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Three Card Poker at Hollywood Casino

Three Card Poker is really two games in one - Three Card Ante/Play and Pair Plus. You can play just Three Card Ante/Play or you can play both Three Card Ante/Play and Pair Plus. The games are played with a standard 52 card deck. Cards are distributed to the dealer in groups of three by an automatic shuffling machine.


1) Play must equal Ante
2) Dealer plays with queen high or better
3) When dealer does not play - Play...Push...Ante...1 to 1
4) When dealer plays - Play...1, Ante...1 to 1


Straight Flush
Three of a Kind
High Card


This game starts with the players placing bets in the Ante spots in the table layouts. The ante can be any amount with the posted table limits. The players and the dealer all get three cards, face down. The players all look at their hands and either fold by giving their cards back and losing their Ante bet, or play by placing a bet, equal to the Ante, in the "play" spot in the layout. The dealer then turns over his cards. If he does not have Queen High or better, he doesn't qualify to play and pays the active players even money on their Ante bets and those with a straight or better are paid the additional Ante bonus. If he does have a qualifying hand, those who cannot beat it lose their Antes and their play bets, but still win the Ante bonus with a straight or higher. Those who can bet the dealer win even money on both bets plus the Ante bonus, if any.


Since the only decision the player has to make in this game is to play or not to play, there is no strategy involved. However, the very low house advantage of less than 2 1/2% makes it about as attractive as any table game you can find. You cannot bet five dollars and win a house here, but the payouts are very generous, and you should get a pay hand of some sort about 25% of the time.

*Rules and Regulations subject to change without notice.