3 Card Poker is a fast and fun poker-style game that requires little strategy for a player to be successful. The low house edge of approximately 2.5% makes it an enticing addition to the casino. Beat the dealer by making the best poker hand possible with one draw of three cards.
Basic 3 Card Poker strategy:
Q-6-4 or Higher - Play Anything Lower - Don't Play
How to Play:
3 Card Poker games are played with a standard 52-card deck. The cards are distributed in hands of three, with cards shuffled after each hand. Straights have a higher ranking than a flush, as there are fewer ways to make a three-card straight. Aces can be either high or low. There are two bets a player can make that will influence the game payout: Ante and Pair Plus. The ante works as it does in conventional poker. This is the "cost" of playing the hand. The Pair Plus is a wager that the player will get at least a pair or higher. Payout levels are listed in the table below. It is not necessary to make both bets, but players must make at least one. The player antes by placing his/her bet in the "Ante" spot on the table within acceptable table limits. Both dealer and player are dealt three cards face down. The player will determine whether their cards are good enough to bet against the dealer or fold. If the player folds at this stage, he/she simply loses the ante. If the player decides to test his/her cards against the dealer, he/she must place a wager equal to the ante in the "Play" spot on the table and click the "Play" button. If the player wins the hand, the hand pays both the Ante and the Pair Plus wager (if applicable). Note: the dealer must have at least Queen High to qualify. Anything lower is an automatic win for the player providing the player has not folded.
When calculating a win or loss, there are three things to consider: Pair Plus result, Ante result, and the Play result (did the dealer qualify).
$5 minimum initial Ante and Pair Plus
$300 maximum bet.
You may also set your table bet limit below the maximum specified limit by selecting Bet Options from the Game Menu. The Modify Table Bet Limit window will appear on the screen. To reduce your maximum table bet limit type in the new limit in the appropriate box and confirm it by typing your PIN in the box below. Click on the OK button to complete the update. Please be aware that you can modify your table bet limit no more than once per week (Friday 12:00 AM EST) and that using the Modify Table Bet Limit function affects the bet limit for all games and not just the game that you are currently playing.
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