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Texas hold’em is getting more and more popular in the world. This kind of poker has more fans every year. The gambling business operators have understood it already a long time ago and are happy to present the customers of online casinos adopted versions where they can play against the casino, but not the gamblers.

On of such models designed for online gambling is «Progressive Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker», which was produced by Felt Gaming company. Here it is possible to play by the basic and two side bets. The following review by Casinoz would tell you about all features of this development.

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General description

«Progressive Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker» is an online version of Texas hold'em poker, where the customer plays agains casino. This game accepts basic bet in range from one to one hundred credits and two side bets (Jackpot and Texas Bonus). It is possible to stake one credit only on the jackpot, while the bonus bet varies from one to five credits in the gaming currency.
One standard deck of fifty two cards with no jokers is used in this game. All cards are shuffled before each deal necessarily.
The aim of the game is to win the dealer making a stronger combination than he does. To make a combination, you can use five strongest cards from seven available: two private (pocket) and five community (in the board) cards.
According to the official information provided by the informational section, this model pays back from 97,96% to 99,47%.
The bonus bets and payouts are discussed below, but now we would like to talk about main stages of the gameplay to help you understand all details of the rules.
Gameplay
In the beginning of the game the player has to play Ante bet. Then the dealer deals two cards to himself and two to the customer and lays five community cards (board) at the table. At this stage the player can only see his own private cards. All the rest are face-down. 
The gambler has to decide to keep playing or fold. In the first case he has to place a bet on Flop x2, which is equal to two Ante. In the second case he loses Ante and the draw is over.
If the customer keeps playing, the croupier opens the flop (three first community cards). Since this moment the customer can’t fold, but he is not obliged to risk any extra funds. He can check (stay in game and don't change the bet) or place Trun x1 (the bet equal to ante). 
Then the dealer reveals the four’s card in the board, which is called turn. After it the player decides to leave the bet the same or place River x1 (equal to ante).
Reveal of the fifth card (river) is the last stage. Then the dealer compares combinations. They are formed of the best of five cards, which can be picked from seven cards available to the opponents (two private and five from the board).
If the croupier wins, all player’s bets go to the casino. However if the user wins, his bets are paid 1:1. In case of tie game no payoffs are made.
Such term as the minimal draw of the dealer is not used in «Progressive Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker», so all winning bets are paid anyway.

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Bonus games

Two private cards of the player are paid by the side bet named Texas Bonus when the following combinations are formed. Wins are calculated by the following indexes:
  • A pair of deuces – tens – 3:1;
  • Ace-jack or ace-queen of different suits – 5:1;
  • A pair of jacks, queens or kings – 10:1;
  • An ace and a king of different suits – 15:1;
  • Ace-jack or ace-queen of the same suit – 20:1;
  • Ace-king of the same suit – 25:1;
  • A pair of aces – 30:1;
  • A pair of aces on the players and the dealer’s hands – 1000:1.
Payback by the bonus bet is just 91,09%.

Jackpots

It is also possible to fight for the progressive jackpot and extra payoffs charged by some special poker combinations in «Progressive Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker». To make it, you need to place a fixed bet in amount of one credit. Payoffs are following:
  • Three of a Kind – 5 credits;
  • Straight – 10 credits;
  • Flush – 25 credits;
  • Full House – 100 credits;
  • Four of a Kind – 250 credits;
  • Straight Flush – 2500 credits;
  • Royal Flush – progressive jackpot.
The theoretical payback index by the bet on jackpot is just 78%.

Interface

When you launch the game, first you’ll be suggested to switch on the sound. Then you will see a screen with betting limits. And only after you get to the main interface. Our tips explain functions of different elements of the control panel:
  • New Game – start a new game.
  • Rebet – repeat the bets.
  • 2x Rebet – double up the previous bets.
  • Undo – cancel last action.
  • Deal – deal the cards.
  • Check – keep playing by the same bet.
  • Fold – fold the cards.
  • Bet – place a side bet.
The special panel (the double arrow at the top) contains tabs with rules, the pay table, settings and detailed manual for the users.
Fields for the side bets are situated at the right and left. If you click at «Paytable» above each of them, you can open the table with payoff indexes.
It is not necessary to download this game. It is available in a browser.

Conclusion

This mode has the very convenient interface, interesting details of the rules and the wonderful functionality. The gameplay is really close to the classic hold’em where the customers are opponents of the casino. 
Analyzing payback indexes by different types of bets, it is easy to make a conclusion that it is worth playing by the main bet only. Other two are too unprofitable for the customer (especially the jackpot).
General recommendation by Texas Hold’em poker can be found in the special department of Casinoz.

Where to play for free or real money?

You can find this model in the online casinos cooperating with Felt Gaming company. For example, our experts were testing «Progressive Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker» free at the website of Unibet Casino in a demo mode.
If you want to share your opinion about the game, please write your responses in comments. Your rates are also warmly welcomed.

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