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You’re probably thinking what’s all the fuss? They’ve already got a Live Ultimate Texas Holdem game.
Well Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is different.
In this version you get can place a bet after each card has been dealt up to a value of 4 x times your Ante.
In Ultimate Texas Hold’em you can only bet once and if you want 4x your Ante, you have to do that when you’ve only seen your first two cards.
There are two side bets.
The game has an impressive RTP of 99.47% on the total bet.
The full press release appears below.
17th January 2018 – Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has today launched the world’s first and only online Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, complete with a unique ‘First Five’ Progressive Jackpot starting at €50,000.
Created in partnership with Games Marketing, Evolution’s Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker adds another exciting poker variant to the company’s extensive live table games portfolio.
The new game, available on desktop, tablet and smartphone, offers a double bonus for players in the form of two optional side bets; Bonus Bet and First Five Progressive Jackpot.
Both side bets offer separate extra chances to win alongside the main Texas Hold’em game, no matter what hand the dealer achieves.
The optional Bonus Bet pays up to 1,000:1, while the First Five Progressive Jackpot side bet offers a progressively increasing top-level Jackpot prize for a Royal Flush.
This same Jackpot side bet also gives players the chance to win lower fixed Jackpot prizes for a range of other poker hands.
Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, commented:
“The game is already well-established in the RNG and land-based casino worlds, so being the first and only live provider to offer Texas Hold’em Bonus is exciting for us. To add to the excitement, Evolution is funding a progressive jackpot that will start at €50,000. This is the first time we have ever launched a new game with a progressive jackpot on day one, so players will find a lot to like about the live version of Texas Hold’em Bonus.”
“We have invested intensively in poker games by securing the Live Casino rights to not just this game, but also Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, and Casino Hold’em. Different players like different games and we want to be sure that we can offer everything they could ever want to play and everything they might see in a land-based casino. In this way we are making the transition between land-based and online play — and vice versa — almost seamless.”
Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker streams live from Evolution’s Riga studios.
The game’s First Five Progressive Jackpot is available to Evolution licensees through an optional programme for this table.
Those that sign up will have the optional Progressive Jackpot side bet enabled for their players.
I have tried to be objective and consistent with all my live casino reviews. Hopefully, they will strike a chord with you, but I thought it might be helpful to explain the criteria I use to mark each of the casinos. Hopefully, the categories and explanations make sense.
Playability – What is the overall impression of the casino? Did I have a good time? are the dealers nice and chatty and is everything easy to understand? Does it have a good set of games and is there a comprehensive set of betting options? Are high stakes players taken care of?
Software – What is the software like to use and does it integrate well with the rest of the casino?. Are the images clear and is the video streaming fast? Have they taken more than the default shared tables? Is it available on mobile?
Payment Options – Does the casino have a good variety of payment options? Do they payout quickly and on time?
Security – How good is the reputation of the casino amongst other players? Do they hold a valid gaming license? Are they transparent about the security measures they have in place? Are they regularly audited? Do they publish this information?
Support – Do they have multiple methods for communication with me? Is support available 24×7? Do they have instant chat and are they quick to respond? Are they able to help me immediately? Do they have an online FAQ and self-help library? Are the support people knowledgeable about the product I’m playing?
Bonuses – Do they have bonuses?. How strict are the wagering requirements? Do they offer repeat bonuses?. Do they offer loyalty points and can they be redeemed for cash or playing credits?
After all that, would I play there regularly?