If you’re going to enjoy a casino experience without actually setting foot inside a casino, you can’t go wrong with live gaming. Live dealers on hand, HD graphics and real time playing (and winning) make it the most realistic casino experience possible. And while we can all enjoy and appreciate Live Blackjack or Live Roulette, there’s nothing better than practising your poker face and trying out the unique Three Card Poker, courtesy of Evolution Gaming.
Pros & Cons
- Fun new way to play Poker.
- Extra side bet options.
- Generous payouts.
- Not as serious as Texas Hold’ Em.
- Better on desktop than mobile.
- Good for a quick play, but lacks longevity.
How to Play
Once Live Three Card Poker loads up you’ll have a first person view of the table as we might when we play live casino games like Blackjack or Roulette. The dealer sits in front, on the other side of the table. Directly in front you find your chips for you to place bets, and the play button. What makes this version of the game truly unique is that it’s only played with a hand of three cards, more akin to Live Blackjack than Texas Hold ‘Em. It’s fast. It’s fun. And it’s very easy to play. You place your ante bet and optional side bets, then the dealer draws six cards – three each. Yours are face-up.
Just like in “real” poker you can choose to match your ante bet or fold before revealing the dealer’s hand. You have ten seconds to place your Play bet or to fold. The dealer then reveals his or her cards. Beat the dealer based on poker hands/rules and you’re quids in. Simple really. The graphic explanation of how each hand wins is useful, making for less necessity to look up the various outcomes in the rules at the top right of the screen. The various betting options and payouts – particularly the Pair Plus and Six Card Bonus bets – makes this fast-paced poker game even more playable than poker.
When it comes to the main betting, you can bet from a minimum of £1 to a maximum of £5,000, with a payout of 1:1. However, you can also place the Pair Plus and 6 Card Bonus additional bets, which are detailed below. The Ante Bonus has a payout ratio of 96.63%, the Pair Plus is 95.51% and the 6 Card Bonus at 91.44%.
In keeping in themes of three, there are three extra side bets. They appear above the play button should you wish to use them.