Tequila Poker

Tequila Poker is one of the most popular online casino card games. It's played with a single 52-card deck. Tequila Poker has two game modes for the same hand –once the first 4 cards are dealt, players must choose which game mode they would like to play, then the player receives two more cards for a total of six. The best five out of six cards are used to create a winning hand.

The two game modes are High Tequila and Tequila Poker. High Tequila ranks the Player's hand using the points system – Aces are worth 11, picture cards are worth 10 and all of the other cards are equal to their face value. Tequila Poker uses the traditional poker five-card hand rankings – Royal Flush, Straight Flush, 4-of-a-Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, 3-of-a-Kind, Two Pair and One Pair.

After the player receives their initial four cards they must choose which playing mode to continue with or simply fold their hand. If the player continues, they must double their Ante and if they fold, they forfeit it.

After choosing either High Tequila or Tequila Poker, the Player is dealt another two cards for a total of six. The best five cards are used from the total of six to create a winning hand, if possible. The payouts for each mode are as follows:

High Tequila:

  • 54 – 200:1
  • 53 – 15:1
  • 52 – 7:1
  • 51 – 4:1
  • 50 – 3:1
  • 49 – 2:1
  • 46-48 – 1:1

Tequila Poker:

  • Royal Flush – 200:1
  • Straight Flush – 50:1
  • 4-of-a-Kind – 15:1
  • Full House – 8:1
  • Flush – 7:1
  • Straight – 5:1
  • 3-of-a-Kind – 3:1
  • Two Pair – 2:1
  • Pair of Aces – 1:1

Tequila Poker Strategy

In Tequila Poker you cannot really employ any poker strategy as there are no regular game stages like pre-flop, flop, turn or driver and you cannot draw your cards. So you just have to play the cards you get and hope they're good. However, you may choose your game mode after you receive the first 4 cards. Therefore here's and advice on which game to choose when you have to make the decision: if you have a pair, a four-card straight or a four-card flush draw, you should make a bet and play Tequila Poker; in case three of your highest cards have a total of 28 points or more you should bet and play High Tequila; if your hand suits both, the decision which game mode to choose lies with you; if none of the previous is true, it's best to fold your hand.