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Live Hold’em Poker Games | Live Dealer | Rules | Odds and Payouts | Software | Mobile | Help | Bonuses and Promotions


Our Live Casino Hold’em tables are perfect for fans of Poker looking to take on the house in style and from the comfort of your own home. Our tables recreate the fantastic casino floor atmosphere, and thanks to our studio cameras, the action is streamed live to the palm of your hand. 

Jump right in and place your first bet or read our Hold’em overview below. 

Main Features

  • Number of Live Dealer Hold’em Games Available: 1
  • Platform: Playtech.
  • Min-Max Bet Limits: €1-€5,000.
  • Watching Mode: Yes, you can join as a spectator

Available Live Casino Hold’em Poker Games to Play

Want to play Live Casino Hold’em for real money? You’ll need a casino site that’s trustworthy, safe and regulated – in other words, you need to play at Ireland.

Click below to create your account. It only takes a minute, and then you’ll be one step closer to playing Live Casino Hold’em. You’ll also need to fund your account using one of our local Irish payment methods.

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Once your account is funded, you’re ready to hit the tables and take on the house in one of our most popular casino games. 

Our Live Casino Hold’em table has an extensive betting range starting from a minimum bet limit of €1 and reaching up to a maximum bet limit of €5,000. Table betting options include Ante, Call, Raise, and the AA side bet.

Live Hold’em Game Name Bet Limits (Min-Max) Description
Casino Hold’Em €1-€5,000 Fully equipped Casino Hold’em table with a dedicated dealer and AA side bets available for payouts up to 100:1

Why Live Hold’em Poker?

Regular poker pits you against a table full of players, each trying to read and bluff the other. It requires time, patience and the ability to read the smallest detail of a person’s behaviour.

But if you’re looking to play Hold’em poker against the house in an intimate one-on-one setting, then you need to visit our Live Casino Hold’em Poker tables. You still need to create the best possible hand using your cards and the community cards, but instead, you’re playing against one person, the house.

The 1:1 environment means it’s accessible to newcomers and pros, plus you can enjoy more rounds than the drawn-out competitive poker games. You don’t need a webcam or microphone, take your seat and play.


Casino Hold’em is an easy game to learn and by the end of this section, you’ll be ready to take on the house with the best chance of beating the dealer.

Your goal is to create the strongest 5 card poker hand by combining your 2 cards and the 5 community cards in the middle. This version of Hold’em works slightly different than the regular version because it’s only you and the dealer plays. Plus the stronger your poker hand, the higher your payout.

This variety of the game uses one 52 card deck, and the dealer has an automatic shuffle machine which they’ll use between rounds. You’ll notice that the dealer will shuffle one deck while playing the round with another to keep the game flowing.

How to Play Live Casino Hold’em?

To start, you’ll have to place an Ante bet during the betting round. This will ensure you’re eligible for the game. If you don’t place an Ante bet, you can still watch the game as a spectator.

You’ll then receive 2 cards face up, and the dealer will receive 2 cards face down. Don’t worry! The dealer can’t cheat by looking at your cards.

Next, the 3 card flop is dealt face-up on the table, and another betting round will begin. You can either:

  • Fold and lose your bet.
  • Call at 2x your Ante bet.

If you decide to Call, the dealer will place another 2 community cards face-up on the table, and now your hand and the dealer’s hand will be compared. Whoever has the strongest poker hand will win the round.

If the dealer wins then you lose your Ante and Call bets. And there are two different outcomes if you win depending on if the dealer’s hand ‘qualifies’. The dealer's hand qualifies if they have a minimum of a pair of 4s.

  • If you win and the dealer’s hand qualifies you win even money on your Call bet and a payout on your Ante bet according to the table below.
  • If you win and the dealer did not qualify - your Call bet is returned, and a payout on the Ante bet according to the table.

