How to Play 3 Card Poker
3 Card Poker is an exciting version of poker. It features two games rolled into one. Online poker players can enjoy both the 'Pair Plus' and the 'Ante Game'. In fact both of these games can be played together in a single hand or a wager can be placed on each one of them separately. The betting limits in 3 Card Poker are a minimum of 1.00 and a maximum per spot of 200.00 and a Maximum of 600.
Getting started is a cinch. Simply place your bet by clicking on a chip and then clicking the Ante and/or Pair Plus button. Next click on 'Deal' and begin your game of 3 Card Poker. If you want to alter the bets in any way click 'Undo'; if you want to delete all bets, click 'Clear All Bets.' If you are feeling up to the challenge you can 'Double Bet' and double all your bets on the table.
The game gets pretty interesting at this point because both you and the dealer are dealt 3 cards. The 'Pair Plus' option means that you win, regardless of the dealer's hand, if you can show any pair or better. Naturally the payout is better if your hand is better. If you only bet the 'Pair Plus' option and did not place a wager on the 'Ante Game', then the hand is over and a new round of betting will begin.
The 'Ante Game' is the real deal. Here you can go against the dealer in a riveting game of 3 Card Poker. Click the Play button to place a bet equal to your Ante. Remember that you can always fold if your hand is weak. In that case you lose your Ante without risking any more money on your poor hand. Now wait as the dealer turns over his cards and the hands are compared.
Note that the dealer must show a high card Queen or better to play. If the dealer does not play, your Ante pays double, but your Play bet is a 'push' and is returned to you with no winnings added. Further, if the dealer plays, but your hand is better still, both Ante and Play bets pay double. And if the dealer plays, and his hand beats yours, you lose all your bets.
3 Card Poker Payouts
Ante and Play: pays 1-1.
(Ante pays an additional Ante bonus for certain hands: a straight pays 1-1, a set pays 4-1, and a Royal Flush pays 5-1)
Pair Plus: pays 1-1 for a pair, and up to 40-1 with a Royal Flush.