A number of Three Card Poker variants
have been introduced since the game has exploded in popularity. They are not
available everywhere and some have a huge house
edge. Nonetheless here they are:
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Players must also make a blind wager in addition to the ante. The dealer will then turn one card face up. If you decide to fold, your ante and blind bets lose. If you decide to stay in the hand and make a play bet, you have the option to raise the blind up to 3X your ante provided you have a pair or better. If you have less than a pair your play bet can only equal your ante wager.
The dealer will then reveal the other two cards. If the dealer’s hand beats yours, the play, ante, and blind bets lose. If the dealer has less than a Queen high, the ante bet pushes. If the hand ties those bets push. If your hand beats the dealer’s, the play and ante bets win even money. The blind bet pays if your winning hand is at least a flush. Otherwise it pushes. Here is the winning blind pay table:
Pair or less Push
Flush 1 to 1
Straight 2 to 1
Three of a Kind 10 to 1
Straight Flush 20 to 1
Mini-Royal 100 to 1
You will undoubtedly need are larger bankroll for this version due to the additional blind wager and the option to raise it up to 3X. The following strategy is recommended when playing:
Fold with any hand less than J, 7, 4
Raise 3X with any pair or better
edge is about 4.3%.
This an easy Three card Poker side bet that pays a
huge jackpot if you have a Mini-Royal Q, K, A of Spades. You can place a wager
up to the size of your ante in the progressive betting position when placing
your ante bet. The average jackpot payout is around $4,000 for a $1 bet. Pay
tables vary between jurisdictions. The pay tables are X for one, not X to one.
This means that the house takes the original bet. Here is a common table:
Straight 6 for 1
Three of a Kind 60 for 1
Straight Flush 70 for 1
Mini-Royal 500 for 1
Mini-Royal Spades Jackpot
Looks tempting but the house edge
is about 22.3%
This is another optional side bet where a player’s 3 card hand is combined with the dealer’s 3 card hand to make the best poker hand. A winning hand is paid according to the following pay table regardless of the outcome of the ante and play bets. Pay tables may vary between jurisdictions:
Three of a Kind 7 to 1
Straight 10 to 1
Flush 15 to 1
Full House 20 to 1
Four of a Kind 100 to 1
Straight Flush 200 to 1
Royal Flush 1,000 to 1
The house edge for this pay table
is about 8.6%.
There is also another 6 card bonus option that gives a player a shot at a one million dollar payout. This option is exclusive to Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Players must also bet the ante, play, and pair plus positions when making this bet to win the following payouts:
6 Card Super Royal $1,000,000
Six card super Royal $100,000
Hearts, Clubs, Spades
5 Card Royal Flush 1000 to 1
5 Card Straight Flush 200 to 1
Four of a Kind. 50 to 1
Full House. 20 to 1
5 Card Flush. 15 to 1
5 Card Straight. 10 to 1
Three of a Kind. 5 to 1
you’re wondering the house edge is 18% and the probability of hitting a Diamond
Royal is 1 in over 20 million.
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