Three card poker is a version of poker invented with the purpose of maintaining the competitive nature of poker, while making it faster. The game has since generated substantial revenue for casinos compared to most other casino games. Invented in 1994 by Derek Webb, the game is played using two modes of play. These two modes pit the player’s hand against the dealer’s. The first method of play is the ante mode and the second is the play wager.
The ante wager is dependent on the fact that the players hand will be better than the dealers hand. The ante and play wagers are placed before the cards are dealt. The player is then dealt their cards face down. After having a peak at their combination of cards, the player can then decide whether to proceed with the play wager. The cards are then compared to see who between the player and the dealer has a better hand. If the dealer wins, the player loses both the ante and play wagers. A player can also look at their cards and decide to fold, in which case they lose the ante wager. There is an ante bonus which the player wins if they get a straight flush, straight or three of a kind.
The game has become popular since its introduction because it’s more straightforward in nature than traditional poker. It is also fast paced so players canp lay more hands per hour than most table games involving cards. This can make for thrilling winning streaks if a player’s luck is in. Or dramatic ups and downs if the players fortunes are more variable.