Three Card Poker
31st October 2018
Can you build the best hand and beat the dealer to a win? In Live Three Card Poker, you have the chance to score a great win against the house. Poker remains one of the most familiar and popular casino games in physical venues - but until recently, live online casino suites were lacking in this skill-based card game.
Recently, studios like Evolution Gaming have stepped up with versions that are perfect for PC and mobile play: like Three Card Poker, which is available now at Casimpo! Play a few hands for yourself right now and see if you can beat our dealers! Below you will find our comprehensive guide to this great game, including how to play - and how to win!
Live Online Poker
Most online casino games are played against a dealer, or against the table itself - such as blackjack and roulette. However, traditional poker tends to be a contest between two or more players. For this reason, online casinos have tended to stick to electronic poker games - such as the classic Jacks or Better video poker. However, three-card poker is the perfect blend of dealer-based gaming and poker hand action.
With Evolution Gaming’s Three Card Poker, you can take the game anywhere you go. Live casino games are available for mobile and tablet, and also for your PC or laptop. Play at home, while you travel, and when you are out and about. All you need is a Casimpo account, a positive betting balance, and an internet connection!
How to play Three Card Poker
The game of three-card poker was introduced to casinos and gaming venues back in 1994, and it has become a fast favourite with players since then. Though there is still an element of skill involved, it is easier to pick up and play than five or seven card games. Instead of taking on other players, three-card hands are played against the dealer.
In order to play, the player starts with an ante bet. Several limits are available in Live Three Card Poker, so you can play at a level that suits you. However, you must meet that limit with the ante - and also the call bet - in order to play the hand to completion.
Once anted in, the player and the dealer each receive three cards. The player can view their cards, but the dealer’s remain face down on the table. At this stage, the player can fold their hand, or make a second bet (the call) at the same value as their ante, in order to play. There are no further betting rounds - aside from possible side bets - so the next stage is to weigh up the dealer’s hand against that of the player, and determine who has the better hand.
Winning hands in Three Card Poker
In order to play, the dealer needs a Queen high hand. The player, on the other hand, can win with any high hand, straight, flush or matched set. Pairs or better are desirable, especially when side bets are brought into play. Tied hands or the dealer’s loss will pay at a push, while an outright win pays evens on both the ante and call bets.
To boost the chances of a significant win, players can opt into a number of side bets as well as playing the standard game. It is these bonus bets, with up to 1000:1 odds, that really make Live Three Card Poker so appealing. They include Pair Plus (make a pair or better and also win that hand) and the 5 Card Bonus (making the best five card hand from the player’s own and the dealer’s cards, and achieving three of a kind or better). Plus, the optional Ante Bonus will pay on any straight or better.
Why choose Three Card Poker?
Live Three Card Poker is an effective and easy way to bring classic video poker to the live casino tables. Players get all the thrills of a high-skill game, while taking on the house dealers in a head to head contest. The rules are very similar to standard poker, and should be appealing enough for skilled and experienced gamblers, but also easy enough for beginners to learn. If you are looking for a change from standard roulette and blackjack games, Live Three Card Poker is certainly worth a look.
Live games at Casimpo
Live Three Card Poker is part of the Evolution Games live table collection, presented by Scientific Games, which forms the main part of our extensive online casino gaming suite. Casimpo is a premier gaming venue for online players, packed with awesome content. Our tables are hosted by friendly, professional dealers who guarantee a fair, fast game with a superb atmosphere and lots of excitement. All of our casino games are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
To take part in our live casino games, all you need is a Casimpo account and a balance to bet with. Make your first deposit with us, and you could qualify for our fantastic welcome package. Enhance your available funds, and pick up some free spins to play on our great video slots too! Casimpo is the home of great gaming, and we look forward to welcoming you to our online casino community!