PLAY THREE CARD POKER LIVE
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HOW TO PLAY
In Three Card Poker, players compete against the house (dealer) and not each other, meaning an unlimited number of virtual players can be seated at one table. The dealer needs a “Queen” high to be able to start a hand, and payouts of up to 100 to 1 on a pair or better gives you an incredible number of ways to win. Additionally, special bonus bets further increase your payday chances, such as the 6-Card bet, Ante bet and Pair Plus bet. The game is played with a standard single deck of 52-cards and is shuffled after every round.
With the 6-Card bonus bet, players try to make the best possible five-card poker hand by using their three cards as well as the dealer’s three cards. Winning combinations start with three of a kind and payouts increase from there. For Pair Plus side wagers, players win the bet if they make a pair or better, regardless of what the dealer has. And for the Ante bonus, landing a straight or better pays out a big win directly to the player no matter what hand is in the dealer position.
- Three Card Poker is played with one standard 52 card deck (Jokers are excluded). Cards are shuffled after each game round.
- Three card Straight has a higher value ranking than a three card Flush in Three Card Poker. That's simply because there are fewer ways to make a three card Straight than a three card Flush.
- The individual cards are ranked in descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q or the lowest value card in a Straight of 3, 2, A.
- If you and the dealer have hands of the same type, the one that includes the card of highest value wins (e.g. three Kings beats three Queens; a flush of Q, J, 10 beats a flush of 10, 9, 8).
- When you and the dealer tie, the next highest card that is not part of the paying hand, known as the ‘Kicker’, determines the winner.
Winning hands for Three Card Poker:
- Mini Royal is a suited Ace, King and Queen.
- Straight Flush is a hand that contains three cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: King, Queen, Jack, all Diamonds.
- Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeat a lower-valued Three of a Kind.
- A Straight is a hand that contains three cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.
- A Flush is a hand where all three cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. three cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.
- A Pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank (e.g. two Kings), plus one card which are not of this rank or the same as each other. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs. If two hands have the same pair, the Kickers are compared in descending order to determine the winner.
- High Card is a poker hand made of any three cards not meeting any of the above requirements. Essentially, no hand is made, and the only thing of any meaning in the player's hand is their highest card.
Winning hands for 6 Card Bonus:
- A Royal Flush is a straight flush involving the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit.
- A Straight Flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five, all Hearts.
- A Four of a Kind is a hand that contains all four cards of one rank and any other card. For example, four Aces in your hand would be Four of a Kind. Quads with higher ranking cards defeat lower ranking ones.
- A Full House is a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, e.g. three Kings and two Sixes. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins.
- A Flush is a hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. five cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.
- A Straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.
- Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeats lower-valued Three of a Kind. If two hands contain Three of a Kind of the same value, the Kickers are compared to break the tie.
The dealer must qualify with a Queen high or better.
If the dealer does not qualify, your Play bet is returned and your Ante bet pays 1:1.
If the dealer qualifies, your hand is compared to the dealer’s hand. The better hand wins the round!
If you have the better hand, your Play and Ante bet pay 1:1.
If the dealer has the better hand, you lose your Play and Ante bets.
If the hands tie, the round is a push. Your Ante and Play bets are returned.
If you place a Play bet and get a Straight Flush, Three of a Kind or Straight on your initial three cards, you win an Ante Bonus even if the dealer wins the round.
If you place an optional Pair Plus bet, you win according to the paytable with a Pair or better on your three cards, even if you fold and the dealer wins the round.
If you place an optional 6 Card Bonus bet, you win if your three cards plus the dealer’s three cards make a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better. You win according to the paytable even if you fold and the dealer wins the round.
Hands Payout Royal flush or higher 5:1 Three of a kind 4:1 Straight 1:1
|Royal flush or higher
|Three of a kind
|Mini royal (AKQ suited)
|Three of a kind
6 CARD BONUS
|Four of a kind
|Three of a kind
Ante bet payout is 1:1
Play bet payout is 1:1
Malfunction voids all pays and play
Return to Player
The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage in Live Three Card Poker is:
96.63% - Ante bet
95.51% - Pair Plus bet
91.44% - 6 Card Bonus bet
The BET LIMITS panel displays the minimum and maximum stakes permitted on table in total. Three card poker £ 0.1-1000
You will be notified on screen if you attempt to place a bet that exceeds the limit for that type of bet. If you place a bet that is less than the minimum limit, your bet will be rejected when betting time has expired. If you place several bets and only some of them are less than the minimum limit, only the bets that do not meet minimum requirements will be rejected.
To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover your bets. You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.
The TRAFFIC LIGHTS tell you the current status in the game round by informing you of when you can bet (GREEN light), when the betting time is nearly over (YELLOW light), and when betting time has expired (RED light).