Mia Gardner | 26 Jan 2018
Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is set to capture all the thrill of real-life poker, all with a few extra innovations and features for players to enjoy. The new Evolution title is the first of its kind, and gives poker players exclusive access to the First Five progressive jackpot, which seeds at a whopping $50,000.
The Evolution Gaming team, in collaboration with Games Marketing, created the new bonus poker variation. The latter firm already offers its own massive portfolio of live dealer table games, and now, it will have yet another premium poker title on offer thanks to its Latvian iGaming partner.
The new Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker game has been optimised for both desktop and mobile devices, and can be played through a variety of tablet and smartphone models running iOS, Android, and Windows. Players will also have access to a variety of unique side bets during play, including a Bonus Bet and the First Five Progressive side bets for extra chances to win big.
The Bonus Bet feature offers players the chance to win up to 1,000:1 on their wagers, while the First Five could lead to great progressive wins by giving players the chance to strike the poker game’s progressive prize pool. A Royal Flush hand will trigger the maximum jackpot hands, while other valuable poker hands will result in more modest jackpot payouts.
The new Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker game will be live streamed from Evolution Gaming’s studios in Riga, and operators can choose to offer the First Five Progressive Jackpot as well through an optional add-on programme.
In a statement announcing the game’s launch, Evolution CPO Todd Haushalter noted that the poker game is already established in the digital and land-based casino markets, making it exciting for his company to be the first and only live dealer specialist to offer it.
He also explained that Evolution is funding the progressive jackpot with a $50,000 seeding point, noting that this is the first time his firm has ever launched a progressive jackpot game on day one.
Haushalter is confident that Evolution’s players will enjoy the new Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker game, going on to say that the developer is currently ‘investing heavily’ in online poker gaming. The CPO revealed that the firm has now secured the live dealer rights to Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, as well as other popular variants like Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Casino Hold’em, and Caribbean Stud Poker.