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The Casino de Montréal boasts several Texas Hold'Em poker tables with no limit and limit games starting at $1/$2.
Our poker section is nestled in a modern and trendy environment. Sports events are broadcast on our screens. A private room is also available for groups, private tournaments or simple get-togethers amongst friends.
Bad Beat Jackpot
This is when losing lets you win big!
The Bad Beat jackpot is available at specially-identified cash-game tables and offers a progressive jackpot or a fixed $10,000 prize that rewards the unlucky player as well as other participants in the bad beat hand. In such situations, prizes are shared by the players involved, in accordance with the terms established by the casino.
A player who wins a progressive jackpot is someone who played a cash poker game and lost despite having four 8s or a hand with a higher value.
A player who wins the fixed $10,000 jackpot is someone who played a cash poker game and lost despite having a full house with three Aces and two Jacks or a hand of higher value, up to a hand with four 8s or better.
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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.
Location: Pavillon du Québec
Opening hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Types of games offered: Texas Hold'Em poker with both limit and no-limit games
Food service: Tableside dining available (limited selection)
Rakes: According to limits. Ask our staff.
Tournaments: The Casino de Montréal organizes regular and special Texas Hold'Em poker tournaments. Keep up-to-date with activities by viewing this section regularly. No-limit sit-and-go poker tournaments are also available upon request. Try them out! Please note that the number of seats may vary according to poker room patronage.
Consult tournament calendars
January to February 2015 Tournament Schedule [In French only, PDF Format, 170 KB]
Royal Tournament Schedule [PDF Format, 344 KB]
The object of the game
Each player has seven cards with which to form a five-card hand that outranks that of the other players.
The maximum number of players authorized to play Texas Hold'Em at the same time is ten (10).
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.
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 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 betting rounds, situation permitting, the player may:
- 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
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.
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.
The ranking of Texas Hold'em Poker combinations, in decreasing order, is as follows:
Royal flush: Ace-King-Queen-Jack-10 of the same suit
Straight flush: Five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking
Four-of-a-kind: Four cards of the same rank
Full house: Three-of-a-kind and a pair
Flush: Five cards of the same suit
Straight: Five cards in consecutive ranking, regardless of suit
Three-of-a-kind: Three cards of the same rank
Two pairs: Two pairs
Pair: Two cards of the same rank
High card: The highest ranking card
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.