3 Card Poker
3 Card Poker is a fast and fun poker-style game that requires little
strategy for a player to be successful. The low house edge of approximately
2.5% makes it an enticing addition to the casino. Beat the dealer
by making the best poker hand possible with one draw of three cards.
3 Card Poker games are played with a standard 52-card deck. The
cards are distributed in hands of three, with cards shuffled after
each hand. Straights have a higher ranking than a flush, as there
are fewer ways to make a three-card straight. Aces can be either
high or low.
There are two bets a player can make that will influence the game
payout: Ante and Pair Plus. The ante works as it does in conventional
poker. This is the "cost" of playing the hand. The Pair
Plus is a wager that the player will get at least a pair or higher.
Payout levels are listed in a table below. It is not necessary to
make both bets, but players must make at least one.
Player antes by place his/her bet in the "Ante" spot
on the table within acceptable table limits. Both dealer and player
are dealt three cards face down. The player will determine whether
their cards are good enough to bet against the dealer or fold. If
player folds, he/she simply loses the ante. If the player decides
to test his/her cards against the dealer, he/she must place a wager
equal to the ante in the "Play" spot on the table and
click the "Play" button. If the player wins the hand,
the hand pays both the Ante and the Pair Plus wager (if applicable).
Note: the dealer must have at least Queen High to qualify.
Anything lower is an automatic win for the player providing the
player has not folded.
So to summarize, in three card poker, three to six players are
able to participate. The dealer deals three cards to every player,
face down. After this initial deal follows a betting round in which
any of the players on the table can make the opening bet. He and
any other player now has to either Call or Raise to stay into the
game. Then each player in 3 card poker has to draw two cards on
the draw followed by another round of betting. After this final
round of betting the players all show their hands. The ranking of
the hand is exactly the same as in Regular Poker, but due to the
three card limitation a Three of a Kind is the highest hand you