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Live Three Card Poker

Introducing Live Three Card Poker - one of the hottest casino table games around. Puts your poker playing skills to the test against our live dealers. There are multiple winning combinations available in this game, and they begin with 3 of a kind. Payouts can be epic, as you form high-ranking hands.

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Live Three Card Poker

Play Live Three Card Poker with Real Dealers

Three Card Poker is one of the most exciting casino table games and it’s available to you in a live dealer format. It’s quick and easy to learn, and you can enjoy it from the comforts of home, or on the go. Put your poker skills to the test as you go head-to-head against our dealers. Not only is it one of the easiest games to learn, it also allows you to put your poker skills to the test in real time. This game is played against 888 live casino dealers in real time. The size of your winnings depends on the strength of your hand, so ante up for some fun.

The objective is to form the best possible poker hand with just 3 cards. Seems simple enough right? You’re about to find out how challenging and entertaining Live 3 Card Poker can be. Luckily, you’re only competing against the dealer. You start by placing an Ante Bet, and if you like the look of your hands, you place an additional bet to play that hand against the dealer. It’s always a good idea to play hands better than a Queen, 6, and 4, and Fold everything else. Remember, once you fold, the hand’s over. The dealer collects your Ante bet and your Pair Plus bet if you fold. Luckily, that’s when a new hand begins.

How to Play

To get started, the dealer requires a Queen high card. It is possible to enjoy payouts of 100:1 on a Pair or Better, meaning that there are plenty of great ways to win in Live Three Card Poker. To cap things off, there are Bonus Bets available to players, which can increase your payouts in a big way. These include the 6-Card Bet, the Pair Plus Bet, and the Ante Bet.

The game is played fast and furious. With a single deck comprising 52 cards which are shuffled after every hand is dealt. The 6-Card Bonus Bet requires players to compile the strongest 5-card poker hand with 3 cards + the dealer’s 3 cards. For example, Pair Plus Bonus Bets award payouts when you form a Pair or Better. The good news is it doesn’t matter what the dealer is holding. The Ante Bonus Bet awards players with big prizes when they form a straight or better, regardless of what the dealer has.

Live Three Card Poker Payouts

There are multiple bets in Three Card Poker, including the Ante Bonus, the Pair Plus, and the 6 Card Bonus. With the Ante Bonus, the payout for a Royal Flush or higher is 5:1, Three of a Kind pays out 4:1, and a Straight pays out 1:1. Pair Plus bets have significantly bigger payouts, including the following:

  • Ace-King-Queen suited pays 100:1
  • A Straight Flush pays 40:1
  • Three of a Kind pays 30:1
  • A Straight pays 5:1
  • A Flush pays 4:1
  • A Pair pays 1:1

The 6 Card Bonus Bets offer generous payouts to players, such as:

  • A Royal Flush pays 1,000:1
  • A Straight Flush pays 200:1
  • Four of a Kind pays 100:1
  • A Full House pays 20:1
  • A Flush pays 15:1
  • A Straight pays 10:1
  • Three of a Kind pays 7:1

A payout of 1:1 is offered on both the Ante Bet and the Play Bet. Note that malfunctions void all plays and pays in Live Three Card Poker.


Live Three Card Poker is one of the most successful casino card games in history. It’s easy to learn and offers generous payouts when you form ranking hands. The game is played with a standard 52 card deck, and the cards are shuffled after every round.

A Three Card Straight ranks higher than a Three Card Flush in Three Card Poker. Why? Because it’s more difficult to form a Straight than a Flush. Cards are always ranked in descending order. Aces can either be low or high, followed by King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 & 2. In a Straight, Aces can have a low value with Ace, 2, 3, or they can have a high value with Queen, King, Ace.

When Players have the same type of hand as the Dealer, the hand with the card with the highest value will win. For example, Queen, Queen, Queentrumps Jack, Jack, Jack. A Flush comprising Queen, Jack, 10 always beats a Flush with 9, 8, 7. If the Player and the Dealer tie, it’s up to the Kicker – the next card that isn’t part of the paying hand, to determine who wins.

How to Form Winning Hands in Live Three Card Poker

  • A Mini Royal is formed with a suited Ace-King-Queen.
  • A Straight Flush includes 3 cards in sequential order, all the same suit.
  • Three cards of the same rank are known as Three of a Kind. When Three of a Kind hands are ranked, the higher Three of a Kind always wins.
  • A Straight includes 3 cards in sequential order with at least 2 different suits. For example, 8, 7, 6 with at least 2+ suits is known as a Straight. Straights are ranked by comparing the highest cards in each Straight. Unlike traditional poker, suits are not used to separate equal value Straights.
  • A Flush contains 3 cards of the same suit, but there is no sequence. They can be clubs, hearts, diamonds, or spades. When Flushes are compared, high cards are used. The ranking card determines the winner. If they both have the same High Card, the next card in the Flush is compared, etc.
  • Pairs contain 2 cards of the same rank, for example 2 x Queens. And there is another card which is not of that rank such as a 7. With pairs, the highest-ranking pair always wins. If the player and the dealer have the same ranked pair, the kickers (the third card) is used to evaluate winning hands.
  • A High Card is comprised of 3 cards, and the highest-ranking card is the High Card. There is no hand with a High Card, hence it is known as a High Card.

What Winning Hands Are Possible with a 6 Card Bonus?

  • A Royal Flush includes 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace in the same suit.
  • A Straight Flush includes 5 sequential cards of the same suit such as 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of spades.
  • Four of a Kind includes 4 cards of the same rank + an additional card. For example, you may be holding 4 x Kings which will always beat 4 x Queens or less.
  • A Full House includes 3 matching cards of the same rank as well as 2 matching cards of another rank. This could be 2 x Fives & 3 x Jacks. When comparing Full Houses, the higher ranking 3 cards always wins.
  • With a Flush, all 5 cards are the same suit. There is no sequential order though since this is not required. If the dealer and the player both have a Flush, the high-ranking card is compared. If both high-ranking cards have an equal value, the next high-ranking card will be compared etc.
  • A Straight includes 5 cards in sequential order. There must be 2 different suits with a Straight, such as 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 and at least 2+ suits. Straights are ranked according to the high card of each set. If they have the same high card, they have equal value.
  • Three of a Kind, a triple, includes 3 cards of the same rank +2 cards of another rank. You may have 3 x Queens in your hand, and the dealer may have 3 x Kings. In this case, the King’s trump the Queens. If there are 2 hands which contain Three of a Kind of the same value, then the kickers are compared.

Live Three Card Poker Outcomes

  • The dealer is required to hold a Queen or better to qualify.
  • If the dealer does not qualify, the Play Bet will be returned to the player and the Ante Bet pays 1:1.
  • If the dealer qualifies, the player hand is compared against the dealer’s hand and the stronger hand wins.
  • If the player hand wins, the Ante Bet and the Play Bet pays 1:1.
  • If the dealer has a stronger hand, the player loses the Play Bet and the Ante Bet.
  • If a tie results, the round is known as a push. The player will have the Ante Bet and the Play Bet returned.
  • The Ante Bonus is awarded if a Play Bet is made and a player hits a Straight Flush. This is true even if the dealer wins the round of play.
  • If a player plays an optional Pair Plus Bet, winnings are paid out on a Pair or Better on 3 cards, even if the dealer wins the round or you fold.

If a player places the 6 card bonus bet, you will be awarded the payout if your 3 cards plus the dealer’s 3 cards make up a winning 5-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better.

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