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Pacific Hold'Em Poker

May the best hand win.

Poker has never been more exciting or easier to play. Get a 2-card hand for just $2, and then combine those cards with the 5 shared community cards to create your best possible 5-card poker hand. If your hand beats all of your on-screen opponents' hands, you win. Got great cards? Raise your bet by $2 increments and you could win even more.

Recent Winners

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Prizes Won Last Year in BC



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Trail, BC



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Coquitlam, BC


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Bad Beat Jackpot Facts

Did you know that in 2017, the Bad Beat Jackpot has been won 23 times? The Bad Beat Jackpot continues to grow quickly, especially after it's won. Are you in?

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Poker Hand Rankings

Do you know the best poker hands? Learn which Pacific Hold'Em Poker hands win over another.

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Playing Responsibly

Is there such a thing as lucky numbers? Nope. Every number has an equal chance of being drawn at any given time. Learn more about the role of chance in gambling.

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