You can play poker not only against other poker players, but also against the casino. There are several variants and one of the variants is 3 Card Poker. You can play 3 Card Poker at the Holland Casino in Scheveningen or online. Evolution Gaming has a gaming table where you can play live 3 Card Poker. That means that you can play this (fun) game in all online casinos with the live casino software from Evolution Gaming. Live Three Card Poker is a nice middle class in the casino in terms of payout percentage. If you go for the lowest possible house edge for the casino, it is better to choose Blackjack, video poker or French Roulette.
3 Card Poker game explanation
In the live casino, 3 Card Poker is played with a deck of cards without jokers. Like all other card games in the live casino, you play 3 Card Poker against the bank. So you don’t have to worry about other players at the gaming table.
You start each game by placing your bet. This bet is also referred to as the “ante”. The “ante” at the 3 Card Poker table from Evolution Gaming is a minimum of € 1 and a maximum of € 2,500. After posting the ante, everyone at the table, including the casino’s live dealer, is dealt three cards. After viewing your cards, you have the choice between passing or playing. If you pass, you lose your ante. If you play, you must bet an amount equal to the placed ante.
Play is only played if the bank has at least a high card queen or better. If the bank doesn’t, the ante will continue for the next game of Three Card Poker. You win if you have a better hand than the casino. In case of equal hands, your bet remains for the next round.
Value of hands in 3 Card Poker
The value of the hands is slightly different compared to Texas Hold’em Poker, for example. That’s because you are dealt three cards instead of five cards. The hands at 3 Card Poker in order of value are:
Straight Flush: Three cards of the same suit and of consecutive value.
Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank.
Straight: three cards of consecutive value, but with different symbols.
Flush: three cards with the same symbol, but not of consecutive value.
Pair: two cards of the same rank.
High card: The highest card if you don’t have one of the above hands.
3 Card Poker Payouts
Does the bank play and do you have a better card than the bank? Then you win the ante and your bet once. You win the ante if you have better cards than the bank without the bank playing. That is the case if the bank has a high card jack or lower. The bet is moved to the next game.
Other options are:
the bank does not play and you lose: the ante is carried on to the next game, but you lose the bet.
casino plays and you’re tied: ante and bet are carried over to the next game.