The most well-played variant, though, is Texas Hold’em, which became quite popular thanks to the World Series of Poker tournament and its televised success.
However, from this variant of poker, accidentally, a new one was born, called Casino Hold’em. In the attempt to teach a friend how to play the multiplayer Texas Hold’em one on one, a guy called Stephen Au-Yeung invented Casino Hold’em. To teach his friend the basic rules of Texas Hold’em, Au-Yeung assumed the role of a dealer. And that’s how the variant was invented: with one player and a dealer involved.
Today, Casino Hold’em is played by millions of players who would like to face the dealer only, and not play against other players. No wonder the variant is also referred to as “Beat the Dealer” poker. It is pretty simple and easy to learn and master, considering not that many bet options are involved and you don’t need to wait for your turn for ages like in Texas Hold’em. Want to learn more about it?
Basic Rules of Casino Hold’em
When you first start playing Casino Hold’em, you’ll see that its rules do not differ from those in Texas Hold’em that much. The major difference, of course, is in the number of players that go against the dealer. To make things clear, the player plays against the dealer in Casino Hold’em.
Casino Hold’em is, therefore, not a multiplayer variant. Therefore, you should expect slight differences in the gameplay. The basic rules are simple. The game is played with a standard 52-card deck.