All players start by each placing an ante bet, set automatically. The ante and the blind have to be of the same value. A player then has the chance to raise the ante bet three to four times as in the first three community cards. Each round comes with one raise. Players that did not raise to the fifth community card then have a chance to raise to double the ante value. They have to fold and forfeit their ante and blind bets if they don't raise at this stage.
Live Ultimate Texas Hold'em rules
To play Ultimate Texas Hold'em, a single 52 card deck is needed. Two cards are issued to the player in private known as hole cards. The game starts when players place the ante and blind bets. After receiving their cards, a player can then decide to raise or check. This type of bet is known as the play bet. It gives them the chance to raise for up to three or four times the ante bet value.
The dealer issues out the flop after the first betting round ends. These are three community cards to be used by both the player and the dealer. A player could raise to double the ante bet if they had not placed any bets on the previous rounds. They also have the option to check.
The turn and the river are the fourth and fifth community cards. Both the player and the dealer can use them. At this stage, a player who did not make any bets through the game has two choices. The first is to raise to double the value of the ante. Alternatively, they may choose to fold thus forfeiting their ante bet.