Introduction

Texas Hold’em Bonus is a variation of Texas Hold ‘em game, where you play against a casino dealer. The game is in the casinos with Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Real Time Gaming, Cryptologic, WagerWorks, Chartwell, Boss Media, Party Gaming, Gambling Federation (Bonus Poker), Vuetec and 3Dice software. Bet the game the low expected loss per unit makes it a viable alternative for clearing bonuses. Optimal strategy is complex, so that the game can be slow. Note that Texas Hold’em Bonus and Casino Hold’em is not the same game.

Rules and Play

After a bet, you are dealt two cards. First, only these two cards are visible. The community cards and merchant cards are unknown. You have the choice to either increase, and play the hand or fold and forfeit their power to lose the Ante bet. The increase (flop bet) is to be 2x your Ante bet first.

If you raise, three of the five community cards dealt. At this point in the game five cards are visible – your two cards and three community cards (the flop). You have the choice to either increase or again to continue playing without a raise. The second increase (Turn-bet) must have the same size as the original Ante bet.

Next, a fourth community card is dealt (the turn). Again, you can choose to increase or to continue playing without a raise. The third raise (river bet) must have the same size as the original Ante bet. If you make all three increases, the overall use 5x your first Ante bet.

Next, the fifth community card is dealt and the dealer shows his hand. Winning hands are (formed five-card poker hand from the seven available cards) according to traditional rules Hold’em and paid, determined as set forth below:

Losing bets – Dealer victory

Player and dealer tie – press bets

Player wins with straight or higher – All bets pay 1:01

Players win by less than a straight – to raise bets pay 1: 1, pushes Ante

Variations

The standard rules above are known as the rules and used Las Vegas at Cryptologic, Net Ent, WagerWorks, Party Gaming, Gambling Federation and 3Dice. Vuetec casinos use Atlantic City rules. Under Atlantic City rules, pay the ante bet on a flush or better, instead of a straight or better.

Optional bonus bet

Texas Hold’em Bonus offers an optional bonus bet. Based on two cards in the hand of the player pays the bonus bet, and sometimes two card hand of the dealer. The community cards are not included. Like most side bets, the house edge of the bonus bet is significantly larger than the house edge of the main game.

Strategy

1 Raise – the five worst hands – Under standard (Las Vegas) rules, the player should fold to 2.7 with a 3.2 unsuitable. This strategy is expected to minimize loss per hand (standard strategy) and to minimize the expected loss per unit wagered (minimum loss over a wagering requirement). The player should raise with all other hands. The increase in bad hands like a suitable 5.3 may seem counterintuitive. These hands have a negative expected return, but the expected return on -1 is … the return if the hand is folded, the waiver of the Ante bet.

Under Vuetec (Atlantic City) rules to minimize expected loss per hand (standard strategy), the player should be unfit to fold with a 3.2 to 2.7 or unsuitable 3.4 – 6 was the worst hand. To expected loss per unit was placed to minimize (minimum loss over a wagering requirement), the player should fold only a suitable 3.2 to 7.2 and not to inappropriate 04.03, in which the same strategy as Las Vegas rules.

2nd & 3rd Raises – To minimize expected loss per hand (standard strategy), the player should increase when the odds of winning the hand are greater than the chances of losing the hand. For example, if there is a 50% chance of a win, 45% chance of a loss, and 5% chance of a tie; then the player should increase. To expected loss per unit was placed to minimize (minimum loss over a wagering requirement), the strategy is more complex. The player should increase the chance if the loss – chance to win less than 0.53%, compared to standard (Las Vegas) rules and less than 1.47% with Vuetec (Atlantic City) is rules.

Unfortunately, this increase can not be explained with a simple set of rules decisions. You can use the Hold’em Bonus Strategy Calculator to evaluate decisions to raise hands that are not obvious.

House Edge

Under standard (Las Vegas) rules, the house edge (per initial bet defined) of Texas Hold’em Bonus is 2.04%. The average bet size is 3.82x the initial ante bet, so that the house edge per unit wagered 0.53%. The latter value of 0.53% is expected for the estimated loss, while a suitable application requirements.

Under Vuetec (Atlantic City) rules, the house edge (per initial bet defined) of Texas Hold’em Bonus is 5.59%. The average bet size is 3.80x the initial ante bet, so that the house edge per unit wagered 1.47%. The latter value of 1.47% is expected for the estimated loss, while a suitable application requirements.

Variance and Bet Size

The standard deviation per initial bet of Texas Hold’em Bonus is 3.51. The average bet size is 3.82x the initial ante bet, so that the standard deviation per unit was placed 1.79. The latter value of 1.79 for the estimate of the range, while a suitable application requirements.

I recommend using a size that is smaller than you because the average final bet size of the hand would use almost 4x larger than initial Ante bet for blackjack. The following table shows the possibility of termination of the deposit above balance with unlimited bankroll, after completing a wagering requirement with 4 bet sizes (size of the ante bet).