Evolution Gaming's Three Card Poker Rules & Payouts

Three Card Poker is a very simple game to learn and play, listed below is just a brief explanation to get you started including the games payout tables.

The object of the game is to beat the dealer by achieving a better Three Card Poker hand. Three Card Poker uses a single deck of cards which is shuffled before each round. To start playing the game you simply need to place an ante wager, you also have the option of placing extra bets on "Pair Plus" and the "6 Card Bonus.

Once your chosen bets have been placed the dealer will deal 3 cards to the player face up and 3 cards to the house face down, you must now choose whether to play or fold, to play you will need to match your ante wager. Once you have chosen to play or fold the dealer will reveal their 3 cards to compare them to the players. The dealer needs at least a Queen high to qualify, should the dealer not qualify, regardless of your hand you will be paid 1 to 1 on your ante bet only and your play bet is returned.

If the dealers hand qualifies but doesn't beat the players then the play and ante bets are paid even money at 1 to 1. If the dealer beats the player then both the ante bet and the play bet is lost.

Ante bonus:

If the player is dealt a three of a kind, a straight or a straight flush then an ante bonus is paid accordingly shown below even if the dealer wins the round.

Payouts for ante bonus:

Straight flush = 5 to 1

Three of a kind = 4 to 1

Straight = 1 to 1

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Pair plus bet:

This optional side bet can be placed for additional winnings whilst playing. You will win this bet should you achieve a pair or better within your first 3 cards. The pair plus payouts are shown below.

Payouts for pair plus:

Royal flush = 100 to 1

Straight flush = 40 to 1

Three of a kind = 30 to 1

Straight = 5 to 1

Flush = 4 to 1

Pair = 1 to 1

6 Card bonus bet:

Here is another optional side bet which offers even more additional winnings should lady luck be on your side. Your 3 cards and the dealers 3 cards will be used to try and achieve a poker hand of at least three of a kind as this is the minimum required hand to qualify for a payout. The payouts for this 6 card bonus bet are shown below, as you can see there is the potential to win 1,000 to 1 should you hit that dream Royal Flush.

Payouts for 6 Card bonus:

Royal flush = 1000 to 1

Straight flush = 200 to 1

Four of a kind = 100 to 1

Full house = 20 to 1

Flush = 15 to 1

Straight = 10 to 1

Three of a kind = 7 to 1

Playing strategy:

It's known by players of the game that you should play your hand if it consists of at least Queen six four or better. The Pair Plus is also not a bad bet for some extra winning potential. The 6 card bonus bet you may wish to think about as it will increase the house edge in the long run however if lady luck is on your side then you could have a potentially lucrative session thanks to this extra bonus bet.

Best of luck !

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