OBJECT > The object of 3-Card Poker is to Beat the Player/Dealer by having a higher-ranking hand. Featuring three ways to play and four ways to win, Three Card Poker enables players to bet against the dealer, bet on the value of their own three card hand, or bet both. To play against the dealer, players make an Ante wager. After looking at their cards, they may fold or place an equal Play wager to stay in the game.
GAMEPLAY > Three Card Poker features head-to-head play against the player/dealer. The ranking of hands differs from traditional poker. When you look at your three card poker hand, you have two choices: fold and forfeit your Ante wager or stay in the game by making a Play wager equal to your Ante.
You win even-money on the Ante and Play wagers when your three-card hand beats the player/deale’s qualifying hand of a Queen-high or better. You lose these wager’s when the player/dealer’s qualifying hand beats your hand. Ties push. If the player/dealer does not qualify, your Play bet receives no action.
If a player’s hand beats the dealer’s qualifying hand of a Queen-high or better, he or she will win both wagers. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, players win the Ante wager and their Play wager pushes. To play their hand value only, the player may bet the pair plus wager which wins if the hand contains a pair or better.
To play both the Ante and the Pair Plus, players must make a Play wager if they have placed the Ante, or they forfeit the Ante. With premium hands of a straight or higher, players win an Ante Bonus payout even if the dealer doesn’t qualify, or even if they loose to the dealer.