How to play

The Three-Card Poker player has the opportunity to make three bets – the ante, in which he competes against the dealer; the Pair Plus bet, in which he is rewarded for a high hand; and the Play bet, in which a bonus gives the player an extra payout for premium hands.

As the name implies, in Three Card Poker, the player and the dealer use only three cards. The game is easy to understand because it uses fewer cards than regular poker. The strategy is simplified because there are no drawing cards. If the player gets high hands, ranging from a pair to a straight flush, he receives a bonus payout that increases as the hands improve.

The bonus hands give the players three ways to win, but the player does not have to have a premium hand because he will be paid even money if he beats the dealer’s hand. If the dealer does not have a Queen high hand, players are paid on the ante, the Play and the Pair Plus bets. This gives a high frequency of contested hands, providing excitement for players whether they are low-stakes players or high rollers.