Oasis Poker is a single-player poker game. Or rather, instead of playing against actual humans, you are playing against the casino (yes, that would be us). Also, the rules differ a bit from most poker variants, in that the amount you win isn't only based on you actually having the better hand, but what hand you have. Winning with a full house pays more than winning with two pairs (though, of course, both pays).
Even though it may differ from “normal” poker, Oasis Poker is still skill-based, meaning that the actual decisions you make impact the outcome – play well, and you win more. At the same time, Oasis Poker is a fairly basic poker variant, and most people should be able to get into it quite easily. Mastering it, though, may take a bit more practice.
Oasis Poker is a fairly standard five card draw poker variant, with a bit of a twist. To start with, you have to place your initial bet, the ante. Then, both you and the casino will be dealt five cards each. One of the dealers’ cards will be visible to you. This means that you'll get a vague idea of the dealers’ hand, and what possible cards you may get. After the cards have been dealt, you have three options. You can either fold, call, or discard some or all of your cards. Discarding a card is done by clicking on it, and then hitting the “draw” button. Once you've drawn your new cards, you again have to option of either calling or folding, but not to draw any further new cards.
To call you have to bet twice the cost of the ante. After calling, both yours and the casino's cards will be shown, and the best poker hand wins. The prize amount is then decided what poker hand you have. One pair, or a high card, to start with pays the bet times one. A flush pays five times that, and so on, up to a royal flush, which pays 100 times the call bet. The paytable is easily accessible in game.
Note, though, that in order to get paid according to the pay tables, the dealer has to qualify. What this means that if the dealer doesn't have at least a king and an ace, the call bet is forfeit and the money returned to you, and you only win on the ante. This is yet another thing you need to take into consideration when playing Oasis Poker. Is it worth calling with just a low pair, which means it's unlikely you'll win if the casino actually qualifies? Oasis Poker is definitely a casino game for people who like to think before they act.
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