A classic three card poker table is comprised of three betting areas: pair plus, ante and play. The game begins by placing a bet in pair plus or the ante area. Then, the dealer gives each player three cards. If a player has a wager in the ante betting area, is fronting two options: either fold or choose to play. If he decides to fold, the game is over and the dealer collects the players ante. If he chooses to continue an additional wager equal to his ante must be made. Once the choice is made, the dealer reveals his three-card hand.
In this case, there can be three results:
If the player's hand is bigger, he will win receiving both ante and play bet.
If the dealer's hand is higher the bank collects both bets.
Any tie goes to the gambler.
Hand Rankings in Three Card Poker
Since the game involves only three cards, the rankings are different from standard poker game. The only possible rankings are as follows:
Three of a kind
If any player has a straight flush, three of a kind or straight, he will receive a bonus based on the paytable.