For all, and in simple terms, you are trying to beat the dealer’s 3 card poker hand. An Ante bet gets you in the game, a Play bet lets you see the dealer’s hand and:
- collect even money on your Ante and Play bets if you beat the dealer’s qualifying hand (Q or better);
- lose your Ante and Play bets if the dealer’s hand qualifies and wins;
- collect even money on your Ante bet and have your Play bet returned if the dealer’s hand doesn’t qualify.
All versions also offer the automatic Ante Bonus: a payout based entirely on the quality of the player hand irrespective of whether the dealer hand is better or not. Both versions also offer side bets.
While very similar games, slight differences in hand ranks applied and Ante Bonus payouts result in slightly different theoretical return to player rates.
In addition to the 3 Card Poker tables, Playtech, Evolution and Ezugi also offer Teen Patti tables – essentially the same game. But as an Indian player favourite these tables are themed accordingly and usually the dealer speaks Hindi.
Here’s the full range of available 3 card poker live dealer tables.