Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Live, streaming TV-quality Texas Hold’em is now available at 888casino. Experience head-to-head action against the dealer with Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em. You can even Raise after the Ante bet, and professional live dealers are ready to place your wagers.

Ultimate Texas Hold'em


The difference between Texas Hold’em poker and Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is that this game is played against a professional dealer from the comforts of home. This version of the game is house-banked, and it streams live to players right here at 888casino. You will be pitted against the dealer in a head-to-head contest for the highest-ranking hand. Our online dealers are the crème de la crème, and they know how to treat our players like VIPs.

Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is played in much the same fashion as traditional Texas Hold’em Poker. You’re dealt 2 cards face up – your hole cards – and 5 community cards. These are comprised of the first 3 cards known as The Flop, The Turn, and The River. Your goal is to form a higher-ranked hand than the dealer. You get started with two mandatory bets known as the Ante and the Blind. Plus, this game has a unique bet known as the Play bet, and it’s great for strategy-based poker players. Once you place a Play bet, you are able to raise as much as x3 or x4 your Ante bet. But you’ll have to act fast because after The Flop, you can only raise x2, and after The River x1. With Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em at 888casino, you can really increase your winnings dramatically when you raise early!
This exciting 5-card poker variant is arguably the most engaging Texas Hold’em game in the world today. This game can accommodate an unlimited number of poker players at the same time. A single 52-card deck of cards is used and they are shuffled after every game. There are scores of great betting options available including an optional Trips Bonus Bet. If you’re looking for payouts on hands like Three of a Kind or higher ranked hands, you will still make bank, regardless of what the dealer is holding. Get comfortable at 888casino, we are about to deal you in to Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and it’s about to get real at the click of a button!


Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is one of the many popular poker variants out there. In fact, this is the king of all online poker games, and this one is especially exciting. Much like Caribbean Stud Poker at 888casino, this game is also played against the dealer – not against other players. The goal of this game is to beat the dealer’s hand by using a combination of your 2 pocket cards and the 5 community cards to form the highest-ranking hand. You get to play many exciting bets along the way including the mandatory Ante Bet and the Blind Bet, and the optional Trips Bonus Bet. Since an unlimited number of players can participate, you never have to wait for a seat at the poker tables. You begin with 2 cards face up and the dealer’s cards are dealt facing down. During the course of the game, each player is allowed to take only 1 seat at the table. The dealer qualifies with a pair or better, and if the dealer does not qualify, you will be notified on screen.


Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is played with a single deck, comprising 52 cards. The cards are shuffled after every game round. Getting started requires players to place an Ante Bet, followed by a Blind Bet. These bets must be the same value. The player makes the Ante bet, while the Blind Bet is automatically placed. It is also possible for an optional wager to be placed, known as the Trips Bonus Bet. This wager pays out on a wide range of poker hands, provided you form at least Three of a Kind. Once the initial deal has been made, 2 cards are dealt to the player and dealer in turn. The dealer’s cards are face down, while the player’s cards are face up.

Now, it is possible to raise x4 the Ante or x 3 the Ante. Players also have the option of doing nothing by opting to CHECK. If you wish to raise x3 or x4, you place that chip value on the Play spot on the table. During any individual game round, just 1 raise is allowed. Next up is the Flop. These are the first 3 community cards. The Turn (fourth community card) and the River (fifth community card) are then dealt. If you have not raised until this point, you can raise x1 the Ante. If you don’t raise, you must FOLD (throw in) your hand. If you FOLD, you will forfeit your Ante bet and your Blind bet. The dealer’s hole cards will be revealed, and the winner will automatically be determined.

Trips Bonus Bet, Play Bet, Blind & Ante

After you have placed the Ante Bet and the Blind Bet you can also place a Trips Bonus Bet. This is an optional wager which allows you to win when you form Three of a Kind or better. It is irrelevant what hand the dealer is holding if you meet the minimum requirements of this wager. The dealer’s hand either qualifies or does not qualify during Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em at 888casino.
If the dealer’s hand does not qualify, you will be notified accordingly, and a push for the Ante will ensue. The Blind bet and Play bet will be evaluated against the dealer’s hand. If the dealer qualifies, a stronger player hand will beat the dealer’s hand, but a weaker player hand will lose against the dealer’s hand and the dealer will collect the Play Bet, the Blind Bet and the Ante Bet. If a Tie results, a push will take place with the Ante Bet, Blind Bet and Play Bets.

Winning Hands

The highest-ranking hand in Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em is a Royal Flush, followed by a Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight and other combinations. The payouts for each of these hands are listed in the tables below. Note there are different payouts for the Blind Bet, (with Ante x1, x2, x3, x4), and the Triple Bonus Bet.

Payout odds: Blind bet

Hands Pays
Royal flush 500:1
Straight flush 50:1
Four of a kind 10:1
Full house 3:1
Flush 1.5:1
Straight 1:1
All Other Bet pushes (return to player)

Payout odds: Play bet

Raise x4 Ante x4 Ante x4
Raise x3 Ante x3 Ante x3
Raise x2 Ante x2 Ante x2
Raise x1 Ante x1 Ante x1

Payout odds: Trips bonus bet

Royal flush 50:1
Straight flush 40:1
Four of a kind 30:1
Full house 8:1
Flush 7:1
Straight 4:1
Three of a kind 4:1
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