3 Card Poker

Playing 3 Card Poker Online

Most online casino enthusiasts will agree that poker is considered to be one of the most popular card games anywhere in the world. If you look online, you will find that there are many variations of the classic poker game. Recently, the most popular of the poker variations to hit the online casino scene is 3 card poker. In this game, players play against the dealer using a single pack of 52 cards. The reason this game has become so popular is due to the fast nature of the game and the fact that it is really easy to lean and play. In the notes below we are going to explain the basic working of the game and how you can get started playing online.

How to Play

In 3 Card Poker, the game begins with a player placing his bet on the table. In the online version, the player clicks on the betting button. Once a player has made his play bet and his optional pair plus bet, the player is then dealt three cards facing up, while the dealer is dealt three cards facing down. The thing about 3 Card Poker is that it is actually two games in one. There is the Play/Ante game where you are playing against the dealer to see who has the highest hand. Additionally, there is also the Pair Plus game where you are wagering on whether or not you will be dealt a pair or better.

Scoring in 3 Card Poker

In 3 Card Poker, once the initial hand has been dealt, players can choose to fold or to continue to play. If a player folds, they lose their initial bet.  If a player continues, they must make an additional bet equal to their ante bet. After the player has made their decision, the dealer will turn over his three cards and determine the outcome of the game. In order to qualify, the dealer must have at least a queen or better. If the dealer does not qualify the player wins even money. If the dealer does quality, the highest ranked hand wins the round.

3 Card Poker Hand Rankings

In 3 Card Poker, the hand rankings are slightly different to regular five card poker due to the mathematical possibility of certain hands. The following are ranked from highest to lowest: A straight flush (Three cards of the same suit in sequence), three of a kind (three cards of equal rank), Straight (three cards in sequence of mixed suits), flush (three cards of the same suit), a Pair (two cards of equal rank) and a high card (the highest card in your hand).

3 Card Poker Pay-outs

In 3 card poker a player is paid out according to the pay-table on the game. A player’s Pair Plus wager is paid separately according to whether the player achieved one pair or better in their hand. If a player did achieve a pair, they lose their pair plus bet. If a player achieved a pair or better, they are paid out according to the pair plus pay-table as displayed in the game.