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 Dealer's. 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 Dealer's.
- 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 five card poker.
- When Players have stopped viewing their cards they normally place these under their ‘Play’ bet.