Some casino players love a good game of baccarat. Others are more attuned to five-card stud. But what if you like both? No worries. You can play Live Three-Card Poker and enjoy the best of both worlds. Three-Card Poker is a fast-paced variation of poker originally developed to attract new players with easy-to-understand rules and good payouts.
Live Three Card Poker Description
Three-Card Poker was invented back in the 1990s as a game for casino players who wanted to play poker without all of the time-consuming aspects of five-card stud and Texas hold 'em. What they ended up with is a game that is almost as fast as baccarat but still allows for progressive betting.
Live Three-Card Poker is our version of this game. It is played in a live setting by connecting players to a game studio via live audio and video. You get all the benefits of enjoying a live game without having to leave your home or office. That makes Live Three-Card Poker super convenient; you play on your schedule, not ours.
You should also know that Three-Card Poker is a house-banked game. What does that mean? It means you are not competing against any other players; your only opponent is the house. It is your three cards against the dealer’s on every hand. You win if your hand is better.
Live Three Card Poker Game Presentation
Live Three-Card Poker comes to you from a live studio by way of the latest internet technology. As long as you have a modern computer or mobile device, you should be able to login and play without issue. The better your internet connection, the higher the quality of the video and audio feeds you will receive.
The video feed lets you see all the action as it unfolds. On your screen you will see the dealer, the poker table, the shoe, and all of the surroundings of the studio. You might even see other Three-Card Poker tables in action if your camera is positioned just right.
You can interact with your dealer by using the integrated chat tool. Just enter your message, send it, and wait for a verbal response. Rest assured your dealer is professionally trained in both Three-Card Poker and playing to the camera.
So, how do you actually play? By using the buttons and chips appearing at the bottom of your screen. These are all computer-generated graphics connected to the live game via technologically advanced software. The software is in sync with the live game for a seamless presentation in real time.
How to Play Live Three-Card Poker
Three-Card Poker is governed by a very simple set of rules that are easy to understand. That's one of the reasons it is so appreciated among poker players. To begin with, the object of the game is simple: get a better three-card hand than the dealer. That's it. There are a couple of optional side bets you can make; these are discussed below. For now, though, let us focus on the main game.
Some Three-Card Poker games do not require an ante. Live Three-Card Poker does. Each hand starts with an ante that must be placed if you want to play the hand. You then have the opportunity to place either of the two side bets before the cards are dealt. Once wagering is complete, the dealer deals three cards to the player and three for the house. The house cards are dealt face-down.
You now have the opportunity to either raise or fold. If you raise, your wager is equal to that of the ante. The dealer's hand is only revealed if one or more players at the table raises. If all fold, the house wins.
Also note that the dealer must have at least a queen high to qualify. Otherwise, no further action is taken and players all win a payout equal to the ante. The table is cleared, and the next hand begins immediately. Note that a game is complete when the shoe is empty.
Live Three Card Poker Extras
There are two extras in Live Three-Card Poker offered as additional side bets. Both are optional, and both are placed along with ante. You cannot place the optional side bets after the cards are dealt.
The Pair Plus is the first of the two side bets. Your goal is to achieve a pair or better with the three cards you are dealt. Payouts are based on the hand formed, with a maximum payout of 100:1.
Next is the Six-Card bet. The goal here is to achieve a strong five-card hand using any combination of the six cards on the table. Three of a kind or better wins. Your maximum payout on this optional side bet is 1,000:1.