Tri Card Poker
Tri Card Poker allows the player to play two games at the same time with one three card hand, those two games are Ante and Raise and Pair Plus. The game is played against the dealer; Ante and Raise lets the player bet on whether their three card poker hand is better than the dealer’s three card poker hand and Pair Plus allows the player to bet on whether they have a poker hand at all. The player does not have to place a bet on both games if they don’t want to. If the player does play both games at once the amount of the bets do not have to be equal.
To play the game, the dealer and player are both dealt three cards from a single deck. The dealer’s cards will remain face down.
To play the Ante and Raise portion of Tri Card Poker, the player will raise their Ante bet with an amount equal to or greater than their original bet if the player thinks they have a better hand than the dealer. The player can fold if they don’t think they can win. When the raise is complete, the dealer will reveal their cards and will compare their hand to the player’s hand if, and only if, the dealer has a Queen or higher. The winner of the game will be the one with the highest ranking hand. In the event that the dealer does not have at least a Queen, the cards will not be compared; the player will win 1 to 1 on their Ante bet and will keep the amount that they raised as a push. The player is paid an Ante bonus based if they get a straight or better.
A pair is the lowest ranking hand a person can be dealt in Tri Card Poker, therefore, the player is only paid a Pair Plus winning if they are dealt a pair or better. The Pair Plus bet is forfeited if the player pays Ante and Raise and folds their hand.
In Tri Card Poker, the player wins on the Ante if their three card hand outranks the dealer’s hand or if the dealer does not qualify with at least a Queen after the player raises their bet. The player wins on the Raise if the player’s hand outranks the dealer’s hand and the dealer does qualify to play the hand with at least a Queen. The player wins on the Pair Plus scale if they are dealt a pair or higher. Even if the player plays Ante and Raise and loses, they still earn money if they have at least a pair or better based on the Pair Plus scale. The player will lose on the Ante if they fold or if the dealer has a higher ranked hand, the player will lose on the Raise if the dealer has a higher ranked hand and the player will lose on the Pair Plus if they are not dealt at least a pair.