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Three Card Poker

  • In Three Card Poker, your goal is to beat the dealer with a better three-card hand.
  • Place an Ante-bet and an optional Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus bets.
  • You and the dealer get each three cards. The dealer’s three cards are dealt face down.
  • If you feel confident in your hand, click PLAY to place a Play bet equivalent to your Ante bet. Otherwise, click FOLD.
  • The dealer must qualify with a Queen high or better.
  • If the dealer does not qualify, your Play bet is returned and your Ante-bet pays 1:1.
  • If the dealer qualifies, your hand is compared to the dealer’s hand. The better hand wins the round!

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GAME RULES

In Three Card Poker, your goal is to beat the dealer with a better three-card hand.

  • Place an Ante bet and an optional Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus bets.
  • You will receive three cards. The dealer’s three cards are dealt face down.
  • If you feel confident in your hand, click PLAY to place a Play bet equivalent to your Ante bet. Otherwise, click FOLD.

The dealer must qualify with a Queen high or better.

If the dealer does not qualify, your Play bet is returned and your Ante bet pays 1:1.

If the dealer qualifies, your hand is compared to the dealer’s hand. The better hand wins the round!

  • If you have the better hand, your Play and Ante bet pay 1:1.
  • If the dealer has the better hand, you lose your Play and Ante bets.
  • If the hands tie, the round is a push. Your Ante and Play bets are returned.

If you place a Play bet and get a Straight Flush, Three of a Kind or Straight on your initial three cards, you win an Ante Bonus even if the dealer wins the round.

If you place an optional Pair Plus bet, you win according to the paytable with a Pair or better on your three cards, even if you fold and the dealer wins the round.

If you place an optional 6 Card Bonus bet, you win if your three cards plus the dealer’s three cards make a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better. You win according to the paytable even if you fold and dealer wins the round.

PAYOUTS

Ante Bonus

Hand

Payout

Straight Flush

5:1

Three of a Kind

4:1

Straight

1:1

Pair Plus

Hand

Payout

Mini Royal (AKQ suited)

100:1

Straight Flush

40:1

Three of a Kind

30:1

Straight

5:1

Flush

4:1

Pair

1:1

6 Card Bonus

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

1,000:1

Straight Flush

200:1

Four of a Kind

100:1

Full House

20:1

Flush

15:1

Straight

10:1

Three of a Kind

7:1

RETURN TO PLAYER

The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage is:

  • 96.63% (the Ante bet)
  • 95.51% (the Pair Plus bet)
  • 91.44% (the 6 Card Bonus bet)

WINNING HANDS

Three Card Poker is played with one standard 52 card deck (Jokers are excluded). Cards are shuffled after each game round.

Three card Straight has a higher value ranking than a three card Flush in Three Card Poker. That's simply because there are fewer ways to make a three card Straight than a three card Flush.

The individual cards are ranked in descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q or the lowest value card in a Straight of 3, 2, A.

If you and the dealer have hands of the same type, the one that includes the card of highest value wins (e.g. three Kings beats three Queens; a flush of Q, J, 10 beats a flush of 10, 9, 8).

When you and the dealer tie, the next highest card that is not part of the paying hand, known as the ‘Kicker’, determines the winner.

Winning hands for Three Card Poker:

 

Mini Royal is a suited Ace, King and Queen.

 

Straight Flush is a hand that contains three cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: King, Queen, Jack, all Diamonds.

 

Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeat lower-valued Three of a Kind.

 

Straight is a hand that contains three cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.

 

Flush is a hand where all three cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. three cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.

 

Pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank (e.g. two Kings), plus one card which are not of this rank or the same as each other. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs. If two hands have the same pair, the Kickers are compared in descending order to determine the winner.

 

High Card is a high-card or no-pair hand is a poker hand made of any three cards not meeting any of the above requirements. Essentially, no hand is made, and the only thing of any meaning in the player's hand is their highest card.

Winning hands for 6 Card Bonus:

 

Royal Flush is a straight flush involving the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit.

 

Straight Flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five, all Hearts.

 

Four of a Kind is a hand that contains all four cards of one rank and any other card. For example, four Aces in your hand would be Four of a Kind. Quads with higher ranking cards defeat lower ranking ones.

 

Full House is a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, e.g. three Kings and two Sixes. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins.

 

Flush is a hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. five cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.

 

Straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.

 

Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeats lower-valued Three of a Kind. If two hands contain Three of a Kind of the same value, the Kickers are compared to break the tie.

JOINING THE GAME

Each available game table is displayed in the LIVE GAMES MENU.

Table name and bet limits are shown underneath the table icon. When you mouse over table icon, the dealer name and photo is displayed, with the list of all players at the table.

