One of the most popular online casino card games out there today is Casino Hold’em from Playtech. The game is based on five-card draw poker, and the best hand is a Royal Flush. You will be playing against the dealer, and the aim is to try and get the best possible winning hand and beat the dealer. You can place a standard ante wager, and also an AA side bet.

The minimum bet for the first round of betting is just £1.00. When you hit deal after placing your wager, both you and the dealer will be dealt two cards (yours are dealt face-up), plus the first three community cards will also be dealt face-up. The first three community cards are otherwise known as the flop. As soon as the flop has been dealt, a new round of betting can begin. Here you can Check, Draw or Fold.

When you have made your decision, another community card known as the turn card will be dealt. The same betting options will become available at this new round of betting, and then a third card, known as the river, can be dealt. At this point, it’s the last round of betting. The dealer's hand and your hand will then be compared, and if you have beaten the dealer, you will instantly receive a payout.

The lowest possible winning hand is a pair (e.g. 2+2 or J+J). You then have three of a kind (e.g. 4+4+4 or Q+Q+Q), a straight (e.g. 5+6+7+8+9+10 of any suit), a flush (any five cards of the same suit), a full house (3 of a kind + a pair), four of a kind (e.g. 10+10+10+10+), a straight flush (e.g. 8+9+10+J+Q of the same suit), and a royal flush (e.g. 10+J+Q+K+A of the same suit).

Here are some of the typical odds/payouts. A straight or lower generally pays 1:1. A flush pays 2:1. A full house pays 3:1. Four of a kind pays 10:1. A straight flush pays 20:1, and a royal flush pays 100:1. If you pay for the side bet, you must win on the initial cards. If you win the side bet, a straight or lower pays 7:1. A flush pays 2:1. A full house pays 30:1. Four of a kind pays 40:1. A straight flush pays 50:1, and a royal flush pays 100:1.

To play Casino Hold’em from Playtech from Playtech right now, go to Betfair Casino, Mansion Casino or If you enjoy playing this game, then you also need to check out Live Casino Hold’em from Playtech, and Live Casino Hold’em from Evolution Gaming. All of these games are only ever available in the real money mode. You can play on desktop or mobile, and these games can be launched instantly in your web browser, no download required.