# How to Play Three Card Poker: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

This is one type of poker game, Three Card Poker is very well known for its short and simple game. Unlike Poker in general, the players in Three Card Poker are trying to beat the dealer or just get good cards in the hand not to beat other players. This game has very few rules and can be played easily at home.

## Step

### Method 1 of 2: Three Card Poker (Casino Game)

#### Step 1. Know the level of the cards

You will bet based on the value of the cards you hold, so you must know the level of value in this game. If you already know the level of the cards in ordinary poker games, the only difference is that straight cards are more valuable than flushes (this is because flushes are easier to get with three cards). While the following is a table of card value levels from high to low:

Card Levels in Three Card Poker Games

Rank Name Information Evaluation
Straight Flush Series cards of the same color The higher card tier wins
Three of a Kind Three cards that are in the same caste The higher card tier wins
Straight Three cards in a row or in sequence Bigger card tier wins
Flush Three cards of the same color The card that is higher than the highest card in the hand wins; If the value is the same, then compare the value of the other card that is the largest
Pair Two cards that have the same value The highest score wins; if it's a draw, compare the value of the other cards, the highest value wins
High Card Three cards but all different If it's a draw, the scoring conditions are the same as Flush

#### Step 2. Bet with the bookie

Before the cards are dealt, each player places their bet on the Ante if players feel the cards they hold can beat the dealer's cards.

• If you are in a casino, place your poker chips where it says Ante.
• At home, you should design a place that says Ante, Play, and Pair Plus® to make it easier for players to place their bets.
• Some casinos have each player place their bet on the Ante, while other players simply place it in the Pair Plus® place (see above).
• Casinos often have a "minimum table (minimum bet)", which requires a minimum bet on each game.

#### Step 3. Bet based on the value of the card

In addition to betting on Ante, you can also bet on Pair Plus®, which you can bet based on the value of the cards in your hand.

• This can also be done before the cards are dealt.
• This bet is called a "pair plus" and the bet dealt has at least one pair.

#### Step 4. The dealer deals three cards to each player including himself

The cards are shuffled and dealt face down.

### The players can see their cards. At this point Bandar does nothing

#### Step 5. Decide whether you will raise the bet or not

Now you can see the value of your three cards, decide if you will Play (or raise the bet) on the Ante bet, or you can also Fold (doesn't continue the game):

• You have to bet the same as the dealer bet where you can always Play.
• If you decide to Fold, The dealer takes money at Ante's place and you cannot win back the money you bet.
• In some casinos, Folding means prohibiting you from betting on Pair Plus®.

### If a player folds without betting on Pair Plus®, the dealer will usually take their cards before being shown as long as the player is no longer betting

#### Step 7. To determine the value of the Ante/Play bet

Each player who raises (increases the bet) has the opportunity to win back the money wagered according to the casino rules, if this is done at home, see the following rules:

• If the dealer has a Jack card or below ("High Jack"), the Dealer pays the amount of money wagered at Ante ("even money") and returns each player's Ate and Play bets.
• If the dealer has a Queen card or above ("High Queen"), but the value is worse than the players' cards, the dealer pays the player with the better card according to the bets the player placed in Ante and Play combined.
• If the dealer has a Queen card or a better value in his hand which may be the same value as the card in the player's hand, then the dealer returns the player's bet placed in Ante and Play.
• If the dealer has a Queen card or better and beats the card in the player's hand, then the dealer takes all bets.

#### Step 8. Determine the bet paid for Pair Plus®

Every player who bets on Pair Plus® will get a prize based on the value of the card in hand regardless of the value of the dealer's card. If playing at home, here are the payout rules (a 3:1 prize means that the player wins the pair 3 times plus the bet):

Pair Plus Prize

What's In Hand Paid Bet
Straight Flush 40:1
Three of a Kind 30:1
Straight 6:1
Flush 3:1
Pair 1:1
Highest Card Losing Player

### Method 2 of 2: Three Card Poker (Old Rules)

#### Step 1. Learn the value or caste of the cards in hand

This system is the same as that used in casinos, but the difference is that a Straight is better than a Flush. The following is the order of card values from highest to lowest:

• 3 of a Kind. 3 cards have the same value or the same picture shape.
• Straight Flush. 3 consecutive cards of the same color and shape.
• Flush. Cards have the same color.
• Straight. Cards with consecutive values.
• Pairs. 2 cards of the same value.
• High Card. If 3 cards are not the same, then the winner is determined by the highest card.

#### Step 2. First agree on the rules that will be used

Determine whether the ace is the highest card or only counts 1 if combined into a Straight.

### If this game is played at home then make sure all players agree to the rules

#### Step 3. Deal one card to each player

You can determine the first player to be dealt cards with the player's agreement.

• Share the card online closed in a clockwise direction starting from the left side of the city.
• Players can see their cards.

#### Step 4. The player to the left of the dealer starts placing a bet, then proceeds to the next player

Before placing a bet, each player has three choices:

• Open. Players place their bets in the center of the table or the space provided.
• Check. Players do not bet but still participate in the game.
• Fold. The player withdraws from the game and does nothing until the next round.
• Notes: If all players check, proceed with dealing the next card.
• You can also negotiate first for the minimum and maximum bet values.

#### Step 5. Once the bets have been placed, start the game again

Now the player has three choices:

• call. The player places a bet of the same value as the previous player who placed a bet.
• Raise. The player raises the bet from the previous player's bet value.
• Fold. The player withdraws from the game.

### Now that the player has two cards, don't let other players see your cards

#### Step 7. Place the bet again

Repeat as above until the remaining players call or check.

#### Step 9. Repeat back to the betting process

The remaining players have a choice of Call, Raise, or Fold until the round is over.

### If there are two players left and one of the players folds, then the remaining players get the bet money

#### Step 11. Winner gets all bets

If there are two players who get the same value, then the winner is determined by the highest card caste.

### An exception is made for the Pair card, which is compared to the Pair card, not the highest card. (Example, 4-4-6 beats 2-2-10)

#### Step 12. Play the next round

Shuffle the cards and distribute like before again.

#### Step 13. Play until a player leaves

The player has the right to exit at any time.

## Tips

• When playing at home by casino rules, players can swap to become a dealer.
• Ante rules can be seen here.
• Some casinos add bonuses for players who have "rare" card combinations.