Poker


Three Card Poker (basic game)


Licence type - Licence Required
Status - Permanent
Trial originated at - N/A
Date placed on trial - 2002
Licensee / proprietor - Galaxy Gaming Inc.
Licensee contact details -

6767 Spencer Street

Las Vegas, NV 89119

info@galaxygaming.com

www.galaxygaming.com

 

Uk Sales Contact -

John Galajsza

Galaxy Gaming, Inc.

+44 (0) 7703 465488

jgalajsza@galaxygaming.com

www.galaxygaming.com


Basic Outline Rules / How to Play


The game is played with one deck of cards. Ace is high, but may be used as a value of one within a Straight or Straight Flush (see below), being Ace, 2, 3.


Players may make an initial wager, comprising either or both of the following:-


i) An “Ante” wager – being that the player’s hand will have a higher poker ranking than the dealer’s.

ii) A “Pair Plus” wager – being that the player’s hand will achieve a particular hand ranking, irrespective of whether it beats the dealer.


Each player and the dealer is dealt three cards face down. Players may touch their cards to assess their hand.


A Player who has made an Ante wager who wishes to continue in the game must make a further wager, called the “Play” wager, of an equal amount to their Ante bet. Otherwise, their Ante bet will lose.


Players who only placed a “Pair Plus” wager, without an Ante bet, will remain in the game provided their hand contains at least a pair (see below).


Hands are ranked in descending order as follows:-


STRAIGHT FLUSH – three cards of consecutive values of the same suit (e.g. 4H,5H,6H);

THREE OF A KIND – three cards of the same value (e.g. 3 x 7’s, 3 x kings etc)

STRAIGHT – three cards of consecutive values but not the same suit (e.g. 4H,5C,6D);

FLUSH – three cards of the same suit but not consecutive values (e.g. 4H, 7H, 9H)

PAIR – two cards of the same value (e.g. 2 x 6’s, 2 x 4’s)

HIGH CARD – the highest single card in a hand that has none of the above rankings.


The Dealer must have a hand with at least “Queen High” to qualify against the Player’s hand.


If the Dealer DOES NOT qualify:-


i) All “Play” bets are void (“stand off”) and are returned to the players;

ii) “Ante Bonuses” (see below) are paid on hands with a “Straight” or better;

iii) All “Ante” bets win and are paid odds of 1 to 1

iv) All “Pair Plus” wagers are paid or lose, according to whether they contain at least a Pair in the above table of rankings (see odds below)


If the Dealer DOES qualify:-


i) The “Play” wagers are paid or lose, depending on whether they have a higher ranking that the Dealer’s hand in the above table.

ii) “Ante Bonuses” are paid on all Straights or better (see odds below);

iii) Ante bets are paid or taken (see odds below);

iv) All “Pair Plus” wagers are paid or lose according to whether they contain at least a Pair in the above table of rankings (see odds below)


A tied hand is a stand off on the “Play” and “Ante”. However, the “Ante Bonus” and “Pair Plus” are always paid where the hand meets the required ranking.


If the Dealer qualifies and has a higher hand ranking than the player, the “Ante” and “Play” wagers will both lose.


If the Player has placed a Pair Plus wager but their hand does not contain at least a pair, the wager will lose.


Usual odds payable


If the Player’s hand beats the Dealer’s qualifying hand, their Ante and Play wagers will win and normally be paid at odds of 1 to 1.


Ante Bonus odds


A Player who has made both an Ante and a Play wager will win an Ante Bonus for the Ante wager if their hand contains one of the following:-


Straight – normally paid 1 to 1

Three of a Kind – normally paid 4 to 1

Straight Flush – normally paid 5 to 1


Pair Plus odds


• Pair – normally paid 1 to 1

• Flush – normally paid 4 to 1

• Straight – normally paid 6 to 1

• Three of a kind – normally paid 33 to 1

• Straight Flush – normally paid 35 to 1


House Edge details



On “Pair Plus” wagers 2.7%
Ante and Play 2.0%
On 'Prime' wagers 3.6%

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