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Gaming 101: 3 Card Poker Progressive

Date of Post: Apr 29, 2014

At Four Winds Casinos, we occasionally receive requests from guests about learning how to play table games. We understand that it can be intimidating to walk up to a table with seasoned players and try to learn a new game, so we're going to teach you the basics of the exciting stud poker game, Three Card Poker Progressive™. This game allows you to bet against the dealer, bet on the value of your own 3-card hand, or bet both.


Pair Plus
Pair Plus lets you bet on your own hand. Place a bet, minimum of $5, on the Pair Plus circle before any cards are dealt and if your hand contains a pair or better, you win!

The ANTE is the starting bet, minimum of $5, which lets you play against the dealer's hand. It's your cards against the dealer's. If you like your hand, you must place an equal wager on the PLAY spot. It's your 3-card poker hand against the dealer's 3-card poker hand, and the best hand wins! If you do not like your hand and decide to fold, you will forfeit the ANTE.

To Play Both
It's you and your cards for a pair or better; it's you and the dealer for the best 3-card poker hand. In order to play against the dealer, you must also make the PLAY wager or you will forfeit the ANTE Wager.


ANTE Bonus
If you make the ANTE and PLAY wagers, you may win a bonus payout even if the dealer doesn't qualify, and even if the dealer's hand beats your hand.

Progressive Payouts
The optional $1 progressive bet wins if you have a Straight or better. See paytable for odds. If you receive an Ace-King-Queen of Spades, you win 100% of the progressive Jackpot.

Envy Bonuses
If you have placed the optional $1 Progressive Jackpot wager, you are eligible for the Envy Bonus. The top two hands trigger Envy Bonuses and you win if any other player gets Ace-King-Queen (AKQ) suited or AKQ of spades. You can win multiple Envy Bonuses in a round, but you cannot receive Envy Bonuses for your own hand or the dealer's hand.

Still unsure about playing Three Card Poker Progressive™? Just let the dealer know it's your first time playing and they will be happy to help you learn at one of Four Winds New Buffalo's two Three Card Progressive™ tables. Did this help you? Click here to Tweet about it.  

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