Texas Hold'em slowly becomming a table game in casinos
Here is a brief writeup of how the table game works...
''WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM)'' Table Game Approved by Gaming Commission in Nevada; Casinos Launching Game in the First Wave Include Bellagio, Mirage and TI-Treasure Island
WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM) allows poker fans to experience the same kind of excitement that they have been accustomed to seeing on their television sets when watching the WORLD POKER TOUR. Players can strategize their betting and experience the thrill of making an "all-in" raise or a big bluff. Like the No Limit Texas Hold 'Em poker played on the WORLD POKER TOUR, the WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM) table game "takes a minute to learn for a lifetime of action" - to paraphrase WPT commentator Mike Sexton. WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM) is distinctive, however, in that players only play against the dealer rather than against the other players at the table.
For more information on casino licensing of the WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM) table game, contact Jack Malisow at Lakes Entertainment (952) 449 7024 or email: email@example.com. View more on WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM) at www.lakesentertainment.com.
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What makes "WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM)" distinctive is that, unlike the traditional Texas Hold 'Em played on the Tour, players don't bet against their fellow players--they bet against the dealer only! The table is specially designed to showcase a new derivation of Texas Hold 'Em, which is easy to learn, easy to play, and provides plenty of action.
In "WORLD POKER TOUR ALL-IN HOLD 'EM(TM)" each player is required to bet the blind ante on every hand. Then the player has other betting options, including bonus bets on the hole cards and the final value of the hand. For example a Royal Flush pays 500-1, four-of-a-kind pays 40-1, while a "pocket pair" of Aces pays 20-1."
Once players have seen the hole cards, they can fold, raise the blind ante by betting five times or "go All-In", by raising ten times the ante bet. Then the action turns to the dealer, who will fold and pay off the blind antes, or call. If the dealer calls (based on specific rules), the play continues with the flop, turn and the river. If the player's best five-card poker hand beats the dealer's, the player wins his ante and raise bet.This sounds really cool. I bet a good holdem player could really stick the casino on this game...