Three Card Draw Poker

Licence type - Licence Required
Trial originated at - Grosvenor Casino
Date placed on trial - February - April 2017
Licensee / proprietor - Score Gaming
Licensee contact details -


#538, LOS ANGELES, CA. 90077


Uk Sales Contact -

Dean Evans

Score Gaming

+44 (0)7580 22 11 11

[email protected]

Basic Outline Rules / How to Play

3 Card Draw Poker is played with a single standard 52-card deck.

Cards are shuffled before each round of play either by hand or an automated shuffling machine.

After the cards are shuffled, play begins with each player (maximum of 7) making a mandatory ANTE wager. Players may also make an optional “FIRST 3 BONUS” wager.

Wagers are placed at any amount per house maximums and minimums.

After all wagers are placed, each player, beginning with the player on the dealer’s left and moving clockwise, are each dealt three cards face down. Once all players have received their cards, the dealer is dealt 4 cards face down.

Each player in turn, beginning with the player on the dealer’s immediate left will have one of three options to play their hand.

  • Fold and lose ANTE and FIRST 3 BONUS bet (if played)
  • Play by placing an ‘IN TO WIN bet equal to the ANTE
  • Play by placing a DRAW bet equal to the ANTE bet and receive a draw card (Player will discard one card and receive one new card from the dealer).

After all players’ decisions have been made to either fold their hand or make the ‘’IN TO WIN/DRAW” wager; the dealer will reveal their 4 cards and make the best possible 3 card poker hand. The Dealers hand always qualifies.

Rankings are represented from lowest to highest as: High Card, Pair, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Straight Flush, and Mini-Royal (defined as a suited Q, K, A).

The dealer will compare hand with the players’ hands and resolve the player ‘wagers per standard 3 card poker rankings:

Usual odds payable

The player will win paid 1 To 1 on their ANTE, and on their IN TO WIN/DRAW wagers if their hand beats the dealer’s hand.

The player will lose their ANTE and IN TO WIN/DRAW wagers if the dealer’s hand beats their hand.

The player will push their ANTE and IN TO WIN/DRAW wagers if the dealer’s hand ties their hand.


Players may choose to make an optional First 3 Bonus wager. The bet pays odds when a player’s initial 3 card strength is a pair or higher

Pair 1 to 1
Flush 3 to 1
Straight 6 to 1
Trips 30 to 1
Straight Flush 60 to 1
Mini Royal 100 to 1


Irrespective of whether the player wins, loses or ties the dealer’s hand; they will be paid a BONUS on their IN TO WIN/DRAW wager when a player’s final hand is a Straight or better.

Pay Table 1
Straight 1 to 1
Three of a Kind 5 to 1
Straight Flush 10 to 1
Mini royal 20 to 1

House Edge details

Main Game - 1.04%

First 3 Bonus – 2.21%