You place your Ante and Pair Plus bets before the cards are dealt.You may then also decide if you wish to play a Prime bet.
Then once the cards have been dealt, you can review your hand and decide if you think it’s likely to be a higher rank than the dealers. To stay in the game, you add a Play bet, equal to your Ante bet.
Once the Play bets have been placed, the dealer then reveals their hand. The game continues if the dealer’s hand contains a Queen or higher. You win even money on both Ante and Play bets if your hand is higher than the dealers.
If your Ante bet has a straight or better, then you’ll receive an Ante Bonus, regardless of the value of the dealer's hand.
If the dealer’s hand doesn’t contain a Queen or higher, then you will win even money on your Ante bet and the Play bet will be a stand-off.
If the dealer has the higher poker hand, your Ante and Play will both lose.
In Three card poker a straight has a higher ranking than a flush, which is not the case in 5 card poker.
When players have stopped viewing their cards they normally place these under their ‘Play’ bet.