Bet on Poker is a very popular and unique game which is offered by
Betgames and is quite similar to Texas Hold’em Poker, so if you have
played Texas Hold’em Poker, you will find Bet on Poker quite easy to bet
on, but it is generally a simple game.
Bet on Poker consists of 6 seated playing positions with a dealer responsible for dealing the cards. The game also uses one deck which consists of 52 cards.
When playing Bet On Poker, the game starts when a player places a bet in a specific time period which will be indicated by the dealer and the website interface. When the betting period ends, the dealer deals 2 cards face-up to each of the six positions, which is followed by 5 community cards. The aim of the game is to form the best 5-card combination using your own cards in combination with those shared with other players.
The highest five-card combination will win the game. A draw is possible if the there are more than one positions which have the same highest ranking.
There are quite a number of betting markets for this game. The odds will be subsequently adjusted in the next rounds of betting in consideration of the previous round outcome. There are four betting rounds in this game which include;
One before any cards are dealt
One after each playing positions get their two cards
One after the Flop has been dealt
One after the Turn has been dealt
Draw – one dealing of cards which begins when the dealer scans the first card and places it at the first Position (Hand 1) and ends when the dealer places the last community card face-up, announces the winner(s) and puts all the face-up cards back to the deck. Before the start of each draw the dealer announces the beginning of the draw and shuffles the cards.
Position (Pocket cards – Hand 1-6) – two cards placed face-up on the table. A total of six (6) Positions (Hands) participate in a draw and are numbered from 1 to 6.
Betting outcome – possible interpretation of the outcome of one draw expressed as odds which may change in the course of the draw depending on the change of the mathematical probability of the outcome.
Betting round – time allocated for punter bets to be accepted. A new betting round begins after each change in the gameplay (before and after the Pocket cards are dealt, after the Flop and after the Turn).
Betting options – list of all available bets to the punters.
Board – five (5) community cards that every Position (Hand) uses to form the best Combination.
Combination (Hand rankings) – five (5) cards made of two (2) pocket cards and five (5) community cards. See par. 2.4. for Hand strength from the lowest to the highest.
Flop – the first three (3) community cards which are dealt after all six (6) Positions receive their pocket cards and the second betting round.
Turn – the fourth community card which is dealt after the third betting round.
River – the fifth community card which is dealt after the fourth betting round.
Discarded card – card dealt face-down from top of the deck before opening flop, turn, and river.
Kicker – a card that does not itself take part in determining the rank of the hand, but may be used to break ties between hands of the same rank.
Cut card – special card used to cover the bottom card so as to prevent it from being exposed.
Each Position receives two (2) face-up cards. The Board is dealt face-up. Results are determined based on the video stream and scanner data which captures every face-up card placed on the table.
The goal of the game is to form the best five card Combination using Position’s pocket cards and the Board. The Position or Positions with the highest Hand ranking win.
Draw. Draw is possible in the game if more than one Position has the same Combination. In this case, winnings are paid to all punters who placed bets on any of the winning Hands in any of the betting rounds. All Positions and Hands win and all punters who placed bets on any Hand are paid their winnings if the best hand is placed on the Board.
Possible poker combinations (from the lowest to the highest):
High Card. Any hand that does not form any of the bellow mentioned combinations. The Hand with the highest card wins.
Pair. Any two (2) cards of the same rank (two aces, two kings and etc.). If several Hands have a Pair, the Hand with the higher Pair wins. If several Hands have the same rank pair, the Hand with the higher kicker wins.
Two pair. Any two (2) cards of the same rank together with another two (2) cards of the same rank. If several Positions have a Two pair Hand, the Hand with the higher pairs wins. If two players have the same rank pairs, the Hand with the higher kicker wins.
Three of a kind. Any three (3) cards of the same rank. If several Hands have Three of a kind, the Hand with the higher Three of a kind wins. If two Hands have the same Three of a kind, the Hand with the higher fourth or/and fifth card wins.
Straight. Any five (5) consecutive cards of different suits. Aces can count as either a low card (A-2-3-45) or a high (10-J-Q-K-A).
Flush. Any non-consecutive five (5) cards of the same suit. If several Hands have a Flush, the Hand with the higher pocket card(s) used to form the best Hand wins.
Full House. Any three (3) cards of the same rank together with any two (2) cards of the same rank. If several Hands have a Full House, the Hand with the highest Three of a kind wins. If several Hands have the same Three of a kind, the Hand with the higher Pair wins.
