Three Card Poker is based on the traditional Poker game where you play your hand against the House.
The aim of the game is for your Poker hand to beat the Dealer's hand. If you draw one of the top three hands you will also be eligible for an additional ante bonus payout. You can also place a pairs plus wager which wins if you have any pair or higher.
The Three Card Poker table seats seven Players on one side, and the Dealer on the other. Its layout features fields for placing your ante and bet wagers, and a field for placing a pairs plus wager.
To commence the game, you place a wager in the “ante” box. You also have the option of placing an additional wager in the pairs plus field. This makes you eligible for bonus payouts, in addition to the regular payout on your winning hand.
After the initial ante stakes have been placed, all Players and the Dealer receive three cards face down.
Inspect your cards, without revealing them to the other Players or the Dealer. If you are not confident that your hand can beat the Dealer's, you may fold by placing your cards face down, in front of your box. If you think you may be able to beat the Dealer’s hand, you may elect to play on by making an additional wager. This is known as your “Bet” wager - it must be equal to the value of your ante wager.
After all Players have either folded or bet, the Dealer displays their hand. To qualify, the dealer must have an odd card hand containing either an Ace, King or Queen, or a higher ranked hand.
If the Dealer’s hand fails to qualify, all ante wagers are paid at even money, and all bet wagers are considered void.
If the qualifying Dealer’s hand is higher than your hand, you lose both your ante and bet wagers.
If you beat the Dealer’s hand, you will be paid even money on your ante and bet wagers.
Remember, the Dealer must have an odd card hand containing either an Ace, King or Queen, or a higher ranked hand for your hand to qualify for the winning bet payout.
If you hold one of the top three highest ranking Poker hands, you will receive an automatic payout called an ante bonus. This is paid at odds on the ante wager.
3 OF A KIND
4 to 1
5 to 1
You can also make an optional bet called the “pairs plus" wager. You are not required to win in the main game to be paid on the pairs plus wager, provided the wager was placed prior to any cards being dealt. The pairs plus wager wins when your hand is any pair or better and is paid at the following odds:
4 to 1
6 to 1
3 OF A KIND
25 to 1
40 to 1
STRAIGHT FLUSH: The highest hand in Three Card Poker. Three consecutive cards of the same suit.
THREE OF A KIND: Any three cards of the same face value.
STRAIGHT: Three cards of two or more suits running consecutively in face value.
FLUSH: Any three cards of the same suit, but not running consecutively in face value.
PAIR: Any two cards of the same face value and one other odd card.
ODD CARD: An Ace, King or Queen and two other odd cards.
ANTE: The initial wager that commences the game.
BET: An additional wager that must be equal in value to your ante.
ANTE BONUS: An additional payout made if you receive one of the top three hands.
PAIRS PLUS: An additional bet that you may contribute to and qualify for on every hand by placing a wager in the pairs plus field.
Before you sit down, please check the sign displaying the minimum and maximum bets at the table, or ask one of our gaming team for assistance.
This card game is a game of chance based on traditional poker. For an initial stake or 'ante', Players receive three cards face down and the Dealer also receives three cards face down. If a Player thinks they cannot beat the Dealer's hand, they can forfeit their original stake. To play on, the Player's next bet must be equal to the original stake. The best Poker hand between each Player and the Dealer wins. The House margin for Three Card Poker is about 2.01% for skilled Players.