Texas Hold’em Poker

Texas Hold’em is the most popular version of poker in the world and is played using a standard 52 card deck. Every player gets two hole cards face-down. Then through four betting rounds a total of five community cards are dealt face-up on the table. Players must make the best five card hand with a combination of their hole cards and community cards. The player with the strongest hand wins.

No Limit

All Texas Hold’em games in GGNetwork are ‘No Limit’, which means there is no limit to the maximum a player can bet at once. Thus players can go all-in and bet all of their chips on their betting turn.

Positions

Big blind
The player on the left of the small blind. The big blind is the same as the minimum bet size.

Small blind
The player immediately left of the dealer has to post the small blind.

Dealer
Each hand has one designated dealer. The dealer position determines the small and big blind positions.
The dealer button is passed clockwise after every hand.

Actions

Check

Check to complete your turn without betting. Remember that checking may be considered as a tell for possessing weak hands.

Bet

If you have a good hand, you may want to bet to win a bigger pot.

Raise

Tell your opponents that you’re not messing around.

Call

Call to look up your opponent’s hands. Not all bets equate to strong hands.

All-in

Apply maximum pressure on your opponents.

Fold

To throw away your cards and forfeit whatever you have put in the pot.

Betting Rounds

Pre-Flop

The betting round that takes place after the players receive their hole cards.

The-Flop

The betting round that takes place after the first three community cards are dealt.

The Turn

The third betting round that takes place after the fourth community card is dealt.

The River

The last betting round that takes place after the fifth and final community card is dealt.

The Showdown

The showdown begins when there are two or more players who are still in play when action ends on the river. The player with the strongest hand will take the pot. When the showdown ends in a tie, the pot is split evenly among the winning players.

Player A loses

Player B wins

Bad Beat Jackpot

Bad Beat Jackpot will turn your worst moments into your best!

A “Bad Beat” is when you lose with a great hand to an even better one.

Bad Beat Jackpot occurs when you lose with one of the following hands.

Bad Beat Jackpot Trigger

Hold’em
Rush &Cash Hold’em

Lose with
2222 or better

PLO
Rush &Cash PLO

Lose with
JJJJ or better

PLO5

Lose with
JJJJ or better

Short Deck

Lose with
JJJJ or better

Hitting the Jackpot

To hit the Bad Beat Jackpot, you need to satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Hand must go to showdown.

  2. Both the winner and the loser must use both hole cards (two hole cards for PLO/PLO-5) to make the best 5 card hand combination.

  3. Pocket pairs are required for winner/loser’s four of a kinds.

Additional Rules

  • In the case of RIMT (Running it multiple times), only the first run will count towards the jackpot.
  • If you have already satisfied the jackpot conditions, rewards will be given even if you leave the table or are disconnected.

Jackpot Payout

All blinds share the same jackpot payout percentage, despite the jackpot being allocated differently for each blind.

Jackpot payout percentage is as shown in the table below.

Payouts

  • Jackpot prize will be awarded directly to your wallet.
  • If you have already received your hole cards, rest of players rewards will be given even if you leave the table or are disconnected (even if your hand is automatically folded).
  • In Rush & Cash games, players are eligible for Bad Beat Jackpot regardless the number of players seated on the table.

Jackpot Fund

Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Short Deck, Rush & Cash Hold’em and Rush & Cash PLO will share the same jackpot fund, with its sole purpose being the prize pool for Bad Beat Jackpot hits and its payouts.

The jackpot fund will continue to grow by contributing certain amounts from pots in Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Short Deck, Rush & Cash Hold’em and Rush & Cash PLO.

In other words, your cash prize for hitting the jackpot will always be waiting!

You can check the Bad Beat Jackpot pool live in the PC client lobby/tables and the mobile client lobby.

Jackpot Fund

Hold’em, PLO, PLO-5, Rush & Cash Hold’em and Rush & Cash PLO

  • If the pot amount exceeds or is equal to 30 big blinds, the amount equivalent to 1 big blind will be contributed to the jackpot fund before payout to the winner.

 

Short Deck​

  • If the pot amount exceeds or is equal to 60 button blinds, the amount equivalent to 1 button blind will be contributed to the jackpot fund before payout to the winner.​

Hold’em Info

Currency

USD

Automatic conversion, No fee, XE.com mid-rate

Game Type

Hold’em

Table Max

6 Players

Blinds

SB, BB

Small Blind and Big Blind

Time to act

12 seconds

Players should act within this time unless time bank is activated.

Time Bank

30~45 seconds

10 seconds will be added every 30 hands

Disconnect Extra Time

2 minutes

10 seconds will be added every 30 hands

Minimum Players for Dealing

2 Players

Dealing will only start when minimum number of players are met

Details & Limitations

 

This game uses 1 deck of 52 cards and the deck is shuffled after each hand.
Amount committed to the pot will still be in play in an event of a disconnection.

Terms & Conditions

 

  1. Players must meet the age requirement of 18 years or older to participate in this jackpot.
  2. Prizes are awarded instantly at the end of the hand.
  3. Prizes will be awarded regardless of disconnections, if the player is confirmed to have qualified for the jackpot.
  4. If there are more than three jackpot-qualified hands, Bad Beat Jackpot is reward to the player who comes in second in the hand. Other player who lost will receive Rest of Players rewards.
  5. Players who are not dealt hole cards are not eligible for the Rest of Players rewards.
  6. The Big Hand Jackpot pool and the Flush Jackpot pool will be combined and carried over to the Bad Beat Jackpot pool.
  7. 7XL reserves the right to modify or suspend the jackpot at any time.
  8. Bad Beat Jackpot is not available to players from Netherlands (or players who have the NL flag).
    1. Bad Beat Jackpot fund amounts will not be taken out from pots won by players from Netherlands (or players who have the NL flag.)
    2. Bad Beat Jackpot feature will not occur even if the conditions are satisfied if the player (Bad Beat Winner) is from Netherlands (or the player has the NL flag). (In this case, Bad Beat Jackpot fund amounts will not be taken out from winning pots, regardless of the pot winner’s site or residence country)
    3. Players from Netherlands (or players that have the NL flag) will not be awarded any jackpot rewards, regardless of their position in that hand (Bad Beat Winner, Bad Beat Opponent, or Rest of Players.)
  9. Bad Beat Jackpot does not apply to VIP tables.
  10. If any players fall under suspicion of fraudulent activity, 7XL has the right to investigate and remove the players once it’s confirmed.
  11. The promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the site.

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