How to Play 3 Card Poker

One of the casinos most popular game out there is 3 Card Poker. It is very popular among large and small casinos. It is considered one of the easiest games to play once you learn the strategy behind it.

by Playbetr on April 7th, 2017

One of the casinos most popular game out there is 3 Card Poker. It is very popular among large and small casinos. It is considered one of the easiest games to play once you learn the strategy behind it. It is one of the few games that has a very low house edge. In 3 card poker the straight has a higher ranking than a flush. It plays out this way simply because there are fewer ways to make a 3 card straight than a 3 card flush. This rule is one you must remember when learning to play. Three Card Poker is two gambling games in one. The game is played with the standard 52 card deck. Cards are distributed to the dealer in groups of three by an automatic deck machine.

Bets

In 3 Card Poker there are two bets that you can make. They are called Ante and Pair Plus. The Ante bet that the player makes is against the dealer. Pair Plus is the other bet which is independent of what the dealer has. This is only a wager on whether or not your hand will have a pair or higher. In the Pair Plus wager if the player has less than a pair he automatically looses but he is determined a winner if he has a pair or better.

Gameplay

Once you start to play players start placing their bets. The bets are placed either in the "Ante" or "Pair Plus or both on the table. Bets are based on the table limit. The players and the dealer both get 3 cards faced down. Players take a look at their hands and either fold and give their cards back and they lose their ante bet. A player can also play by placing a bet equal to the ante in the play spot on the play layout. Even if the player folds pair plus wagers are still paid on pairs or better. The Pair plus wager loses if the player has less than a pair and automatically wins with a pair or better. In this poker game once all bets are made the dealer reveals his cards. The dealer must have a queen or higher in order to play in the hand. If he does not have either he does not qualify to play and players are paid one to one on the Ante bet. Players are also given back their play bet. If the dealers hand does qualify he then compares his hand against each player and determines the winner. You also get paid on your Play bets. You get a bonus if your hand is a straight or better this is on top of the standard payout.The bonus applies to both the Ante and Pair Plus bets.

Ranks of hands

Straight Flush

Three of a kind

Straight

Flush

Pair

High Card

The ranks of each hand are from best to worst hands in three card poker.

Summary

Three Card Poker is a very easy game to learn. It is also known as Tri Card Poker,Poker Three and Trey Cover. When three card poker started it became very popular in the casino industry. It was given different names because casinos did not want to pay royalties so they came up with different names. The game is still the same no matter what name they call it. Many casino players love the simplicity of this game. If your a poker enthusiast you will find yourself liking this game. It is one of those easy feel good games, once you get the hang of it you will become a fan.

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14 Comments

slayer: Everytime I go to Las Vegas I
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 17:38

Everytime I go to Las Vegas I get on 3 card poker tables. It is easy money and a pretty, easy cool game.

rebel D: It is a very cool easy game
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 18:04

It is a very cool easy game to learn. I have played it many times.

Prince: I like 3 card poker . I have
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 22:52

I like 3 card poker . I have played it for years. It 's is very cool but the tables are always full in the casinos.

rainmaker: 3 card poker is pretty cool.
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 23:37

3 card poker is pretty cool. It is an easy, fun game!

Jesusinspirit: I have never played 3 card
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 16:31

I have never played 3 card poker but I think it will be easy enough for me to try it.

Stryker: Usually always play 3 card
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 21:33

Usually always play 3 card poker in Vegas. Cool game.

MrMiyagi: I play this game all the time
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 22:38

I play this game all the time online and at casinos. You can do good if you learn to strategize.

blackjacker: I enjoy 3 card poker not my
Sun, 04/09/2017 - 16:15

I enjoy 3 card poker not my favorite but I do play it.

pokoracle: 3 card poker is money. I love
Sun, 04/09/2017 - 22:34

3 card poker is money. I love playing this game when I got to casinos and online as well.

MakeItRain: One of my favorites to play
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 20:22

One of my favorites to play in any casino environment.

NoChill: One of my favorites. I love
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 20:27

One of my favorites. I love 3 card poker. Its fun and easy to play.

pokerman: 3 card poker is pretty slick.
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:18

3 card poker is pretty slick. It is easy to learn.

pocketAces: I have not played this game
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 19:54

I have not played this game in awhile. Going to try it here.

gamer1: 3 card poker is one of my
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:03

3 card poker is one of my favorites. I love it.

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