Live Three Card Poker

Play against the dealer during a game of Live Three Card Poker for a chance to win awesome prizes.

    Live Three Card Poker - How to Play

    For a chance of winning at Live Three Card Poker, you must hold a better three-card hand than the dealer. 

    Game Rules

    Live Three Card Poker is played with a traditional 52-card deck, which are shuffled at the end of each round.

    Place an Ante bet to start the game - you can also place optional Pair Plus and 6-Card Bonus bets.

    Both you and the dealer will then be dealt three cards each - the dealer's cards will be face-down.

    If you have a strong hand, click 'Play' to place another bet equivalent to your Ante bet; otherwise, click 'Fold'.

    To play, the dealer must qualify by holding a hand of Queen or higher.

    If the dealer fails to qualify, your Play bet will be returned and your Ante bet will pay out 1:1.

    If the dealer does qualify, your hands will be compared and result in one of the following outcomes:

    • You win if you have the better hand - both your Play and Ante bet will pay out 1:1
    • You lose if the dealer has the better hand - you will lose both your Play and Ante bets
    • You tie if your hands are equal - both your Play and Ante bets will be returned

    If you place a Play bet and get a Straight Flush, Three of a Kind or Straight on your initial three cards, you will win an Ante Bonus even if the dealer wins the round.

    If you place an optional Pair Plus bet and get a Pair or better on your initial three cards, you will win according to the paytable - even if you fold and the dealer wins the round.

    If you place an optional 6-Card Bonus bet, you win if your initial three cards plus the dealer’s three cards make a five-card poker hand of Three of a Kind or better. You win according to the paytable even if you fold and dealer wins the round.

    Winning Hands

    The following rules apply in Live Three Card Poker:

    • A three-card Straight is better than a three-card Flush. This is because you have less chance of achieving the former
    • If you and the dealer have hands of the same type, the hand with the highest-value card will win (e.g. three Kings beats three Queens; a flush of Queen, Jack, 10 beats a flush of 10, nine, eight).
    • At the end of a round, if you and the dealer tie, the next highest card that is not part of the 'Kicker' will determine the winner

    Card Values

    Individual cards are ranked in descending order: King, Queen, Jack, 10, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three and two.

    Ace can be high or low, i.e. the highest value or lowest value card in a Straight.


    Different bets have different payouts in this game, as outlined below.

    Ante Bonus

    • Hand - payout
    • Straight - 1:1
    • Three of a Kind - 4:1
    • Straight Flush - 5:1

    Pair Plus

    • Hand - payout
    • Pair - 1:1
    • Flush - 4:1
    • Straight - 5:1
    • Three of a Kind - 30:1
    • Straight Flush - 50:1
    • Mini Royal (AQA) - 100:1

    6-Card Bonus

    • Hand - payout
    • Three of a Kind - 7:1
    • Straight - 10:1
    • Flush - 15:1
    • Full House - 20:1
    • Four of a Kind - 100:1
    • Straight Flush - 200:1
    • Royal Flush - 1000:1

    Multi-Game Play

    You can play up to four different games at the same time, all in the same browser window, while playing Live Three Card Poker.

    Live Three Card Poker RTP

    Ante bet Return to Player: 96.63%.

    Pair Plus bet: 95.51%

    Six-Card Bonus bet: 91.44% 

    The expected return to player is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game.

    For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average, pay out £96.63 of wins.