How to Play Three Card Draw Poker

 How to Play Three Card Draw Poker

New table games shown each fall at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas aren’t as quick to reach widespread distribution as new slots. There’s less turnover of games at the tables. Blackjack may be forever, but most new slots are here and gone in a few months.

Distributors of new table games are looking for someone to give their game a chance. Sometimes games become regional hits before becoming national staples. That’s what happened with Three Card Poker, which became a player favorite in Mississippi before spreading to Nevada and the nation.

One of the games vying for a niche is a new three-card game, Three Card Draw Poker from Score Gaming.

An easy-to-play game, Three Card Draw Poker gives the players the option of discarding a card from their original three, then drawing a card to complete a three-card hand.

At the start of play, you must make an ante and have the option of making a First Three Bonus bet.

You then receive three cards, while the dealer receives four.

After you look at your cards, you have three options. You can fold, and forfeit your ante. You can make an In to Win bet equal to your ante and stand on your first three cards, Or you can discard a card and make a Draw Bet equal to your ante to receive an extra card.

After all bets are made, the hand is decided by the higher-ranking poker hands, using three-card rankings where straights outrank flushes. If you win, you’re paid even money on the ante and on either In to Win or Draw.

In addition, a bonus is paid to In to Win/Draw bettors who have a straight or better. Bonus payoffs are even money on a straight, 5-1 on three of a kind, 10-1 on a straight flush and 20-1 on a mini-royal.

The First Three Bonus bet pays even money on any pair, 3-1 on a flush, 6-1 on a straight, 30-1 on three of a kind, 50-1 on a straight flush and 200-1 on a mini-royal.

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