Texas Hold’Em: Play at MansionCasino CA

Robstown, Texas, is home to just over 11,000 people and is as unassuming as a small Texan town can be. But it hides a secret that could make it one of the most important towns in the state, as this is where the game of Texas Hold’em was born.

Years after its birth, Texas Hold’Em poker was introduced to Las Vegas and got its first big break, but the real defining moment came in the early 2000s, when the world was introduced to online Texas Hold’em.

Casino Hold’em is a Playtech title that pays homage to those roots. It’s a simple but well-designed Texas Hold’em title that perfectly captures the essence of this game, showcasing why it’s so popular.

You can play Casino Hold’em here at MansionCasino CA, along with countless other poker variations. Click now to play or read on to learn more.

Main Features

Casino Hold’em is a very simple game. Just select your chips and then add them to the relevant section—“Ante” for the main bet; “AA” for the side bet. Beyond that, it’s just a case of waiting for the cards to be dealt and the hands to finalise. 

  • Provider: Playtech
  • Release Date: 2019
  • RTP: 99.18%
  • Payout: 1/1 to 100/1
  • Min Bet: 1.00
  • Max Bet: 100

Rules: How to Play Casino Hold’Em

If you know poker hand values, you’re ready to play this Texas Hold’em poker variant. If not, don’t worry, as they are very simple to learn and follow the same values as all other poker games.

The key thing to remember is that rarer hands are always better. The less likely a hand is to appear, the stronger it will be. So, Four of a Kind (four cards of the same value) is better than a Flush (all 5 cards of the same suit), as it occurs much less frequently. The paytable can also help you to understand what beats what.

Other key considerations include:

  • Bets: The chip denominations start very low, but they are not equal to the minimum bet, so you may need to use multiple chips or higher-value chips to meet the minimum wager.
  • Play Options: Choose “Deal” to commence the hand after placing your chips. Alternatively, click “x2 Double & Deal” to double the stake and deal. The “Clear Bets” option will remove all chips from the table.
  • Order of Play: Both the dealer and player are given 2 cards, with 3 cards (known as the “Flop”) dealt in the middle of the table. You can “Call” to see the next cards or “Fold” to end the hand. Following a call, two more cards are dealt, the hands are compared, and the winner is announced.
  • Outcome: You win a 1 to 1 payout if you beat the dealer with a Straight or lower. If you win with a higher hand, such as a Flush, the payout will be greater. In the event of a tie, the hand will “Push”, which means your stake is returned. The dealer can only beat you if they “qualify”, which means they show a hand of two 4s or higher.
  • New Hands: At the end of the hand, you can choose “Rebet” to place the same wager as the previous hand or “Rebet & Deal” to place that wager and deal the cards.
  • AA Bet: If you place your chips inside the “AA” circle, you can participate in an additional side bet. This bet pays according to the paytable shown on the left of the game screen (and in the following section of this guide). It offers the same high payout for a Royal Flush but pays more for other big hands.

Odds and Payouts

The paytables are shown on the screen at all times, with the name of the hand depicted alongside a payout. The payout tells you how much your wager will be multiplied. So, if it’s 100 to 1 (as with the Royal Flush) it means you’ll get a CAD$1,000 profit from a CAD$10 wager (CAD$10 x 100 = CAD$1,000).

Take a look at the table below for some sample hands.

HandDescriptionSample HandAnte PayoutSide Bet (AA) Payout
Royal FlushA run of the 5 highest cards in the same suit.10s, Js, Qs, Ks, As100 to 1100 to 1
Straight FlushA run of 5 cards in the same suit.5c, 6c, 7c, 8c, 9c20 to 150 to 1
Four of a KindFour cards of the same face value.5c, 5s, 5h, 5d, 8h10 to 140 to 1
Full HouseA Three of a Kind (three cards of the same value) and a Pair (two cards of the same value).8c, 8h, 10s, 10h, 10d3 to 130 to 1
FlushFive cards of any value in the same suit.5h, 6h, 9h, 10h, Kh2 to 120 to 1
Straight or LowerA straight is a “straight” run of unsuited cards. The “Lower” can include a Pair (2 cards of the same value) or Two Pair, as well as a High Card, whereby there is no strong hand and so it’s judged on its highest card.5c, 6c, 7h, 8c, 9d (straight)
7h, 7c, 9h, 9h, Kc (Two Pair)
7h, 7c, 9h, 10h, Kc (Pair)
Ah, 2c, 9h, 10h, Kc (Ace High Card)
1 to 17 to 1

Basic Strategies and Tips

There is no guaranteed way to win when playing Casino Hold’em. However, as with other poker games, there are a few strategies and tips that could improve your chances:

  • Know when to fold: You can come back to fight another day, so give up the hand if it’s not working for you.
  • Don’t chase long odds: If you have 3 of 5 cards for a Straight at the flop, don’t play with the expectation that the next 2 will land in your favour. The odds are very slim.
  • Ignore streaks: Forget about losing and winning streaks. The game is determined by RNG, so every hand is independent, and losing 10 in a row doesn’t mean you will win big in the 11th.
  • Create a bankroll: A bankroll is a gambling budget and it’s important for all casino games. Set it and don’t exceed it.

Play Casino Hold’Em for Real Money

Casino Hold’em stands out for its simplicity, as well as its steadfast adherence to classic poker rules. If you know how to value Texas Hold’em hands and have a good grip on the rules, you’ll fit right in. If not, don’t worry, as it only takes a few minutes to learn.

Play Casino Hold’em today at MansionCasino CA and see what happens when you combine a world-beating developer (Playtech) with a world-changing casino game (Texas Hold’em).