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Apr 30, Threads: During the course of the game, each player is allowed to take only 1 seat at the table. For all new players at Cafe Casino. Also, make the 4x wager with a suited K-4, K-3, or K That fact may not always apply, so I want to give gamblers a full directory of live casinos. Avoid the Trips Bet:
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However, all stronger hands pay the player based on their strength, according to this pay table:. You can also make an optional Trips bet at the start of each hand. In fact, even folding your hand does not prevent you from winning money on this side bet. The Trips pay table can vary, but one popular one looks like this:.
In some casinos In some casinos, there is also a progressive side bet that players can play for one dollar. The specifics of these bets vary, but they will usually require a royal flush in order to win the full jackpot — sometimes on the first five cards the player sees their hidden cards plus the first three community cards , or at the end of a hand.
The fact that there are several decision points during each hand complicates things greatly, and perfect, optimal strategy can be rather complicated. This framework is based on one created by the Wizard of Odds, though we have smoothed out some of the marginal plays in order to make it even easier to memorize. First, we need to decide whether or not we are going to make the initial 4x raise with our initial hand. We recommend raising with any of the following hands:. You should do so any time you have the following:.
At this point, it is safe to make the bet if you have at least a pair that uses at least one of your hole cards. If you do not have that strong a hand, try to count how many single dealer cards could possibly beat you.
If the total number of possible cards is 20 or less, you should make the bet; if it is 21 or more, it is time to fold. If you are having trouble doing the math on this final decision, it is okay to estimate; anything around the cutoff point will be a fairly marginal situation. However, you do not want to pass up a situation where you have a big edge, or bet one when it is almost certain that the dealer has you beaten, so try to at least make a rough assessment of where you stand if you did not connect with the board at all.
The Trips bet is so called because a player needs at least a three of a kind to win. Payouts vary from game to game and from casino to casino, but the standard Trips payout chart looks like this:.
Royal flush — 50 to 1 Straight flush — 40 to 1 Four of a kind — 30 to 1 Full house — 8 to 1 Flush — 7 to 1 Straight — 4 to 1 Trips — 3 to 1. That pay chart combined with perfect strategy produces a house edge of about 3. As such, punters can expect to win more than if they played only a straight Ante bet each hand. That makes it one of the best-value casino games at any land-based venue, and a close competitor with the best blackjack , craps and video poker games at online casinos.
There are, however, a number of basic strategies around that are both effective and easy to follow while keeping the element of risk well below 0. When taking the big raise, always play the maximum of four times the Ante bet — never go for the three-times option.
There are, however, a number of virtual casino poker games that offer similar gameplay with different betting rules and payouts. Play starts with an Ante bet, after which you must either call at double the Ante or fold before the flop, bet or check after the flop, and then bet or check again after the turn. NetEnt quotes the theoretical return as a very healthy The Ante bet is made before the cards are dealt.
The player either makes the Play bet or checks. When making the Play bet at this point, the bet can be 3x or 4x the Ante bet, depending on the operator. The dealer turns over 3 community cards. These are shared among all gamblers at the table, as well as the dealer.
If the player checked before, then he or she can make a Play bet now. In this round of betting, the Play bet maxes out at 2x the Ante bet.
Players who made a Play bet already simply check. The two final community cards are revealed. Notice that the Turn 4th community card and the River 5th card are revealed at the same time.
If the player checked on the first two rounds of betting, then he or she can make a Play bet of 1x the Ante bet. The dealer and the players must make the best 5-card hand, using any combination of their two cards and the 5 community cards. If not, the player wins the Blind and Play bets, but the Ante bet is a push. Again, hands at individual sites might differ slightly. The Trips bet is an exciting option for players who like to bet on propositions with high payouts. Because the Trips bet requires a minimum of a three-of-a-kind for a payout, this is a high-risk wager.
Players need to know their relative odds of hitting such a wager. Keep that in mind while betting. The rule limits your chances of building a high-ranking hand.
You can use 2 cards, 1 card, or 0 cards from among those dealt to you, depending on the deal. Always keep in mind this limitation when making betting decisions on this side bet. Making the 4x wager is somewhat more complicated than the other bets. For that reason, I place those instructions in a small table.
If the casino only allows a 3x bet, use the same strategy. After the Flop, a different set of strategies apply. The medium raise has a certain level of crunch to it. Three different points should be remembered when deciding on this play.
This last suggestion might be hard to apply for beginning players. To determine this, you have to see what the dealer is showing and determine how many cards would beat you. Beginners and even intermediate players might not be able to count how many outs exist. Practice and learn and you should get a sense of the outs, after a while. High rollers need to beware of the max payouts on this game. This effectively lowers the house edge. Making higher bets is your decision, but gamblers should be aware they are getting shortchanged.
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