ABOUT THE GAME
Ruleset - EZ DOUBLE’s rules are easily understood. The player is dealt 3 cards. He sets a card at the point of a ‘V’ - it acts with each of the other cards to form two 2-card Texas Hold’em hands. He wins or loses depending upon the strength of his best hand, made by combining each 2-card hand with 5 board cards (just like Hold’em) – a 3-card flop, a turn card and a river card. The highest payout is for a royal flush.
EZ DOUBLE can be played as a single bet game or a multiple bet game.
At a game’s outset, the player places a wager (similar to 5 card draw video poker betting).
Deal of Hole Cards, Flop and Card Set: The player is dealt 3 hole cards (as compared to the traditional two) and the first three board cards are simultaneously turned up (the ‘flop’). Then, the player sets his three cards in a ‘V’ formation. The point-card plays with each of the other cards. The non-point cards don’t play with each other. You can also use the game’s LUCKY POINT SET buttons. The LUCKY POINT SET button (offered twice during game play), has the point card set for you in a random lucky way. Played either way, after the card set, the player holds two 2-card hands (not a 3 card hand). Each 2-card hand plays with the five card board.
The turn card and the river card open. The player’s two hands are each automatically read to determine the best poker hand which can be made with its 2 cards and the 5 board cards. His best hand is compared to the payoff schedule. If he’s won, he’s paid.
1st betting round: At the outset, the player deposits money and is dealt 3 hole cards.
2nd betting round: The player either folds, or backs up his initial bet by calling and setting his hand in a ‘V’ formation. The point card plays with each of the other cards, but those cards don’t play with each other. He now has two 2-card hands.
3rd betting round: The 3 flop cards open and the player folds or again calls.
4th betting round: The turn card opens and the player folds or again calls.
The river card opens. The player’s two hands are each automatically read to determine the best poker hand which can be made with its 2 cards and the 5 board cards. His best hand is compared to the payoff schedule. If he’s won, he’s paid.
EZ Double Hold’em differs from traditional video poker in that it’s based on the most popular form of poker — Texas Hold’em — not 5-card draw. Because the player gets to set his hand, he influences if he wins or loses! The ability to influence the game’s outcome makes 5-card draw the present category killer, and it makes our Texas Hold’em-based game unique and appealing to the gambling public.