3 Card Poker is a variation on one of the most popular and instantly recognizable card games in the world, Poker. It largely follows the rules of Poker, however, as the name would suggest, there are a few differences.
The game starts out with each of the players putting down a bet. When all is said and done, the dealer deals three cards to each player, and three cards to themselves, face-down. Once the wagering is done, the dealer reveals their hand. If their hand is weaker than the players, the dealer loses.
No. The dealer’s hand is the only one that matters to the individual players. In other words, 3 Card Poker is similar to Blackjack and Baccarat, in that the hands of the other players don’t matter.
There are two different types of bets that a player can make in 3 Card Poker. Either you can put down an Ante Bet or a Pair Plus bet. If you are feeling lucky, you can even put down both.
The Ante Bet is placed before the round begins. All Ante bets are rounded up together in a single pot and they all must be of equal value.
As the name would suggest, a pair plus bet is a bet placed on the strength of your hand. In other words, you can place a pair plus bet if you think you are going to get a pair or higher (hence the name Pair Plus). The bet then pays out if your dealt cards do, indeed, make a pair (or something better).
In terms of other poker games, the odds of 3 Card Poker are relatively solid. The house edge on the average game of 3 Card Poker is barely over 2%, making it an excellent game for gamblers. However, it is worth noting that Blackjack, usually, offers better odds at most casinos, online and land-based.
The best hand that you can get in 3 Card Poker is a Jack + King + Ace.
The worst hand that a player can get in 3 Card Poker is 5 + 2 +2.
Yes. 3 Card Poker is available in both land-based casinos and at many online gambling websites. It is usually played at Blackjack tables in brick-and-mortar establishments. At online gambling sites, it is also widely available and most of the time, you can win real money when gambling on matches.