Finding a well executed Texas Hold'em Live Dealer variant is not an easy thing to do, which is why the excitement hit the roof when Opus finally decided to stream their own poker table. The developer decided against simply providing the conventional Hold'em variant and the structure of Opus gameplay is slightly changed, which is reflected in the process of card dealing. The version also includes a bonus bet and progressive jackpot – both optional and settled independently from the main Texas Hold'em bets.
As always, the developer was up to the task and players can expect a smooth game play with a flawlessly professional dealer, sharp video quality, well lit studio and highly sophisticated gaming platform that will have you thinking the bets are practically placing themselves.
Clicking on the chips placed in the right corner at the bottom of the screen and dragging them onto the Ante is the first move the player makes. After placing the Ante, player can proceed with wagering on the bonus bet and adding a chip for the progressive jackpot pool.
When the betting time is over and bets are officially closed, the dealer will first deal five community cards, Flop, Turn and River (all at once) and two cards for the player. Player's cards are the first to be revealed, and a new bet can be placed, after which the dealer reveals the 3 Flop cards. Two more bets are placed before the dealer reveals River and Turn cards and deals two cards for the house. At that, the bets are finally settled.
A somewhat different yet flawlessly executed Live Texas Hold'em variant by Opus adds a breath of fresh air to the traditional structure of poker by simply changing the order in which the cards are dealt. As always, every aspect of the game is on point, from the video and sound quality to the dealer's mannerism and efficiency.