Introduction

As the name implies, Three Card Poker is a poker variant with 3-card hand. Three Card Poker is compatible with all major casino software except for Grand Virtual. The game can be a useful alternative for bonus game, if lower house edge games such as Blackjack, Video Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus and Casino Hold’em is not available.

Rules and Play

Three Card Poker has two betting options – a Pair Plus bet and Ante and Play bet. With the standard payout table, the Pair Plus bet is the lower house edge per initial bet and Ante and Play bet the lower house edge per unit wagered (and smaller expected loss over a minimum bet).

The game of Pair Plus is straight. After placing a bet, you can use a 3-card hand is dealt. If the hand contains a pair or better, you will be paid profits. There are no card selection, betting increases or other strategic decisions. Most casinos use the standard Pair Plus pay table listed below. These include Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic, Chartwell, Boss Media, Odds On, Rival, World Gaming and Orbis. The bonus casino 5Dimes offers a choice of 7 games with improved payout tables. The two 5Dimes payout tables with the lowest house edge are listed below. Some Wager Works and Real Time Gaming casinos use the standard pay table, and some with a less desirable pay table. Note that a good portion of the total payout for this game is in rare straight flush and 3 of a kind hands.

The Ante and Play bet is not as easy as the Pair Plus bet. After placing a bet, the player has three cards. The player must then either fold and lose his bet or raise and double his bet. If the player raises, then there are several possible payouts.

If the dealer has a Queen or better, the dealer “qualified.” If the player wins the hand and the dealer qualifies, then increase both the ante and bets are paid at 1: 1 If the dealer does not qualify (regardless of whether the player wins or loses the hand), then the ante bet pays 1: 1, and the increase wager is returned. If the player loses the hand and the dealer qualifies, both bets lose.

When the player a straight flush, three of a kind, or straight; then the player receives additional income listed in the table below. This bonus is not dependent on traders’ skills. ” * Most casinos use the below listed Ante and Play standard bonus paytable. These include Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic, Chartwell, Wager Works, Net Ent, Boss Media, Random Logic, Odds On, Rival, World Gaming, DGS and Orbis.The bonus casino 5Dimes offers a choice of 7 games with improved payout tables. The two 5Dimes payout tables with the lowest house edge are listed below. Some Realtime Gaming casinos use the standard pay table, and some use the less desirable payout tables. In 2012, Microgaming introduced 3 Card Poker game called “High Speed Poker”, which has an improved ante-and-play payout table and do not offer a Pair Plus bet option.

* Gala Coral Eurobet Rules

The main Gala Casino and Coral / Eurobet casino games offer a 3-card poker game with non-standard rules. The ante bonus pays only if the dealer qualifies. If the dealer does not qualify, the bonus will not be paid. This undesirable rule increases the house edge per initial bet of 0.83% and house edge per bet of 0.50%, which the pair plus bet with a lower house edge per bet than the ante-and-play bet.

Strategy

With standard payout tables and rules of ante-and-play bet has set the lower house edge per unit. So if you have a wagering requirement is the ante-and-play bet is usually the better choice. Minimize, to increase the expected loss per hand on the ante and play bets when your three-card hand is a Queen unsuitable, 6, 4 or better. For example, you would on a Q to increase / 7/2, but not a Q / 3.6.

At the expected loss per unit set (minimum loss over a wagering requirement) to minimize increase if your hand is a Q / 6/2 or better with the standard paytable; and increase, if your hand is Q / 5/4 or better with the RTG reduced payout tables.

In multi-hand game, strategy on the later hands by considering the effects of the previously played cards can be optimized previously in the hands. The house on the edge of the ante-and-play operation can be improved by 0.54% in the fifth hand of the multi-hand game, resulting in a house edge of 2.83% per hand and house advantage of 1.67 per bet %, with the standard 5/4/1 payout table. Microgaming with high-speed 7/4/1 Poker paytable can be reduced to 2.40% house advantage, house edge per bet and can be reduced to 1.41%. Optimal multi-hand strategy may not work well in a short set of rules can be summarized as the single hand game. Instead, I recommend using the 3-card poker strategy calculator that compares the EV lifting and wrinkle with any combination of known cards. Once you get a feel for the game, you will realize that the hands, the vast majority of hands are obvious, and you only need the calc for a small minority of the hands.

Variance and the use of

With the standard payout tables, the standard deviation per initial bet is 2.91 for the pair and bet and 1.64 for ante-and-play bet. The standard deviation per unit wagered the ante and play bets 1.27. The latter value of 1.27 is suitable for the estimation of area of the return to the execution of a mission requirements.