Wild Seat Poker® is the innovative Poker game exclusive to Virgin Games that offers quick-fire action, mystery payouts and the chance to play against our Chat Hosts.
You will battle it out in No Limit Texas Hold’em games against three other players to win mystery prizes, which range from twice the buy-in up to jackpot prizes of 10,000x the buy-in.
Wild Seat Poker® tournaments make a single payout to the winner, while the losing players are shown what they could have won when they are eliminated.
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Wild Seat® Poker tournaments are played as No Limit Texas Hold’em games, which is the most popular Poker game in the world.
In Texas Hold’em, each player receives two cards.
The dealer then deals five cards, called community cards, in the middle of the table that all players can use.
Players must make the best five-card Poker hand possible using any of the seven cards available to them – these being their two private cards and the five community cards.
How to Bet
There are four betting rounds available in this game – one when you receive your first two cards, one after the first three community cards are dealt, another after the fourth community card and the final one when the fifth community card is dealt.
At the start of the betting round, the first players is given the option to Check (bet nothing) or Bet. The next player has the option to Fold (give up their cards and leave the hand), Call (match the bet) or Raise (increase the bet).
Once all of the remaining players have made matching bets, the betting round is over and the bets will be swept into the pot. The next card will then be dealt and the next round of betting can begin.
After the final betting round, all remaining players who have made matching bets will compare their hands – known as a showdown – and the best hand wins the chips in the pot.
How to win a Hand
There are two ways to win a Poker hand –
All players pay an amount of money to play in a Poker tournament - this money then goes into the prize pool.
All players start with the same amount of chips and will keep playing until they have no chips remaining.
The tournament finishes when one player has all of the chips.
Wild Seat tournaments are slightly different because they only pay out one prize to the winner.
Wild Seat Tournaments
Wild Seat tournaments assign random, mystery prizes to each player at the start.
The prizes in these tournaments can range from twice a player’s buy-in up to jackpot prizes of 10,000x the buy-in.
Only the winner is awarded their prize. When each player is eliminated they will be shown the prize they could have won.
Return to Player (RTP)
Return to Player: 90.00%
The return to player is the theoretical percentage of buy-ins that are paid out in prizes, on average. This replaces the normal 10% entry fee for tournaments.
Due to the large jackpots that are possible, the actual percentage awarded can be lower or higher than 90% over the short term.