How to play Three Card Poker

Three card poker is a casino game that has recently become somewhat popular in online casinos. It actually consists of two separate games, pairplus and ante-and-play. The players can choose to play either or both of the games.

Pairplus is a simple bet on the cards with a payout for all hands of a pair or better. Online casinos have set payouts for all possible hands in a pair plus game.

For ante-and-play, the player places an ante bet before receiving his cards. The player is then dealt his 3 cards and after seeing them, the player can fold his cards and lose the ante bet, or raise by placing out a bet of equal money to the ante bet. If he chooses to play, there are three possibilities. The first is that the dealer does not 'qualify'. To qualify, the dealer must have a hand of a queen high or better. If the dealer does not qualify, the ante bet is paid out even money, but the play bet is simply returned. If the dealer does qualify, the player wins if his hand is of higher value than the dealer's, and gets paid out even money on both his ante and play bets. If the dealer's hand is of higher value, the dealer takes the Ante and Play bets.

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