Triple Action Hold’em Poker is an online casino game for players who enjoy fast poker, but want more exciting hands than those available in the standard 52-card deck used in Texas Hold’em. Triple Action Hold’em Poker is played with only 28 cards, from 8s to As. Of course, this means the dealer also stands a good chance of strong hands coming up often, so players still need to know their way around the odds to bet and win effectively.
Triple Action Hold’em Poker was designed by software developer Cryptologic, which has since been acquired by Amaya Gaming. It is thus available at Amaya Rival online casinos online. The playing screen is a lifelike simulacrum of a casino poker table in green baize and walnut, with the various bet boxes clearly indicated. Players can place a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum bet of $50.
Three Bet Bonuses, Hence Triple Action
Triple Action Hold’em Poker gets its name from the three possible bonus wins during each hand, apart from standard even-money poker wins. Players must place an ante bet before any cards are dealt. They can also place a flop bet and a bonus bet if they choose to. Player and dealer are dealt two cards each, and then three cards are dealt face down as the flop. Only one of the dealer’s hole cards is turned over, and after assessing both their hole cards against the dealer’s visible card, players must decide whether to raise the ante bet or fold.
If players raise, they must bet the same value as the ante. The dealer’s remaining card and the flop are revealed, and the hands assessed. The dealer needs a pair of nines or better to qualify in Triple Action Hold’em Poker; if this is not the case, the ante bet is paid even money and the raise bet is pushed. If the dealer qualifies, the stronger poker hand wins, and if that is the player’s, they are paid even money on both ante and raise bets.
Bonus Wins Determined According to Pay Tables
Apart from its even-money wins, Triple Action Hold’em Poker has three pay tables that determine the bonus prizes that give it its name. If the player does not fold, and has a full house or better, they are paid from the ante bonus pay table, regardless of whether or not they beat the dealer. This bonus is paid only on the ante bet, not the raise, and it pays 2 to 1, 4 to 1, 6 to 1, 20 to 1 or 50 to 1 for a full house, four of a kind, a flush, a straight flush or a royal flush, respectively.
Flop Bets and Bonus Bets
The Triple Action Hold’em Poker flop bets and bonus bets also pay whether the player beats the dealer or not, as long as they have bet on these options. Flop bets pay out as long as the flop contains a pair of Jacks or better, and pairs are paid even money. For a three-card straight, a three-card flush, three of a kind or a three-card straight flush, flop bets are paid 2 to 1, 4 to 1, 10 to 1 and 10 to 1, respectively.
The bonus bet pay table offers Triple Action Hold’em Poker’s biggest prizes. It pays even money for two pair, 3 to 1 for three of a kind, rising in increments to the top win of 100 to 1 for a royal flush.