Live casino gaming specialist Evolution Gaming has launched the world’s first online Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, complete with a First Five progressive jackpot starting at €50,000.

Developed in partnership with Games Marketing, Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is available on desktop, tablet and smartphone.

The game offers players two optional side bets; Bonus Bet and First Five Progressive Jackpot. Each offers extra chances to win alongside the main game with Bonus Bet paying up to 1,000:1 and the First Five Progressive Jackpot side bet offering an increasing jackpot for a Royal Flush. First Five also gives players the chance to win lower fixed prizes for a range of other hands.

Todd Haushalter, chief product officer at Evolution, said: “The game is already well-established in the RNG and land-based casino worlds, so being the first and only live provider to offer Texas Hold’em Bonus is exciting for us.

“To add to the excitement, Evolution is funding a progressive jackpot that will start at €50,000. This is the first time we have ever launched a new game with a progressive jackpot on day one, so players will find a lot to like about the live version.

“We have invested intensively in poker games by securing the live casino rights to not just this game but also Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, and Casino Hold’em.”

Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker streams live from Evolution’s studios in Riga, Latvia.