The brainchild of Poker exponent Derek Webb, 3 Card Poker has carved a niche for itself amongst online gaming aficionados. This edition of the game is a derivative from the English 3-Card Brag game, albeit with added thrills and exciting features. 3 Card Poker comprises of two distinct bets, the Pair Plus and the Ante and Play.
The game is played using a standard 52 card deck and commences when players wager on a single betting form or a combination of both. The result of the Pair Plus bet is pinned solely by the player’s hand rank with the dealer’s hand having no value. With the Ante and Play option, players can pick between “Fold’ and forgo the bet or “Play” and wager an amount that is equal to the original ante-bet.
The no-fuss strategy of 3 Card Poker makes it immensely popular amongst novice and veteran gamblers alike. It consists of opting for “fold” if you have a hand that is ranked lower than Queen-6-4 and “play” if the hand ranking is higher. The ranking of the third card is immaterial if your first is a Queen and the value of the second is above 6 and players should immediately opt to play under the scenario. It is advisable to abstain from playing if the value is lower than 6.
- reviewed by Latest Casino Bonuses, last updated 2013-10-16