Texas Hold’em Poker

Texas Hold’em is the most popular version of poker in the world and is played using a standard 52 card deck. Every player gets two hole cards face-down. Then through four betting rounds a total of five community cards are dealt face-up on the table. Players must make the best five card hand with a combination of their hole cards and community cards. The player with the strongest hand wins.

No Limit

All Texas Hold’em games in 7XL are ‘No Limit’, which means there is no limit to the maximum a player can bet at once. Thus players can go all-in and bet all of their chips on their betting turn.


Big blind
The player on the left of the small blind. The big blind is the same as the minimum bet size.

Small blind
The player immediately left of the dealer has to post the small blind.

Each hand has one designated dealer. The dealer position determines the small and big blind positions.
The dealer button is passed clockwise after every hand.



Check to complete your turn without betting. Remember that checking may be considered as a tell for possessing weak hands.


If you have a good hand, you may want to bet to win a bigger pot.


Tell your opponents that you’re not messing around.


Call to look up your opponent’s hands. Not all bets equate to strong hands.


Apply maximum pressure on your opponents.


To throw away your cards and forfeit whatever you have put in the pot.

Betting Rounds


The betting round that takes place after the players receive their hole cards.


The betting round that takes place after the first three community cards are dealt.

The Turn

The third betting round that takes place after the fourth community card is dealt.

The River

The last betting round that takes place after the fifth and final community card is dealt.

9-Max Table

Some of the games in Hold’em may consist of maximum of 9 players, and contain a mandatory Ante during the pre-flop betting round. The amount of the Ante will be equal to one small blind, and will be placed by all of the players sitting at the table.

The game will then proceed in the same manner as other Hold’em games.


Play Money

Play Money(P) are free chips that can only be used in Play Money tables, where blinds are displayed with ‘P’.

Play Money tables are provided for the following games:

  • Hold’em
  • PLO/PLO-5
  • Short Deck
  • All-In or Fold
  • Spin & Gold
  • Rush & Cash

Following are the rules and restrictions for using Play Money:

  • Existing players can claim/recharge up to P10,000 every four hours, up to a maximum of two times daily.
    (Newly signed-up players will receive P20,000 to start)
  • Play Money has no cash value and cannot be used in conjunction with cash, C$, T$ or any other currency or ticket.
  • Some features may not be available on Play Money tables.
  • Play Money eligibility is subject to the terms and conditions of the player’s jurisdiction.

Details & Limitations


This game uses 1 deck of 52 cards and the deck is shuffled after each hand.
Amount committed to the pot will still be in play in an event of a disconnection.