Six Card Poker - (Poker variation)

Licence type - Licence required
Status - Permanent
Trial originated at - Grosvenor Casinos
Date placed on trial December 2011
Licensee / proprietor -

Shufflemaster Inc

Licensee contact details

1106 Palms Airport Drive

Las Vegas NV 89119-3730 – USA
Tel:- 1(702) 897 7150
Email:- [email protected]

Basic Outline of how to play

1. The object of the game is to make the best five-card hand from the six cards dealt to each player, in order to beat the Dealer’s hand. There is an optional side wager included against a pay table called “Aces Up”.

2. The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards, shuffled after each hand.

3. Players place a standard “Ante” wager and, provided they do so, may then also place a wager on the “Aces Up” side bet.

4. The Dealer will deal six cards, face down, to each player and six cards to their own hand, the first three face down and the top three face up.

5. Players may either:-

a) Fold - in which case their Ante wager will lose. Their Aces Up will also lose unless the hand contains a pair of aces or higher. NB It is the customer’s responsibility to advise the dealer if the hand does contain this ranking as the cards must not be exposed to other players until they have all made their decisions.

b) Place a Play wager equal to their Ante wager in the betting circle provided, in order to remain in the game.

6. Once all players have made their decisions, the Dealer will reveal the remaining three cards in their own hand, and make the best five-card hand from the six cards.

7. The Dealer will qualify with Ace- King or better.

8. The Dealer will establish the best five card hand for each player in turn and compare it to their own hand.

Settling the “Aces Up” Wager

9. If the Player has placed an Aces Up wager, it will win if the hand contains a pair of Aces or better against a pay table (see below). The wager is against the pay table alone, so the Dealer’s hand has no impact and regardless of whether it qualifies.

10. The “Aces Up” wager will win with a pair of Aces or higher, even if the player folds, provided they notify the Dealer (see rule 5a).

Usual Odds Payable

Dealer has a qualifying hand -

Ante and Play wagers are paid at Even Money if the Player beats the Dealer.

If the hand is tied, the Ante and Play wagers both push.

Dealer does not qualify -

Ante wagers returned to the Player

Play will remain in action against the Dealer hand.

Aces Uo

NB - This is Pay table 2. Other pay tables are available.

Royal Flush  500-1
Straight Flush 100-1
Four of a Kind 30-1
Full House 10 -1
Flush 8 -1
Straight 6 -1
Three of a Kind      4 -1
Two Pairs 2 -1
Pair of Aces Evens

House Edge

The House Edge for the main game (Ante) is 1.27% (perfect strategy) and for the Aces Up is 3.30%.