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Three Card Poker

About Three Card Poker

In three card poker, the rules for the most part are fairly obvious, players place their wagers, are dealt their cards to either beat the dealer or match one of the games five winning hands. Which are:

Straight Flush

Players must have a hand of three cards of the same suit in sequence.

For Example: Four, Five and Six of Diamonds.

Three Of A Kind

Players must have a hand of three cards with the same number.

For Example: Three of Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs.


Players must have a hand of three cards in a sequence, does not depend on suit.

For Example: Two, Three and Four of any suit.


Players must have a hand of three cards of the same suit does not depend on number.

For Example: Four, Nine and Queen of Spades.


Players must have a hand featuring two of the same numbered card.

For Example: Queen of Clubs & Queen of Hearts.

IGT’s Three Card Poker maintains the authentic look of a casino poker table and is very similar to the real-life experience. We would compare this game to IGT’s online Blackjack which can be found in the table games section of our online slots page.

How To Play Three Card Poker

Set your stake

Players can select to bet on the Ante Up and/or Pair Plus sections of the game. For both bets players will make their bet before being dealt their cards.

For an Ante Bet players will have the option to either Play or Fold, if players select to play they will double their stake, if players fold they will lose what they have already bet.

Meanwhile for a Pair Plus bet, the dealer is irrelevant and players simply win or lose the stake they put down depending the players hand.

Ante Bet - Dealers Rules

In the Ante Bet section of the game, what happens is down to the dealer’s hand, there are four potential options that could happen once players are locked into the game.

If the dealer does not have a Queen High or better, the Ante Bet is paid even money and the Play bet is returned.

If the dealer has a Queen High or better and the players hand is superior to the dealer’s, the Ante and Play bet are returned.

If the dealer has a Queen High or better and the player’s hand is equal to the dealer’s hand, all bets are returned.

If the dealer has a Queen higher or better and the player’s hand is lower than the dealer’s hand, players will lose all bets.

The Boss Believes

When you consider the success of table games such as Blackjack, it’s no surprise that our loyal players return for more than just our fantastic range of slots. Now, the Boss loves his table games and is a big fan of Texas Hold Em’ so when hearing that a Three Card variant was joining Slot Boss with Live Three Card Poker, he wasn’t very optimistic, however, after playing our live version and now this, it’s safe to say the Boss is a massive fan of the 3-Card variant.

100% Deposit Offer up to £150 and 50 Free Spins on Book of Dead

Full T&Cs apply. New player only. 7 days to claim offer and deposit a min of £10 with a further 7 days to wager 35x. Cash stakes only and wagering contributions vary. Max reward £150. 50 wager-free spins 0.10p each on Book of Dead awarded after wagering complete, winnings paid as cash. 3 day expiry.

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