SOCHI POKER

SOCHI POKER

Sochi Poker featured at our casino is a variation of Texas Hold ‘em. The game is played with a 52-card deck, with aces being high and twos being low. In a Straight, however, aces can be high or low. The objective of the game is to get a hand that ranks higher than that of the dealer. All players play against the casino independently of each other. The casino sets the minimum and maximum ANTE bets for every table, as well as the table’s maximum payout.

To take part in the game, players must place two mandatory wagers: an ANTE and a BLIND that is equal to the ANTE.

The BET is the third wager and is equal to a sum between one and four times the ANTE wager. The actual amount depends on the stage of the game at which the player wants to place the BET.

A single player can play one “open” box (look at the cards, make the decision) and up to five “blind” boxes. ANTE wagers on one player’s boxes may vary. Boxes where the player places wagers should be sequential (located next to each other).

When the dealer announces “no more bets” and covers the bets with his/her hand, players are not allowed to touch or change their wagers.

The dealer deals two cards face down to each box and two cards to him/herself, and then three cards face up to the middle of the table (flop).

Each player looks at his/her cards and may choose to:

  • PLAY, and confirm his/her choice by placing a BET wager in an amount between one and four times the ANTE wager;
  • SAY “CHECK” and continue playing without an additional wager.

After all the players have made their decisions, the dealer reveals the flop.
Players who have not confirmed their intention to play by placing a BET wager in the first round may look at their cards again and decide to:

  • PLAY, and confirm their choice by placing a BET wager in an amount between one and four times the ANTE wager;
  • SAY “CHECK” AGAIN and continue playing without an additional wager.

After all the players have made their decisions, the dealer shows two more cards: the “turn” and the “river.”
Players who have not placed a BET wager in the first and second rounds may look at their cards again and decide to:

  • PLAY, and confirm their choice by placing a BET wager equal to one ANTE wager;
  • PASS, and lose their initial wagers.

After all the players have made their decisions, the dealer shows his/her cards.

The dealer “has a game” if he/she has a pair or higher:

If a player’s hand ranks higher than the dealer’s: ANTE and BET wagers are paid out 1:1. A BLIND wager is paid out in accordance with the payout coefficient if the player has a Straight or higher (if the hand ranks lower than a Straight, the BLIND is neither paid out nor collected).

PAYOUT TABLE
HAND PAYOUT COEFFICIENT FOR A BLIND
STRAIGHT
1:1
FLUSH
3:2
FULL HOUSE
3:1
FOUR OF A KIND
10:1
STRAIGHT FLUSH
50:1
ROYAL FLUSH
500:1
 

If the player’s hand ranks lower than the dealer’s: all BET, ANTE and BLIND wagers lose.

If the player and the dealer have identical hands: a STAY is declared — BET, ANTE and BLIND wagers do not lose (i.e., wagers are neither paid out nor collected).

If the dealer has “no game,” the winner is determined by who has the higher-ranking cards, the dealer or the player:

If the player’s hand ranks higher than that of the dealer:

  • the BET wager is paid out 1:1;
  • the ANTE wager is neither paid out nor collected;
  • the BLIND wager is paid out in accordance with the payout coefficient.

If the player’s hand is lower than that of the dealer:

  • the BET and BLIND wagers are collected;
  • the ANTE wager is neither paid out nor collected.

Before the cards are dealt, players may place an additional bonus wager in addition to the mandatory wagers. The bonus hand is selected from the five community cards and the player’s two cards at the game’s final stage.

If the player has a “Three of a Kind” hand or higher, the bonus wager is paid out in accordance with the payout table:

BONUS
THREE OF A KIND
3:1
STRAIGHT
5:1
FLUSH
6:1
FULL HOUSE
8:1
FOUR OF A KIND
30:1
STRAIGHT FLUSH
40:1
ROYAL FLUSH
50:1
Up to the table’s maximum payout
 

The bonus wager is paid out regardless of whether the box won or lost.

Players may exit the game at any stage by discarding their cards and losing their initial ANTE and BLIND wagers, as well as the bonus wager if such a wager has been placed.

Bets are not accepted on credit or in cash.

Every table has a minimum/maximum schedule.

In the event of a dispute, the desicision of Casino Sochi’s management is final.

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