How to Play?
Three card poker is two games in one. The player may bet on either one, both, and in different amounts. Both games are based on hands consisting of three cards.


Pairplus
This is a simple game in which you get three cards and are paid according to their value. The dealer's hand is immaterial. There is no raising and no discarding, in fact no skill of any kind is involved. Note that a straight is harder to form than a flush.

The following table shows various pay tables for Pairplus.

Hand Payoff
Straight flush 40 to 1
Three of a kind 30 to 1
Straight 6 to 1
Flush 4 to 1
Pair 1 to 1
Nothing Lost
House Edge 2.32%



Ante and Play
Play begins with a wager on Ante. After the player views his three cards he may either raise by putting an equal bet on play or fold and lose the Ante bet.

If the player does raise then he goes against the dealer's hand. The dealer needs at least a queen high to qualify. Below are the possible outcomes and their payoff:
  • Dealer does not qualify: Ante wins 1 to 1, play bet is returned
  • Dealer qualifies and player beats dealer: Both play and Ante win 1 to 1
  • Dealer qualifies and dealer beats player: Both Play and Ante lose
  • Dealer qualifies and dealer ties player: Both Play and Ante push

In addition the Ante bet has an extra bonus that does not depend on the dealer's hand. The following table shows some variations.

Hand Payoff
Straight flush 5 to 1
Three of a kind 4 to 1
Straight 1 to 1
House Edge 3.37%
Element of Risk 2.01%