Three Card Poker

Three Card Poker is a very simple game based on Three Card Brag.

The winning card combinations are based on standard Poker hands, so it’s probably best to learn these if you want to become a Poker whizz.

Place your bet on the box marked Ante.

You can place an optional separate bet on the Pair Plus box at the start of each game. This can be a stand alone bet or in addition to your Ante bet. If you’re dealt any of the hands in the Pay Table below, you’ll be paid at fixed odds regardless of whether the dealer qualifies or has a better hand.

Pair Plus Pay Table

Straight Flush 35 to 1
Three of a Kind 33 to 1
Straight 6 to 1
Flush 4 to 1
Pair Evens

 

There is also an optional side bet Prime on Three Card Poker. You can only place this bet once you have placed an Ante and/or a Pair Plus wager. The objective of this bet is to see whether the three cards dealt to you are of the same colour, that is, all red or all black, see Pay Table below.

Prime Pay Table

Prime 3 to 1 All your cards the same colour
Prime 4 to 1 All your cards and the dealer’s
cards the same colour

 

The dealer will deal three cards to each player and three to themselves – all face down.

Look at your cards and if you want to stay in the game place your Play bet on the table. This should be the same amount as your Ante bet.

You do not need to play the hand and stay in the game, and can instead choose to Fold, which means you surrender your Ante bet.

If the dealer’s hand doesn’t have at least a Queen High it doesn’t qualify so your Ante bet will be paid even money and your Play bet returned to you.

If the dealer does have a Queen High, you win even money on both your Ante and Play bets if your own hand is better.

If the dealer’s hand is better than yours, you lose both bets. If you continue in the game by placing a Play bet, and your hand is a Straight or better you will receive an Ante bonus, see

Ante Bonus Pay Table

Straight Evens
Three of a Kind 4 to 1
Straight Flush 5 to 1

 

The rules are the same as above except you bet against the dice. You lose if a 7 or 11 is thrown on the first roll and win on a 3 or 12. If a 2 is thrown, it is a stand off and you neither win nor lose. If a point is established and then made, you lose. If a 7 is thrown before a point is made, you win. Your wager may not be increased after the establishment of the come out point, until that wager is either won or lost.

Once a point has been established you are then allowed to lay that point.

Winning Hands

Straight Flush Three consecutive cards of the same
suit, e.g. 4, 5, 6 of Hearts.
Three of a Kind Three cards of the same
denomination e.g. three 6s etc.
Straight Three sequential cards of different
suits, e.g. 5, 6, 7 of different suits.
Flush Three unrelated cards of the same
suit, e.g. 6, 2, 10 of Clubs.
Pair Two cards of the same
denomination, e.g. two 6s.
High Card The highest value single
card, e.g. a Queen.

 

House Edge

 

On Pair Plus wagers: 2.7%

Overall game: 2.0%

Prime Side Bet: 3.62%

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