Play Three Card Poker at Las Vegas Casinos

Las Vegas Games Survey - Three Card Poker
Nearly all Las Vegas casinos of any significance spread three Card Poker. The minimum bets range from $2 at Joker’s Wild to $15 at Aria. Players will need double the Ante bet to play, meaning that the true minimum bet is double the posted amount. This does not include the Pair Plus side bet, which may be bet by itself without an accompanying Ante wager.

The game’s appeal is its simplicity. While it has a small element of skill, it is easy to learn. The house edge is reasonable to most players. It is typically a friendly crowd at the tables.

How to Play Three Card Poker

Three Card Poker is one of the simplest table games in Las Vegas to learn. There is only one rule related to skill to understand.

#1: Place Your Bets – There are two bets on most Three Card Poker tables. One is the Ante. The other is Pair Plus. Players may bet on one of these or both. Unlike most poker table games, there is no obligation to bet the Ante.

#2: Raise or Fold – Players and the dealer are dealt three cards face down. Players look at their three cards and decide whether to raise. If the player has queen-six-four or higher, the player should raise. The Raise bet is equal to the amount of the Ante. If the player does not raise, he folds. The dealer then looks at the house hand and compares it to each player.

  • If the dealer beats the player, the Raise loses.
  • The Ante loses if the player has less than a straight, keeping in mind that a straight ranks higher than a flush in Three Card Poker.
  • Antes push if the dealer does not make at least queen-high.

Flush or Higher Payouts

If the player makes a flush or higher, the Ante is paid based on the following chart, regardless of whether the player wins or loses:

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

Pair Plus Payouts

The Pair Plus is paid whether the player wins or loses. It pays based on the following:

  • Straight Flush: 40-1
  • Three of a Kind: 30-1
  • Straight: 6-1
  • Flush: Either 4-1 or 3-1
  • Any Pair: 1-1

If you are not in Las Vegas, you can still play Three Card Poker against a live dealer and get a Vegas experience.

Playing Three Card Poker at Las Vegas Casinos in 2018

CasinoGameMin BetMax Bet# of TablesVideo
4 QueensThree Card Poker55001No
Aliante CasinoThree Card Poker51001No
AriaThree Card Poker1010003No
AriaThree Card Poker2510001No
Bally’sThree Card Poker55007No
Bally’sThree Card Poker105001No
BellagioThree Card Poker1510003No
Binion’sThree Card Poker55001No
Boulder StationThree Card Poker5501No
Caesars PalaceThree Card Poker55001No
Caesars PalaceThree Card Poker105007No
Caesars PalaceThree Card Poker155002No
CaliforniaThree Card Poker51001No
Casino RoyaleThree Card Poker510001No
Circus CircusThree Card Poker51002No
Club FortuneThree Card Poker51001No
CosmopolitanThree Card Poker155003No
CromwellThree Card Poker103002No
CromwellThree Card Poker153001No
Downtown GrandThree Card Poker51001No
El CortezThree Card Poker52001No
EncoreThree Card Poker105003No
ExcaliburThree Card Poker105003No
Fiesta HendersonThree Card Poker51001No
FlamingoThree Card Poker103007No
FlamingoThree Card Poker153001No
FremontThree Card Poker51001No
Gold CoastThree Card Poker51002No
Golden GateThree Card Poker52002No
Golden NuggetThree Card Poker55002No
Green Valley RanchThree Card Poker55001No
Hard RockThree Card Poker102001No
Harrah’sThree Card Poker53002No
Harrah’sThree Card Poker103005No
HootersThree Card Poker52001No
Joker’s WildThree Card Poker2251No
LinqThree Card Poker103003No
LuxorThree Card Poker105002No
M ResortThree Card Poker510002No
Main Street StationThree Card Poker5501No
Mandalay BayThree Card Poker1010002No
Mandalay BayThree Card Poker1510001No
MGM GrandThree Card Poker2510003No
MirageThree Card Poker1510003No
Monte CarloThree Card Poker55001No
NYNYThree Card Poker102002No
OrleansThree Card Poker51003No
O’SheasThree Card Poker103001No
Palace StationThree Card Poker510001No
PalazzoThree Card Poker1520003No
PalmsThree Card Poker52001No
ParisThree Card Poker55004No
ParisThree Card Poker105003No
Planet HollywoodThree Card Poker55004No
Planet HollywoodThree Card Poker105003No
PlazaThree Card Poker51001No
Railroad PassThree Card Poker31001No
Red RockThree Card Poker55002No
RioThree Card Poker55004No
RioThree Card Poker105002No
Sam’s TownThree Card Poker51001No
Santa Fe StationThree Card Poker51001No
Silver 7’sThree Card Poker51001No
SilvertonThree Card Poker51001No
SLS Las VegasThree Card Poker103001No
South PointThree Card Poker51003No
StratosphereThree Card Poker51002No
SuncoastThree Card Poker51001No
The DThree Card Poker52002No
Treasure IslandThree Card Poker103002No
TropicanaThree Card Poker52001No
VenetianThree Card Poker105003No
WestgateThree Card Poker52001No
WynnThree Card Poker155004No
About the Author

John Mehaffey - Las Vegas Expert

John is passionate about the gambling industry which he has been a part of since 2001. He learned how to find the best video poker and table games. He also writes about casino players clubs, promotions and things to do in Las Vegas, where he currently resides. He is happy to answer any questions that players have about gambling and Las Vegas.

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