What is Texas House Poker?
- Texas House Poker is a variation of traditional Texas Hold 'em Poker.
- Unlike traditional poker, this game is played only against the dealer instead of the other players.
- The main objective is to make the highest combination five-card poker hand with the two cards dealt individually to the player and the five common community cards dealt on the table.
- There are also various stages to place your bets in a game of Texas House Poker.
How to Play?
- You begin this game by placing an initial bet or Ante, by placing chips on the table using chips.
- Then the dealer deals two cards to each of the players at the table, face down.
- Then the players are free to see their cards before making a decision on whether to continue playing that hand or fold.
- After this, continue to play by playing another bet of 2 times the initial ante bet, as the Flop, by placing more chips on the Flop box on the table.
- You may also choose to fold and leave the game at this point.
- Next, the dealer adds three cards to the table as Flop cards, face-up, for all players to see.
- The Turn bet is a further bet that can be placed after the dealer has dealt the face-up River card. You could also decide to check at this point.
- The River bet is a further bet that can be placed after the dealer has dealt the face-up River card. You could also decide to check at this point.
- Next, the dealer reveals the last card and the dealer’s hand. At this point, if the five-card combination in your hand is better than the dealer’s hand, you win. Or else you lose the round.
Rules to Know
- In Texas House Poker there are different types of betting options such as Ante, Flop, Turn and River, Bonus Bet, and Jackpot Bet.
- Ante is the first bet you place before any of the cards are dealt. To do so, you must place your bet amount using chips in the ante box on the table.
- Flop is the second bet played only after the player has seen their first two cards dealt. The bet amount for a Flop must be twice the ante bet amount.
- Turn and River are both similar to the Ante bet but are optional as players may not choose to play these bets. Turn is the third bet played before the Flop card is revealed and the River bet is the last bet played before the fifth card called the RIver is revealed by the dealer among the community cards on the table. Both the Tun and River bets must be equal to the Ante bet amount.
- Jackpot Bet is also an optional bet but it is played alongside the ante bet should the player choose to. These winnings are independent of the final result of the game and have different payouts according to the strength of your hand.
- Bonus Bet is also played during the ante bet, that is before any card has been dealt by the dealer. This is also an optional bet as the players may not choose to play a bet as their Bonus Bet. These winnings are independent of the final result of the game and have different payouts according to the strength of your hand.
- Bonus Bets are paid out depending on the strength of the two cards in the hand of a player. The payout rates are as follows:
→ Winning a Bonus Bet with a pair of aces gives a payout of 30x the bonus bet amount.
→ For the ace and king combination of a particular suit, the payout is 25x the bet amount.
→ For ace and queen or ace and jack in the same suit, the payout is 20x the initial bonus bet amount
→ For ace and king in any suit, the payout is 15x the bonus bet amount
→ For a pair of kings, queens, or jacks, the payout is 10x the bonus bet amount
→ For a combination of an ace and a queen or an ace and a jack in any suit, the payout on winning is 5x the bonus & bet amount
→ For a pair of 10 cards, the bonus payout is 3x the bonus bet amount.
- You also have the option to fold or quit the game after seeing the first two cards dealt to your hand. By doing so the player will forfeit their ante bet amount.
- After the Flop card has been dealt, the players have an option of placing additional bets before the Turn and River cards are revealed. Or, the players who wouldn’t like to place more bets can Check at this stage. To check, tap the table with two or three fingers in the relevant box labeled on the table.
- After all five community cards have been revealed by the dealer on the table, the dealer reveals their hand. To win, the combination of the player’s hand must be higher than the dealer’s hand.
- If the combination of cards in your hand beat the dealer’s hand, the flop, turn and river bets get paid 1x of each of the betting amounts. And, the ante bet is paid 1x the betting amount for a poker combination value of Straight or higher.
- If the dealer’s hand beats the player’s hand, the player loses. If the player’s hand and the dealer’s hand end up in a tie, then all hands are a Push.
- The descending order in which the card combinations are ranked is Royale Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Two Pairs, One Pair, and High Card.
Royale Flush is when the player has the five cards Ace, Jack, King, Queen, and 10 in the same suit. The payout on winning with a Royale Flush is even money on the ante and 100x the bet amount. This is the highest rank in a game of 5 Card Poker.
Straight Flush is when the player has five cards of the same suit in a sequence. The payout on winning with a Straight Flush is even money on the ante and 50x the bet amount placed.
Four of a Kind is when the player has four cards of the same value or rank. The payout on winning with a four of Kind is even money on the ante and 20x the bet amount.
Full House is when the player has three of a kind with a pair among the seven cards dealt. The payout on winning is 7x the bet amount and even money on the ante bet.
Flush is when the player has five cards of the same suit but not in any given sequence. The payout for winning with Flush is 5x the bet amount and even money on the ante bet.
Straight is when the player has five cards in a sequence but they are not of the same suit. The payout on winning with a Straight is 4x the bet amount and even money on the ante bet. ‘Ace, 2, 3, 4, and 5’ is the smallest straight or straight flush hands.
Two Pairs are when the player has two pairs of cards in the same rank, and one card is different. The payout on winning with a two-pair is 2x the bet amount and even money on the ante. One Pair is when the player has two cards of the same rank or value and the other three cards are in no given sequence. The payout on winning with one pair is even money on the ante and the bet amount.