While there are a number of new slots launched at Winner Casino every few weeks, we also work hard to expand our offering of card and table games. If you are a poker or blackjack player then you will be pleased to hear that two exciting new games have gone live in recent weeks. Find out all about them below.

Heads Up Hold’em – Bad Beat Bonuses and Winning Side Bets

If you are a player of Texas Hold’em then you are sure to love this exciting new variant at Winner Casino. The game not only features two side bets, but it also gives you the chance to win on losing hands thanks to a bad beat bonus.

With each hand you can place two side bets, the Trips Plus and the Pocket Bonus. In many respects the game works just as any other Texas Hold’em game would. The aim is to form the best five-card poker hand possible and beat the dealer.

First you need to place your Ante bet which will equal the Odds bet. The Odds bet offers special payouts if you beat the dealer’s hand while the Ante bet offers a 1:1 payout for beating the dealer. After placing your bets you will receive your first two cards, at the same time the dealer receives two cards and five community cards are dealt.

Then you have the option between ‘Check’ and ‘x3 Raise’. Selecting ‘x3 Raise’ will place a Raise bet that is three times the size of the Ante bet. If you select ‘Check’ it will reveal the first three community cards.

Next you can choose between Fold’ or ‘x1 Raise’. If you select ‘Fold’ it means that you are abandoning the round. Selecting ‘x1 Raise’ places a bet that is equal to your Ante bet. The game will then calculate the best five-card poker hand possible using your two hole cards and the five community cards. The same is done for the dealer and then any winnings are paid out.

If you have won the round then the Odds bet pays out as follows: 500:1 for a Royal Flush, 50:1 for a Straight Flush, 10:1 for a Four of a Kind, 3:1 for a Full House, 1.5:1 to for a Flush, 1:1 for a Straight and all other hands are retuned as a push.

If you have a straight or better but you still lose the round then you win a Bad Beat payout. You will receive 5:1 for a straight, 8:1 for a Flush, 10:1 for a Full House, 50:1 for Four of a Kind and 500:1 for a Straight Flush.

At the beginning of each round you can place the side bets. If you place the Trips Plus side bet it is on your seven cards (the hole and community cards) containing Trips (three of a kind) or better. It pays out 3:1 for Trips, 4:1 for a Straight, 7:1 for a Flush, 8:1 for a Full House, 30:1 for Four of a Kind, 40:1 for a Straight Flush and 100:1 for a Royal Flush.

The Pocket Bonus side bet is a bet on your two hole cards, it will payout if the cards are a Pair or an ace with a face card. It pays 5:1 for a Pair, 10:1 for an Ace-Face, 20:1 for Ace-Face Suited and 30:1 for Pocket Aces.

With so much going on, this game can provide you with hours of fun. Not only is it perfect for traditional poker enthusiasts, but it also gives you the chance to win big through the side bets and bonus features. Next time you feel like a round of poker give Heads Up Hold’em a try and put your skills to the test.

All Bets Blackjack – Win Big with Six Side Bets

Over the years a number of Blackjack variants have emerged and they all offer something a bit different. Furthermore, a number of exciting side bets have been thought up over the years. Frustratingly for players, there hasn’t been one game that offers all of the features in one place. However, this new All Bets Blackjack does exactly that and gives you the chance to win payouts of up to 2000:1 and a progressive jackpot.

All Bets Blackjack is a standard blackjack game that offers all the features even the most advanced players could need. The aim of the game is to build a hand of cards with a value as close to 21 as possible but without exceeding it and going bust. If your hand is closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s is then you win the round.

In Blackjack the numbered cards are worth their face value, the face cards are worth ten and aces are worth 1 or 11. The best possible hand is ‘Blackjack, an ace and a ten card, and it will beat all other hands.

To start a round you need to place your bet on the hands that you wish to play, you can play up to three hands simultaneously. At this point you can also place the side bets. Next click on ‘Deal’ to receive your first two cards to each active hand. At this point the dealer receives one face-up card and one face down. For each hand you have the choice of ‘Hit’, ‘Stand’ and ‘Double’. Choosing ‘Hit’ will draw another card to the hand, choosing ‘Stand’ leaves the hand as it is and if you choose ‘Double’ your bet will be doubled, you’ll receive one more card and the dealer will then play his hand.

All winning hands are paid at 2:1, except Blackjack, which is paid at 3:2.

The game also offers all the other options you need for advanced Blackjack play. If the first two cards you receive have the same value they can be ‘Split’ and played as individual hands. If the dealer is dealt a face-up Ace then you can place an Insurance side bet against the dealer having Blackjack. If the dealer does have Blackjack then you are paid out at 2:1.

The six side bets offered by the game are: Top 3, Perfect Pair, Buster Blackjack, Progressive Blackjack, Lucky Lucky Blackjack, and 21+3 side bets.

The Top 3 side bet is on your first two cards and the dealer’s face-up card forming a Suited Three of a Kind, a Straight Flush or a Three of a Kind combination. A Suited Three of a Kind pays 500:1, a Straight Flush pays 180:1 and Three of a Kind pays 90:1.

The Perfect Pairs bet is on your first two cards forming a Perfect Pair, a Coloured Pair or a Red/Black Pair. A Perfect Pair is two cards of the same suit and value and it pays out at 25:1. A Coloured Pair is two cards of the same value and colour, but from different suits and it pays out at 12:1. A Red/Black Pair is two cards of the same value but different suits and colours and it pays out at 6:1.

The Buster Blackjack bet is on the dealer going bust. The more cards in the dealer’s hand when they go bust the greater the payout. If the dealer goes bust with 3 or 4 cards it pays 2:1, with 5 cards it pays 4:1, with 6 cards it pays 18:1, with 7 cards it pays 50:1, and with 8 or more cards it pays at 250:1. If the dealer goes bust with 7 cards and you have Blackjack it pays at 800:1 and if he goes bust with 8 or more cards and you have Blackjack then it pays an incredible 2000:1.

To play for the progressive jackpot you need to place the Progressive Blackjack side bet. You will win the jackpot if you are dealt four consecutive Aces of the same suit. If you are dealt three suited Aces you will win 5,000x, four unsuited Aces pays 2,500x, three unsuited Aces pays 250x, two suited Aces pays 100x, two unsuited Aces pays 50x and one Ace pays 5x.

The Lucky Lucky side bet is on your first two cards and the dealer’s first card forming a Suited 777, a Suited 678, an Unsuited 777, an Unsuited 678, a Suited 21, an Unsuited 21, an Any 20 or an Any 19. The Suited 777 pays 200:1, the Suited 678 pays 100:1, an Unsuited 777 pays 50:1, an Unsuited 678 pays 25:1, a Suited 21 pays 15:1, an Unsuited 21 pays 3:1, an Any 20 pays 2:1 and Any 19 pays 2:1.

Finally, the 21+3 side bet is on your first two cards and the dealer’s first card form a Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush or Suited Three of a Kind combination. A Suited Three of a Kind pays 100:1, a Straight Flush pays 40:1, a Three of a Kind pays 30:1, a Straight pays 10:1 and a Flush pays 5:1.

With so many betting options and such massive payouts available this game is sure to provide you with hours of fun. Put your Blackjack skills to the test and with a bit of luck, you will soon be reaping the rewards.