"Three card poker" is a card game with two playing modes:
1. Private - only one player per table versus the dealer.
2. Public - up to 4 players per table versus the dealer.
In both modes the players can join the table, they can observe the game or become players themselves by clicking on the "Join" button. Provided there is a free spot at the table.
The game is played with a 52-card deck, four suits from deuce to ace. Every game starts with a new 52-card deck. The highest-ranking card of the suit is the ace; the lowest-ranking card is the deuce. In some cases (e.g. the Straight and Straight flush combination) the ace may count as the highest card (e.g. Ace, King, Queen - "Straight"), and the lowest card (e.g. Ace, 2, 3 - "Straight"). The game is played on one, two, three or four boxes.
Before the cards are dealt, the player makes an Ante bet "Ante" and/or places a Bonus bet. The bet must be within a certain rank. Both the minimum and the maximum Ante bets are specified on the table. To cancel an existing bet on any box, the player should select the chip with the cross symbol ("X") and click on the bet he/she wishes to cancel.
Bonus side bet
The player can make an additional side bet in the "Bonus" field. The bonus bets are not related to Ante wagers, so they may be either placed at the same time as the bet or separate. The players can fully concentrate on the Bonus bets. In the practice casino, the maximum amount that the player can place in the "Bonus" field is equal to the maximum bet on the table. In the CLASSIC and VIP hall, the maximum bonus bet is equal to 1/10 of the maximum bet on the table. The bet on the "Bonus" field plays immediately after the cards are dealt. The "Bonus" bet wins if the player's hand contains "Pair of Aces" or a higher combination after the first round (the first three cards of the flop and two of the player's cards). Otherwise, the bonus bet is lost. The payout is determined with the help of the table, which you can see by clicking on the "PAYTABLE" button.
Cards dealt and game play
The dealer deals one card to the player from right to left, for every box, and then takes one card. There is no dependence on the "Ante" bet amount. The cards are dealt until both, the player and the dealer have 3 cards. Then, the players turn their cards face up while the dealer's cards remain face down. After this, the player can see his cards in all the boxes. The game in the boxes and the box order does not depend on Ante amount.
Box actions, the "Bet" field
The player sees his cards and decides whether to play or not. The player can surrender by clicking on the "Fold" button. After he has surrendered, he loses the Ante bet. The player can continue the game by clicking on the "Call" button. One Ante bet will be placed in the "Bet" field.
The dealer qualifies
The dealer plays only if he has a "Queen" combination or higher. All the bets are won or lost according to the "PAYTABLE". If the dealer qualifies, but the player's cards are stronger, the player is paid 1:1 for Ante and for the Bet.
In case of when the player's poker combination is lower than the dealer's one, both the "Ante" and "Bet" are lost.
If the dealer and the player have the same poker combination, the winning hand will be determined by the maximum ranked card in the combination. If the dealer and the player have the same poker combination with identical cards in the combination, the winning hand will be determined by the highest card, but not in the combination (kicker). Straights can start and end with an Ace.
You can see the paytable by clicking on the "PAYTABLE" button.
|Win combination||Description of the win combination||Payment
|Queen||Queen of any suit||1:1|
|King||King of any suit||1:1|
|Ace||Ace of any suit||1:1|
|Pair||Two same-rank cards||1:1|
|Flush||Three same-suit cards, not in sequence||1:1|
|Straight||Three cards of mixed suits in sequence||1:1|
|Three of a kind||Three same-rank cards||1:1|
|Straight Flush||Three same-suit cards in sequence||1:1|
The dealer does not qualify
If the dealer doesn't have a "Queen" combination or higher, the player is paid "Ante" 1:1 and the "Bet" wager is returned without payout.
If both, the dealer's and the player's combinations are identical, a "Tie" is declared, and all the bets are returned to the player without payout.
When the game is over, to clear all the bets and the cards from the table it is necessary to click on the "New Game" button (the "New Game" button appears only in the private game mode, in the public mode the bets and the cards are cleared automatically). After this, the player may lay out his/her chips in the boxes or click on the "Rebet" button to play on the same boxes and with the identical bets as in the last game. After the bets have been placed, the player may click on the "Clear Bet" button to clear all the bets or click on the "Deal" button to start the game.
There are additional Ante payments:
If you win or have ties in the Ante game, regardless of the dealer's hand and whether he qualifies, you will receive an additional payment according to the PAYTABLE.
Table of Additional Payments
You can see the table of additional payments by clicking on the "PAYTABLE" button.
Description of winning combinations and their payouts:
|Win combination||Description of the win combination||Payment
|Straight||A sequence of three cards of different suits||1:1|
|Three of a kind||Three cards of the same rank and two side cards||3:1|
|Straight Flush||A sequence of three cards of the same suit||4:1|
If the player has one of the following combinations, the player wins the Bonus bet. To see the paytable for the Bonus bets, click on the "PAYTABLE" button.
Description of bonus combinations and their payouts:
|Three same-suit cards, one of which Ace||x15|
|Three same-rank cards||x30|
|Ace+King+Queen of mixed suits||x50|
|Three same-suit cards in sequence||x100|
Cancelling a game or continuing a game
To cancel a game it is necessary to click on the "Exit Game" button.
In the case of network failures or any other problems, which result in a disconnection, your game will be restored. Every bet will be saved and in the case of an unfinished game, the player will get a chance to finish it, when you log in again. Continuing an interrupted game is only possible within 3,5 minutes after disconnect.