Those who were saddened by the closure of the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) in May 2020 will be pleased to hear that Microgaming is making a return to real money online poker, with the launch of the Hold’em Poker Casino Game.
This is the first release in the new collection of fun, exciting, and exclusive poker games set to launch on the Microgaming platform, which are all designed to appeal to both regular casino and poker players. There are additional variations of this Hold’em Poker game, including Triple Action, Hold’em, which follows the same rules but adds other side bet opportunities which will reward for a pair of aces, with wins ranging up to 100:1 for a royal flush.
The Hold’em Poker Casino Game has been developed with vivid 3D graphics and a realistic-looking poker table and is set in what appears to be a somewhat cluttered garage. The gameplay also intends to create the most realistic experience, carrying across all the standard Hold’em Poker game rules, meaning that standard hand rankings determine winners. The random number generator ensures fair winnings through random and unique hands.
The Hold’em Poker Casino Game is optimised for all devices, so you can opt to play on your mobile, tablet, or desktop computer. No matter what you choose to play on, you’ll experience the same impressive graphics and features.
On joining the table, you’ll need to choose a bet amount on the left side of the screen. Select the golden arrow next to the $/€/£25.00 poker chip to alter your bet value. Once you’re settled on your chip, you can proceed to place it on one, or multiple Ante bet locations on the table, then hit ‘deal’ to begin. You don’t need to rush; there’s no time limit so you can play at your own pace.
The dealer will deal two face-down cards to the house, together with two cards to each player’s hand and the first three centre cards. A call or fold option will then become available for each hand. Selecting the call option will result in the Ante bet doubling, and it’ll be placed in the call section. If you choose to fold, you’ll lose your Ante bet, and that hand won’t be in play for the rest of the round.
After this, the dealer will present the final two centre cards and reveal the house cards. It’s now time to compare hands, and any winnings will instantly be credited to your account.
The Hold’em Video Poker Game is a welcomed release from Microgaming. The launch aids in introducing the game to a broader range of players, and it’ll be interesting to see what it adds to the line up in future, in terms of other poker games and variations. The graphics and animations are impressive, ensuring the game feels relatively realistic to play.