Take on the dealer as you play 2 Hand Casino Hold'em.
You can bet on two hands in this live casino game, giving you an extra opportunity to beat the dealer.
Place Bonus bets to create another chance to win, even if your main hands aren't successful.
Make the call.
2 Hand Casino Hold’em is an exciting variant of five-card poker. In this game, you play against the house, and you have two different hands that you can bet on.
The game uses a standard 52-card deck, and after each game the cards will be shuffled.
You must beat the dealer’s hand by getting the best possible five-card hand, formed of the two cards dealt to you and the five community cards.
Not only can you play two separate hands in each game round, but you are also able to place an optional Bonus bet, which will pay out if a Pair of Aces or higher is dealt in the first five cards (your two cards plus the first three of the community cards, the ‘Flop’ cards).
The initial Ante bet and optional Bonus bet
You make an Ante bet on either Hand 1 or Hand 2, or on both hands, to start this game. Hand 1 is on your right-hand side, while Hand 2 is on the left. Cards are dealt clockwise by the dealer, beginning with Hand 1.
An optional Bonus bet can also be placed for whichever hand/s you placed an Ante bet on. This side bet is evaluated separately when each game has ended, giving you an independent way to win.
After this you will receive your cards. If you made an Ante bet on either/both Hand 1 and Hand 2, both of those hands will be dealt.
Your hand/s receive two cards face-up, whereas the dealer’s cards will be face-down. Three community cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table. These three community cards can be used by both you and the dealer to form your hands.
Later in the game, an extra two community cards are dealt. Once the initial cards have been dealt, you can view the value of your card combination on the screen.
Call or Fold
If you elect to ‘Call’, the hand proceeds. If you ‘Fold’, you lose all of the bets you made on your hands. The Call bet is always double the Ante bet on a given hand.
‘Fold’ on either hand and the Ante bet for that hand loses, but your Bonus bet remains in play.
If you have not made a ‘Call’ or ‘Fold’ decision on a given hand when time expires, that hand will be automatically ‘Folded’ and all bets on that hand will be settled as losers.
The Bonus Bet
The AA Bonus Bet is an optional side bet. It is based on the five cards only of your hand/s.
This bet is paid out irrespective of your main hand winning or losing, but you must place an Ante bet prior to placing a Bonus bet on any hand.
If you have a Pair of Aces or better for a given hand and you have placed the Bonus bet on that hand, a win worth between 7:1 and 100:1 is triggered, in accordance with the pay table.
If you fail to achieve this, you lose your Bonus bet.
Extra Community Cards
The dealer will deal two extra community cards when decision time has expired. These are called ‘Turn’ and ‘River’.
After these cards have been dealt, the dealer's first two cards are turned face up.
To find a winner, the best-paying hands are formed and compared for your hand/s and for the dealer’s hand, with five out of the seven available cards used for each hand.
For example, Hand 1 is made up of the two cards dealt to that hand, plus three of the five community cards. In order to qualify, the dealer must hold at least a Pair of Fours.
If the dealer doesn’t qualify, then you win. The Ante bet is subsequently paid out according to the payout table, and your Call bet is refunded. You will be able to view the best five cards for each hand and the name of the winning combination on screen with small card icons.
You will win if the dealer’s hand qualifies, but is less valuable than yours. In this instance, the Ante bet is paid out according to the payout table, while the Call bet pays 1:1.
You lose if the dealer’s hand qualifies and is more valuable than yours, meaning both your Ante bet and Call bets are settled as losers.
When you have exactly the same hand as the dealer, it is known as a push. In this instance, there is no winner or loser, and you are refunded your Ante bet and Call bets.
If you and dealer have identical hands, the winner will be the hand that features the card with the greatest value (e.g. three Kings beats three Queens; a Flush of Q, J, 10, 9, 8 beats a Flush of 10, 9, 8, 7, 6).
When tie with the dealer, the next highest card that is not part of the paying hand (known as the ‘Kicker’) will decide the winner.
Return to Player
Return To Player (RTP): 97.84 - 99.18% on the Main Bet, and 93.74% on the Bonus Bet.
The expected return is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game.
For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average pay out between £97.84 and £99.18 of wins on Ante Bets, and £93.74 on Bonus Bets.