Odds and Payouts

The stronger your hand, the higher the payout and the payout from your Ante be will be. The best hand you can play is a Royal Flush which pays out 100:1 and the weakest is a Straight or less which pays 1:1. Below is a clear explanation of each hand and an example:

Poker Hands Ante bet payouts Description Example
Royal Flush 100 to 1 A run of cards from A-10 all the same suit
A♥ K♥ Q♥ J♥ 10♥
Straight Flush 20 to 1 A run of cards in numerical order and of the same suit but not as strong as a Royal Flush 9♣ 8♣ 7♣ 6♣ 5♣
4 of a Kind 10 to 1 Four cards of the same value
7♥ 7♦7♠ 7♣
Full House 3 to 1 A hand that contains one pair of matching cards, and another three matching cards of a different value K♣ K♠ K♦J♣ J♠
Flush 2 to 1 Five cards of the same suit but not in a sequential order 10♠ 8♠ 7♠ 6♠ 3♠
Straight or less 1 to 1 A hand that contains fives cards in a sequence that are not matching the same suit 10♠ 9♠ 8♣ 7♥ 6♠

There’s also an exciting side bet that adds an extra edge to the game, the AA bet. This bet doesn’t require you to beat the dealer, but to create the best possible combination using only your own 2 cards, and the first 3 community cards that are dealt on the flop. The minimum payout requires at least a pair of Aces, and payouts start at 7:1.

The advantage with the AA bet is that even if the dealer beats your hand, you can still win a payout from your wager staked on the side bet.

Your Hand AA Payout
Royal Flush 100 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of a Kind 40 to 1
Full House 30 to 1
Flush 20 to 1
Pair of Aces to Straight 7 to 1

Software (Playtech’s Live Hold’em Platform)

Our Live Poker tables are provided by Playtech and streamed from their global Eurolive studios. Highly trained Poker dealers host the game in real-time from the casino floor and are ready to take your bets. Some tables even offer a dedicated shuffler, to hand shuffle the cards at the end of each round.

Using hi-tech digital cameras, the action is streamed live to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the push of a button you can place your bets and choose whether to Call or Fold at our premium quality Live Hold’em tables. 

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Mobile Experience

All of our Live Casino Hold’em games are optimised for small screens such as tablets and mobile phones. You’ll experience the same high-definition graphics, and the buttons are placed for easy access. If you’re worried about the size of the text don’t be! It’s easy to read, and you won’t miss any of the action no matter where you are. Even if it’s on the couch at home or playing on the go.

For the best experience, we recommend that you use 4G, 5G or a stable WIFI connection to ensure a steady service during your play session.


Help is always at hand when you play at Ireland, whether you have a technical issue or a general question about the games on offer.

  • Online Support: You can contact us at any time via Live Chat, email or telephone. Our professional support staff are waiting to lend a hand and answer any questions you may have.
  • In-game Help Menu: If you require any game-specific help click on the menu and you can view your game history as well as access the game’s options and help section. There you’ll find information how the game is played by breaking down the betting flow, bet limits, as well as an explanation about the payouts and user interface.

Bonuses and Promotions

You’ll find the most attractive bonuses and promos at Ireland. Visit our promotions page to pick up extra perks and view our daily lavish offers available on a wide range of games.

If you’re a new player, you can also opt in to receive a special Welcome Bonus Package only available on your first deposit. Want to know more? Check out our casino bonuses page for more information.

Additional Live Dealer Games

There’s more than just quality Live Dealer Hold’em at Ireland. You’ll also find other premium live casino games such as Live Blackjack, pitting you against the dealer in the battle to create the strongest hand (without going over 21!).

There’s also our amazing Live Baccarat tables with plenty of high and low limits for all players and bankrolls, plus a dedicated Squeeze table if you want to see the action in special close-ups and from multiple views.

Roulette fans will find a staggering range of Live Roulette variations with unique features such as high paying side bets and increased betting options in Spread Roulette with payouts as high as 400x.


Take your gaming to the next level with our Live Casino Hold’em tables. Our professional dealers are ready and waiting to deal you in for the next round, and who knows, maybe that Royal Flush is just around the corner!

Our table betting limits are perfect for all players, beginners and advanced Poker fans are welcome to take a seat and enjoy the game.

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