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                                     Where to Play Ultimate Texas Hold'em in San Diego:
Harrah's Rincon Casino, Pala Casino, Pechanga Casino

    When you play Ultimate Texas Hold'em Bonus, you will be playing against the dealer - your Hold'em hand
    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.

    This is my favorite game and I would play it every day if I could!  I'm not the only one who enjoys this
    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. ):

  •        Trips Bet (Optional)
  •        Ante Bet (Required)
  •        Blind Bet (Required)
  •        Play Bet (Required to stay in the hand but you will get paid on the Trip Bonus if you fold)

    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:

  • how much to bet
  • whether or not to bet 1x or 2x or 3x  before the flop
  • whether or not to bet check or bet 2x after the flop
  • whether or not to stay by betting 1x on the river

    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:

  •        Pechanga and Harrahs allow you to bet more on the Trips Bonus than on the Ante/Blind Bet;
  •        Pechanga and Pala deal are not allowed to "deal cards" so cards come right from the
                       Shoe with Hole cards and Board dealt consecutively and no burn cards.
  •        Harrahs deals this game around the table---Texas Hold em style.

    Table layout and bonus pay tables  from Shufflemaster (creator, distributor of this game).

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