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Three Card Poker is two games in one, Pair Plus and Ante. The player may wager on either one or both, and in different amounts. Both games are based on hands consisting of three cards.
The Pair Plus game has payouts for specific hand combinations and are not dependent on the dealer's cards.
The Ante game has normal and bonus payouts. The normal payouts are dependent on the dealer's hand compared to the value of your hand. The dealer's hand must qualify with a Queen-high hand. Ante bonus payouts are paid if you have a bonus hand combination and are not dependent on the value of the dealer's hand.
You cannot exit the game while bets are still on the table. Please wait until all bets have been resolved before exiting the game.
Pair Plus Game
This game is played by placing a wager in the Pair+ bet circle and clicking Deal. You receive three cards and get paid according to your hand. The dealer's hand is irrelevant.
This game is played by placing a wager in the Ante circle. You receive three cards and may either raise or fold. Raising will double your ante wager, while folding will lose you your ante wager. If you fold you also lose the Pair plus wager if one was made. If you raise, you then go against the dealer's hand. The dealer needs at least a Queen high to qualify.
The possible outcomes and their payoff are shown below:
Dealer does not qualify: Ante wins 1 to 1, play wager is returned
Dealer qualifies and player beats dealer: Both play and ante win 1 to 1
Dealer qualifies and dealer beats player: Both Play and ante lose
Dealer qualifies and dealer ties player: Both Play and ante push
In addition, the Ante wager has an extra bonus that does not depend on the dealer's hand. This bonus pays based on the ante wager and pays as is seen in the Ante wager Pay table above.
3 Card Poker Hands
Straight Flush - This is a combination of three cards of the same suit in sequence.
Three of a Kind - This is a combination of three cards of the same rank.
Straight - This is a combination of three cards of any suit in numeric sequence.
Flush - This is a combination of three cards of the same suit.
Pair - This is a combination of a pair of cards of the same denomination, and any other card.
Ace High - This is a combination of an Ace, and any other two cards.
King High - This is a combination of any King, and any other two cards with a value lower than a King.
Queen High - This is a combination of any Queen, and any other two cards with a value lower than a Queen.