3 Card Poker

3 Card Poker is an American version of a British game called “Brag”. This game originated over three hundred years ago as a game known as Primera — a fast moving betting game using only three cards and played against the house.

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Basic rules of the game

The game commences when all players make their bets in the box mentioned as ‘Ante’. You can also wager on the optional bet called ‘Pair Plus’. All players in the game and the dealer will get 3 cards dealt face down. If you think your hand is high enough to beat the dealer, place an equal amount of your original bet in the box mentioned ‘Bet’, or you can fold wherein you will lose the original bet along with the optional bet, if played. The dealer needs a ‘Queen’ high or better to qualify. If the dealer qualifies, then the player's hand will be compared to the dealer's hand and the higher hand will win. If the dealer does not qualify, then the player will win even money on the Ante bet and the ‘Play’ bet will be a push.


Pair Plus bet will win, regardless of the dealer’s hand when you have a Pair or above and the payouts are as follows :

  • Mini Royal - 50 to 1
  • Straight Flush - 40 to 1
  • 3 of a kind - 30 to 1
  • Straight - 6 to 1
  • Flush - 3 to 1
  • Pair - 1 to 1


If you have a straight or higher hand, then you win Ante Bonus provided the dealer qualifies and the payouts are as follows :

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

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