Texas Hold'em Poker
In Texas Hold’em Poker, the player needs to finish with the best poker hand and win the pot. Although the Texas Hold'em rules are easily learned and deceptively simple you still need to make good decisions and a decent slice of luck.
Texas Hold 'Em Poker is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights - bookings for a seat at the Poker table can be made at the Cash Desk in the Table Gaming Room.
Sequence of Play
Texas Hold'em Poker Dictionary
- The Players to the left of the Dealer begin by posting the blind bets. Two Hole cards are dealt to each Player - face-down.
- First round of betting - options are to fold, bet, or raise.
- Three community cards (Flop) are dealt face-up in the centre of the table.
- Second round of betting - options are to check, fold, bet, or raise.
- Fourth community card (Turn) is dealt face-up.
Third round of betting - options are to check, fold, bet, or raise.
- Fifth and final community card (River) is dealt face-up.
- Final round of betting follows.
- Make your best 5 card Poker hand out of the Five Community Cards and Two Hole Cards.
- Best Hand Wins.
- Blind Bet - a forced bet that is made instead of an Ante by the two Players to the left of the Dealer.
- A "Small Blind" is placed by the Player to the Dealer's left.
- The "Big Blind" is placed by the Player left of the Small Blind
- Flop - the dealing of the first three community cards
- Turn - the fourth community card dealt River - the fifth, and final, community card dealt
- Hole Cards - two cards that are dealt face down for only the player to see
Play your way to the next 3 Diamond Poker Challenge with Wrest Point’s Saturday Satellites.
Running every Saturday from 15 March to 12 April , two seats for the May 2014 Tasmanian 3 Diamond Poker Challenge can be won at every Satellite tournament*.
Register your interest at the Poker Pit from 8.30pm on the night of Satellite play. A total of 10 players is required for a Satellite to run, and we’ll hold a ballot to determine those players if interest demands. Satellite play will commence at 9.45pm each Saturday.
Saturday Satellite buy-in has been set at $125 ($110 + $15), payable on the night of Satellite play. Satellites will be played using tournament chips under tournament conditions.
Regular Ring Games will continue throughout our Saturday Satellites program.
Visit the Poker Crew Wednesday to Saturday nights for more information.
*Conditions apply to tournament play – visit the Poker Pit for full terms and conditions. Tournament entrants must be at least 18 years of age. One seat in each Flight of the 2014 Challenge (Friday 2 and Saturday 3 May 2014) will be available to the top two players at each Satellite. Winning Satellite entries can’t be exchanged for alternate prizes, however, should a player win more than one entry the second entry may be taken as a cash payout. Ten registered players are required in order to hold a Satellite tournament.