3-Card Poker

3 Card Poker is fun, fast paced and easy to learn. Each player and the dealer receive three cards.  They object of the game is to make the highest poker hand with your cards. There is a minimum bet of $10, and wagers must be made in increments of $5.

For more on game play, game rules, payouts and more – view our Three Card Poker Gaming Guide.

3-Card Poker Betting Guide

WAGERS: Bet on the Ante to play against the dealer. Bet the Pair Plus Wager to play against the posted payout chart. Bet the Ante and the Pair Plus to play both against the dealer and the posted payout chart. Bet the Ante and 6-Card Bonus to play both against the dealer and the posted pay chart. Bet the Ante, Pair Plus and the 6-Card Bonus to play against the dealer and posted pay charts. Bet the Play Wager after a player reviews their hand and wants to continue in the game.

ACTION:
Each player and the dealer are dealt 3-cards. Players with an Ante or Ante and Pair Plus will either: Fold and forfeit their Ante (and Pair Plus if both wagered). Place a Play bet equal to their Ante. Ante and Play bets are playing against the dealer’s hand. Dealer plays with queen high or better. The Play bet is only paid if the dealer qualifies.

ANTE AND PLAY PLAYOFFS:
Outcome Ante Bet Play Bet
Dealer does NOT play 1 to 1 Push
Dealer plays and Player beats Dealer 1 to 1 1 to 1
Dealer plays and Player ties Dealer Push Push
Dealer plays and beats the Player Lose Lose

ANTE BONUS: A player placing an Ante Wager and a Play Wager shall be paid an Ante Bonus if the player’s hand is:
Mini Royal – 10 to 1
Straight Flush – 5 to 1
3-of-a-Kind – 4 to 1
Straight – 1 to 1

If the customer qualifies, this is paid and is not in competition against the dealer.

PAIR PLUS: This wager allows the player to bet the ranked value of their hand against the posted pay chart and is not in competition against the dealer.

HAND RANKINGS/PAIR PLUS PAYOUTS:
Mini Royal (A, K, Q Suited) – 50 to 1
Straight Flush – 40 to 1
3-of-a-Kind – 30 to 1
Straight – 6 to 1
Flush – 3 to 1
Pair – 1 to 1

RANKING OF THE HANDS: Straight ranks higher than Flush; Three of a Kind ranks higher than Straight.

6-CARD BONUS: This wager allows the player to bet on combining their 3 cards with the dealer’s 3 cards to make a 5-Card poker hand. The bet is paid against the posted pay chart and is not in competition against the dealer.

HAND RANKINGS/PAIR PLUS PAYOUTS:
Royal Flush – 1,000 to 1
Straight Flush – 200 to 1
4-of-a-Kind – 50 to 1
Full House – 25 to 1
Flush – 15 to 1
Straight – 10 to 1
Three of a Kind – 5 to 1

GENERAL RULES: Ace is always high except in 3-2-A sequence. When comparing two hands that are of identical poker hand rank, the hand that contains the highest ranking card shall be considered the highest ranking hand.

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