How Do You Play 3 Card Poker In A Casino?

3 Card Poker also known as Tri Card Poker is a very easy game to play in a casino. It is a fun game to play because you can win based on your cards and you can play against the dealer.

Playing the Game

The premise of 3 Card Poker is to come up with the best poker hand you can. The player will first place a first bet on whether the cards dealt have a pair or better. Three cards are dealt face down to the player and to the dealer. The player will look at the 3 cards dealt and place a second bet equal to the first bet. If the player has cards that are higher than a Queen, six and four, then it is optimal to fold. On the other hand, if the player feels he has better cards than the dealer, the cards will be turned over to show that the hand is better than the dealer's cards. If the dealer has a Jack or worse, the player's bet will be returned based on a 1:1 ratio. Here are the pair plus payout odds for this game, as well as the Ante bonus odds payouts:

Pair plus payouts:

  • Straight Flush 40 to 1
  • Three of a Kind 30 to 1
  • Straight 6 to 1
  • Flush 3 to 1
  • Pair 1 to 1

Ante bonus payouts:

  • Straight Flush 5 to 1
  • Three of a Kind 4 to 1
  • Straight 1 to 1

Another benefit in playing 3-card poker is that the player has a good chance to win $100,000 through the six card bonus pay table, which hits if the dealer's and player's cards combine nine through Ace in a royal suit of diamonds. Wow! Great Game!