Arizona Hold’em Poker in South Africa is played at real land casinos of Africa. Arizona Hold ‘Em as a variation to the classic game of poker. Arizona Hold ‘Em is popular and exciting. The game is simple to play and the players compete against the Casino rather than each other as they normally would in classic poker.
To play this game you can visit any real casino like Emperors Palace casino that offers this game table on the main Casino floor and in the Velarium Casino.
Emperors Palace casino also offers exciting Progressive Side-Bet feature on Arizona Hold’em. That gives you more chances to win!
In Arizona Plus Poker players compete against the casino instead of one another. The winner is the player or Dealer who can make the best 5-card Poker hand using any combination of their two cards and the five community cards. The Poker Plus Side Bet feature does not change the dynamics of the base game, and all you have to do is place an additional wager on the flashing bet sensor located above the Ante (initial wager). The Progressive starts off at a minimum R100 000 and you need to get a Straight Flush to win!
All you need is to visit Emperors Palace casino and place a minimum bet (on the Main Casino floor is R50 and maximum R500, and minimum R100 and maximum R100 000 in the Privé.) on the Ante then you have an option of adding a bet on Raise 1 or 2
• You are dealt three cards and two community cards are dealt
• Dealer raises first and the player can raise afterwards if you feel you have a winning hand
• Side bets (Side Bet minimum is R25 on the Main Casino Floor and Side bet minimum is R100 in the Privé) must be placed before the final cards are dealt
There are 4 Raise ‘Em Poker Plus tables at Emperors Palace:
• 1 X Main Casino floor
• 1X Velarium Smoking Casino
• 2X Privé
Rules to play Arizona Hold’em Poker in South Africa
At the Arizona Hold’em Poker table one pack consisting of 52 cards is played. Players are each dealt three cards and the dealer two, all of which are dealt face down. The dealer’s two cards are known as ‘community’ cards and are the fourth and fifth communal cards used by the players to make up a five-card hand. Once the cards have been shuffled, the dealer announces “place your bets”.
The minimum and maximum stakes are clearly displayed at the tables and chips may be purchased from the dealers. The game is played on a Blackjack size table which can accommodate up to seven players. In front of each player’s seat is a set of three betting areas. These are marked A, 1 and 2. Each player may only play one betting area at a time and make only one bet per area. In front of the dealer are two rectangle boxes for the dealer’s cards, marked 1 and 2. Inscribed on the layout are the words ‘PAIR OF 10’S AND BETTER WINS’, meaning players will be paid out should their hand consist of a pair of 10’s or higher.
Place your ante-bet (the bet before the first deal) in the betting area marked “A”. The dealer deals one card at a time to each player and one to himself which he places in the box marked ‘1’.
He deals a second card to each player and another to himself and places this card in the box marked ‘2’.
A third card is dealt to the players only. Once this third card has been dealt, you may pick up your cards to view your hand. On the strength of your three cards, decide whether you wish to continue bet and bet must be placed in your betting area marked ‘1’.
This bet must be the same amount as your original stake (the ante-bet). If you decide your hand is weak, you may stay with only your original bet.
Once all additional bets are placed, the dealer turns over the first community card. This card is used as the fourth card for each player’s hand.
Reevaluate your hand with this new card and should you wish to increase your bet, place a further bet in your betting area marked ‘2’. As before, this bet must be the same amount as your original stake. Each player now has either one, two or three bets.
Once all bets have been placed, the dealer turns over the second community card. This card is used as the players’ fifth card. In the order of right to left the dealer reveals each player’s hand. The dealer establishes whether or not the player has a pair of 10’s or higher and if so, pays the player accordingly. If not, the losing bets are collected.
Should you have a winning hand, each bet is paid individually. The payouts are as follows:
- Royal Flush 250 to 1
- Straight Flush 50 to 1
- Four of a Kind 25 to 1
- Full House 12 to 1
- Flush 10 to 1
- Straight 8 to 1
- Three of a Kind 3 to 1
- Two Pairs 2 to 1
- Pair of 10’s or better 1 to 1
Bonus Card Poker is based on Stud Poker but in addition to all the normal options, players can also discard one of their original five cards and buy a community card, which becomes their fifth card. There is a R25 minimum bet for the ante and a further bet of double the ante, R50, if the player’s hand is good enough to continue. An insurance bet can be bought for R25, (the same as the ante) and buying the extra community card also costs the same as the ante, R25. The Arizona Raise ‘Em Poker game is R50 minimum with no compulsory additional bet to stay in.
If you need any kind of help at the gaming table you can always call upon the Casino personnel, including the dealers. Also there are other slots & games to play which you can try if interested.