Live Bet on Poker is played a bit differently, but the same basic construct has been transported from Texas Hold’em.
As the player, you’ll be connected to a live dealer via live streaming technology, and that dealer will be operating a standard table game layout.
Six “player” positions will be outlined across from the dealer, and each of these positions will be dealt two cards before the five-card community board is dealt out according to the flop/turn/ river structure described above.
What makes Live Dealer Bet on Poker such a unique product is the multifaceted betting system and variable odds used throughout each hand. Below you will find a step-by-step guide on how to play Live Bet on poker.
Players Make Their Pre-Deal Bet
Before the six two-card hands are dealt out, you can wager on which position on the table will wind up the winner. You can bet on which type of hand will wind up being the winner. Before the two-card starting hands are dealt out to each of the six player positions, you’ll have the option to make one of two bets: Position or High Hand.
Betting on Position: Select one of the six spots on the table and hope they wind up with the winning hand. For the Position bets – which are clearly chance-based wagers akin to guessing game roulette – you’ll be given odds of 5.2 to 1 on your money.
Betting on High Hand: Choosing one of the 10 poker hand types listed above. Obviously, the likelihood of each poker hand actually appearing, and then winning the game, will vary based on the probabilities, so the odds are adjusted accordingly.
During this initial betting round (which is known as “pre-deal”), you can also choose to place no bets at all and simply wait for the second betting round to take place.
The Pre-Flop Betting Round Takes Place
The two-card starting hands are dealt out and the second betting round (known as “preflop”) takes place. Take a look at the Texas Hold’em starting hands dealt with each position, a new round of betting takes place in which odds are assigned to each hand based on its relative strength.
At this point, the game will calculate the odds that each of the six two-card starting hands will wind up as the winner. These odds are based on standard Texas Hold’em odds calculators.
Based on the posted odds and the relative strength of each two-card starting hand, you can now decide to back one of the positions in the pref lop betting round.
The Flop and Turn Cards are Revealed
From here, the game runs through the following process a second time, dealing out the three card community flop and updating the win percentages/payout odds accordingly. After seeing the flop, players can place further wagers or simply stand pat; getting a chance to bet on the winner based on the updated odds.
The next community card, the turn, follows the same structure. After the turn is dealt, the payout odds will be adjusted once more, and players can place a final wager on which hand will be the winner.
The River Card is Revealed and the Winners are Paid
After the turn card betting round is completed, the dealer will reveal the river card to complete the community board and end the hand. The best five card poker hand out of the six positions is declared the winner. All bets on that position made during the course of the hand are paid out at the odds posted when the bet was made.
In the case of a tie – when two or more positions form the exact same hand type and rank (ace high flush, two pairs of Js and Qs with a K kicker, etc.) – bets on any of the tied positions will be paid out as winners.
Additionally, all High Hand bets made on the type of hand that wins the game are also paid out at the appropriate odds.