The three card poker was initially called as the Casino Brag as the game was inspired by three card brag where the players of the game bet against each other instead of betting against the house. It is also sometimes known as the tri poker.

Derek Webb invented the three card poker in the year 1994 and was marketed by the Prime table games, later the rights were acquired by the shuffle master in the year 1999.  Webb wanted to create a game which involved the thrill of poker and also have the fast pace of all the other games that are played in the casinos. There were three important features which Webb wanted his game to have. The first one is that the rules of the game must be easy to understand. The second one is that the game should attract many players so it must have larger playouts; the final factor is that the house edge must be enough that the casino owners would be interested in adopting the game to be played in their casinos.

Three Card Poker

The three card poker game is one of the most profitable table games played at the casinos. It is a table game which is based on poker. The three card poker game is top-rated as it is fun and easy to play. If you are good with cards, then you can easily win the three card poker game. The primary objective of the game is to make the best poker hand with the cards you are dealt.

The following are the rules you need to know if you are planning to play the three card poker:

  • Equipment.
  • Ranking of hands.
  • Procedures.


The three card poker is played with a deck of cards, and the table layout includes the three card poker lego, circular betting spots for the pair plus and a diamond shaped spot for the ante wager, a card-shaped spot which is marked as play and pay tables.

Ranking of Hands:

The ranking of hands in a three card poker includes a straight flush, three of a kind, straight, flush, pair and a high card. You will never get four of a kind, and thus there is never a full house in a three card poker.


To place the ante wager, you need to position the bet in the triangular space on the table. The pair plus wager needs to be placed on the circular space on the table. Once the bets have been placed, the dealer deals three cards to each player, and you can look at them once the dealing is over. If you are playing the ante bet then you need to decide if you are going to fold or place another bet; this bet you are going to place must not be higher or lower to the one which is placed before playing the game. If you think that you have a good rank of cards, then you can put the cards next to your bet in a facedown manner.