To join a specific table, simply click the icon for that table.

PLAYING THE GAME

To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover the Ante bet and the Play bet, which is 1x the Ante bet.

You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.

The TRAFFIC LIGHTS will inform you of the game status.

The GREEN light informs you when you can bet and make a PLAY / FOLD decision, YELLOW when the betting time or decision time is nearly over and RED when the betting time or decision time has finished. You will find this indicator in all live games.

The CHIP DISPLAY is where you can select the value of each chip you wish to bet with. It will only be illuminated and usable whilst betting time is in the GREEN or YELLOW state. Once bets are closed (RED light) then the chips are turned off and cannot be selected. Only chips of denominations that can be covered by your current balance are enabled.

Place an initial bet, known as the Ante bet, simply clicking the ANTE betting spot on the game table. Each time you click the betting spot the value of the bet will be increased. You can also select a chip with a different value to reach the desired bet amount.

After a chip is placed on the Ante bet spot, the Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus bet spots are activated. Place your side bets in the same way as you place the Ante bet.

You will receive a message when you reach the bet amount that still allows you to place the Play bet.

The BET LIMITS shows the minimum and maximum stakes permitted.

Hover your mouse over the limit plate on the screen and you will see the pay tables.

You will be notified on screen if you attempt to place a bet that exceeds the limit for that bet. If you place a bet that is lower than the minimum limit, your bet will be rejected when the betting period is over.

The REPEAT button allows you to repeat the same bet(s) from the previous game.

Once you have clicked REPEAT, the button will change to DOUBLE (2X), allowing you to double the bet from the previous game.

The UNDO button, when clicked, will remove the last bet placed.

By repeatedly clicking the UNDO button, it will remove bets one by one in the reverse order they were placed. This will only happen during GREEN or YELLOW betting time. Once bets are closed (RED LIGHT) you will not be able to cancel bets.

The TOTAL BET shows the total of all bets made for the current game.

Once the betting time is closed, both the player and dealer receive three cards. The dealer’s cards are dealt face down.

After dealing the cards you can see the name of your combination displayed on the screen.

Now you have to estimate your chances of winning and to decide whether to make a Play bet and continue playing, or Fold and surrender your Ante bet.

If you have a winning Ante Bonus bet, you will receive a message "PLAY to collect your ANTE BONUS win!" beneath the PLAY/ FOLD decision pop-up window. You have to PLAY to receive your Ante Bonus bet payout!

By clicking PLAY you will continue to play the game and place the Play bet, which is always 1x the Ante bet. The Play bet will be placed automatically on the PLAY bet spot.

By clicking FOLD you will lose the Ante bet. Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus bets pays even if you fold.

If decision time is over and you have not made PLAY or FOLD decision, your hand will be automatically folded. The traffic lights will display the message AUTO FOLDED.

When decision time is finished, the dealer will reveal dealer’s cards.

To find a winner, the player and dealer hands are compared.

Malfunction voids all pays and play.

CHAT

The CHAT BOX allows you to chat with the other players and send chat messages to Customer Support. Type in your message in the field indicated with text CLICK TO CHAT.

You can also launch bigger chat display by clicking CHAT button.

GAME VIEWS

Click the FULL SCREEN button to view the game in full-screen mode.

To exit full-screen mode, you can re-click the FULL SCREEN button or press ESC on your keyboard.

You can read chat messages from others while in full-screen mode, but you can send messages to others only if you have Adobe Flash Player 11.3 or a later version.

GAME NUMBER

Each game round is identified by a unique GAME NUMBER.

This number reflects when the round began in terms of GMT by hour: minute: second. Please use this game number for reference (or take a screenshot of the game number) if you wish to contact Customer Service regarding a particular round.

SOUND

The SOUND button will turn off/on all game sounds and voice from the game. Note if you change table then it will automatically un-mute.

GAME HISTORY

The HISTORY button will launch a window showing all the live games you have played and the results of those games. The round completed most recently appears at the top of the list.

SETTINGS

The SETTINGS button launches a menu of user changeable settings. It is possible to change the video quality, as well as hide/unhide other players’ chat.

ERROR HANDLING

If there is any error in the game, gambling system or game procedure, the game round will be temporarily paused while the dealer notifies the shift manager. Players will be notified via Chat, or by an on-screen pop-up message, to highlight that the issue is being investigated. If the manager can immediately resolve the error, the game round will continue as normal. If immediate resolution is not possible, the game round will be cancelled and initial bets will be refunded to all players who participated in the game round.

MORE GAMES

The LIVE GAMES MENU button can be selected at any time from any game.

It allows you to easily change Three Card Poker table or select any other live game. You will not be removed from this table until you have actually selected the new table you wish to join, so the LIVE GAMES MENU can be used to browse other games whilst still playing at this current table.

 
 
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  • Place an Ante bet and an optional Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus bets.
  • You will receive three cards. The dealer’s three cards are dealt face down.
  • If you feel confident in your hand, click PLAY to place a Play bet equivalent to your Ante bet. Otherwise, click FOLD.

The dealer must qualify with a Queen high or better.

If the dealer does not qualify, your Play bet is returned and your Ante bet pays 1:1.

If the dealer qualifies, your hand is compared to the dealer’s hand. The better hand wins the round!

  • If you have the better hand, your Play and Ante bet pay 1:1.
  • If the dealer has the better hand, you lose your Play and Ante bets.
  • If the hands tie, the round is a push. Your Ante and Play bets are returned.

If you place a Play bet and get a Straight Flush, Three of a Kind or Straight on your initial three cards, you win an Ante Bonus even if the dealer wins the round.

If you place an optional Pair Plus bet, you win according to the paytable with a Pair or better on your three cards, even if you fold and the dealer wins the round.

If you place an optional 6 Card Bonus bet, you win if your three cards plus the dealer’s three cards make a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better. You win according to the paytable even if you fold and dealer wins the round.

PAYOUTS

Ante Bonus

Hand

Payout

Straight Flush

5:1

Three of a Kind

4:1

Straight

1:1

Pair Plus

Hand

Payout

Mini Royal (AKQ suited)

100:1

Straight Flush

40:1

Three of a Kind

30:1

Straight

5:1

Flush

4:1

Pair

1:1

6 Card Bonus

Hand

Payout

Royal Flush

1,000:1

Straight Flush

200:1

Four of a Kind

100:1

Full House

20:1

Flush

15:1

Straight

10:1

Three of a Kind

7:1

RETURN TO PLAYER

The optimal theoretical return-to-player percentage is:

  • 96.63% (the Ante bet)
  • 95.51% (the Pair Plus bet)
  • 91.44% (the 6 Card Bonus bet)

WINNING HANDS

Three Card Poker is played with one standard 52 card deck (Jokers are excluded). Cards are shuffled after each game round.

Three card Straight has a higher value ranking than a three card Flush in Three Card Poker. That's simply because there are fewer ways to make a three card Straight than a three card Flush.

The individual cards are ranked in descending order: Ace (high or low), King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. An Ace can be the highest value card in a Straight of A, K, Q or the lowest value card in a Straight of 3, 2, A.

If you and the dealer have hands of the same type, the one that includes the card of highest value wins (e.g. three Kings beats three Queens; a flush of Q, J, 10 beats a flush of 10, 9, 8).

When you and the dealer tie, the next highest card that is not part of the paying hand, known as the ‘Kicker’, determines the winner.

Winning hands for Three Card Poker:

 

Mini Royal is a suited Ace, King and Queen.

 

Straight Flush is a hand that contains three cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: King, Queen, Jack, all Diamonds.

 

Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeat lower-valued Three of a Kind.

 

Straight is a hand that contains three cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.

 

Flush is a hand where all three cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. three cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.

 

Pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank (e.g. two Kings), plus one card which are not of this rank or the same as each other. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs. If two hands have the same pair, the Kickers are compared in descending order to determine the winner.

 

High Card is a high-card or no-pair hand is a poker hand made of any three cards not meeting any of the above requirements. Essentially, no hand is made, and the only thing of any meaning in the player's hand is their highest card.

Winning hands for 6 Card Bonus:

 

Royal Flush is a straight flush involving the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 all in the same suit.

 

Straight Flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, for example: Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five, all Hearts.

 

Four of a Kind is a hand that contains all four cards of one rank and any other card. For example, four Aces in your hand would be Four of a Kind. Quads with higher ranking cards defeat lower ranking ones.

 

Full House is a hand that contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, e.g. three Kings and two Sixes. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins.

 

Flush is a hand where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in a sequence, e.g. five cards that are all Clubs. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.

 

Straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits, e.g. Nine, Eight, Seven, Six and Five in two or more suits. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each. Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, as suits are not used to separate them.

 

Three of a Kind is a hand that contains three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank or the same as each other. For example, a player having three Kings in their hand would have Three of a Kind. Higher-valued Three of a Kind defeats lower-valued Three of a Kind. If two hands contain Three of a Kind of the same value, the Kickers are compared to break the tie.

JOINING THE GAME

Each available game table is displayed in the LIVE GAMES MENU.

Table name and bet limits are shown underneath the table icon. When you mouse over table icon, the dealer name and photo is displayed, with the list of all players at the table.

To join a specific table, simply click the icon for that table.

PLAYING THE GAME

To participate in the game, you must have sufficient funds to cover the Ante bet and the Play bet, which is 1x the Ante bet.

You can see your current BALANCE on your screen.

The TRAFFIC LIGHTS will inform you of the game status.

The GREEN light informs you when you can bet and make a PLAY / FOLD decision, YELLOW when the betting time or decision time is nearly over and RED when the betting time or decision time has finished. You will find this indicator in all live games.

The CHIP DISPLAY is where you can select the value of each chip you wish to bet with. It will only be illuminated and usable whilst betting time is in the GREEN or YELLOW state. Once bets are closed (RED light) then the chips are turned off and cannot be selected. Only chips of denominations that can be covered by your current balance are enabled.

Place an initial bet, known as the Ante bet, simply clicking the ANTE betting spot on the game table. Each time you click the betting spot the value of the bet will be increased. You can also select a chip with a different value to reach the desired bet amount.

After a chip is placed on the Ante bet spot, the Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus bet spots are activated. Place your side bets in the same way as you place the Ante bet.

You will receive a message when you reach the bet amount that still allows you to place the Play bet.

The BET LIMITS shows the minimum and maximum stakes permitted.

Hover your mouse over the limit plate on the screen and you will see the pay tables.

You will be notified on screen if you attempt to place a bet that exceeds the limit for that bet. If you place a bet that is lower than the minimum limit, your bet will be rejected when the betting period is over.

The REPEAT button allows you to repeat the same bet(s) from the previous game.

Once you have clicked REPEAT, the button will change to DOUBLE (2X), allowing you to double the bet from the previous game.

The UNDO button, when clicked, will remove the last bet placed.

By repeatedly clicking the UNDO button, it will remove bets one by one in the reverse order they were placed. This will only happen during GREEN or YELLOW betting time. Once bets are closed (RED LIGHT) you will not be able to cancel bets.

The TOTAL BET shows the total of all bets made for the current game.

Once the betting time is closed, both the player and dealer receive three cards. The dealer’s cards are dealt face down.

After dealing the cards you can see the name of your combination displayed on the screen.

Now you have to estimate your chances of winning and to decide whether to make a Play bet and continue playing, or Fold and surrender your Ante bet.

If you have a winning Ante Bonus bet, you will receive a message "PLAY to collect your ANTE BONUS win!" beneath the PLAY/ FOLD decision pop-up window. You have to PLAY to receive your Ante Bonus bet payout!

By clicking PLAY you will continue to play the game and place the Play bet, which is always 1x the Ante bet. The Play bet will be placed automatically on the PLAY bet spot.

By clicking FOLD you will lose the Ante bet. Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus bets pays even if you fold.

If decision time is over and you have not made PLAY or FOLD decision, your hand will be automatically folded. The traffic lights will display the message AUTO FOLDED.

When decision time is finished, the dealer will reveal dealer’s cards.

To find a winner, the player and dealer hands are compared.

Malfunction voids all pays and play.

CHAT

The CHAT BOX allows you to chat with the other players and send chat messages to Customer Support. Type in your message in the field indicated with text CLICK TO CHAT.

You can also launch bigger chat display by clicking CHAT button.

GAME VIEWS

Click the FULL SCREEN button to view the game in full-screen mode.

To exit full-screen mode, you can re-click the FULL SCREEN button or press ESC on your keyboard.

You can read chat messages from others while in full-screen mode, but you can send messages to others only if you have Adobe Flash Player 11.3 or a later version.

GAME NUMBER

Each game round is identified by a unique GAME NUMBER.

This number reflects when the round began in terms of GMT by hour: minute: second. Please use this game number for reference (or take a screenshot of the game number) if you wish to contact Customer Service regarding a particular round.

SOUND

The SOUND button will turn off/on all game sounds and voice from the game. Note if you change table then it will automatically un-mute.

GAME HISTORY

The HISTORY button will launch a window showing all the live games you have played and the results of those games. The round completed most recently appears at the top of the list.

SETTINGS

The SETTINGS button launches a menu of user changeable settings. It is possible to change the video quality, as well as hide/unhide other players’ chat.

ERROR HANDLING

If there is any error in the game, gambling system or game procedure, the game round will be temporarily paused while the dealer notifies the shift manager. Players will be notified via Chat, or by an on-screen pop-up message, to highlight that the issue is being investigated. If the manager can immediately resolve the error, the game round will continue as normal. If immediate resolution is not possible, the game round will be cancelled and initial bets will be refunded to all players who participated in the game round.

MORE GAMES

The LIVE GAMES MENU button can be selected at any time from any game.

It allows you to easily change Three Card Poker table or select any other live game. You will not be removed from this table until you have actually selected the new table you wish to join, so the LIVE GAMES MENU can be used to browse other games whilst still playing at this current table.

 
 

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