Published on 28 February 2015 by Sebas
Yesterday we published an article over here about online poker gaming and in particular about the poker table games as developed by Net Entertainment. As promised in this first article of a series about these specific Netent table games we have a closer look at Netent Texas Hold’em Pro, probably the most popular of all available Netent poker games.
Texas Hold’em Pro most popular Netent poker game?
We actually don’t know for certain if Texas Hold’em Pro (officially, by the way, called ‘Texas Hold’em Professional Series’) REALLY is the most popular poker table game that was ever developed by the market-leading Swedish / Maltese casino gaming innovator Net Entertainment. There are however some aspects about the game that might indicate its favorite among players…
First of all the Texas Hold’em variation of the poker card game is worldwide definitely the most played form of poker, both in land-based casinos and in private (home-sweet-home) settings, as well as online in the poker rooms available at many Netent Casinos. It’s therefore logical also Texas Hold’em Pro is the most played of all Netent (flash casino) poker games.
Secondly, Texas Hold’em Pro offers the most authentic game play, resembling the most a real-life Texas Hold’em ‘Heads Up’ game, complete with several betting rounds which offer tactical options (for example, by the choice whether to bet or not during a game round and on several moments). It’s likely many players appreciate this conventional game play as a reference to the original Texas Hold’em poker card game.
Thirdly the game is extremely easy to play, without any additional (and potentially distracting) ‘decorations’ such as bonus game features, extra bet options, Wild jokers, progressive bets, jackpot bets or the likes..
Lastly (but certainly not least, on the contrary!): Netent Texas Hold’em Professional Series has one of the highest RTP (= Return To Player) percentages of ALL Netent casino games. As a matter of fact, in theory of every amount bet on Texas Hold’m Pro a player should be able to win no less than a staggering 99,37% back!
Texas Hold’em Pro game play
Playing a Texas Hold’em Pro game round starts with placing a bet of a certain value on the ‘Ante’ (pre-bet). The value of the ante will determine the value of the rest of the bets that can be placed subsequently during the game round. Two cards are dealt on which basis the player needs to decide if he ‘folds’ (and looses the ante bet) or pays the Call bet (always twice the value of the initial placed ‘Ante’ bet).
When responding to the Call a set of three faced-up ‘community cards’, the so-called ‘flop’, is dealt on which basis the player decides to bet on the ‘turn’ (the fourth dealt community card) or to ‘check’ (= not bet).
After the turn is dealt the player has one last option to bet (or ‘check’) on the ‘river’ and as soon as this fifth community card is added the ‘showdown’ follows, meaning comparing the player’s poker hand combination with the one of the dealer to determine a winner.
In Texas Hold’em Pro the standard poker hand combinations are used, being (from less to most value) the following:
- High Card
- Two Pairs
- Three of a Kind (three cards with a similar value)
- Straight (five consecutive cards from different suits)
- Flush (five cards of the same suit)
- Full House (3 cards of the same value and 2 cards of the same value)
- Four of a Kind (four cards of the same value)
- Straight Flush (consecutive cards of the same suit)
- Royal Flush (consecutive cards of the same suit from 10 to the Ace)
If the player has the best poker hand he wins the placed bets 1:1, except for the ‘Ante’ bet. The Ante bet will only pay out as a win (equally ‘one-on-one’) if the winning poker hand is a Straight or a higher ranked poker hand combination.
The game is played with a deck of 52 cards that is virtually shuffled each time before any cards are dealt. Minimum and maximum bet limits per game round as well as range of coin values may vary as there are a ‘Low Roller’, ‘Standard’ and ‘High Roller’ version of the game. Various game settings can be adjusted at will such as background music and sound effects and the game’s ‘speed’.
Play Netent Texas Hold’em Poker for free!
This is about all that can be said about Netent Texas Hold’em Pro, as stated before it’s a pretty straight-forward poker game. To experience the table game for yourself you can visit its tutorial page in our guide where you can play Netent Texas Hold’em Poker for free. Stay tuned for our next article about the similar (but slightly different) Netent poker game Casino Hold’em.