|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Easy enough, Three Card Poker is a game that does not need practically any strategy. It is fun, fast and simple. Just beat the dealer by aiming the best poker hand only in one single draw of three cards.
Poker Three Card is a fast and fun poker-style game that requires little strategy for a player to be successful. The premise is simple: beat the dealer by making the best poker hand possible with a single draw of three cards!
Three Card Poker is actually two games in one. Both the player and the dealer get three cards. There are two bets: Ante, where the player competes with the dealer, and Pair Plus, where the player bets if his hand will have a pair or better. A player may place both an Ante and a Pair Plus wager or an Ante wager only.
Poker Three Card games are played with a standard 52-card deck. The cards are dealt in hands of three. Straights have a higher ranking than flushes, as there are fewer ways to make a three-card straight. Aces can be either high or low, depending on what you need, as in Poker.
Ante and Ante Bonus
Begin by placing an Ante wager on the "ANTE" spot on the table. The Ante wager works as it does in conventional poker. This is the "cost" of playing the hand. You may also make the Pair Plus wager at this time (see PAIR PLUS below).
If you decide to challenge the dealer, you must place a wager equal to the Ante in the "Bet" spot on the table and click the "Call" button.
In Poker Three Card, you have the bonus of the initial bet, the Ante Bonus. This is paid if you have one of the three highest card combinations: straight flush, three of a kind, or straight. This bonus is paid even if the dealer doesn't qualify and even if the dealer's hand beats the player’s hand hand. See PAYOFFS for the payout for the Ante Bonus. The Ante Bonus is not paid if you fold.
If the dealer's hand does qualify the highest-ranking hand wins. If the dealer's hand ranks higher, the player loses both the Ante bet and the Bet, but can still win the Ante Bonus with a straight or higher. Those who can beat the dealer are paid even money on their Ante bets and Bets plus the Ante Bonus, if applicable. If both the dealer's hand and the player's hand have the same rank, the highest ranking card determines the winner (for example: a Pair of Kings beats a Pair of 10s).If the dealer's hand ties the player's hand both the Ante bet and the Bet are pushed (the wagers are returned to the player).
The Pair Plus is a wager that you will be dealt a pair or better. This optional wager is made at the same time you make an Ante wager by placing a wager in the Pair Plus spot on the table. You are not playing against the dealer. You win if you are dealt a pair or better, regardless of what the dealer's hand contains. See PAYOFFS for the payout for a Pair Plus wager in the Winnings Table below: