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Three Card Holdem

RTP: 96.95

3 Card Hold’Em

 

3 Card Hold’em is one of the most successful 3 card poker games distributed in casinos across the United States.  It is played heads up against the dealer. The objective of this game is to beat the dealer by forming your best three card poker hand from your two hole cards and the three community cards.

 

Throughout the game you have the opportunity to add bets, check or fold your hand depending on how strong you believe your hand is compared to that of the dealer.

 

There are also two exciting optional side bets that can be played alongside the main game -  The PAIRED or SUITED bet and the STRAIGHT or BETTER bet:

 

Paired or Suited – This bet is based exclusively on your two hole cards. To win this bet all you need is your two hole cards to be either a pair or of the same suit. Please refer to the Paired or Suited pay table for details of pays.

 

Straight or Better – This bet is based on the rank of your best three cards being a straight or  higher. Your best three cards can be made up of any combination of your two hole cards and the three community cards.  Please refer to the Straight or Better pay table for details of pays.

 

The Paired or Suited and Straight or Better bets are optional.   

 

This game is played with one deck of 52 cards and only one hand can be played against the dealer per game.

 

It’s really easy to play – please choose a topic from the menu below for detailed information on how to play the game as well as the game rules and pay table:

 

How to Play:

Step 1 – Placing a Bet

Step 2 – Playing 3 Card Hold’em

Step 3 – Settling the Paired or Suited bet

Step 4 – Settling the Straight or Better bet

Step 5 – Game result

 

Menu Buttons:

>> Left Menu Button

>> Right Menu Button

 

Pay Tables and Rules:

-          Paired or Suited pay table

-          Straight or Better Pay table

-          Game Rules

-          Return to Player %

-          Card details

-          Malfunction rules

-          Hand Rankings

 

How to Play:

 

Step 1 – Placing a Bet.

 

A) Selecting your chip: Firstly you need to select your chip value from the chip selector at the bottom of the game. To do this press/click the desired chip value. Once selected it will be highlighted with a white outline.

 

B) Placing the ANTE Bet: Now press/click on the bet position labeled ‘ANTE’ to place your Ante bet - it will illuminate white at the beginning of the game.

 

Your total bet can be made up of multiple chip values by selecting different chips in the chip selector and then pressing/clicking again on the bet position.

 

NB: The ANTE bet is a compulsory bet necessary to play 3 Card Hold’em.

 

C) Placing a bet on the Paired or Suited and the Straight or Better side bets: Once you have placed your Ante bet the Paired or Suited bet and the Straight or Better bet circles will illuminate. This means that you now have the option to place one of these additional side bets.

 

The minimum and maximum bet allowed on these bets is displayed at the bottom of the game, below the chip selector.

 

To place a bet on either the Paired or Suited and/or the Straight or Better side bets simply select a chip value on the chip selector at the bottom of the game and then press/click on the Paired or Suited and/or the Straight or Better bet circles on the left and right side of the game.

 

Once the Paired or Suited and/or the Straight or Better bets have been successfully placed the title names of these bets will remain illuminated throughout the game.

 

NB: The Paired or Suited and the Straight or Better bets are optional bets. Should you not wish to place one of these bets just skip this step and go to ‘confirming your bet’.

 

D) Confirming your Bet: Now that you have placed your bets you confirm your bet by pressing the DEAL button. Please make sure that you check the total bet value first. This will be displayed in the ‘STAKE’ field within the account bar at the top of the game and on the green DEAL button.

 

UNDO – please note that at any stage when placing your bets you can press the blue UNDO button, which will remove the last bet you placed. This can be pressed/clicked multiple times to remove all of your bets if necessary. However, once you have pressed/clicked ‘DEAL’ to confirm your bet this cannot be undone.

 

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Step 2 – Playing 3 Card Hold’em.

 

Your cards will be dealt to you, from your right to your left, once you have confirmed your bet by pressing DEAL. . You will be dealt two HOLE cards that are both face up and the dealer will also be dealt two HOLE cards but these will be both face down.

 

In addition to the two hole cards dealt to you and the dealer, there will also be three community cards dealt across the middle of the table with the first card (furthest to your left) face up and the other two cards face down.

 

The objective of this game is to beat the dealer with your best three card poker hand using your two hole cards and/or any combination of the three community cards.

 

Your two hole cards can be used along with any one or more of the community cards to create a three card poker hand. If, however, the best hand possible is comprised of the three community cards, you (and/or the dealer) may choose not to use your two hole cards and ‘play the board’ by using the three community cards instead.

 

NB: Your HOLE cards are the two cards that are dealt to your hand.

 

The TURN (x1 ante bet):

 

At this stage of the game you are now asked to BET or FOLD in order to see the middle (second) community card called the TURN card.

 

FOLD: If at this stage of the game you believe your hand is not strong enough to beat the dealers, you may opt to FOLD your hand. This forfeits your hand and you will lose your ANTE bet

 

BET: If you believe you have a hand that is strong enough to beat the dealer you may choose to BET. Press the green BET button and a bet equivalent to your ANTE bet will be added to the TURN bet position on the table. Then the middle (second) TURN card is turned face up.

 

You can now compare your two hole cards with the TURN community card to evaluate the strength of your three card poker hand.

 

NB: Your PAIRED or SUITED and STRAIGHT or BETTER bets (if placed) will still be active and settled according to their respective pay tables even if you FOLD or if the dealer wins.

 

The RIVER (x1 ante bet):

 

If you have chosen to BET at the TURN stage of the game you will proceed to the final RIVER stage.  You are now asked to BET or CHECK in order to see the third and final community card called the RIVER card.

 

BET: If you believe you have a hand that is strong enough to beat the dealer you may choose to BET. To BET you must place a bet exactly the same amount as your initial ANTE bet. This bet is placed automatically when you press/click the green BET button. 

 

If you choose to BET then your additional bet is added to the RIVER bet position on the table and the third and final RIVER community card is turned face up.

 

CHECK: If at this stage of the game you are not confident that your hand is strong enough to beat the dealers, you may opt to CHECK your hand. This does NOT place a bet and allows you to move to finish the game.

 

If you choose to CHECK then a ‘CHECK’ label is added to the RIVER bet position on the table and the third and final RIVER community card is turned face up.

 

Your best available three card poker hand is then automatically determined, highlighting your strongest three cards with a blue outline.

 

The DEALERS turn:

 

Now that your betting is complete and all three community cards are turned face up it is the turn for the dealer to show his cards.

 

If the dealer gets a PAIR of FOURS or better then he qualifies, which means you will win 1 x your Ante bet if your hand beats the dealers’ hand (see A below) .

 

The dealer’s strongest three card poker hand is then determined and is highlighted with a blue outline.

 

The dealers three card poker hand is then evaluated against your three card poker hand and the following outcome is determined:

 

A)     Your hand beats the dealers’ hand: If your hand is a higher rank three card poker hand than that of the dealer, then you will beat the dealer.

 

If the dealer DOES NOT qualify with a pair of fours or better, you will win 1-1 on your TURN and RIVER bets and your Ante bet will push (returned to you).

If the dealer DOES qualify with a pair of fours or better, you will win 1-1 on your TURN and RIVER bets and your will win 1-1 on your Ante bet.

NB: The dealer needs a PAIR of FOURS or better to QUALIFY

 

Example: You bet £10 on your ANTE bet and £10 on your TURN bet and £10 on your RIVER bet (a total bet of £10 £10 £10 = £30) and your three cards beat the dealers qualifying three card poker hand. In this instance you will win £10 on your ANTE bet, £10 on your TURN bet and £10 on your RIVER bet (a total win of  £30). However, you will actually be paid back into your account a total of £60, because in addition to the £30 won, you will also receive back your £30 stake .

 

B)     The dealers’ hand beats your hand: If the dealers’ three card poker hand is of higher rank than that of your three card poker hand, then your ANTE, TURN and RIVER bets will lose.

NB: Even if your hand is beaten by the dealer your Paired or Suited and Straight or Better bets are still valid and will be settled at the end of the game.

 

C)     Your three card poker hand and the dealers three card poker hand are the same rank: If your hand and the dealers hand are of the same three card poker rank then your bet will tie and your bets PUSH. This means your ANTE, TURN and RIVER bets are returned to you.

 

Once your 3 Card Hold’em bets are settled any bets you have placed on the Paired or Suited and Straight or Better bets are then settled. 

 

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Step 3 – Settling the Paired or Suited bet:

 

NB: Only your two HOLE cards are used to determine the result of the Paired or Suited bet.

 

If you have placed a Paired or Suited bet then this is settled immediately after the 3 Card Hold’em bets have been settled.

 

Your bet will be evaluated against the Paired or Suited pay table (below) and if you win then the appropriate number of winning chips are added to the Paired or Suited bet position and your winning hand is highlighted on the Paired or Suited pay table. If you did not win the Paired or Suited bet then your bet is removed from the table.

 

NB: Even if your 3 Card Hold’em hand is beaten by the dealer your Paired or Suited bet is still valid and will be settled independently.

 

PAIRED or SUITED Pay Table:

 

Ace-King of Spades = 50-1

Ace-King of Spades is won whenever your two HOLE cards consist of an Ace and a King of Spades. This wins 50 x your Paired or Suited bet stake.

 

Example: if you stake £1 on your Paired or Suited bet and you get an Ace of Spades and a King of Spades (Ace-King of Spades) then you will win £50. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £51.

 

Ace-King Suited = 30-1

Ace-King suited is won whenever your two HOLE cards consist of an Ace and a King that are both the same suit. This wins 30 x  your Paired or Suited bet stake.

 

Example: if you stake £1 on your Paired or Suited bet and you get an Ace of diamonds and a King of diamonds (Ace-King Suited) then you will win £30. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £31.

 

Ace–Ace = 20-1

Ace-Ace is won whenever your two HOLE cards are both Aces. This wins 20 x your Paired or Suited bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Paired or Suited bet and your two HOLE cards are an Ace Diamonds and an Ace of Clubs (Ace-Ace) then you will win £20. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £21.

 

K–K = 9-1

K–K is won whenever your two HOLE cards are both Kings. This wins 9 x your Paired or Suited bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Paired or Suited bet and your two HOLE cards are both Kings (K-K) then you will win £9. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £10.

 

One Pair = 4-1

One Pair is won whenever your two HOLE cards are both the same face value - a pair. This wins 4 x your Paired or Suited bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Paired or Suited bet and your two HOLE cards are a 6 of Diamonds and a 6 of Clubs (One Pair) then you will win £4. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £5.

 

Suited Cards = 1-1

Suited Cards is won whenever your two HOLE cards are both the same suit and of any face value. This wins 1 x  your Paired or Suited bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Paired or Suited bet and your two HOLE cards are a nine of Diamonds and a seven of Diamonds (Suited Cards) then you will win £1. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £2.

 

Step 4 – Settling the Straight or Better bet:

 

If you have placed a Straight or Better bet then this is settled immediately after the 3 Card Hold’em bets have been settled.

 

Your two HOLE cards and a combination of the three community cards are used to determine the result of the Straight or Better bet. They will be evaluated against the Straight or Better pay table (below) and if you win then the appropriate number of winning chips are added to the Straight or Better bet position and your winning hand is highlighted on the Straight or Better pay table. If you did not win the Straight or Better bet then your bet is removed from the table.

 

NB: Even if your 3 Card Hold’em hand is beaten by the dealer your Straight or Better bet is still valid and will be settled independently.

 

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Straight or Better Pay Table:

 

A-K-Q Suited Pair = 100-1

A-K-Q suited Pair is won whenever your two HOLE cards together with the three community cards consists of an Ace, King and Queen that are all the same suit PLUS you also have a Pair (two cards of the same face value). This wins 100 x  your Straight or Better bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Straight or Better bet and you get an Ace of Spades, a King of Spades and a Queen of Spades (Ace-King-Queen Suited) PLUS you also have a 6 of Diamonds and a 6 of Hearts (PAIR) then you will win £100. In addition, you will have your initial £10 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £101.

 

A-K-Q Suited = 25-1

A-K-Q suited is won whenever a combination of your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consists of an Ace, King and Queen that are all the same suit. This wins 25 x  your Straight or Better bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Straight or Better bet and you get an Ace of Spades, a King of Spades and a Queen of Spades (Ace-King-Queen Suited) then you will win £25. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £26.

 

Straight Flush = 6-1

A straight Flush is won whenever a combination of your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consists of a three card poker hand that is in sequence and the same suit. This wins 6 x  your Straight or Better bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Straight or Better bet and you get a 5 of Hearts, a 6 of Hearts and a 7 of Hearts (Straight Flush) then you will win £6. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £7.

