Texas Predictor

Published: 19/05/2013

Ever since the Texas Hold’em craze took over the poker world, more and more software developers have been seeking to cash in on it by coming up with online table games that feature some variation of the popular format. Texas Predictor is just such a game, developed by Electracade and now available at major online casinos such as Bet365 and Ladbrokes.

The object of Texas Predictor is to correctly predict the outcome of a typical Texas Hold’em hand, based upon seeing only the player’s two hole cards. There are many different ways to wager, including not only the final ranking of the hand from High Card Only to Royal Flush but also the specific cards that will appear.

The game display for Texas Predictor features spots for seven cards across the top of the screen—two for the hole cards already dealt pace up and five for the community cards. Immediately below the cards are betting areas for ten different ranks of hands, and beneath that betting area is a field for wagering on individual cards 2~Ace, Face Cards (A, K, Q, J) as a group, and Odd or Even.

Resembling a wooden rail across the bottom of the screen is the control panel. On the right end is the blue “Bet” button, in the middle are the chip denominations from €0.25 to €100, and on the left are the buttons that can be used to “Repeat,” “Undo” or “Clear” any bets that have been made.

The game begins by clicking on the desired chip value and then positioning the cursor above the type of bet to be made. As the cursor passes over the various betting areas, two pop-up windows appear. The smaller one with a blue background shows how much has been wagered on each betting area, while the second one in the middle of the display shows the type of wager and the amounts that can be won. The odds can change quite significantly from hand to hand, depending on what hole cards are showing.

To place a bet, simply click on the betting area desired. Every extra click on that betting area will increase the bet value by one unit of the selected chip stake. Multiple clicks in an area will lead to chip value upgrades. Once all the wagers are in place, clicking on the blue Bet button will cause the five community cards to be dealt as a female voice says, “Dealing cards.” She will also announce the rank of the final hand and any winning zones on the betting area will be highlighted.

If the player has no willing wagers at all, a pop-up message will appear above the chip tray to announce “Unlucky.” However, if one or more of the bets is successful, the correct player predictions are paid accordingly and the message “Player Wins” will appear briefly, followed by the amount won along with two buttons: “Breakdown” and “Continue.” The latter is used to clear the betting areas and begin the next hand.

Clicking on Breakdown will bring up a table called “Winning Bets Breakdown” listing all of the successful bets made, including the name of the type of bet place, the amount staked, the number of successful hits, the odds paid and the amount won for each bet. At the bottom of the table on the right is an indicator for the “Total Winnings.” To return to the main screen and start a new hand, simply click on the red “Close” button at the very bottom of the screen.

Published on: 19/05/2013

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