Texas Hold'em poker - OK POKER - Loto-Québec
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Now with more progressive bad beat jackpot winners!
A share of the pot will now be split among all the players in the room!*
Low buy-in tournaments are temporarily suspended
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$1/$1 low‑limit tables
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Current Bad Beat Jackpot
Last Bad Beat Jackpot win
Bad Beat Jackpot
The Bad Beat jackpot is a progressive jackpot that rewards the player with the worst beat hand, the other players at their table, as well the other players in the room. * If you appear to be favoured to win the hand but are beaten at the showdown, you are the big winner of the Bad Beat jackpot! Losing has never been this rewarding.
A player who wins a progressive jackpot is someone who played a cash poker game and lost despite having four 10s or a hand with a higher value.
A player who wins the fixed $25,000 jackpot is someone who played a cash poker game and lost despite having a full house with three Aces and two Kings or a hand of higher value, up to a hand with four 9s or less.
Your share if someone wins the bad beat jackpot
Other conditions apply. Complete rules are available at the casino. In the event of a discrepancy between the amounts appearing on this site and those displayed at the casino and in the poker room, the latter shall prevail.
OK POKER Room at the Casino de Montréal
Located on the 1st floor of the Pavillon de la France
The OK POKER room has the same opening hours as the casino. Right now, there are eight gaming tables with a wide range of betting options to choose from, and no betting limits. At any time, you can have your meal served at the table so as not to miss a thing. The room also has monitors broadcasting sporting events. The rake varies according to limits. Feel free to ask attendants and staff about it.
Please note that the number of seats may vary according to poker room patronage.
Good to know
Before playing your first game of Texas Hold’em, you might benefit from learning about certain notions of the game. These helpful tips and basic rules will give you a sense of what to expect before you get to the casino. Once you are at the table, don’t hesitate to ask the dealer any questions you may have. Helping you understand how the game is played is part of their job.
Taking a seat at the table
First, go to the poker room counter to be assigned a table. If all the tables are full, an assistant will put your name on a waiting list that is posted on a nearby screen.
See the cashier to obtain chips in exchange for cash equivalent to the amount of the initial bet required to be seated at a table.
The first wagers
Blind bets must be posted by the first and second players on the left of the position identified by the puck. Each of these players must post a "small blind" and a "big blind" before the first card is dealt. The amount of these bets must be within the limits indicated on the dealer.
The cards and the combinations in decreasing order
Texas Hold’em is played with a standard fifty-two card deck. In decreasing order, the rank of the cards is as follows: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. An Ace may be used to complete a straight flush or an Ace-2-3-4-5 straight.
COMBINATIONS IN DECREASING ORDER
Royale flush: a hand composed of an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of the same suit.
Straight Flush: Five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking.
Four of a kind: a hand composed of four cards of the same rank plus any other card.
Full House: A hand composed of three cards of the same value (three of a kind) plus a pair. The Three of a kind card values will determine the rank of the Full house (i.e., three eights will rank higher than three fives).
Flush: A combination of five cards of the same suit, not consecutive in value.
Straight: A hand of five cards in consecutive ranking, that may or may not include an Ace, without regard to suit. The Ace can count as a high card or low card.
Three of a kind: a three of a kind is composed of three cards of the same rank.
Two pairs: Two cards of the same rank, independent of the value and suit of the fifth card: the rank of the hand is determined by the higher of the two pairs in value.
Pair: Two cards of the same rank.
High card: The highest ranking card.
At the beginning of each game, a puck is moved clockwise to each play position to determine the dealing order and the order of the betting rounds. At the beginning of the first game, the puck is placed in front of the first position on the right side of the dealer.
The first dealing round and the first betting round:
Beginning with the first player on the left of the player identified by the puck, the dealer gives each player in turn a first card, dealt face down, and then again, a second card, also dealt face down. Once all players have received both their cards, the first betting round begins. Players may call the big blind, raise, or fold.
The Flop and the second betting round:
The dealer burns the top card and then deals three community cards called "The Flop." Players then proceed with the second betting round.
The Turn and the third betting round:
The dealer burns the top card and then deals a fourth community card called "The Turn." A third betting round follows.
The River and the fourth betting round:
The dealer burns the top card and then deals a fifth community card called "The River." A fourth and final betting round then takes place.
During the showdown, each player who is still in the game and still has his two cards forms the highest possible ranking five-card poker hand in order to win the pot. He may use his two cards and three of the five community cards, one of his two cards and four of the five community cards, or all five community cards.
The player with the highest ranking hand at the end of the showdown wins the pot. If two or more players have identical hands, the pot is split evenly among these players.
Your five options
Pass (Check): Decline to place a bet but retain the right to do so later if an opponent places a bet
Bet: Place a bet in the pot
Call: Match the preceding player’s bet
Raise: Bet an amount higher than the amount bet by the preceding player.
Fold: Stop placing bets and forfeit the right to win the pot
Winning and losing hands
When more than one five-card hand contains identical combinations, the five-card hand with the highest ranking card that is not part of any of the above combinations is the winning hand. However, if all the cards that are not part of a combination are of equal rank, the hands are considered to be identical.
If two players have identical combinations, the winner is the hand with the highest of the cards not in the combination. A tie occurs when more than one player has the same value of high card not in the combination.
Progressive jackpot :
The Bad Beat jackpot is a progressive jackpot that rewards the unlucky player as well as other participants in the bad beat hand. If you appear to be favoured to win the hand but are beaten at the showdown, you are the big winner of the Bad Beat jackpot! Losing has never been this rewarding.
Complete rules available at the casino. Ask your dealer any questions you may have.
This text gives a summary of the main rules regarding Poker Texas Hold’em. For more detailed information, please consult Québec’s By-law respecting casino games. In case of a discrepancy between the rules in this text and those in the By-law, the rules in the By-law prevail.