Poker has a long tradition here. We were one of the first casinos in Germany to promote this game and have developed into the poker stronghold. The range of tournaments on offer at Wiesbaden is unique and diverse at the same time: starting with the regular five tournaments per week, including the now legendary 200 Monday tournament, our Deep Stack Sunday or the traditional X-Mas Poker Festival tournament week, to two tournament series with monthly, quarterly and annual rankings.
Our poker benefits in brief:
- No entry fee for any of the tournaments, 100 percent payout of all buy-ins.
- Cash games 7 days a week at 5 to 9 tables, starting at 6 pm
- Cheapest rate for all cash games from 2/4 upwards:
- Blinds 2/4: Only 2 euros per pot (from a 50-euro pot upwards)
- Blinds 5/10: Only 5 euros per pot (from a 100-euro pot upwards)
- Basically, the principle "no flop, no drop" applies.
- Automatic card shufflers at all tables – it’s a real buzz!
Poker originated in the USA, based on the Persian card game “AsNas”, the French “Poque” and the German “Pochen”. Today, “Texas Hold’em” and “Omaha” are the most important variants. Incidentally, in poker the bank only deals the cards and monitors correct play.
The course of the game is familiar from many classic films: is there anyone who isn’t fascinated by the crackling suspense when it comes to the showdown for the pot (monetary bets of all players)? The winner is the player with the highest-ranking card combination (royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, etc.). The buzz for really cool players: the pot is also won by the player who causes all the other players to drop out of the game by bluffing.
Poker is played with a pack of fifty-two cards, consisting of the four suits ♥,♠, ♣ and ♦, with all suits being of equal value in determining the outcome of the game. Each suit has thirteen cards in ascending value: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. The aim is to have the best combination of five cards at the end of a game (at the showdown) or, if the other players drop out early, to be the last player to hold cards. Two types of poker are offered at Casino Wiesbaden: Texas Hold'em and Omaha.
Texas Hold’em and Omaha
Texas Hold'em and Omaha are variants of poker with community cards.
In Hold'em, each player is dealt two cards face down (hole cards) and, in Omaha, four cards face down. Five community cards (the board) are then laid out face up in the middle of the table for all the players to see. To determine the best hand in the showdown, each player who is still active must select the best five-card combination that can be created from their hole cards and the five community cards. In Hold'em, it doesn’t matter whether they use three, four or all five board cards; however, in Omaha they must use two of their hole cards and three board cards.
- Initial bet: Before the initial deal, the first player positioned in a clockwise direction after the dealer button posts the small blind and the second player posts the big blind. None of the other players have to make an initial bet.
- Initial-Deal: As an initial deal, the dealer deals all the players their face-down cards one after the other, starting with the first player after the dealer button. Now follows...
- ...the first round of betting: The player after the big blind speaks first (opener). All subsequent players, including the player with the dealer button, must then declare. When it’s their turn and if they want to stay in the game, the small blind player must bring the difference between their blind and the highest bet so far. When it’s their turn, the big blind player has another option: if all the players have only bet the amount of the big blind, that player can raise it. However, the big blind player only has this option in the first round of betting, and once only. Once all players have declared, the first round of betting is over and, at the same time, the dealer lays three cards face up in the middle of the table – the “flop”. This is followed by...
- ...the second round of betting: From this betting round onwards
and in all further betting rounds, the first player after the dealer button must always declare first. Once all the players have declared, the dealer lays down a fourth board card – the “turn”, which is followed by...
- ...the third round of betting: Once all the players have declared, the dealer now lays down the fifth and last board card – the “river”, which is followed by ...
- ...the fourth (and last) round of betting: Once all the players have declared, the showdown follows.