The game utilizes two 52-card decks, rotating between the two decks each hand. Three Card Poker includes five separate bets. There is the Ante bet, where the Player is playing against the Player/Banker to see who has the best hand. There is a Play bet, where the Player is playing against the Player/Banker to see who has the best hand.
There is the Pair Plus Bonus bet, where the Player is wagering on whether or not they will be dealt a pair or better. A Player must place a base bet in order to place the Pair Plus Bonus bet. This bet is then independent of the base bets. If the player receives a pair or better, this bet is paid according to the pay table below. If there is no pair, this wager will lose.
There is the 6 Card Bonus bet, where the Player is wagering on whether or not a five card poker hand, consisting of Trips or better, will be dealt using a combination of the Player's three card hand and the Player/Banker's three card hand. This bet wins according to the pay table below; if there is not Three-of-a-kind or better, this bet loses. This bet is optional and can be more or less than the ante bet.
There is also an optional Progressive Bonus bet, see the casino floor for payout information regarding this bet.
Each Player will receive a three card hand.
The Player must place an Ante bet in order to be dealt cards. After looking at their hand, the Player must make a decision to fold or play on.
If the Player folds, they forfeit their Ante and their Pair Plus Bonus wager. If applicable, the 6-card bonus wager still has action. If the Player wants to continue, they must make an additional wager in the Play circle equal to their Ante bet.
After all the Players have made their decisions, the Dealer will turn over the Player/Banker's three card hand. At this juncture, it is determined if the Dealer "qualifies" with a hand of Queen or higher.
If the Player/Banker's hand does not qualify with a Queen or higher, all Players still active in the hand will have their Play bet pushed back. Additionally, the Ante bets will win if the Player's hand is greater than the Player/Bankers hand, or Push, if the Player's hand is equal or less than the Player/Banker's hand.
If the Player/Banker's hand does qualify with a Queen or higher, the hands will be compared; whichever hand ranks highest will win both the Ante and Play bets. In the event of a tie where all three of the Player's cards match all three of the Player/Banker's cards, the Play and Ante bets will push. Winning Ante/Play bets are paid 1:1.
Three Card Poker hands are ranked from highest to lowest as follows:
Mini Royal Flush: A, K, Q of the same suit
Straight Flush: Three cards in sequence of the same suit
Three of a Kind: Three cards of equal rank
Straight: Three cards in sequence of mixed suits
Flush: Three cards of the same suit
Pair: Two cards of equal rank
High Card: Highest non-paired card
Ace is high except in A-2-3 sequence. Players may not show or discuss their hands prior to the opening of the Player/Banker's hand.
A Player may bet on any open seat and check and set all hands in turn.
Once the hand is set either by placing a play bet or forfeiting, the Player cannot go back and change the decision on the hand.
Players are not allowed to exchange or communicate information about the hands during the play.
The Player/Banker's last card determines where the "Action Button" is placed. Placement of the Action Button is based on the numerical value of the Player/Banker's left most card, as it is displayed after spreading the cards, as follows:
Counting begins at Seat No. 1 and continues clockwise. The Player/Banker position is not counted when determining action.
Collection fees are posted on each table.
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