Three Card Poker is becoming on of the most popular new table games. It is not only easy to play but it is a lot of fun. This game contains no ads nor any in-app-purchases.
The game is played with a single deck of 52 cards. Three Card Poker is actually two games in one. There is the Play/Ante game where you are playing against the dealer to see who has the highest hand. There is also the Pair Plus game where you are wagering on whether or not you will be dealt a pair or better.
THE HAND RANKINGS
Because you are only dealt three cards the hand ranking are a little different than with traditional five card hands. This is because of the mathematical probabilities of making certain hands. The hands are ranked for the highest to the lowest as follows:
• Straight Flush. Three cards of the same suit in sequence. Example 6-7-8 of spades.
• 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. The highest card in your hand.
The strategy for Ante portion of Three Card Poke is very simple. You should fold if you have a hand lower than Queen – 6 -4 and you should continue and make the Play bet if you hand is higher.
To determine if your hand is better than Q-6-4 start with your first highest card and compare it to the Queen, if it is higher you play. You ignore the other two cards. If your first card is a Queen and your second card is higher than 6 you would still play regardless of the ranking of your third card.
If it is lower than 6 you don’t play.
The Pair Plus wager is based only on whether your three card hand has a Pair or higher. It doesn’t matter if the dealer qualifies or even beats you if you have a bet on the Ante Game. If your hand has a pair or better you win. If it does not have at least a pair you will lose. On average you will be dealt a pair or better about 25 percent of the time.
The Pair Plus wager is paid based on the pay table established by the casino where you are playing. Some of the common pay tables along with their house edge are listed below.
- October 04, 2017 Initial release