Evolution Gaming adds a new twist to online poker through its Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker game. The new poker variant will make its way to operators whose casinos have Evolution’s game portfolio.
The main feature of the Hold’em Bonus Poker table is its two side bets. One of the side bets has a payout rate of 1,000:1.
Todd Haushalter, chief officer of Evolution Gaming, said:
“The game is already well-established in the RNG and land-based casino worlds, so being the first and only live provider to offer Texas Hold’em Bonus is exciting for us. To add to the excitement, Evolution is funding a progressive jackpot that will start at €50,000. This is the first time we have ever launched a new game with a progressive jackpot on day one, so players will find a lot to like about the live version of Texas Hold’em Bonus. We have invested intensively in poker games by securing the Live Casino rights to not just this game, but also Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud and Casino Hold’em.”
Hold’em Bonus Poker Side Bets
The Bonus side bet which gave the poker game its name is based on the first hand of both dealer and player. Most of the winning hands consist of pairs as well as the combination of an Ace card and either Jack, Queen, or King card. The lowest payout of this bet is 3:1 if players can get a pair of 10s to 2s. The 1,000:1 payout comes from both player and dealer having a pair of Aces.
First 5 is the second side bet that features a progressive jackpot. This feature is a growing payout amount as more players bet on the game. Players need to have the first five cards to form the Royal Flush hand to win the progressive jackpot. If there are multiple players who have won the progressive jackpot at the same time, the prize amount is split among the winners. The lowest payout of this side bet is 3:1 which is won by having a three-of-a-kind hand with the first five cards.
More Online Poker Games to Play
As the name suggests, the latest live game use classic Hold’em Bonus Poker. The gameplay is similar to 3 Card Poker where players put their chips on the Ante bet to participate in a round. Players can choose to add more bets on the Flop, Turn, or River part of the round. This gameplay allows for scalability where operators can have virtually an unlimited amount of players participate in the game.
“Different players like different games, and we want to be sure that we can offer everything they could ever want to play and everything they might see in a land-based casino. In this way we are making the transition between land-based and online play — and vice versa — almost seamless.”
The new game from Evolution Gaming is a much-appreciated addition to the roster of online poker games, both computer-generated and live. With the increasing number of Bitcoin poker games and tournaments, Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is sure to keep all online poker fans busy and excited.
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