The hold percentage is the ratio of chips the casino keeps to the total chips sold. This is generally measured over an entire shift. A mathematician alone can not determine the hold because it depends on how long the player will sit at the table and the same money circulates back and forth.
There is a lot of confusion between the house edge and hold, especially among casino personnel. The following table shows the average hands per hour and the house edge for comp purposes various games.
The house edge figures are higher than those above, because the above figures assume optimal strategy, and those below reflect player errors and average type of bet made.
This table was given to me anonymously by an executive with a major Strip casino and is used for rating players. A Spanish translation of this page is available at www.
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Liberal Vegas Strip rules: Dealer stands on soft 17, player may double on any two cards, player may double after splitting, resplit aces, late surrender.
If the player chooses to Call they have to place a bet twice the size of their Ante bet and two further Community Cards are then dealt.
Where both the player and dealer hold a Straight Flush the hand with the highest card is considered the winner. Where both the player and the dealer hold 4 of a Kind the hand with the higher rank is considered the winner.
Where both the player and dealer hold a Full House, the hand with the higher rank 3 of a Kind is considered the winner. Where both the player and dealer hold a Flush the hand with the highest card is considered the winner.
Where both the player and dealer hold a Straight the hand with the highest card is considered the winner. Where the player and dealer both have two pairs, the hand with the highest pair is considered the winner.
If both hands have matching top pair, the higher of the two lower pairs is considered the winner. Where the player and the dealer hold a matching pair, the hand with the highest Kicker card wins.
If the Kicker also matches, the hand is decided by the second Kicker then the third if the second Kickers also match. Both the player and the dealer use their own two cards, alongside the five community cards to make the best possible 5 card hand ignoring the two cards that are least beneficial.
The results of the game are then decided as follows;. If the dealer does not qualify any unfolded player hand is paid. In both cases the Ante bet is paid at 1 to 1 unless the player has a hand listed in the below paytable in which case the player receive the following payout on the Ante bet;.
This increases the House Edge to 1. Some casinos will allow you to play this bet without wagering on the main bet, but most require you to wager on the Ante bet to play AA Bonus.
Stephen Au-Yeung devised the game in the late 's as a tool to assist in training his partner of the time to play Texas Hold 'Em poker.
After this the training tool was developed into a House game and launched in Today the game is marketed by the Gaming Supplies Company, TCS-JohnHuxley and over ten online-gaming software and is played in over one hundred live casinos and over one thousand online Casinos worldwide.
There is no easy way to quantify optimal strategy for this game since the optimal decision for each hand is based on the combination of all 7 cards two personal cards and five board cards dealt.
As such while computer programs can easily deal with the calculations required to make the correct play in any particular hand, it is difficult to make a set of general rules which can be memorized such as exists for Blackjack.
These are broadly when the player has two singletons in the hole that are low compared to the flop, with little or no chance for a straight or flush.
In Casino Hold'em the player not only wins a standard 1 to 1 sum if they have the stronger hand, but for rare hands a higher sum. This pay table typically pays a royal flush to 1, straight flush 20 to 1, four of a kind 10 to 1, full house 3 to 1, flush 2 to 1, and straight or less the standard 1 to 1.
Using the ante pay table above, the house edge is 2. A side bet known as the AA Bonus is based on the poker value of the player's two cards and the first three flop cards.