How to Play Three Card Poker
The object of the game is to make the best poker hand possible with only three cards.
Bet Against the Dealer’s Hand
The required Ante wager allows you to play against the Dealer. After you look at your three card hand, you have two options. You can fold. Or if you think your hand is high enough to beat the Dealer, place an equal wager on the Play spot. If your hand beats the Dealer’s qualifying hand of a Queen or better you win both wagers. If the Dealer doesn’t qualify, you win the Ante wager and the Play wager is a push.
Bet on Your Own Hand
If you like, you may also be the Pair Plus spot to play your hand value. If your hand contains a pair or better, you win according to the Pair Plus pay table.
If you make a Pair Plus wager in addition to the Ante wager, the Play wager must be made or all bets are forfeited.
|When Dealer does not qualify||Play is a Push & Ante wins 1 to 1|
|When Dealer qualifies & Player’s hand beats Dealer’s hand||Play wins 1 to 1 & Ante wins 1 to 1|
Ranking of Hands from Highest to Lowest
- Straight Flush
- Three of a Kind
If no hand contains a pair or better, the hand that contains the highest ranking card(s) wins. Ace is high except in 3-2-Ace sequence.
When wagering against the Dealer, the following pay table will apply on the Ante.
|Straight||1 to 1|
|Three of a Kind||4 to 1|
|Straight Flush||5 to 1|
Pair plus Payouts
|Pair||1 to 1|
|Flush||3 to 1|
|Straight||6 to 1|
|Three of a Kind||30 to 1|
|Straight Flush||40 to 1|