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 they decide to fold, the game is over and the dealer collects the players' ante. If they choose 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, they 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 3-card poker
Since the game involves only three cards, the rankings are different from standard poker games. The only possible rankings are as follows:
- High card
- Three of a kind
- Straight flush
If any player has a straight flush, three of a kind or straight, they will receive a bonus based on the paytable.