TCP Stud Progressive

Licence type - Licence required
Trial originated at - Rank Grosvenor Casinos
Date placed on trial October 2016
Licensee / proprietor -

Scientific Games Corporation

Licensee contact details

Scientific Games Corporation

Corporate Headquarters

6601 Bermuda Road

Las Vegas, NV 89119, US


Scientific Games -

Vienna Office

Wipplingerstr. 25

A – 1010 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 25 35 500 - 100

Basic Outline of Rules/How to Play

The object of TCP Stud℠ poker is to have a higher three-card hand than the dealer’s hand. The game is played with a standard 52-card deck and uses the following hand rankings:

Straight Flush, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Pair, High Card

TCP Stud features also two bonus and a progressive side bet:

- 3 Card Bonus, wins if the player’s hand contains a pair or better.

- Colour Me, wins if the player’s hand contains three same colour cards, and payouts are higher if the dealer’s three cards are the same colour as the players

- Progressive, wins if the player’s and dealer’s hand combine to make a five-card poker hand of straight or better.

To play against the dealer, players may make an Ante bet. They may also make the optional 3 Card Bonus, Colour Me and Progressive side bets. The Progressive wager is fixed at £1. The dealer gives each player and himself a packet of three cards. After looking at their cards, players have a choice:

- Fold or make a Raise bet of 1x their Ante.

The dealer will then reveal his hand.

Dealer's Qualifying

If the dealer’s hand is less than a Queen high, the dealer doesn’t qualify: The dealer will take no action on the Raise wager and automatically pay the Ante even money. The dealer will also pay any winning 3 Card Bonus, Colour Me, Automatic Bonus and Progressive hands.

If the dealer’s hand is a Queen or higher, he compares his hand to each player’s hand.

- If the player beats the dealer’s hand, the Raise and Ante bets pay 1 to 1.

- If the player loses to the dealer’s hand, the Raise and Ante bets lose.

- If the player and dealer tie, the Raise and Ante bets push.

The dealer will also pay any winning 3 Card Bonus, Colour Me, Automatic Bonus and Progressive hands.

Paytables for Odds

3 Card Bonus Pays
Straight Flush 35 to 1
Three of a Kind 33 to 1
Straight 6 to 1
Flush 4 to 1
Pair 1 to 1

Colour Me Pays
Player and dealer's hand all same colour 4 to 1
Player's hand same colour 3 to 1

Automatic Bonus* Pays
Straight Flush 5 to 1
Trips 4 to 1
Straight 1 to 1

*Automatic Bonuses are an extra payout on the Ante.

Progressive Pays Envy Bonus
Royal Flush Spades 100% Major £500
Royal Flush Other 100% Minor £100
Straight Flush £250  
Four of a Kind £100  
Full House £20  
Flush £10  
Straight £5  

Envy Bonus

If a player on the table receives a Major or Minor Jackpot hand, all other Players that have placed a progressive wager during the same hand will receive an "Envy Bonus" payout.

House Edge details

Ante and Raise: 2.01%

3 Card Bonus: 2.70%

Colour Me Bonus: 3.62%

Progressive: 19.36%

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