HEADS UP HOLD'EM
Heads Up Hold’em is a house-banked, poker-based game played with a standard 52-card deck. The object of the Ante, Odds and Play wagers are for the player to have a higher-ranked poker hand than the dealer. There are two versions of the game, which are based upon the outcome of the dealer’s hand. Each version affects the outcome of the payment of the Ante and Odds wagers. There are also optional bonus wagers.
Casino operators choose which bonus wagers they will offer, subject to any restrictions contained within these Rules of Play. Each bonus wager may be made at the player’s option and there is no effect on the primary game and no changes in player strategy. Minimum and maximum wagering limits are established by the casino operator in accordance with the limits set in WAC 230-15-040, WAC 230-15-140, or their specific regulatory body.
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Rules of Play
1. To play, players place an Ante wager and an Odds wager of equal amounts. Players may also place any optional bonus wagers. Each player and the dealer receive two cards face-down (aka “pocket cards”).
2. After examining their two face-down cards, each player must either make a Play wager equal to triple their Ante wager or check (meaning that they remain in the game but place no additional wager at this point).
3. Three community cards (aka the “flop”) are exposed face-up. Each player who previously did not place a Play wager may now make a Play wager equal to double their Ante wager, or check.
4. Two more community cards (aka “turn and river” cards) are exposed face-up. Each player who did not place a Play wager must now make a Play wager equal to their Ante wager, or fold. In the event the player folds, they forfeit their Ante and Odds wagers.
5. The dealer’s two cards are exposed. Using a total of each participant’s seven cards (two pocket cards combined with five community cards), the dealer’s best five-card hand is compared to each player’s best five-card hand. Highest hand wins and the player’s Ante, Odds and Play wagers are paid or collected accordingly. Winning Ante and Play wagers are paid even money and the Odds wager is paid according to the corresponding paytable posted at the gaming table. The Bad Beat payout on the Odds wager is awarded when the dealer’s hand is greater than the player’s qualifying hand.
6. In an alternate version of the game, the dealer must have a qualifying hand of at least a minimum value (e.g. “Pair or Better”). If the minimum qualifying hand is not obtained, the player’s Ante wager is automatically a tie. All other wagers play as normal.