GAME DESCRIPTION

Texas Hold’Em Heads Up Poker is played with one standard 52-card deck. The player and computer opponent are each dealt a two-card hand followed by five community cards. The object of this game, for the player and computer opponent alike, is to make the best five-card poker hand by using any combination from their two-card hand and five community cards.

The player starts each playing session as the big blind – the computer opponent as the small blind. Thereafter, the game alternates the blind positions with each new hand. The big blind and small blind bets are forced bets before each new hand begins with the big blind bet set at two credits and the small blind bet set at one credit.

There are four betting rounds: the Start, the Flop, the Turn, and the River. The Start and Flop rounds are played with a limit bet of two credits, the Turn and River rounds are played with a limit bet of four credits. A maximum of four bets (bets, raises or re-raises) are allowed during each betting round – note that the blind bets do not count toward this maximum. Anytime the player or computer opponent folds, the opponent making the last bet, raise or re-raise wins the pot.

Start
This betting round is initiated by the blind bets. Once the player and computer opponent have their first two cards the small blind has the option of folding, calling or raising. If the small blind calls, the big blind has the option of checking or raising. If the small blind raises the big blind has the option of folding, callingor re-raising. If the big blind raises or re-raises the action returns to the small blind.

Flop
After the first three community cards are dealt the big blind has the option of checking or betting. If the big blind checks, the small blind has the option of checking or betting. If the big blind bets the small blind has the option of folding, calling or raising. If the small blind bets or raises the action returns to the big blind.

Turn
After the fourth community card is dealt the big blind has the option of checking or betting. If the big blind checks, the small blind has the option of checking or betting. If the big blind bets the small blind has the option of folding, calling or raising. If the small blind bets or raises the action returns to the big blind.

River
After the fifth and last community card is dealt the big blind has the option of checking or betting. If the big blind checks, the small blind has the option of checking or betting. If the big blind bets the small blind has the option of folding, calling or raising. If the small blind bets or raises the action returns to the big blind.

After the four betting rounds have been concluded the winner of the pot (if both the layer and computer opponent are still in the hand) is the holder of the best five-card poker hand using any combination from their two-card hand and five community cards. If the player and computer opponent have identical best five-card poker hands the player and computer opponent split the pot.

Optimal Play
The optimal player return may be achieved by playing Heads Up Limit Texas Hold’Em and making the minimum side bet of one credit.

Multi-Pay Bonus
The Multi-Pay Bonus is a mandatory side bet that may be made for one and up to five credits. The Multi-Pay Bonus uses the player’s first two cards along with the subsequent community cards to determine pays. After each Heads Up Limit Hold’Em game interval (Flop, Turn, and River), the hand is evaluated and paid according to the following paytable:
Multi-Pay Bonus Paytable
POKER HAND PAY
FLOP TURN RIVER
ROYAL FLUSH 1000 500 250
STRAIGHT FLUSH 200 100 50
FOUR OF A KIND 50 25 12
FULL HOUSE 12 6 3
FLUSH 6 3 2
STRAIGHT 3 2 1
THREE OF A KIND 2 1 1
TWO PAIR 1 1 —
TENS OR BETTER 1 — —

The Multi-Pay Bonus is active whether or not the player or computer opponent folds at some point during Heads Up Limit Hold’Em game play.
TOP AWARD ODDS = 1 IN 649,740

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
– Max bet hard coded at 7.
– Max award hard coded at 5000.
– A new playing session begins (player assigned as Big Blind) whenever the player buys credits (either initial Buy-In or Re-Buys), or changes the credit value (see Player Options / Game Session Status table below).
– If at any time the player has insufficient credits to cover the Blind requirements the player has the option of going “All-In” and the hand will continue without additional wagering.
– If at any time the player has insufficient credits to call a bet, raise, or re-raise made by the computer opponent the player has the option of folding or going “All-In” and the hand will continue without additional wagering.
– If during a hand either the player or computer opponent folds the “PEEK” button will be enabled and when selected by the player the computer opponent’s first two cards will be revealed.
PLAYER OPTIONS / GAME SESSION STATUS
CREDITS ON BUY-IN PLAY RE-BUY CHANGE CASH
METER DENOM OUT
0 X1 — — — —
1- 4 — X X2 X2 X4
5+ — X X3 X3 X4

X1 Minimum buy-in of 5 credits — new session begins.
X2 Current session ends — minimum re-buy to 5 credits –- once 5+ credits new session begins.
X3 Current session ends — new session begins.
X4 Current session ends.

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