Three Card Poker
How to Play Three Card Poker
This game consists of three bets: the ‘Ante’ bet, the ‘Play’ bet and the ‘Pair Plus’ bet. Before any cards are dealt, players are required to bet the ‘Ante’ bet. An optional bet is the ‘Pair Plus’ bet. Simply stated, a pair wins even money on this bet; a flush pays 3-1; a straight pays 5-1; three-of-a-kind pays 30-1 and a straight flush pays 40-1. After the ‘Ante’ and ‘Pair Plus’ bets are placed, each player and the dealer will be dealt three cards down. After looking at the cards, each player must decide to either fold (surrendering both ‘ante’ and ‘Pair Plus’ bets) or the player can make a ‘Play’ bet to remain in the hand. It is suggested to play when player have Q-8-x or better. After each player has acted, the dealer will reveal their cards and must have a queen or better to qualify. If the dealer qualifies, players win both ‘ante’ and ‘play’ bets if they have a better poker hand than the dealer. If the Dealer does not qualify, player wins only the ante bet. The pair plus bet is based on only the player’s three cards and thus paid regardless of the dealer qualifying.