Learn To To Play Three Card Poker In Less Than Five Minutes

I’ve never really heard of this poker game until recently. But it caught my interest since the rules for this game is so simple and fun. The objective of the game is to win is by having the best poker hands with only THREE cards. You can only win if you have the best cards with you. To start off the game, the player will place an ate wager OR a plus wager, to bet that they will have a hand of at least a pair or better. Both the players and the dealer will be given three cards faced down. Your only focus is the dealer and not the other players, because you will not be playing against them. The player will then look at his hands to determine the suitable wager to be placed to pit his hand against the dealer or not. The best strategy says the player should “play” all hands greater than Queen, Six and Four and fold are the worst hands.

Should the player folds, the hand is over and the dealer will proceed to take the player’s ante wager and pair plus wager. However, if the player decides to place a play wager, the cards will be turned over to determine whether or not the player has a better hand than the dealer. And if the dealer has a hand of Jack-high or worse, then the play wager is returned to the player. If the dealer’s hand has a Queen-high or better, then both the play wager and the ante are paid out at 1 to 1 if the player has a better hand than the dealer.

To make it easier to understand, here’s a simple clarification :

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Pair plus payouts 

Straight flush – 40 to 1

Three of A Kind – 30 to 1

Straight – 6 to 1

Flush 3 to 1

Pair 1 to 1

Ante bonus payouts 

Straight flush –  5 to 1

Three of A Kind – 4 to 1

Straight – 1 to 1