What is Tequila Poker?
Tequila Poker is a unique card game combining two game modes, High Tequila which is a high/low type game, and Tequila Poker which is a poker style game. This is a release from the popular gaming provider Playtech. It was released In line with ongoing efforts to expand its games portfolio and provide new and attractive casino games, Playtech.
Tequila Poker is a recent release is the latest in a long line of new product development by Playtech. Thereby enhancing the company’s foothold as an industry leader and providing operators with extra marketing value.
Where was the game first released?
Released in April of 2006, This Playtech Poker game premiered in the land-based Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas last year. It has now been accepted by the Nevada Gaming Commission for deployment at land-based casinos throughout Las Vegas. In the online arena, the creators have licensed the game exclusively to Playtech.
How do you play Tequila Poker?
The game is played with a single deck of cards. In every round the player uses the initial four cards dealt. They can then opt to either continue the hand based on High or Poker rules, or can fold the hand and forfeit the ante.
Once the player has chosen a preferred game mode, the ante bet is doubled. Two more cards are dealt and the final outcome is determined based on the six cards dealt. According to High Tequila rules, the combined value of the five highest ranking cards is calculated. If there is a total result of 46 or higher it is then considered a winning hand. In the Tequila Poker mode, the six cards are used to construct the best five card poker hand. In this case a pair of aces or higher is the winning the hand.
Moreover, In both game modes, the pay-table is relevant only to the bet while the ante is paid back at a rate of 1:1.
Avigur Zmora, Playtech CEO commented, “Tequila Poker is another great example of Playtech’s commitment to the success of their licensees.