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How to Play 3 Card Poker


Three Card Poker is a new and exciting variation to poker. Each player and the dealer receives three cards.

RANK OF HANDS (Highest to Lowest)

Mini Royal (Suited A, K, Q)
Straight Flush 3 cards of the same suit in consecutive rank
Three-of-a-Kind Three-of-a-Kind
Straight 3 cards of consecutive rank, regardless of suit
Flush 3 cards of same suit, regardless of rank
Pair 2 cards of same rank, regardless of suit


When comparing two hands that are of identical poker hand rank, the hand that contains the highest ranking card shall be considered the highest ranking hand. (If the hands are identical after this application, the hand shall be considered a push.)


  • 1. Place an ANTE wager to play against the dealer only. 
  • 2. Place a Pair Plus and Ante wager to play both against the posted payout and against the dealer. (In order to make a Pair Plus wager, player must have an Ante wager.)


To play against the dealer, you must make an Ante wager, prior to the dealer announcing "no more bets." After viewing your three cards, you have the option to either place a Play wager equal to the Ante wager or forfeit your Ante and if applicable, your Pair Plus wager. The dealer must have Queen High or better to play. If the dealer’s hand does not contain a Queen High or Better, your Ante wager wins 1 to 1 and your Play wager is returned. If the dealer’s does contain a Queen High or Better and the player’s hand beats the dealer’s hand, the play wager is paid 1 to 1 and the Ante wager is paid 1 to 1. In the event of the tie, then it is push and wagers returned.

The PAIR PLUS wager allows you to bet the ranked value of the hand against the posted payout and is not in competition against the dealer’s hand. An Ante wager must be placed in conjunction with the Pair Plus wager in an amount at least equal to the Pair Plus wager.


The payout for the Pair Plus wager shall be as follows:
Pair 1 to 1 Three-of-a-Kind 30 to 1
Flush 3 to 1 Straight Flush 50 to 1
Straight 6 to 1 Mini Royal 100 to 1


A player placing an Ante wager and a play wager shall be paid an Ante Bonus if the player’s hand consists of the following:

Straight 1 to 1
Three-of-a-Kind 4 to 1
Straight Flush 5 to 1
Mini Royal 10 to 1


**If the player makes a Ante wager and a Pair Plus wager but fails to make a play wager, the player shall forfeit both the Ante wager and the Pair Plus wager. Only players who are seated may wager at the game. Once a player has placed a wager and received cards, that player must remain seated until the completion of the round of play.