3Card Poker


3Card Poker

Poker with an interesting twist


This alluring variation of Stud Poker offers three cards to bet against the house. Players first make an ante bet and then each player and the dealer receive three cards.

Players can then make additional wagers or fold and forfeit the hand depending on the value of the three cards drawn. By comparing the value of their cards with the value of the dealer's three cards, they decide the winner.

Progressive Jackpot is one of the Three Card Poker games. It accumulates progressive dividends when betting is made on the independent Jackpot hand to get better than 3-of-a-kind cards.


Card Value

The rank of the cards has nothing to do with the Suit. It only depends on the value of each card as follows.

An ace is counted as either a high number or a low number. Each picture card is counted as the numeric value shown on the card.
An ace is counted as a high or a low number while the face cards are counted as their face value.

Ranking of Hands

Ranking of Hands
Examples of hands Names (ranking) Description
Straight Flush Among the hands with three cards of the identical suit in consecutive rank,
the one with the card of the highest number is the highest hand.
Three of a Kind When three cards of the same rank are dealt
Straight Three cards in consecutive rank
(an ace is counted as either a high number or a low number)
Flush Three cards of the idential suit
One Pair When two cards of the same rank are dealt
High Card When the cards dealt contain an ace, a king,
or a queen but do not form a rank higher than one pair or when the cards of both sides are of the same rank,
this is used to divide victory and defeat.

In Straight, the one who has Ace, King, Queen wins against 3,2, Ace.
If both the dealer and the player have one pair, the hand with a card of higher value will become the winner. If they still have the same value, the value of the remaining card determines the winner.
If two hands are ranked the same value and the remaining card is equal, the hand is a tie as a Push.

  1. While shuffling the card, the dealer leads betting.

    There are Ante Betting where you can see the 3 cards in the beginning of the game, Play Betting by which you bet the same amount of Ante Betting if you choose to continue the hand, and Pair Plus Betting which you can take as an option after the Ante Betting.

  2. The players bet on the Ante Betting Area and the betting amount should be in the limit.
    No bettings are admitted after the “no more bets” call.

    Betting Area
  3. After each player bets, the dealer deals three cards to each player and subsequently to himself/herself.

    Drawing Drawing
  4. The player then evaluates his hand and must decide whether to "Fold" or "Bet".
    If the player folds, he/she will push the card to the dealer’s direction and loses his/her initial ante.
    If the player bets, he/she must place an additional amount equal to the initial ante in the Play Bet Area.

    If you want additional betting, put the card in the Play Bet Area and put the additional betting amount above the card.
    It is prohibited to share information about the card among players during the game.

    Play Bet Flod
  5. After the player folds and loses his/her initial ante, the dealer takes the player's chips and cards and opens his/her cards.

    1. 05-1

      If the dealer's hand value is less than the value of the Queen high card, it will be automatically folded and the player receives payouts without comparison of values. The player gets Even Pay as much as the ante betting amount because the dealer has Nothing.

    2. 05-2

      When the dealer's hand value exceeds the value of the Queen high card, the player receives payouts after comparison of the hand value with the dealer. If the dealer's hand is better, the ante and the play bet will be taken away.

    3. 05-3

      If the player's hand is better, the player wins and is paid even money on the ante and the play bet.

    4. 05-4

      In case of the ante bet, a bonus bet wager will be paid according to the below condition.

      In case of ante bet
      Names Bonus pay ratio Note
      Straight 1 to 1 When the dealer has a queen high or better and the player has one of the ranks shown on the left, the player is paid based on the bonus ratio regardless of the result of the game.
      Three of a Kind 4 to 1
      Straight Flush 5 to 1
  6. The hand will be closed after all players receive payouts according to their betting amount.

Pair Plus betting

3card poker has original betting and the option betting which is called as pair plus betting. It is separated from the dealer’s winning, if the pair plus betting player has the hand value he will be paid the rate of payout.

The pair plus betting without the Ante bet will not be admitted. When the game starts, you have to decide the pair plus bet with your ante bet. Payout of pair plus betting is as below.

Pair Plus Ratios

Pair Plus Ratios
Names Straight Flush Three of a Kind Straight Flush One Pair
Payout ratio 40 to 1 30 to 1 6 to 1 4 to 1 1 to 1