Texas Hold’Em has long been one of the world’s most popular poker games. But a unique variant of this classic card game is rapidly picking up fans around the globe as live online casino games spread like wildfire. The game is Casino Hold’Em, an online live dealer card game which pits players against the dealer instead of each other.
What makes Casino Hold’Em so exciting is that the potential number of players in a live dealer online games is essentially limitless. Breaking through the barrier that constrains Texas Hold ‘Em players, i.e. the number of seats at the table, as well as the fact that players must compete against each other, with the dealer merely a facilitator of the action, Casino Hold’Em has brought about a revolution in online live dealer play.
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Leading the field in terms of online live dealer Casino Hold’Em providers is Evolution Gaming. Launched in 2006, Evolution Gaming first opened live dealer studios in Riga, Latvia in 2009, rolling out live dealer Casino Hold’Em in 2012. Success with the largest single site live dealer facilities in Riga inspired the company to expand even further, opening up studios across Europe cumulating in the opening of the company’s 7th live dealer casino studio on site at the Grand Casino, in Bucharest, Romania in 2016.
In 2018, Evolution Gaming opened up its first live dealer studio is the USA, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to round out a total of 10 live dealer studios in operation today.
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To stay ahead of the pack and keep adding value for players, Evolution Gaming has added two unique features to its live dealer Casino Hold’Em game, namely a Bonus Bet and the Progressive Jumbo 7 Jackpot side bet.
The Bonus Bet is simply an addition to the normal rounds of Hold’Em betting, giving players the option to wager on whether a pair of aces or higher is dealt in the first five cards. Bonus bets are placed at the same time as the ante bet. The return to player for the Bonus Bet is 93.74%.
The second additional value-added feature Evolution Gaming has added to Casino Hold’Em is the Jumbo 7 Jackpot side bet. A progressive jackpot, the Jumbo 7 side bet is a high value proposition from the player’s perspective, as it offers up the chance for all players to win what could be the largest live dealer jackpot in the world.
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The bet itself pays out on when a player holds a 7-card straight flush. Each time the bet is placed, it is added to the progressive jackpot until a 7-card straight flush is played, meaning that the total jackpot grows with every hand as long as a Jumbo 7 Jackpot bet is placed. With an unlimited number of players able to play Casino Hold’Em at the same time, the potential for this jackpot to reach astronomical proportions is very, very high.
As a side bet, the Jumbo 7 Jackpot goes even further, allowing players to win smaller, fixed prizes for winning poker hands among the 7 cards. From our point of view this is a very clever strategy on the part of Evolution Gaming, as the Jumbo 7 Jackpot bet serves a number of purposes. First, it entices players with the sheer size of the progressive jackpot. Second, by paying out lower sums for certain winning poker hands it both adds a new dimension to a traditional Casino Hold’Em game as well as keeps players focused and wagering on the side bet, consequently increasing the size of the total jackpot and further incentivising players to wager.
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Evolution Gaming’s live dealer Casino Hold’Em is a solid proposition for both serious and/or social players keen on playing a Texas Hold’Em style game with the added dimensions of enhanced sociability, as the number of players is technically unlimited, as well as lucrative and exciting Bonus Bets and progressive jackpot side bets. If you’re looking for a traditional poker game with a unique twist, Casino Hold’Em is where you need to be!