Three-Card Poker

Three-Card Poker TableThree-card poker is essentially a mini-version of the popular game played by Millions. The game begins with all players making a wager (an ante and/or a pair plus bet), followed by all players (including the dealer) being dealt three cards. The players then decide whether or not they wish to continue to play -- if they wish to continue to play, they must place an additional "play" bet -- if not, they surrender their cards and any wagers they have placed.

Once all players have made their decisions, all hands are played versus the dealer's hand (not each other's hand), except for the "pair plus" bet which is simply a bet that your own hand will have a pair or better (regardless of the dealer's hand). The dealer must have at least "Queen high" in order to qualify. If the dealer's hand does not qualify, the dealer essentially folds and all ante bets are paid even money, and all play bets push. If the dealer does qualify, then each player's hand must beat the dealer's hand in order to win on the "ante" and "play" bets -- if the dealer has a better hand, then the player loses -- if the player has a better hand, they win!

The hand-rankings are almost identical to the hand-rankings in the actual game of poker... with one exception. In three-card poker, a straight beats a flush, whereas in traditional poker, a flush beats a straight. But, other than that, everything else is the same.


Dealing this game is fairly simple, but as with all games in the casino, there are some nuances that the dealer must be aware of in order to deal the game the way the casino requires. But overall, this game is easy and fun to deal -- and dealer's can make some pretty good money dealing it as well, as large payouts are common in this game.

Want to make some good money, and have fun doing it? This is one of the games that you will want to be dealing! And the Casino Dealer School will teach you how.

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