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Texas Hold’em Poker

The Aim of the Game

The aim of Texas Hold’em Poker is not to beat the house, but to beat your fellow players.

The Table

Texas Hold’em is a variation of the standard card game of Poker and requires a minimum of 2 players to play, up to a maximum of 10 per table.

The Deal

Two cards are dealt face down to each player and then five community cards are placed directly in front of the Dealer. The first 3 dealt face up are known as “the flop;” the fourth card, known as “the turn,” and the fifth card, known as “the river,” are also dealt face up. Players have the option to check, bet, raise or fold after each deal, i.e. betting may occur prior to the flop, “on the flop,” “on the turn,” and “on the river.”

The Play

The object is to make the best five card Poker hand; the winning hand will be the highest ranking five card hand consisting of any 5 card combination from the five community cards and the player’s two hole cards. The player’s hole cards do not need to be included in the combination.

Who Wins

The best hand will win the pot, which is made up of all the money bet by all the players in the game. After a winner(s) has been determined the casino will then deduct the commission (rake) from the pot and then another hand will commence.

Commission (Rake)

  • The rake is 5%.
  • No rake is taken if the hand does not reach the “flop.”
  • The dealer will advise if the rake has a capped value or if there is a minimum pot where no rake is taken.

Join us at The Poker Lounge to enjoy the game and have fun!

Daily Cash Games

  • 10/25 and 25/50 Blinds
  • Higher limits available on request



  • R2,000 with one buy-back of R2,000
  • Freeze out
  • Registration at 17h00
  • Starts at 19h30

Mid-month Tuesday Free Roll

  • Free entry and Rebuys cost R300
  • Add-ons available at R600
  • Starting stack R6,000
  • The winner of the free roll wins a seat into the Last Sunday tournament
  • More seats will be given as Rebuy cash allows, with the difference paid out in cash to the next place


  • R3,000 with one buy-back of R3,000
  • Freeze out
  • Registration at 16h00
  • Starts at 18h00
  • The winner also wins a seat into the last Sunday tournament

Last Sunday of the month

  • R5,000 with one buy-back of R5,000
  • Freeze out
  • Registration at 16h00
  • Starts at 18h00