Play Hold’em Switch™

Hold’em Switch™ gives you all the fast-paced fun of Heads-Up Hold’em™, but with the power to take control of your hole cards too. Check your hole cards before the flop then use your poker knowledge to decide whether to switch them for new ones. Simply make a better five-card hand than the dealer to win.

Not only can you influence your hole cards, but there are also great pre-flop bonuses if you hit an Ace or Pair. Win up to 30x your Bonus Bet for pocket Aces, or up to 500x your ante if you hit a Royal Flush.

Basic rules and betting

A regular 52-card deck of cards is used to play Hold’em Switch™. First, players must place their bet in the Switch Bet box. As well as this, there is an optional side bet called the Bonus Bet. You can find out more about the Bonus Bet payouts in the tables below.

After this, the player is dealt two cards face-up. The dealer receives two cards face-down. At this point, the player must decide whether to Play or Switch.

If the player decides to Play, they keep their cards. If they choose to Switch, they are dealt two new cards.

No more betting takes place, and the five community cards are then dealt face-up. The player and dealer can each use any combination of their two hole cards plus the community cards to make the best hand possible. The best five-card poker hand wins, per standard poker hand rankings.

In the event of a tie, players’ stakes are returned to them. 

Ante Bet Pay Table: Make a Straight or better and receive the following Ante Bonus regardless of the dealer’s hand:

HandPays
Straight 3x
Flush 5x
Full House 7x
Four of a Kind 50x
Straight Flush 100x
Royal Flush 500x

Bonus Bet Pay Table: Play the Bonus Bet and get paid the following on any pre-flop Ace or Pair:

HandPays
Any Ace 3x
22-TT 5x
JJ 10x
QQ 15x
KK 20x
AA 30x

Please Note: Hold’em Switch™ is a casino game. It is completely different to our standard Texas Hold’em poker games. You can learn more about our full offering of poker games here.

The theoretical return to player (RTP) in Hold’em Switch™ is as follows:

Your Switch Bet will be distributed as 25% ante and 75% bet.

Switch Bet: 97.67%

Bonus Bet: 97.74%

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