Bodog Tri Card Poker: The Rules

Bodog 3 Card Poker is a game that is not actually that different from other three card poker games at other casinos. Therefore, if you have already played this game elsewhere, chances are that you are going to be good to go when it comes to playing this game at Bodog. Below you will find all of the information that you need to get started with Bodog 3 Card Poker, one of the most entertaining games that you are likely to find anywhere.

The Goal of Bodog Tri Card Poker

There are two phases within the game of Bodog 3 card poker; the ante & raise phase as well as the pair plus phase. The goal during the former phase is to be dealt a 3 card poker hand that happens to be higher than the hand that the dealer has. The goal during the latter phase switches to the wagers being on whether the hand you receive has a value of one pair or better. Because the goals of the two phases are completely different (you are betting on relative hand value in the first phase and absolute hand value in the second phase), players are allowed to choose whether they want to bet on the first phase, the second phase or both. Also, the player can bet more in one phase than the other; bets to not have to be the same amount for the player to play both phases.

Basic Rules for Bodog Tri Card Poker

The basic rules of Bodog 3 card poker are reasonably easy to grasp. Firstly, the game is played with a standard 52 card deck, meaning that all four suits are represented A to K (13 cards x 4 suits = 52 cards in total) and there are no jokers in the deck. All of the cards are dealt from this natural 52 card deck, with the deck being shuffled after each hand and cards from the same single deck being dealt again. In Bodog 3 card poker game, aces are high and a three card straight is ranked higher than a three card flush (the one exception to the normal hierarchy of poker hands).

The Ante & Raise Phase

In Bodog 3 card poker, players are required to make an ante bet before the hands are dealt. The hands are dealt three cards face up to the player and face down to the dealer, with the player then deciding how they want to proceed. If they think their hand can't win, then they can fold and lose their ante bet, otherwise they must raise with an amount equivalent to whatever they just bet for the ante. Once they have raised, the dealer then flips over their hand. If that hand is less than queen high, then the raise bet is pushed and the ante bet is won. If that hand is higher than queen high, then the hands are compared and payoffs are done depending on who wins.

The Pair Plus Phase

This is basically a bet on whether your hand will be a pair or higher. If the hand ends up being a pair, you get paid at 1:1. You get paid at 4:1 for a flush, 6:1 for a straight, 30:1 for three of a kind and 40:1 for a straight flush.

The game is available both in downloading and Flash versions. If you don't want to download casino software, Bodog Flash casino is a place for you to play Tri Card Poker.