Texas Shootout

Anybody ever play this?




Texas Shootout is played at a Blackjack style table using 6 decks.


After wagers are made, four cards are dealt face down to each player position and themselves.


Each player keeps two cards they wish to play and discards the two unused cards.


The dealer exposes the house cards and keeps two cards based on "house ways".


The dealer deals five community cards face up in the center of the table - these cards are used by all players and dealer to make the best possible five-card poker hand.


Five-card poker hand rankings are posted at the game.


If a player has a higher hand than the dealer, they are paid even money on their wager. If the player's hand is lower or equal to the dealer's hand, they lose their wager.


In the event a player receives "two pair" or "four-of-a-kind" on their first four cards, they may split their four card hand into two, two-card hands, match their original wager and play both hands.


There is an independent side-bet wager - the "Shootout Bonus" whereby a player attempts to obtain one of several predetermined poker rankings and is paid odds according to the ranking obtained.


If the player's "Shootout Bonus" wager is at least $5, they qualify for the "Envy Bonus". The "Envy Bonus" is paid to a player if any other hand (excluding the dealer's hand) contains any of certain predetermined arrangement of cards.


Players are allowed to look at each other's hands.

HAND RANKINGS
Ranking are as follows from best to worst:
Five-of-a-Kind, suited
Straight Flush
Five-of-a-Kind
Four-of-a-Kind
Full House
Flush
Straight
Three-of-a-Kind
Two Pair
One Pair
High Card

Note: A-K-Q-J-10 is the highest straight flush and A-2-3-4-5 is the lowest straight or straight flush.

HOUSE WAYS
1. Highest pair, 8's or better
2. Ace-Jack or better
3. Any Pair, Suited
4. Any Pair, Unsuited
5. Ace High, Suited
6. Ten-Jack or better, Suited
7. Ten-Jack or better, Unsuited
8. Ace High, Unsuited
9. Face Card High, Suited
10. Face Card High, Unsuited
11. Connected Cards, Suited
12. Connected Cards, Unsuited
13. Two Highest Cards, Suited,
14. Two Highest Cards, Unsuited

In the event the dealer's initial hand consists of "Four-of-a-kind" involving two suited pair, the decision on which suited pair to play shall be based on the alphabetical ranking of the suit.
Ranked #1 Clubs Ranked #2 Diamonds
Ranked #3 Hearts Ranked #4 Spades

SHOOTOUT BONUS
Hand Type Pays:
Five-of-a-Kind, suited 1,000 to 1
Royal Flush 200 to 1
Straight Flush 75 to 1
Five-of-a-Kind 40 to 1
Four-of-a-Kind 7 to 1
Full House 3 to 1
Flush 2 to 1
Straight 1 to 1

ENVY BONUS
Hand Type Pays:
Five-of-a-Kind, suited $1000
Royal Flush $250
Straight Flush $50
Five-of-a-Kind $10

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