Description and Objective
The game of Tri-Card Poker is played between a Dealer and a Player with a 52-card deck. Tri-Card Poker is two games consisting of the Ante and Raise and Pair Plus. The object in the Ante and Raise portion is to receive a higher 3-card poker hand than the Dealer. The object of the Pair Plus game is simply to bet on whether you will receive a 3-card poker hand with any pair or better. The Player may bet on either or both games for any amount within the posted table limit. The bets do not have to be equal amounts.
Tri-Card Poker Rules:
- Cards are dealt from a single deck.
- Both Dealer and Player receive three cards. The Dealers card are dealt face down.
- Pair Plus winnings are paid based on the pay table located below.
- Cards are reshuffled after each hand.
- Please note: Any three-card straight outranks any three-card flush.
Cards are ranked from 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace, with 2 being lowest and ace being highest.
The Ante Bet
After placing an Ante bet the Player is dealt 3 cards face up and the Dealer receives 3 cards face down. If the Player does not believe the hand can beat the Dealer, the Player can fold the hand and the bet is lost.
If the Player believes the hand can beat the Dealers hand, the Player must Raise with a bet equal to the Ante amount. After Raising, the Dealer will reveal its cards. If the Dealer has a Queen or higher it will then compare its hand to the Player, the winner being the highest ranked poker hand. If the Dealer has the highest hand the player loses both the Ante and Raise bets. If the Dealer does not have at least a Queen, the Dealer does not compare hands. The Player is paid 1/1 on the Ante bet and the Raise is returned as a push. If the Player has a straight or better, the Player is paid an Ante bonus according to the chart on the left of the table.
The Pair Plus
The Pair Plus is won if the Player’s hand is dealt a pair or higher. The Pair Plus bet is a separate bet that is not measured against the Dealer’s hand, it is paid out based on the rank of the hand dealt (see chart below). If the Player bets on the Ante and folds the hand, the Pair Plus bet is also forfeited.
The Player can win if:
- Ante – If the Player 3-card poker hand outranks the Dealers hand. Or if the Player Raises and the Dealer does not qualify with at least a Queen.
- Raise – If the Players 3-card poker hand outranks the Dealers hand and the Dealer qualifies by having at least a Queen as a high card.
- Pair Plus – If the Player is dealt a pair or higher.
The Player loses if:
- Ante – If the Player folds or the Dealer has a higher ranked 3-card poker hand.
- Raise – If the Dealer has a higher ranked 3-card poker hand.
- Pair Plus – If the Player does not receive a minimum of a pair, when dealt three cards.
Player Actions/Button Descriptions:
Bet – To place an Ante bet, the Player must click on the Ante circle and then the chip value that they wish to bet. To place a Pair Plus bet click on the Pair+ diamond and then the chip value they wish to bet.
Deal – Press Deal to begin the game once a bet has been placed. The Player gets three cards face up and the Dealer gets three cards face down.
Raise – If the Player feels they can beat the Dealer, click Raise to continue. The Raise amount will be equal to the Ante. The Dealer’s cards are then revealed and compared to the Player’s hand to determine a winner.
Fold – Clicking on the Fold button ends the current game and forfeits the Ante and Pair Plus bets.
|Pair Plus Pay Table and Hand Ranks|
|Rank||Payout Table 2|
|3 of a Kind||30:1|
|Ante Bonus Pay Table and Hand Ranks|
|Rank||Payout Table 2|
|3 of a Kind||4:1|