Hold’em is the most popular form of poker, both online and in most of the world’s card rooms. Casino Hold’em is a fast-paced variant of traditional Texas Hold’em, where you face off against the dealer and try to make the best five-card hand. Join our Private Casino Hold’em tables to pit your wits against our dedicated team live dealers - you won’t need to bluff or worry about giving away tells, just use your intuition to judge if you can win the hand and scoop the pot.
As in regular Hold’em, the best five-card poker hand wins the pot. After placing an ante and an optional bonus bet, players receive two hole cards, as does the dealer. Three shared community cards (the flop) are then spread.
At this point the dealer places a bet. Players can fold and forfeit any bets they have made, or call the bet and see the remaining two community cards. The best hand then wins. If the dealer has not made a qualifying hand - a pair of fours or better - any players still in will win regardless of their own hands.
Call bets are paid out at even-money odds of 1:1, while ante and bonus bets are paid out at odds of up to 100:1, depending on the player’s winning hand.
To see ante/bonus payout odds, and for more details on how to play the game, please visit our Live Casino Hold’em Rules page.
Casino Hold’em can be played for a range of stakes, and can also be enjoyed on Private PokerStars tables, available exclusively to PokerStars players, 24 hours a day. Visit the Casino tab in your desktop client to choose your table and get started.
For more detailed information on how to play Casino Hold’em, visit our Live Casino Hold’em Rules page.