Object >The object of Three-Card Poker is to beat the player/dealer.
Gameplay >Using a standard deck of 52 cards, 3-Card Poker is played with up to seven (7) players, plus a player/dealer, although the house dealer deals the game. The player must place the Ante before placing any optional Bonus bet. The Bonus bet* must be equal to or less than the Ante bet.
Players receive three cards face-down. The player/dealer receives three cards, two face-down and one face-up. Once players inspect their hand, they may Fold the hand and forfeit the Ante and Bonus bet or stay in the game by making a Play bet which must equal the Ante.
- The Ante always receives action at even money. The player’s hand is compared to the player/banker’s hand and the best hand wins at even money.
- If the player/banker qualifies with a minimum Queen high, the play bet also receives action at even money. If the player/dealer does not qualify, the play bet receives no action. The dealer immediately refunds this bet to the players.
- The Bonus Bet is always in play. This bet is between the player and the player/dealer. All bets receive action to the extent that the player/dealer wager covers. The round of play ends when the player/dealer exhausts his/her bankroll, or when all player wagers receive full action. If a player plays more than one hand, the hand is played either as a Blind bet or the House Way (Ace high).
*Note: The Max bonus bet pay out is $10,000.
Did you know?
Although 3-Card Poker has been played since at least the 16th Century, the casino form was only invented and patented in 1994.