Three Card Poker

About the Game

  • Three Card Poker is a poker-style casino game where the Player is playing against the Dealer’s hand.
  • The game utilizes a 52-card deck. Three cards are dealt to both the Player and the dealer.
  • The objective of the game is to make a better three-card poker hand than the dealer. There are two optional side bets - the Pair Plus side bet and the 6 Card Bonus side bet.

How to Play

  • To start, bet on the Ante. The Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus side bets are optional and can only be bet on at this point.
  • The Dealer will then deal three cards to the Player (face up), and three cards to itself (face down).
    • After looking at the cards that are dealt, there is the option to Fold or Play for each hand.
    • Folding will forfeit the Ante bet.
    • Playing will automatically make a bet that is 1x the Ante Bet.
  • The Dealer will then reveal his cards. If the dealer has a Queen high or better, the dealer’s hand will be evaluated against the Player’s hand using the hand rankings.
    • If the Dealer’s hand outranks the Player’s hand, the Play and Ante bets lose.
    • If the Dealer’s hand and the Player’s hand are of identical rank, the Play and Ante bets will push.
    • If the Player’s hand outranks the Dealer’s hand, the Play and Ante bets are paid 1:1.
    • If the Dealer has less than a Queen high, the dealer does not qualify. The Play bet will push and the Ante bet is paid 1:1.
  • Regardless of the dealer’s hand, the Player will receive an Ante Bonus if the Player makes a Play bet and has a Straight Flush, Three of a Kind or a Straight. Players are paid according to the Ante Bonus paytable that can be found in game.

Pair Plus

  • The Pair Plus side bet is optional. It is based on the Player’s initial three-card poker hand only.
  • This side bet is not affected by the Dealer’s hand and pays even if the Player folds their hand.
  • Players are paid according to the Pair Plus paytable. These pays start at a hand of a Pair.

6 Card Bonus

  • The 6 Card Bonus side bet is optional. It is based on the best five-card poker hand that is formed when combining the Player’s hand and the Dealer’s hand.
  • This side bet is not affected by the Dealer’s hand and pays even if the Player folds their hand.
  • Players are paid according to the 6 Card Bonus paytable, starting from a hand of Three of a Kind.

Ranking of Hands

  • In Three Card Poker, hands are ranked from highest to lowest as follows:

Base Game and Pair Plus side bet - 3 card hands

  • Straight Flush
  • Three of a Kind
  • Straight
  • Flush
  • Pair
  • High card

6 Card Bonus - 5 card hands

  • Royal Flush
  • Straight Flush
  • Four of a Kind
  • Full House
  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Three of a Kind

The value of a card ascends sequentially from 2-10, and then Jack, Queen, King, Ace. Ace is considered high, except in 3-2-Ace sequence.

When evaluating a hand, only the highest possible rank within the Player’s cards is considered (while a Straight Flush contains both a Straight and a Flush), it is calculated solely as a Straight Flush.

Disclaimer

  • Any combination of wins in a single game is limited and will not exceed €250,000.00.
  • The maximum win for the Pair Plus side bet is €20,100.00.
  • The maximum win for the 6 Card Bonus side bet is €100,100.00.
  • The maximum win for the base game is €900.00.

The RTPs listed below reflect the theoretical return across many plays.

  • The expected RTP for the Pair Plus side bet is 95.62%.
  • The expected RTP for the 6 Card Bonus side bet is 89.78%.
  • The expected RTP for the base game is 97.99%, based on the following strategy:
    • Play if the hand contains a Queen (high card) or better, assuming the second highest card is at least a 6 and the lowest card is at least a 4. Fold any hand that has a lower value.
  • Malfunction voids all plays and pays.The chances of getting a particular outcome are always the same at the start of every game.

Last modification date: 10/15/2018