Three Card Poker with 6-Card Bonus is a casino table game played against the dealer. It starts off with three independent bets: Ante, Pair Plus and 6-Card Bonus. The Ante bet is the only required bet. Pair Plus and 6-Card Bonus are both optional bets. Once the bets have been placed, both player and dealer are dealt three cards. Hands are ranked from highest to lowest: Straight Flush, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Pair, High-Card. See Hand Ranking page for a more detailed explanation.

Pair Plus

The Pair Plus bet wins when the player has a pair or better in their hand. Even if the player loses to the dealer, the Pair Plus bet wins if the player has a pair or better. However, if the player folds, the Pair Plus bet is forfeited. The pay table for Pair Plus is as follows:
Straight Flush40 to 1
Three of a Kind30 to 1
Straight5 to 1
Flush4 to 1
Pair1 to 1

6-Card Bonus

The 6-Card Bonus bet is an additional optional bonus bet. It pays based on the highest five-card poker hand that is made out of the player's and dealer's six cards combined.. It has a house advantage of 10.23%. The pay table for 6-Card Bonus is as follows:
Royal Flush1000 to 1
Straight Flush200 to 1
Four of a Kind50 to 1
Full House25 to 1
Flush20 to 1
Straight10 to 1
Three of a Kind5 to 1

Ante and Play

Before cards are dealt the player makes an Ante wager. After being dealt a hand of three cards the player may either:
  1. Fold and lose the ante bet.
  2. Play and make a further wager equal to the ante bet.
If the player decides to make the Play bet the dealer's hand is revealed and a showdown occurs. If the dealer has a Queen high or better the hand is said to qualify. The result of the hand is determined as follows with the rank of hands compared if the dealer qualifies:
ResultAnte bet PaysPlay Bet Pays
Dealer does not qualifyWin Even MoneyPush
Dealer qualifies, player's hand winsWin Even MoneyWin Even Money
Dealer qualifies, player's hand tiesPushPush
Dealer qualifies, player's hand losesLoseLose

If the player hand consists of a straight or better a bonus is paid on the Ante bet not depending on the dealer's hand or whether the player wins or loses. The bonus pay outs can vary between casinos with a typical pay table below:
HandBonus Payout
Straight Flush5 to 1
Three of a Kind4 to 1
Straight1 to 1

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