The dome will consist of a poker table complete with automated card-tracking system, integrated chip-counting capabilities, a hole card
camera (which allows the television audience to examine the first two cards dealt to each player) and robotic cameras focused on each player's face.
The centerpiece opens like a locket to house the hole cards
from the winning hand.
The front of each card shows your two hole cards
, and their value relative to other starting hands.
That's why you return, why you tease your chair to the table's edge and post a blind bet, why you peel the corner of your hole cards
like they're prosperity's last pair of good panties.
They basically were playing Texas Hold 'em with four hole cards
, which would have provided an unbeatable advantage if they had 100 percent of their wits about them.
The cards dealt face down to each individual player are called hole cards
(which gave rise to the common English expression ace in the hole, which suggests that one has something valuable that is not apparent to others).
My hole cards
were: 9 of diamonds, Queen of spades, 7 of diamonds, K of clubs.
Between his hole cards
and what was on the table, Tom had a pretty good hand but was afraid to take a chance on it.
Texas Hold 'em is a type of poker in which each player has only two hole cards
, and all the players can use any of five face-up community cards.
You are dealt two cards in your hand, known as Hole cards
, and then there is the first round of betting.
It built on a series of prototypes in the late 1960s, first by punched hole cards
and later primitive computer systems such as the IBM 360.
A final round of betting takes place based on players making the best possible five-card hand they can using their hole cards
and three of the community cards.
Texas Ask'Em Poker enters the world of Facebook poker games with a decent pair of hole cards
, they have now amassed over 6,500 likes and their players have already sent over 150,000 game invites to their friends.