RTG Online Casino Poker Games

Published on: March 18, 2012 

The portfolio of no software provider is complete without a range of online games based on poker. These are not the kind of games played between players at online poker rooms. Casino poker games are played either against a dealer’s hand as in blackjack or against a payout table as in video poker. Some casino poker games combine both these. The leading software provider Realtime Gaming (RTG) offers the complete range of casino poker games. These are listed under Table Games along with blackjack variants and other card games.

Three of the RTG casino poker games are networked to the same progressive jackpot. This means that if the progressive jackpot is hit in any one of these casino poker games it will be reset for all three. This progressive jackpot pays on an average about $60,000 when hit and hits on an average every three weeks. The RTG casino poker games that subscribe to this progressive jackpot network are Caribbean Draw, Caribbean Stud and Caribbean Hold’em.

In Caribbean Draw Poker the player makes an ante wager and is dealt five cards face up. The dealer’s hand is dealt face down except for one card. If the player folds he loses the ante wager. The player can raise and replace two of his cards. His hand is them compared with the dealer’s hand and payouts made according to the rules. A separate optional bet is required for the progress jackpot, which is paid if the player is dealt a royal flush before the draw. Caribbean Stud Poker is a simpler game and is played in a near identical manner. Here the player has to take a call on his dealt hand without there being an opportunity to replace cards later. The rules and payout tables are also slightly different.

The game play in RTG Caribbean Hold’em Poker is more like the Texas Hold’em Poker games. The player is dealt his two pocket cards and the three community cards face up. This makes up his five card poker hand and he has to decide whether to fold or call. If he calls then the dealer’s pocket cards are turned over and the higher ranking hand wins. The optional progressive jackpot bet of the other two RTG Caribbean games is available.

The other RTG casino poker games are Let ‘Em Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker and Tri Card Poker. In Let ‘Em Ride the player makes the ante wager and three cards are dealt. The player can raise the bet or continue with the same one. Then the fourth card is dealt. Again the player faces the same choice. The player receives a payout if his final hand is ranked tens or better. RTG Let ‘Em Ride has an independent progressive jackpot. Pai Gow Poker is an Asian variant of casino poker in which the player splits seven cards dealt into a five card hand and a two card hand. The dealer does likewise. The player needs to win both hands in order to receive payouts.

Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is a more exact replication of the poker game. The player makes an ante wager and is dealt two pocket cards. If he places the flop bet then the three-card flop is dealt. Thereafter the player can check or raise before the turn and river cards. The player’s final hand is composed of his pocket cards and three of the community cards. It is compared with the dealer’s final hand.

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