Four of a kind. Any four (4) cards of the same rank. If several Hands have Four of a kind, the Hand with the higher Four of a kind wins. If several Hands have the same Four of a kind, the Hand with a higher kicker wins.
Straight Flush. Any Straight with all five (5) cards of the same suit. If several Hands have a Straight Flush, the Hand with the higher Straight Flush wins.
Royal Flush. A straight from Ten to Ace with all five (5) cards of the same suit. This is the strongest poker Hand.
The dealer deals twelve (12) cards face-up to six (6) Positions one at a time clockwise. Each Position receives two pocket cards and is numbered from 1 to 6 (Hand 1, Hand 2, Hand 3, Hand 4, Hand 5, Hand 6).
The first betting round. The first betting round begins even before dealing of the pocket cards. Punters can place their bets one or more available outcomes.
Bets can be places on unlimited number of outcomes. Punters can place bets on one, two, three, four, five or all six Hands in one or several betting rounds.
The second betting round. Pocket cards are dealt after the first betting round and updated odds of each hand are shown on screen. The second betting round begins. Bets placed in the first betting round have no impact on bets in the second betting round.
The third betting round. The dealer discards one card from top of the deck and deals the Flop (the first three (3) community cards) face-up after the second betting round and odds of each Hand are updated. The third betting round begins and punters can place their bets on chosen outcome or outcomes.
The fourth betting round. One card from top of the deck is discarded and the Turn (the fourth community card) is dealt face-up, odds are updated and the fourth betting round begins.
There will be cases when some betting outcomes will have no chance of winning after the Flop or/and the Turn. These outcomes will be marked as Lost on screen and shown instead of odds;
Some Positions might form the highest possible Hands after the Flop or the Turn. These Hands or outcomes will be marked as Won and shown instead of odds on screen;
No more bets will be accepted for Won and Lost betting outcomes. Bets on other betting outcomes can be placed freely.
The dealer deals the River (the fifth community card) after the fourth betting round and the program determines the draw results. Winning Hand or Hands are marked as Won and losing Hand or Hands are marked as Lost. Winning punters are paid their winnings, the dealer announces the winner or winners, shuffles the cards and starts a new draw.
4. Betting limits:
Maximum and minimum betting limits are set by the gambling company.
5. Special cases:
Cancelled draws. Poker draws may be cancelled if:
The scanner cannot read the card or it’s readings do not match the card on the table;
A card or cards are misplaced or get mixed;
Technical problems occur: internet connection problems, technical failures in the studio or dealer’s mistakes.
Dealer’s mistakes that can cause the draw to be cancelled:
The dealing sequence is altered
A card or cards are marked or damaged;
A card or cards fall off the table or cannot be seen on screen due to the dealer’s mistake;
A card or cards in the deck are turned face-up and picture/number is visible due to incorrect shuffling;
The dealer forgets to use the cut card;
The dealer incorrectly scans a card or cards and readings of the scanner do not match the cards on the table.
If the draw is cancelled, all bets are void and stakes are returned to punters (odds are equalized to one (1.00)).
Card Burning. Cards can be burned during the game if:
The dealer takes and shows a card face-up from the shoe when the betting round is not finished;
A card cannot be scanned or read by the program due to technical reasons.
Card burning procedure:
The dealer shows the card face-up to all punters;
The dealer announces that the specified card will be burned;
The dealer places the burned card to her right side near the edge of the table (left side on screen);
The dealer takes a new card from the shoe in the place of the burned card.
It is considered to be a technical error if there are mismatches in graphical representation (different betting odds, wrong winning or losing hand) and video stream during a draw in a specific betting shop. Bets placed in a shop will be void if a punter can give sufficient evidence to confirm the mistake with visual information (photo or video clip).
6. Game organisation procedure:
Draws of the game run 24/7 with maintenance breaks on demand, however, everything else including dealer and card changes are shown live for everyone to see.
7. Equipment used in the game:
The card deck is presented face-up at the beginning or the broadcast. Viewers can see that no cards missing or no extra cards in the deck.
The card deck is changed if a card falls off the table or is placed where punters cannot see it. If a card or cards are marked or damaged, the deck is changed as well.
A standard 52 (fifty-two) card deck is used in the game. Each card has a unique barcode which is scanned by an integrated table scanner when the cards are dealt on the table.