September 22, 2021

Extreme Texas Hold’em (Evolution Gaming) Review

Aria Williams
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Evolution Gaming has yet again re-invited one of the most popular poker games to grace online casinos. The newest release, “Extreme Texas Hold’em,” combines aspects of Casino Hold’em and Ultimate Texas Hold’em to raise the stakes even higher. In this game, players bet against the house. Extreme Texas Hold’em achieves the perfect balance between being a simple game for beginners yet fast-paced enough for experienced players. Get all the details needed to enjoy the game in the sections that follow below. 

Extreme Texas Hold’em (Evolution Gaming) Review

Gameplay Description

Betting options in Extreme Texas Hold’em open with a mandatory Ante Bet. If you want to spread your risk and have enough balance in your bankroll, the dealer allows you to add a side bet. Like in the original game, the dealer kicks off the game by dealing two face-down cards to himself and two face-up cards to players. Once players see their cards, they can decide to fold or double up on the ante bet. Players who had placed side bets and decided to fold now have to wait until the game ends to settle.

The game continues with the dealer dealing with three face-up cards. Players now have to fold or make another bet equal to the ante bet. If every player does not fold, the dealer then reveals his cards with a final face-up card. With all the cards now displayed, the strength of each hand can be compared to pick the winner. 

The Best Five Side Bet in Extreme Texas Hold’em

At the start of the game, players can place a side bet whose outcome is not affected by their primary bet. A side bet can only be placed after putting down the Ante bet, and payment is only available when the game ends. The side bet involves players predicting their best hand with the two cards dealt and three community cards. To win, you must get three or more of the five cards correct. 

Bet Size Range

Extreme Texas Hold’em has a wide range of bet sizes, making it a good game for beginners and experienced players. The smallest bet allowed is $0.50, while the maximum bet is $5000.00 


This game has lavish payouts for winning hands. Here is an outline of the payout ratio in each possible outcome in the ante bet:

  • Royal Flush - 500:1
  • Straight Flush - 50:1
  • Four of a kind -10:1
  • Full house - 3:1
  • Flush - 1.5:1
  • Straight -1:1

The side bet is mainly used for insurance. Therefore, it has slightly lower payouts. The list below has an outline of the payout ratio of each possible outcome in the side bet:

  • Royal Flush- 50:1
  • Straight Flush- 40:1
  • Four of a kind- 30:1
  • Full house - 8:1
  • Flush- 7:1
  • Straight- 4:1
  • Three of a kind- 3:1

Playing Environment

Extreme Texas Hold’em is set up as a live game. As such, there is a live dealer who controls the game. There are buttons for placing various bets on the sides, and on the extreme left, a chat button allows players to talk directly to the live dealer. 


Extreme Texas Hold’em is designed for gaming in the current day. You can open the game on mobile, desktop, or tablet and enjoy gaming on the go. Like all the other games developed by Evolution, this variation of Texas Hold’em comes with a splendid user interface and responsive buttons to adjust your bet size.  

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Aria Williams
Aria Williams

Aria Williams, New Zealand's prominent voice in online casino game localization, masterfully fuses the thrilling world of gaming with the rich Kiwi spirit. Their deft touch ensures every game not only entertains but resonates deeply with the locals.

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