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Where to Play Ultimate Texas Hold'em in San Diego:
Harrah's Rincon Casino, Pala Casino, Pechanga Casino
against the dealer's Hold'em hand. There is also an optional bonus TRIPS bet on your final hand paying off
at Three-of-a-Kind or better.
game as you will usually find these table full or nearly fully and you often have to wait for a seat in the
This game is based on Texas Hold em but your hand only has to beat the dealer's hand to win. There are 4
bets although the TRIPS bet is optional. ( I've seen a few players never bet the TRIPS but most players
do---in fact, that is why we play the game---for the bonus pays. ):
Like Texas Hold em, each player (and the dealer) is dealt 2 cards and there are 5 community cards. Your
best 5 card poker hand (made from using your 2 cards and the 5 community cards) plays.
There is some skill involved because you need to decide:
Usually, a table gets hot when the community cards are good---like trips on the board, 4 cards to a flush or
a straight flush on the board. Players generally made hands with good community cards and getting paid
on the Trips Bonus for a Full House is a savior in this game.
On most of the straight flushes and quad bonuses that I've won at this game, I've had only one card in my
hand---the other 4 cards were on the board. A Straight Flush, for example, pays 40 to 1 on the Trips
Bonus and 50 to 1 on the Blind Bet, for a total of 90 to 1!
Here are the variations on how the game is dealt and played at the casinos:
Table layout and bonus pay tables from Shufflemaster (creator, distributor of this game).