Poker is a popular gambling activity in Australia. Texas Hold’em Bonus is an online casino game loosely based on poker. In this game you play against the house and win if your hand is higher ranked than that of the dealer. This article explains the basics of this game that is popular at Microgaming Australian online casinos.
To start the Texas Hold’em Bonus game you place the ante wager. You will be dealt two hole cards face up and the dealer will be dealt two hole cards face down. One of the options you have at this stage is to fold and lose your ante bet. Alternatively, you can place the flop bet, which is twice the ante bet. The three-card flop is then dealt in the community area. As in poker games, you can then place the turn bet, which is equal to the ante bet, or you can check. The turn card is then dealt in the community area. Finally you can place the river bet equal to the ante bet or check. Then the river card is dealt. The dealer’s hole cards are exposed. The highest ranked poker hands for the dealer and the player are automatically made and compared. If the dealer has the higher ranked hand you will lose all bets. If you have the higher ranked hand the flop, turn, and river bets pay even money. If you have a straight or higher, then the ante bet also pays even money, otherwise it pushes.
Texas Hold’em Bonus is a strategy intensive game. After the ante bet, you have to know and follow the optimum strategy on whether or not to place the other bets. If you play with optimum strategy, then you can expect an average return of about 98%. Though this is not as high as many online blackjack variants, it is attractive enough. Since the payout is even money, you have to be willing to grind for long periods. To tempt you Texas Hold’em Bonus offers a bonus bet. This is paid depending on the player’s and dealer’s hole cards. If you are dealt any pair from twos to tens the bonus bet pays out 3 to 1, irrespective of the dealer’s cards. If both you and the dealer are dealt an ace pair the bonus bet pays 1000 to 1. Despite the attractive payouts, the bonus bet has a low average return and should be avoided.