Three Card Poker is one of the most popular card games in UK casinos and the mobile three cards poker version is just as hot. The hands in ‘three card’ are the same as regular five card poker, only in this game, due to the odds being slightly different, a straight beats a flush.
You can play the ante bet, the pair plus bet or both for double the fun. With effectively two games in one, three card is a fast, exciting version of poker waiting to be enjoyed at all casinos. Many online casinos offer multiple versions of 3 card poker.
Three Card Poker: Two Games In One
The game is highly versatile and consists in effect of two games in one. The main game is played against the dealer, with the highest value hand the winner. The second game is the ‘pair plus’, a bet which is paid out whenever a player gets a pair or better. The pair plus is paid or not irrespective of the dealer’s hand.
Players can elect to play or other of these games – or both. The pair plus is always a good bet to make and the wins on this can really boost your balance with much higher payouts possible than playing against the dealer alone.
Three Card Poker Based on Three Card Brag
Three Card Poker is an American game based on the old British game of Three Card Brag. Although originally Brag used the skill of bluffing, as in regular poker, nowadays Three Card Poker does not have any bluffing option.
The rules and the strategy for playing Three Card Poker is simple – and if you already know the hands of poker from your five card games, this will be a piece of cake.
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