Play Three Card Poker with a Live Dealer
Using your skill and judgment, and a little bit of luck, experience the thrill of winning cash at the turn of a card with this easy-to-play casino game.
Brought to you by Ezugi’s Live Casino, our live dealer Three Card Poker games are so realistic that you’ll think you’re in Las Vegas.
How to play Three Card Poker
The game is simple to play – and you don’t need to be a poker expert to enjoy it (or win!).
You’ll be seated at a real table with other online players, and you begin by placing your ante, which is your initial bet. Select the chip amounts on the screen and bet before the timer runs out.
You then receive three cards, while the dealer also gets three cards, but face down. Your aim is to make the best possible three-card poker hand (see hand rankings below) and beat the dealer. If your three cards are not promising, you can elect to fold, throwing them away and forfeiting your ante. But if you think your cards have a chance of winning, you can play on by adding a ‘Play’ bet that matches your ante.
Once you have made your choice, and other players at the table have done the same, the dealer turns over their three cards, and the hands are compared. The dealer must have at least a queen high to qualify. The following table determines the results and payout:
Dealer does not qualify and you win
Dealer qualifies and you win
Dealer qualifies and you lose
Dealer qualifies and you tie
So, for example, if the dealer gets less than a queen high, does not qualify, and you have a pair of sevens, you get your Play bet returned, and the dealer pays out 1:1 on your ante.
The better news is that if you make one of three good poker hands, you will win an Ante Bonus – even if the dealer beats you on the regular Ante and Play. This applies to you making:
- Straight Flush or higher 5:1
- Three of a kind 4:1
- Straight 1:1
Three Card Poker Side Bets
Like many casino table games, in Three Card Poker, you can make side bets to add variety to your play and increase your chances of winning.
There are two side bet options open to you: Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus.
Pair Plus means you win an additional payout, based on your side bet amount if you make one of these hands with your three cards:
- Mini Royal 100:1
- Straight Flush 40:1
- Three of a Kind 30:1
- Straight 5:1
- Flush 4:1
- Pair 1:1
With the 6 Card Bonus, you’re looking to make a high five-card poker hand made from a mix of your own and the dealer’s three cards. The payouts for 6 Card Bonus are:
- Royal Flush 1000:1
- 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
Three Card Poker Hand Rankings
The hand rankings for three cards differ slightly to traditional five-card poker rankings, with flushes, in particular, deemed to be lower value. Here’s the order:
- Mini Royal (Ace, King, Queen suited)
- Straight Flush (running numbers of the same suit)
- Three of a Kind
- High Card
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