Online Poker Canada at LeoVegas!

Playing poker online is a completely unique experience at LeoVegas Live Casino with the numerous tables available offering revamped poker variations.

At LeoVegas, we do things differently in that when taking a seat at one of our poker tables, you play directly against the dealers, rather than against other players. So take this opportunity to put your poker skills to the test as you try to bust the dealer, win big and ultimately, have a great time. Nothing beats the rush you feel as you land la crème de la crème of poker hands, the one and only Royal Flush!

With crystal-clear streams live from our top-class providers’ highly immersive studio environments, our dealers are waiting for you to start playing casino poker against them live at LeoVegas!

You’ll be happy to discover that our live poker dealers are passionate about plenty of other casino card games too. Indeed, live blackjack and live baccarat tables can be found in abundance at LeoVegas Live Casino, all with their own distinctive features and levels of excitement. Fancy a spin or two of the beloved roulette wheel? Then go ahead and feed your passion for the game on our various live roulette tables straight away!

Online Poker Rules

No more smokey back poker rooms of the past! It’s full speed ahead to our mobile friendly, online casino world of choices for roaring poker fans of all bankrolls and experience. Pick up poker using nothing more than virtual coins for play and hit the tables for speedy new-takes on online poker room classics like Caribbean Stud or Joker Poker.

Casino poker has taken the joy of online poker rooms and morphed it onto table games, for fast plays that no longer require you to call up a pool of your pals to make a game happen. All you need is to take a seat in a player versus dealer poker table game. And that’s really the key here - it’s player versus dealer, so your poker hand really only has to beat one other.

Almost all poker games start with an ante. Found in most table games, an ante is a stake or wager put in by all players to signify they’re in the game. It’s gotta be on the table before any cards are dealt. Once the antes are sorted, it’s game on!

From here on in, there are going to be variations on how the game flows. Caribbean Stud? It’s a quick short and speedy play with an ante and one betting round. For online poker Texas Hold’em games, up to five betting rounds will play out with options to call, bet, raise or fold on each turn. What does this lingo mean? Let’s get into it below:

  • Bet - if you’re putting money or chips on the table, you’re making a bet.

  • Call - matching bets on the table.

  • Raise - take it up a notch by increasing existing bets at the table.

  • Fold - bow out and cut your losses!

Poker is all about those choices, at every stage of the game. Three card, five card, seven card, you name it, you can play it online. At the end of all rounds, it all comes down to the best poker hand. Casino poker games are a fabulous way to get a grip on the game, its betting flow and jump in anytime, 24/7.

Winning Poker Hands of Texas Hold’em

There’s something for everyone at LeoVegas Live Casino; whether you’re an experienced poker player looking to quench your thirst for the game or a beginner eager to discover more on how to play poker. So here’s a quick poker guide on the in’s and out’s of poker hand rankings of the popular Texas Hold’em version:

  • Royal Flush: The top-notch poker hand that can never be defeated, this is achieved by an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit.

  • Straight Flush: Any 5 cards in sequence of the same suit.

  • Four of a Kind: The same card in each of the 4 suits.

  • Full House: 3 cards of one rank and 2 cards of another rank.

  • Flush: All 5 cards in the same suit, that are not in sequence.

  • Straight: Any 5 numbered cards in sequence in at least two different suits.

  • Three of a Kind: 3 cards of the same rank and 2 non-paired cards.

  • Two Pair: Two cards of the same rank and two cards of another rank.

  • Pair: Two cards of the same rank and three unrelated cards.

  • High Card: When you achieve none of the hands above, the highest card counts.

Online Poker Games Types

Texas Hold’em

If you’ve tuned into the WSOP or WPT on TV, you’ve seen this game play out! Texas Hold’em is a five card poker game using a set of community cards. The goal is to create your best poker hand using a combo, any combo, of two hole cards and five community cards. Easy to pick up and extremely fun to play it’s no wonder it holds rank as the world’s most popular poker game!

Caribbean Stud

A casino table game with ancestry tracing back to five card stud poker. As a table game, it’s player versus dealer with an ante necessary to kick things off. After five cards are dealt, face down, one more betting round will determine who’s still in the game. If you’re in, double up that ante before all cards are flipped over. A little good news - the dealer’s hand only qualifies if it's AK or better. Now, if the dealer’s hand qualifies and you can beat it, it's even money on the ante but the raise pays as follows:

  • Royal Flush 100:1

  • Straight Flush 50:1

  • Four of a King 20:1

  • Full House 7:1

Omaha Hi-Low

First, let’s unpack the basics of Omaha. Much like Texas Hold’em, there’s a shared bank of community cards available to help create poker hands. But in Omaha, you’re restricted to using only two out of your four hole cards along with three community cards. That’s the only acceptable combo, and it holds up for Hi Lo as well. But here’s the kicker. In Omaha Hi Lo, the goal is to create both the highest ranking poker hand at the table and the lowest.

3 Card Poker

All you need is a player and a dealer to make this magic happen. It all starts with an ante before three face down cards are dealt. To stay in the game, you’ll need to double up the ante. To win, you’ve got to beat the dealer’s hand, which needs to be at least queen-high. Otherwise, wagers are returned, nothing gained but nothing lost. Beating the dealer is rewarded with a 1:1 payday, but if it’s with a pair or higher, the paydays get even better.

  • Straight Flush 40:1

  • Three of a Kind 30:1

  • Straight 6:1

  • Flush 3:1

  • Pair 1:1

5 Card Poker

One of poker’s most popular plays - five card poker offers both stud and draw variations to choose from. For the sake of popularity, let’s focus on draw. All seated players are dealt five cards, followed by a round of betting and a round of drawing. This is the point whereby you can toss (discard) and refresh up to 3 cards in an effort to improve your hand. Another round of betting, and it all comes to an end with the best five card poker hand taking the pot.

