Game SummaryIn this style of poker, a favorite in the Casino Stud and aboard cruise ships, each player plays against the dealer and not against the other players. In Casino Stud Poker you place an ante, you receive a hand, and the Dealer receives a hand with four cards face down and one card face up. You then decide whether or not you would like to bet if you think you can win or surrender if you feel that your hand is inadequate. If you bet and if the dealer's hand qualifies (contains an Ace/King combination or better), your hand will be compared to the dealer's. If you win, your payoff will be determined by the quality of your hand. If you surrender, you will lose your ante to the dealer and the hand will end.
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How To Play PokerPlayers begin by placing an ante. This is done by selecting the desired amount of chips from the chip console at the bottom of the game screen. Your ante is shown in the Bet field in the Player Information box. The maximum ante cannot exceed 1/3 part of your current balance or £100. This amount may be increased or decreased by placing the mouse on the chip with the desired denomination and clicking the appropriate mouse button. Each time you click the left mouse button you will add a chip from that pile to your planned wager amount. Likewise by clicking on the right mouse button you can decrease your planned wager amount. To begin a hand, place an ante in the Ante space of your playing area by a left-click on the desired wager amount.
To qualify for the Bonus Jackpot you need to place a £1 bonus bet. You do this by clicking on the flashing chip holder directly above the Ante space. You may place a Bonus bet as long as the lights surrounding the chip holder are flashing. You may place your Bonus bet before or after placing your ante, however it must be done prior to playing your hand. The size of the Jackpot increases with every bet. The current level of the Jackpot is displayed at the left-hand side or right-hand side of the screen depending on your seating position.
The dealer will then reveal his cards, and one of two things will happen: he will either qualify, or he will fail to qualify. If the dealer does not have an Ace King combination or better in his hand, he will fail to qualify. (In other words, the dealer must have at least a pair if he does not have both an Ace and a King).
After you have placed your ante and optional Bonus bet, click on the Deal button and you will be dealt five (5) cards. The dealer will then receive four cards face down and one card face up. At this point, you may either bet if you think you can win or surrender if you feel that your hand is inadequate. If you choose to surrender, you will lose your ante to the dealer and the hand will end. To surrender, click your mouse on the Surrender button. If you choose Deal, your bet will be exactly equal to twice the amount of your ante. Your total wager is equal to three times your ante (your initial ante plus your bet, which equals two times your initial ante).
The dealer will then reveal his cards, and one of two things will happen; he will either qualify, or he will fail to qualify. If the dealer does not have an Ace-King combination or better in his hand, he will fail to qualify. In other words, the dealer must have at least a pair if he does not have both an Ace and a King. If the dealer does not qualify, you will receive a 1 to 1 payoff on your ante and your bet will be returned to you even if your hand is lower than the dealer's hand. If the dealer does qualify, his hand will then be compared to yours. If the dealer's hand beats yours, you will lose your ante and your bet (which will be three times the ante amount). If the dealer's hand and your hand are equal, no money will be exchanged. If your hand beats the dealer's hand, you will win even money (1 to 1) on your ante, plus a payoff on your bet based on the quality of your hand (see below). If the dealer and you both have the same hand (for example you have one pair and the dealer has one pair), then the winner is the one with the highest ranked cards. If the dealer has one pair, for example jack, jack, ten, six and five and the player has one pair hand of jack, jack, ten, eight and four, then the player wins. Your original ante and bet in addition to any winnings will be displayed as separate piles of chips.
Bonus Let-It-Ride Poker
Game SummaryEach player of Bonus Let-It-Ride Poker plays only with the dealer and not against other players. The objective is to obtain the highest poker hand (containing at least a pair of tens) while keeping the maximum bet on the table.
A player begins each hand by placing an ante on the table which consists of three identical bets with an option of making an additional £1 bet in order to qualify for a bonus. Six cards are dealt in total. The first three cards are dealt to the player (face up) and the next three cards are placed in front of the dealer (face down). At this time, the player may choose to withdraw the first bet (Pull Bet) or keep it on the table (Let-It-Ride). The dealer then discards the fourth card and turns over the fifth card and the player must decide whether to Let-It-Ride or to Pull the second bet after which the dealer finally turns over the sixth card and the hand is scored.
The player wins if the player's hand qualifies with at least a pair of tens, the payoff is determined by the quality of the hand. Players can win a bonus on top of their payouts if they place the additional £1 bet by drawing one of the following hands : Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, or Three of a Kind. For information on payouts, please consult the payout table below. The skill of the player is required to find the appropriate strategy for the 51,979,200 possible variations of this game.
How To PlayYour chips are stacked by denomination (£1, £5, £25, £100, £500) at the bottom of the screen above your Username. Select the amount you would like to wager on a given hand by clicking the left mouse button on the chip of that denomination. The amount wagered per hand may be increased or decreased by placing the mouse on the stack that you wish to add or subtract to your bet. Each time you click the left mouse button you will add a chip from that pile to your planned wager amount. Likewise by clicking on the right mouse button you can decrease your planned wager amount. You may repeat your last bet by simply hitting the 0 button of your numeric keyboard. Other keyboard shortcuts are summarized below.
Once the player has chosen an amount he would like to wager, the amount is divided into three equal piles and placed on the Let-It-Ride table. The player may also choose to place a £1 bet by clicking on the Bonus Payout red circle to qualify for a bonus and then press the Deal button. The dealer will deal the player three cards face up and themselves three cards face down . One standard deck of 52 cards is used.
After the player receives his 3 cards, he must decide whether to Let-It-Ride or Pull Bet. If the player selects the latter, one bet will be pulled from the table back to the player's hand. The fourth card is then discarded and the fifth card revealed. The player must again make a decision whether to Let-It-Ride or Pull Bet. Once one of these options has been selected, the dealer will reveal the sixth and final card.
Players win if they have a hand with at least a pair of tens. The payoffs for different hands are shown in the payoff section below.
Players will also win a bonus on top of their payout above if they opt to place the additional £1 Bonus bet and draw one of the following hands : Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, or Three of a Kind. The bonus payoffs are given below :
3 Card Poker
Game Summary3 Card Poker is a fast and fun poker-style game that requires little strategy for a player to be successful. The low house edge of approximately 2.5% makes it an enticing addition to the casino. Beat the dealer by making the best poker hand possible with one draw of three cards.
How To Play3 Card Poker games are played with a standard 52 card deck. The cards are distributed in hands of three, with cards shuffled after each hand. Straights have a higher ranking than a flush, as there are fewer ways to make a three-card straight. Aces can be either high or low.
There are two bets a player can make that will influence the game payout: Ante and Pair Plus. The ante works as it does in conventional poker. This is the cost of playing the hand. The Pair Plus is a wager that the player will get at least a pair or higher. Payout levels are listed in a table below. It is not necessary to make both bets, but players must make at least one.
Player antes by place his/her bet in the Ante spot on the table within acceptable table limits. Both dealer and player are dealt three cards face down. The player will determine whether their cards are good enough to bet against the dealer or fold. If player folds, he/she simply loses the ante. If the player decides to test his/her cards against the dealer, he/she must place a wager equal to the ante in the Play spot on the table and click the Play button. If the player wins the hand, the hand pays both the Ante and the Pair Plus wager (if applicable).
Note : the dealer must have at least Queen High to qualify. Anything lower is an automatic win for the player providing the player has not folded.
PayoutWhen calculating a win or loss, there are three things to consider : Pair Plus result, Ante result, and the Play result (did the dealer qualify).