In Three card poker – Classic there are two key bets to be aware of.
Pair plus is a simple bet on the cards with a payout for all hands of a pair or better.
By placing an ante bet you give yourself the possibility of beating the dealer, you place the bet before receiving your cards and ride your luck against the casino.
After you have completed your initial betting, you click on the DEAL button. Both you and the Dealer receive three cards. All three of your cards are dealt face up unless the “Squeeze” feature is enabled. All three of the Dealer’s cards are dealt face down.
If you have placed an Ante bet, you must now decide whether to fold your hand and take no more part in the game, or to play your hand and challenge the Dealer. If you want to fold, you click on the FOLD button. This ends the game, and your Ante bet, as well as any Pairs Plus or Ante Bonus awards, are forfeited. To play your hand, you must click on the PLAY button or click the Play bet spot on the table. Doing this will place a bet equal to your Ante on the Play bet spot. The Dealer’s cards are revealed and compared against yours. Any Ante Bonus or Pair Plus awards are paid at this point.
If you have only placed a Pair Plus bet, your hand is evaluated and compared against the Pair Plus pay table as soon as your hand is revealed. The Dealer’s hand is also revealed, but cannot affect your Pair Plus outcome.
Poker Hand Rankings
This list contains the possible Poker hand outcomes for Three Card Poker ranked from the highest value hand (Straight Flush) to the lowest (High Card). For two cards to have the same rank, they must have the same number (like two 8s) or the same picture (like two Queens).
Three cards of consecutive rank, all of the same suit. For example, 6-7-8 of Hearts.
Three of a Kind:
Three cards with the same rank.
Three cards of consecutive rank of mixed suits. Ace can be high (as in Q-K-A) or low (as in A-2-3).
Three cards of the same suit.
Two cards with the same rank.
Three non-matching cards.