 

3 of a Kind = 4-1

3 of a Kind is won whenever a combination of your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consists of a three cards that all have the same face value. This wins 4 x  your Straight or Better bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Straight or Better bet and you get a Three of Hearts, a Three of Diamonds and a Three of Clubs (3 of a Kind) then you will win £4. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £5.

 

A Straight = 2-1

A Straight is won whenever a combination of your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consists of a three card poker hand that is in sequence but of different suits. This wins 2 x  your Straight or Better bet stake.

 

Example if you stake £1 on your Straight or Better bet and you get an 7 of Hearts, an 8 of Diamonds and a 9 of Clubs (Straight) then you will win £2. In addition, you will have your initial £1 stake returned. The total paid back into your account will be £3.

 

NB: When a hand can have more than one rank, only the highest rank is paid.

 

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Step 5 – Game Result

 

Once the dealer has completed his turn, your 3 Card Hold’em, Paired or Suited and Straight or Better bets will be settled and the results will be displayed in the game.

 

The total amount you have won will be displayed in the PAID field at the top right corner of the game. In addition, this amount will flash yellow in the game centre circle.

 

Any wins on the Paired or Suited or Straight or Better bets will be highlighted in their respective pay tables indicating the pays for that particular win. If no side bets are won then all stakes on these bets will be removed from the table.

 

When the game is completed and all bets are settled you will be presented with the following buttons:

 

See diagram

 

> Rebet – this button re-bets the same amount bet in the last game.

> Rebet x 2 – this button re-bets doubles the amount bet on the last game.

> New game – this button starts a new game with no bets in place.

 

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Menu Buttons:

 

>> Left Menu Button

The LEFT menu button displayed in the top left hand edge of the screen provides game play tools and features.

 

These features are as follows:

 

Pay table – by pressing/clicking this you will be presented with the Paired or Suited and Straight or Better pay tables showing all of the pay outs.

 

Help - by pressing/clicking this you will be presented with the full and detailed help guide for 3 Card Hold’em.

 

Lobby – by pressing/clicking this you will exit the game and be taken to the game lobby / main menu page.

 

Sound Effects On / OFF – toggle this switch to enable / disable the games sound effects.

 

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>> Right Menu Button

The RIGHT menu button displayed in the top right hand edge of the screen provides a menu of other exciting  table games provided by Felt that you may want to play.

 

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Pay Tables and Rules:

 

PAIRED or SUITED Pay Table:

 

Ace-King of Spades = 50-1

Your two HOLE cards consist of an Ace and a King of Spades.

 

Ace-King Suited = 30-1

Your two HOLE cards consist of an Ace and a King that are both the same suit.

 

Ace–Ace = 20-1

Your two HOLE cards are both Aces

 

K–K = 9-1

Your two HOLE cards are both Kings.

 

One Pair = 4-1

Your two HOLE cards are both the same face value - a pair.

 

Suited Cards = 1-1

Your two HOLE cards are both the same suit and of any face value.

 

Straight or Better Pay Table:

 

A-K-Q Suited Pair = 100-1

Your two HOLE cards together with the three community cards consist of an Ace, King and Queen that are all the same suit PLUS you also have a Pair.

 

A-K-Q Suited = 25-1

Your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consist of an Ace, King and Queen that are all the same suit.

 

Straight Flush = 6-1

A combination of your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consist of a three card poker hand that is in sequence and the same suit.

 

3 of a Kind = 4-1

A combination of your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consist of three cards that all have the same face value.

 

A Straight = 2-1

A combination of your two HOLE cards and the three community cards consist of a three card poker hand that is in sequence but of different suits.

 

NB: When a hand can have more than one rank, only the highest rank is paid.

 

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Game Rules:

- Dealer needs a pair of fours or better to qualify

 

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House Return to Player Percentage:

The theoretical average return represents the long-term expected payback of the game, which has been calculated by an independent testing company. 

- 3 Card Hold’em = 96.95% RTP

- Paired or Suited = 96.23% RTP

- Straight or Better = 95.90% RTP

 

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Card Details:

- 1 deck of cards is used in every game

- There are a total of 52 cards the deck (no jokers)

- Cards are shuffled before each game

 

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MALFUNCTION VOIDS ALL PLAYS AND PAYS.

If your game is terminated or the internet connection is lost during play and your bet was accepted, it will be settled accordingly. 


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