What is Mini Flush?
- Mini Flush is a casino game played with a standard deck of cards.
- In this game, the players and the dealer are both dealt three cards.
- The main objective for the player is to have a higher-ranked card combination as per Flush rules to beat the dealer’s hand.
- This can be considered as an Indian variation to the conventional 3 Card Poker, played using Flush rules for card combination rankings.
How to Play?
- You begin this game by placing an initial bet on one of the options on the table using chips.
- Then the dealer deals your three cards and also deals three cards for the house, face down.
- After this, you may choose to see your cards and continue to play by matching the initial bet indicated by placing more chips on top of your cards, face down.
- You may also choose to fold and leave the game at this point.
- Next, the dealer reveals her hand. If your hand is better than the dealer’s hand you win.
Rules to Know
- A game of Mini Flush is always played against the dealer.
- In mini-flush, the highest-ranking combination is three Aces and the lowest ranking combination is 5,3,2.
- A game of Mini Flush has a few different rules than the common poker rules.
- In Mini Flush, there are two betting options. These include Ante or Board bet, Bet
- Ante is the first bet placed before your cards are dealt by the dealer.
- There are also two optional bets known as High and Low, and Bonus Bet, that can be played during the initial ante bet. To do so, you need to place your chips on the respective boxes on the table.
- After the dealer has dealt your three cards and three cards for the house, you can see your cards and also have to option of quitting the game, that is to fold. If a player chooses to fold, they forfeit the ante bet amount.
- If you wish to continue the game, you have to place an additional bet on the box labeled Bet on the table. This amount has to be equal to your ante account and must be placed on top of your cards face down.
- The dealers must have at least a Queen as the High Card to qualify for the game.
- The highest ranking hands in a game of Mini Flush include Trail, Double Run or Straight Flush, Three of Kind and Run or Straight, Flush, Pair, and High Cards.
The trail is when the player has three aces in their hand. The payout on winning with a trail is 100x the bet amount. This is the highest-ranked combination of cards in a game of Mini Flush.
Double Run or Straight Flush is when the player has three cards of the same suit in a sequence. The payout on winning with a Straight Flush is even money on the board and bet amounts and a board bonus equal to 75x the initial bet amount.
Three of a Kind is when a player has three cards of the same rank or value. The payout on winning with a Three of a Kind is even money on the board bet and the bet amount, with a board bonus equal to 5x the bet amount.
Run or Straight is when the player has three cards of any suit in a given sequence. The payout on winning with a Straight is even money or 1x on the board bet and the bet amount. There is also a board bonus equal to 4x of the bet amount.
Flush is when the player has three cards of the same suit in any sequence. The payout on winning with a Flush is even money on the board bet and bet amounts and a 2x board bonus.
A Pair is when the player has two cards of the same rank in any sequence. The payout on winning with a pair is even money on the board bet and the best amounts. And, the board bonus is a Push.
High Cards are used to rank combinations when a hand doesn’t contain a pair or better. In this case, the player with the highest-ranking card wins. The payout on winning with a High Card is even money on the board bet and the bet amounts.
- If the dealer and the player both have identical hands irrespective of the suit, it will be a Push.
- If the dealer does not qualify then the board is paid even money while the bet amount is a Push.
- High and Low is also an optional bet that the players bet on. This is placed during the board bet. It is placed on the prediction of whether the payer’s cards will be of a higher or lower rank than the dealer, respectively.
- The Low Card combinations include Ten Top, Nine Top, Eight Top, Seven Top, and Six Top.
- Ten Top is when the highest-ranking card in the hand is a 10 and the two other cards are of a varying suit and in no sequence. Similar Nine Top is when the highest-ranking card in the hand is a 9 and the two other cards are of a varying suit and in no sequence, and so on.
- The payout for Ten Top is a Push, Nine top is even money on the bet amount, for Eight top it's 2x the bet amount, for Seven Top it is 4x the bet amount, for Six Top it is 15x the bet amount and for a Five Top it is 50x the bet amount. This Low bet payout is made irrespective of the players continuing the game.