Three Card Poker
Min Bet £5. Max Bet £500.
A most fun and friendly game, Three Card Poker is played using a single standard deck of 52 cards.
The object of the game is to have a higher hand than the Dealer's hand. Unlike other poker games you are not competing against another player.
When all the bets have been placed on the Ante and/or Pair Plus bet, players may also place a ‘Prime’ bet if they have an Ante and/or a Pair Plus bet. Players then receive three cards each as does the Dealer. If after viewing their hands, the player wishes to stay in the game, they must place a ‘Play’ bet, otherwise their ‘Ante’ wager is lost and surrendered to the House. To qualify, the Dealer’s hand has to be a Queen high or better. If not, the player will win even money on the Ante bet and the Play bet will be a standoff.
If the Dealer does qualify, the Player's hand will be compared to the Dealer's hand and the higher hand wins.
If the Player has the higher poker hand - the Ante and Play will both pay even money.
If the Dealer has the higher poker hand - the Ante and Play will both lose.
If the Player and Dealer hands are exactly the same (a tie) - the Ante and Play bets will be a standoff.
If the player has an Ante bet and has a straight or better, then the player will receive an Ante Bonus, regardless of the value of the Dealer's hand.
TIPS & ADVICE
How To Play Three Card Poker
A Pair Plus bet is an additional wager that the player’s cards will be a pair or better and paid at the appropriate odds (even money to 35 – 1) irrespective of the Dealer’s hand.
The Prime bet is an additional wager that the player’s cards will be of the same colour. Should the Dealer’s cards also be of the same colour this increases the odds paid out to them.
In Three card poker a straight has a higher ranking than a flush, which is not the case in 5 card poker.
When players have stopped viewing their cards they normally place these under their ‘Play’ bet.