Poker at Spirit Mountain
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With the current rise in COVID-19 cases, Spirit Mountain Casino is implementing the temporary safety measure of making the entire casino facility non-smoking effective 11/17/20. This includes 20 feet from all entrances, lodge, casino, lobbies, etc. This measure will stay in place until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Spirit Mountain Casino Requires Face Masks & Smoking is not allowed indoors or within 20 feet of any entrance. For details on our safety measures please see our Health & Safety Plan
Most likely, you’ve seen Texas Hold ‘Em played on ESPN, the Travel Channel, or in a friend’s living room. Come see what all the fuss is about.
In Texas Hold ‘Em, all players are dealt two pocket (or hole) cards. Then, a total of five community cards are revealed by the dealer. After all rounds of betting are finished, the best five-card hard, using any combination of pocket and community cards, wins. While the casino dealer is always the one to physically deal the cards, a dealer button is rotated around the table so that each player is in the dealer’s position once per round. This allows the blinds to be set. A “blind” is a mandatory bet posted before the cards are dealt used to stimulate the action on the first betting round. Normally, two blinds are used, to indicate the two players that will put antes, or a stipulated amounts which must be posted by each player before cards are dealt, into the pot. It is also possible to play Hold ‘Em with one blind, multiple blinds, an ante, or a combination of blinds plus an ante. Be sure to ask the casino dealer which format is being used at your table. To start play, the dealer deals each player two pocket cards face-down. Then, a round of betting ensues. After the betting, the dealer burns one card and reveals three community cards face up. This is called the flop. After the flop, there is a second round of betting. The dealer then burns another card and reveals one more community card (the turn, or fourth street), and then the third round of betting takes place. After the third betting round, the dealer burns one more card and reveals one final community card. This card is called the river, or fifth street. There is then a final round of betting, followed by a showdown in which each remaining player shows their hand with the bettor showing first.
PLAYERS MUST USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COMBINATIONS OF FIVE CARDS AT THE SHOWDOWN:
Two pocket cards and three community cards
One pocket card and four community cards
Zero pocket cards and all five community cards