7 Card Poker

Fun fact - before online poker supremely boosted the popularity of Texas Hold’em, this was the go-to game, often called Seven Card Stud. Here’s the deal - literally - players get seven cards to make a five card poker hand. The first two cards are dealt face down (hole cards) and the third (door card) face up, with a betting round inbetween. Then it flows as follows: a face up card is dealt, followed by a betting round. This repeats 3x. Once the River hits the board, it’s go time - one final betting round before it all comes to who’s left and who holds the best poker hand.

Pai Gow

This one is a thinker. It requires you to have your head in the game a little more than say, blackjack. Here’s why. Players are dealt seven cards to create two hands with - a two card hand (known as the Second highest hand, or Low Hand) and a five card one (referred to as the High or Back Hand). The goal is to have both hands beat the dealer’s. Note, when creating your two hands, your High Hand (five carder) must rank higher than your Low Hand (two carder).

Video Poker

Five card draw is the name of the game for most video poker games. The fun begins with five cards across the screen. A simple tap will save the cards to keep and discard others, for a redeal and refresh. The goal isn’t to beat a dealer in this case, it’s simply to create a winning ranking poker hand. Payouts, as with any slot video game, are determined by the wager and the particular choice of game.

Best Live Poker Games at LeoVegas Canada

Interested in live dealer poker? Check out the best online poker games at LeoVegas!

Casino Hold'Em Live

Casino Hold'em Live, a single deck version of the well known five-card poker game. Here the players are dealt two cards that they must use together with the five-card flop to create the best hand possible.

3 Card Brag

Live 3 Card Brag from Playtech is a poker table with a live dealer hosting a 3 Card Brag game. The player and dealer are both dealt 3 cards and the highest hand wins! You also have the option of placing two side bets; Pair Plus and Poker Plus.

Casino Stud Poker

It's time to head to the live casino and place your bets as you play a version of five-card poker from Playtech. Casino Stud Poker is hosted by a live dealer, who, during the game, will only be able to play with a specific combination of cards. Compete with side bets such as 5+1, which will pay out with a hand of three of a kind or higher.

Experience the Thrill of Online Poker on the Go!

The beauty of an online casino lies in the way you can immerse yourself in a game of online poker hassle-free from the comfort of your home. With LeoVegas, you can achieve much more than that as all our Live Casino & Casino games are available across all mobile devices giving you extra freedom while you’re on the move. Download the LeoVegas App to let the fun begin!

Our drive towards a mobile future was reflected in our latest coronation as ‘Mobile Operator of the Year’ during the 2021 EGR Nordic Awards, a title we aim to keep embodying for years to come.

Benefit From Our Welcome Bonus!

What’s better than diving deeply in a game of online poker? Well, that coupled with a smashing Welcome Bonus of course! And that’s exactly what you should expect from your journey at LeoVegas.

Every new lion that joins our pride is greeted with the signature LeoVegas online casino bonus, ensuring you kick off your online poker adventure on the right foot (or hand in this case!). But that’s not all! While you’re here, get ready for a ton of promotions and cash rewards to come your way too for the ultimate live casino experience!

From LeoVegas, With Care

The cherry on the cake to your online poker experience at LeoVegas is our friendly Customer Support team always at your disposal via online chat, phone and email for any queries you may have. For quicker answers, check out our Help Centre and for any gambling-related concerns, we encourage you to have a look at LeoSafePlay, a website solely focused on responsible gaming.

Poker Games of All Sorts!

There are many different casino poker games available at LeoVegas; have a go at the various versions and brush up your skills on the tables of your preference to become a real King of Casino Poker!

If live tables are not your cup of tea, then you can always jump over to our Table Games and relish in exciting games such as Joker Poker and Caribbean Stud!

Online Poker FAQ

Can you play online poker for free?

Absolutely. In fact, once this whole ‘online’ world took off, poker was no longer restricted to smoke-filled casino rooms. This opened up the game to an entirely new generation of poker lovers - many of whom learned to play online for free, using nothing but virtual coins. And what a great way to begin! Take a virtual seat, learn the betting rounds with handy prompts, and even see the winning percentage shot your hand has. Playing online poker for free has certainly been a game changer and something you should take advantage of!

Can I play online poker on mobile?

Yes, and in landscape or portrait, whatever your fingers are most comfortable with! Mobile casino games are plentiful, and offer the perfect entertainment on-the-go solution for poker and card & casino table games like blackjack, baccarat, and roulette.

How do you play video poker in a casino?

A delightful choice, if we do say so ourselves. Based on a five card poker game, video poker is easy and enjoyable. On the screen you’ll see five cards dealt to you, all face up obviously and in full view. Discard the ones you dislike, and keep the ones you want part of your hand - redeal, repeat. That’s your game in a nutshell! What do we like about it?

You can create your own pace, in your own space. Plus, with the possibilities of video and animation, most video poker machines offer amazing variations to spice up your play, such as Joker Poker, Pairs or Better or Aces & Faces.

How many decks of cards are used for online poker?

To answer this, you should first know that it’s the same regardless if you’re online or offline. Anytime you’re playing poker, it’s a one deck game. If an additional deck was thrown into the mix, the entire game wouldn’t quite play the same would it?

Can I play poker online with live dealers?

Yes, and new variations of classics like Texas Hold’em too! Take our LeoVegas Bet on Live Poker game for example - four betting rounds and five card poker with an engaging dealer to boot! That’s just the beauty of online - 24/7 games, new variations and endless possibilities for classic games.