Tequila Poker and what it’s about
This game is a very interesting variation on the game of Poker. In it you have to either bet on a poker hand or the total number of points. It’s pretty easy to learn and gives Poker a good twist with its refreshing avoidance of a side bet.
- You will need a regular 52-card deck for this game.
- To begin the players has to make an ante wager.
- Players will receive four face down cards each.
- At this point the player has three options. He can make a “High Tequila” bet, a “Tequila Poker” bet or he can choose to fold. The table has designated circles for the ante bet and both of the “Tequila” bets.
- If the player chose to make any of the bets his bet has to be equal to the ante.
- When the player folds he will forfeit both his cards and his ante bet.
- If he made any of the two bets he will receive two extra cards.
- For a player who has made the “High Tequila” bet his cards will be scored according to their Blackjack value, with aces always counting as 11 points. The sum of only the highest five cards in the player’s hand will be taken into account. When the player manages to score 46 points or more his ante bet shall pay even money and his “High Tequila” bet will pay according to the table below.
- For players who have made the “Tequila Poker” bet his cards will be scored according to their Poker value. The best cards out of his six will be sued to make the highest possible Poker hand. If the player has a pair of aces or more his ante bet will pay even money and his “Tequila Poker” bet will pay according to the pay table below.
High Tequila Pay Table
- 54 points will pay 200 to 1
- 53 points will pay 15 to 1
- 52 points will pay 7 to 1
- 51 points will pay 4 to 1
- 50 points will pay 3 to 1
- 49 points will pay 2 to 1
- 46 to 48 will pay 1 to 1
- 45 or less will be considered a loss
Tequila Poker Pay Table
- Royal flush – 200 to 1
- Straight flush – 50 to 1
- Four of a kind – 15 to 1
- Full house – 8 to 1
- Flush – 7 to 1
- Straight – 5 to 1
- Three of a kind – 3 to 1
- Two pair – 2 to 1
- Pair of aces – 1 to 1
- Other hands will be considered a loss
The basic strategy would be to make the Tequila Poker bet if he has any pair, or four to any flush or straight. When choosing to play the High Tequila bet you should see if your highest three cards total 28 points or more. If they don’t you are better off folding.