no additional funds will be accepted for that bet, and a message will appear above your bet to notify you that you have bet the maximum.
NOTE: Please do not minimise your browser or open any other tab in your browser while betting time remains and you have placed bets on the table. Such actions will be interpreted as leaving the game, and your bets will therefore be declined for that particular game round.
The DOUBLE (2x) button allows you to quickly double your bet up to the maximum limit. This button is enabled after you have placed any bet.
You can double your bet only once.
The REPEAT button allows you to repeat all bets from the previous game round.
The UNDO button removes the last bet you placed. 
You can click/tap the UNDO button repeatedly to remove bets, one by one, in the reverse order of which they were placed. Note that bets can only be removed while betting time still remains (green or yellow light).
The TOTAL BET indicator displays the total amount of all bets placed in the current round.
Make Your Decision

After your cards have been dealt, your card combination and the “MAKE YOUR DECISION” window will be displayed.
You must decide whether to CALL 4x or CALL 3x on your ANTE or to CHECK. If you choose to CALL 4x or CALL 3x, no additional decision options will be offered in the game round, and the appropriate chip value (ANTE 4x or ANTE 3x) will be placed in the CALL bet spot. If you choose CHECK, additional decision options will be offered to you in the current game round. If you have not made a decision before decision time expires, your hand will be checked automatically. The betting-time indicator will display the message: AUTO CHECKED.
Three community cards (called the "Flop") are shown. If you choose CHECK in the previous step, you are given the option to CALL 2x or to CHECK. If you choose CALL 2x, no additional decision options will be offered to you in game round and the appropriate chip value (ANTE 2x) will be placed in the CALL bet spot. If you choose CHECK, additional decision choices will be offered to you in the current game round. If you have not made a decision before decision time expires, your hand will be checked automatically. The betting-time indicator will display the message: AUTO CHECKED.
The last two community cards (called the "Turn" and the "River") are shown. If you choose CHECK in the previous step, you are given the option to CALL 1x or to FOLD. If you choose CALL 1x, the appropriate chip value is placed in the CALL bet spot. If you choose FOLD, no CALL bet will be placed and you will lose your ANTE and ANTE PLUS bets.

If decision time expires and you have not yet made a decision to CALL 1x or FOLD, your hand will be folded automatically, and you will lose all your bets. The betting-time indicator will display the message: AUTO FOLDED.


Use the CHAT button to enlarge or, alternatively, to close the chat window.
You can resize and move the chat window anywhere on your screen.

Game Number

Each game round is identified by a unique GAME NUMBER.
This number reflects when the game round began in terms of GMT by hour: minute: second. Please use this game number for reference (or take a screenshot of the game number) if you wish to contact Customer Service regarding a particular round.


The SOUND button will mute/un-mute all game sounds and voice from the game. Note that if you change tables, the sound will automatically un-mute.
You can alter your sound settings by clicking/tapping the SETTINGS button and then selecting the SOUND tab.

Game History

The HISTORY button will launch a window showing all live game rounds you have played and the results of those rounds.
You can review your past gaming activity by viewing your:

  • ACCOUNT HISTORY – Shows your complete account history as a list of dates, games, bet amounts and payouts. The game round completed most recently appears at the top of the list.
  • GAME HISTORY – Shows your history related to a particular game once you tap/click the game in the GAME column.


The SETTINGS button launches a menu of user-changeable settings.
Your chosen settings will be applied at once and will be stored to your profile. Stored settings will be launched automatically when you log in from any device.
You can alter settings to change your general game settings.
Settings are organised under several main tabs in the SETTINGS window:

  • You can hide/unhide other players’ chat messages.
  • You can enable additional SIDE BETS.

Your video quality is auto-adjusted, but you can manually change your video quality by selecting specific stream.

You can mute/unmute your DEALER’S VOICE and GAME SOUND and adjust their relative volumes.

Deposit and Withdraw

The CASHIER button will open the cashier/banking window for deposits and withdrawals.

Responsible Gaming

The RESPONSIBLE GAMING button allows you to access the page outlining the Responsible Gaming policy. This page provides useful information and links regarding responsible online gaming behaviour and informs you of how to set limitations to your game sessions.

Error Handling

If there is any error in the game, gambling system or game procedure, the game round will be temporarily paused while the dealer notifies the shift manager. You and other players will be notified via Chat, or by an on-screen pop-up message, 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.

More Games

The LOBBY button (if applicable) can be selected at any time from any game.  
It allows you to easily change game table or select any other live game. You will not be removed from this table until you have actually selected the new table you wish to join. You can use the LOBBY to browse other games while still playing at your current table.

Multi-Game Play

If you enjoy non-stop action, you can join up to 4 different game tables simultaneously and view them all in the same browser window!
After you have joined at least one game table, click on LOBBY. In the lobby or game, click the +TABLE button associated with that table to join it. (Certain tables may be unavailable for multi-game play and will therefore not display a +TABLE button.)

After you have joined multiple tables, you will be able to resize your browser window as a whole, but you will not be able to resize each game table window separately.
You can exit any table without affecting your presence at other tables you have joined. To exit a table, click the X button.
Please note:

  • The X button to exit a table is not accessible when the table is displayed in full-screen mode.
  • You will exit a table automatically if you should join the same table through a different device/browser.
  • If you click directly on a table icon instead of the +TABLE button, you will merely switch tables instead of joining the chosen table in addition to the table you joined previously.

We kindly advise you to join only as many tables as your screen can accommodate while still allowing you to place bets deliberately and accurately.

Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys can be used to quickly perform useful game functions.



Number Keys from 1 onwards

Select the desired chip from the chip display. Key “1” corresponds to the leftmost chip with the lowest value. Key “2” selects the next highest value chip, and so on.


Repeat your most recent bet. Click SPACEBAR a second time to double your bet.


Undo your last bet.


Undo your last bet. Hold DELETE for 3 seconds to remove all your bets.


When applicable, the ESC key can be used to:

  • Exit full-screen mode
  • Close an open pop-up window (History, Help, Settings etc.)
  • Open the LOBBY.

: 15/11/2017