Object of the game
In Ultimate Texas Hold’em players do not compete against each other. Instead, they are playing heads up against the dealer and an optional bonus bet.
How to play
Players begin by making equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles. You may also make the optional Trips bonus bet. Each player and the dealer will then be dealt two cards face-down. When you get your two hole cards, you can either check or bet 3x — 4x your Ante by placing the bet in the circle marked Play. The dealer then reveals the three card flop. If you haven’t already made a Play bet, you have a choice to check or bet 2x your Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards. If you haven’t already made a Play bet, you have a choice to fold or bet 1x your Ante.The dealer then reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If your hand beats the dealers hand, your Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats your hand, your Play, Ante and Blind wagers lose. If you tie, those bets push. The Blind pays if your winning hand is at least a Straight. If you beat the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes. The dealer needs a Pair to qualify. When the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns your Ante. All other bets receive action.