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PokerBet Overview

Introduction
Navigating The PokerBet Lobby
Bringing Chips To The Game
Returning Chips To Your Poker Account
Placing Bets
Betting Rounds
- Betting round 1 - Deal
- Betting round 2 - Hole Cards
- Betting round 3 - Flop
- Betting round 4 - Turn
- Settlement - River
Split Win
In-Game Menu
Message Window


Introduction

PokerBet is a Texas Holdem Poker themed game where the object is to predict the winning seat at each stage of a Poker hand.

The game takes place over 4 betting rounds with each seat showing decimal payout odds dependent on the chance it has of winning the hand after the final card is dealt. These odds change at the start of each round to reflect the impact of new cards that have been dealt or revealed since the last round.

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Navigating The PokerBet Lobby

On entering the game, the PokerBet Lobby is displayed which acts as a hub for all the tables in the game. This is similar to the Poker lobby and displays a list of Real and Play money tables available to play.

To begin play, select one of the black Real Money tables from the list by double clicking it, or highlight it and click the "JOIN TABLE" button. If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so and must enter valid login details to continue.

Alternatively, you can join one of the blue Play Money tables in the same way which will load the table with a Play balance of 1000 chips. All bets on a Play Money table will not affect your Real account balance and will not be recorded in your Bet History. It is not required for you to be logged in to join a Play Money table.

Alongside each table in the list, a "Seats" value and a "Time" value are displayed which vary between tables. The "Seats" value indicates the number of participating seats there are around the table, and the "Time" value indicates the time period allowed for betting between each set of new cards.

If you find that you have too much or too little time to place bets on a table or require a different number of participants, then you can return to the lobby and select an alternative table.

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Bringing Chips To The Game

When entering a Real Money table in PokerBet, you will be presented with the "Sit Down at Table" window. This allows you to transfer some chips from your account to your balance for the table in the same way as you do on a Poker table.

To transfer some chips, enter the required amount making sure it is above the stated minimum and less than your current available credits, and click the "OK" button. If you need to add to your available credits, click the "Bank" button to be taken to the Poker banking area.

You can access this window at any time to add further chips to your table balance by clicking on the chip tray at the top of the table.

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Returning Chips To Your Poker Account

On leaving a PokerBet table or closing the game window, your current table balance should automatically be returned to your Poker account. This amount should then be available in Poker banking or to place on other tables.

If for some reason your table balance does not immediately transfer back to your Poker account on leaving a table, you can return to the table on which it was placed and collect it by again leaving the table. Alternatively, all table balances which are not returned to your account before you leave the game will be returned within 15 minutes of doing so.

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Placing Bets

Placing bets on Pokerbet involves the casino-style placing of chips in the bet area of your chosen seat. First select a chip size from the Chip Selector in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, and then click on the "BET HERE" area of your chosen seat to begin adding chips. You can change the chip size at any time using the selector and remove all unconfirmed chips by clicking the "CLEAR BETS" button. You may place chips on as many of the seats as you wish.

Once you are happy with the chips you"ve placed for your bet, they must be confirmed before the bet is registered and the amount taken from your balance. Click the "CONFIRM BETS" button to do this, at which point your chips will be moved to the confirmed bets areas next to each seat and the total amount will be deducted from your table balance. You can confirm chips more than once during a round, and these will be added to the current confirmed stack when the button is clicked.

The "Stake" and "Return" values on the seat reflect the total of all stakes placed so far and the potential returns available if your seat wins the hand outright (there may be more than one winning seat, and this eventuality is detailed in the "Split Win" section on this page). These values will be added to whenever a bet is made.

Every betting round lasts for a set amount of time determined by the choice of table in the lobby, so you must make sure all bets for the round are confirmed before the timer runs out. The "CONFIRM BETS" button will flash and a warning will be given when the round is close to ending. Should you have unconfirmed chips on the table when the round timer runs out, they will be removed from the table and will not be registered.

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Betting Rounds

The 4 betting rounds that take place reflect the betting rounds that usually take place during a game of Texas Holdem Poker:

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Betting round 1 - Deal

At the start of the game, 2 hole cards are dealt face-down to each of the seats at the table. Each seat has an equal chance of winning at this stage, and this is reflected in the odds.

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Betting round 2 - Hole Cards

The hole cards of all Seats are revealed at the start of the round, and the odds are changed to reflect the chance each seat had of winning the hand.

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Betting round 3 - Flop

The 3 flop cards are dealt into the centre of the table at the start of this round, and the odds on each seat are changed to reflect the impact the flop cards have had on the chance it winning.

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Betting round 4 - Turn

The turn card is dealt alongside the flop cards at the start of this round, and the odds on each seat are changed to reflect the impact the flop cards have had on the chance of it winning.

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Settlement - River

The river card is dealt at this stage to reveal the final result of the hand. The return value displayed on the winning seat is added to your balance (unless there is more than one winning seat - see the Split Win section below for details).

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Split Win

On occasion, there may be more than one seat that holds the same winning poker hand. This is equivalent to a shared pot in Texas Holdem Poker, and is handled differently to a standard win. In the event of a split win, the return on each winning seat will be divided by the total number of winning seats before being added to your balance. This is clearly indicated on the table and in the message window.

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In-Game Menu

An in-game menu is available from the PokerBet lobby or any table and can be accessed by clicking on the "MENU" button. The menu contains several helpful links for the game including sound options, Bet History and Banking. Some links will not be available if you are not logged in, but you will be advised if this is the case on trying to open them.

Your Bet History provides details of all bets you have placed listed in reverse chronological order. To view less recent bets which do not appear on the initial page, select a higher page number from the list at the bottom of the Bet History. Clicking on the Game ID of any bet in the list displays full details of the hand on which it was placed.

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Message Window

The message window at the bottom of the screen displays regular information on gameplay, such as round information, round end reminders and details of winning seats.

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