Three Card Poker

Rules Of Play

  • A dealer button will be offered to all eligible Designated Players at the Table. Three Card Poker is played with a standard deck of 52 plastic playing cards.
  • Each Player must make an Ante wager. The “Pair Plus” wager is an optional wager.
  • Before cards are dealt, “No More Bets” will be announced.
  • All hands will be dealt clockwise, from left to right.
  • All Players cards must always remain in plain view of the Dealer, Designated Player, and other Players.
  • Any discrepancy in number of cards dealt to a Player and/or if the shuffle machine blinks red, the hand will be considered a dead hand and all cards will be pulled in immediately.
  • A Rake will be taken from the Designated Player’s bank, depending on the total amount of wagers placed. A Rake chart will be posted on the table.
  • Designated Player must have a minimum Queen High to qualify. When the Designated Player qualifies, all Players are eligible to win their bet wager, if their hand beats the Designated Player.
  • All bonus payouts are listed on the layout. How to play Three Card Poker

How To Play

  1. Player must place a wager on the Ante box. Minimums are posted on the table.
  2. Pair Plus wager is optional. Minimums are posted on the table.
  3. After Ante (and optional Pair Plus) wager is made, three cards are dealt to each Player. Player will look at all three cards.
  4. If the Player wishes to play their hand, they will match the Ante wager by placing an equal amount in the bet box. If the Player does not wish to play their hand, they may choose to fold, and the Ante is lost.
  5. How players win:
    • If the player’s hand beats the Designated Player’s hand, they win even money on the Ante wager (unless the Player’s hand contains one of the Ante Bonuses listed on the table, then it’s paid odds) and Bet wager.
  6. The Pairs Plus always wins with a pair or better, regardless of the Designated Player qualifying, or even if the player has a weaker hand than the Designated Player. If the player surrenders or folds their hand, they can still win their Pair Plus bet.

6 Card Bonus

  • The "6 Card Bonus" is a Bonus bet based on the highest five-card poker hand that can be composed out of the Player's and Designated Player’s three cards. Payouts for the 6 card Bonus are posted on the layout.

Payout Scale

Pair Plus Bonus:

  • Pair 1 to 1
  • Flush 3 to 1
  • Straight 6 to 1
  • Trips 30 to 1
  • Straight Flush 40 to 1
  • Mini-Royal 200 to 1

6 Card Bonus

  • 3 of kind 7 to 1
  • Straight 10 to 1
  • Flush 15 to 1
  • Full House 20 to 1
  • Quads 100 to 1
  • Straight Flush 200 to 1
  • Royal Flush 1000 to 1

Ante Bonus

  • Straight 1 to 1
  • 3 of kind 4 to 1
  • Straight Flush 5 to 1
  • Mini-Royal 10 to 1

The Designated Player Requirements:

Must provide $30,000 per table for initial operational start up and maintain $30,000 in play per hand.

See designated player Rules in poker room.

Per Florida Regulation 61D-11.002(5)(b):  In 3-Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Holdem,Fortune Pai Gow, and One Card Poker the dealer button will rotate around the table in a clockwise fashion on a hand by hand basis to provide each player desiring to the designated player an equal opportunity to participate as the designated player.

60. Per Florida Regulation 61D-11.002(5)(c): In 3-Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Holdem,2 Card Poker, and One Card Poker, the room does not require the designated player to cover all potential wagers.

Last Updated 11/9/2023 – Please see host for current rules and listing. The rules listed at the host will always be the most current and up to date version of these rules.