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1. Begin by placing a bet on the hand within the betting limits.

2. Players and the Player/Dealer receive two cards, dealt one at a time in order around the table. The Player’s cards are both dealt face up and the player/dealer has one card up and one card down.

3. After the cards are dealt out each seated player will have the opportunity to draw additional cards if needed.

4. The object of the game, if neither Player nor Player/Dealer have a Natural, is to get closer to 21 than the Player/Dealer without exceeding 21.

5. The Player’s hand will be compared with the Player/Dealer’s hand.

6. If the Player and the Player/Dealer’s hands both total a Natural or less, the hand closest to a Natural wins. If the totals are both less than a Natural, but equal, the hand is a tie or “push.”

7. If the Player and the Player/Dealer’s hand both total above a Natural, the Player/Dealer wins, unless the Player has a three-card total of 23, 24, or 25, and the Player/Dealer’s total is higher, in which case it is a tie.

8. If the Player receives an Ace with a 10, Jack, Queen, or King it is a "natural" and will be paid 6 to 5. (Exception: If the Player/Dealer also has a "natural" it is a "push").

9. If the Player/Dealer’s hand is a Natural, and no player has a Natural, the Player/Dealer wins. When the Player/Dealer has a Natural, the Players will not be allowed to draw.


1. The Player/Dealer will always draw additional cards until the hand reaches a hard 17 or higher.

2. If the Player draws a card that puts the value of their hand over 21 (referred to as a bust), the Player cannot win, with the exception that if a Player has a three-card total of 23, 24, or 25, the hand will “push” if the Player/Dealer’s hand busts higher.

3. All cards 2-10 will be worth face value.

4. “Natural” Aces have a value of:

  • 11.5 if dealt with a card worth 10;

  • 1 or 11 when dealt with three cards;

  • 1 or 11 when dealt with 2 though 9;

  • 2 or 12 when two “Natural” Aces are dealt together.

5. Jacks, Queens, and Kings will have a value of 10.

6. Each player may act as the player/dealer for two hands per round.

7. Multiple Players may bet on the same hand.

8. The seated Player will make the final decision on the hand.

9. A player’s wager must be within the betting limits of the table.

10. Even money is not offered when a Player has a natural.


A Player may double down on any first two cards with the exception of a natural. Players may also...

  • Players may double down after splitting.

  • Players may double down for less.

  • Players may split any pair or any two face cards.

  • Players may split their pairs up to three times which would result in four hands.

When their hand totals 12 or greater, players may surrender half of their original bet unless the hand has busted, been split, or doubled.

If the Player/Dealer is showing an Ace the Players may buy insurance for half of their original wager or less.

A winning insurance bet will be paid 2 to 1.


The Buster Bet (”BB”) is a bonus bet that allows the Players to place a wager on the Player/Dealer hand busting. It will be paid odds that are based on how many cards are in the Player/Dealer’s busted hand. The "BB" bet is placed before the cards are dealt. If the Player/Dealer’s hand does not bust, all "BB" bets will lose.


#of CardsOdds Payoff

  • 3 or 42 to 1

  • 54 to 1

  • 615 to 1

  • 750 to 1

  • 8200 to 1

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1. Begin by placing a wager on the “ante” and “blind” betting spots. The appropriate collection must be paid, and the wagers placed on the “ante” and “blind” spots must be of equal value.

2. A player may also place a bet on the “trips” betting spot if he/she chooses.

3. Five cards are then dealt out face-down, which will be used as community cards for everyone at the table.

4. The community cards will be used along with two-hole cards to create the best possible five-card poker hand.

5. After the community cards are dealt out, the players will receive their two-hole cards and the player/dealer will receive their two-hole cards last.

6. Players will then have the option of playing their hand. If they choose to play, they must place a wager that is 3x or 4x the “ante” wager on the “play” spot.

7. If they choose not to play their hand at this time, they may give a check signal by tapping the table with their hand.

8. The dealer will then open the flop by exposing the first three community cards.

9. Players who haven’t played their hand yet will have the option of playing it by placing a wager on the “play” betting spot that is 2x the amount that was wagered in the “ante.”

10. Players will again have the option to check if they choose not to play their hand at this point.

11. Once all the players have acted on their hand, the dealer will open the 4th and 5th community cards simultaneously. Also known as the turn and the river.

12. Players who haven’t played yet will have the option of placing a wager on the “play” spot that is of equal value to the “ante” bet.

13. If a player does not want to play his/her hand after all community cards are exposed, the hand must be folded, and blind and ante bets surrendered. Any Trips bet will still be in play.

14. The dealer will now open the “player/dealers” two-hole cards, which will be used to create a five-card poker hand. This hand will be compared to the players hands.


1. A player’s blind wager must be the same value as their ante wager.

2. A player’s blind wager will be paid if their hand is a straight or higher that wins.

3. A player will only receive action on their ante bet if the player/dealer has a qualifying hand of a pair or better.

4. A player’s “trips” wager will be paid the posted odds if they have three of a kind or higher.

5. A player’s “play” wager will be paid even money if the hand is a winner.

6. If a player chooses to fold the hand and the community cards have 3 of a kind or higher, the trips wager will be paid the appropriate payout.

7. A folded hand is a dead hand and may not be retrieved.

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Pot Limit Omaha 


1. Like in other poker games, the action of a hand of Omaha poker includes several betting rounds and a combination of private ('hole') and community cards ('the board).

2. The first thing you want to remember when it comes to learning how to play Omaha poker is the name of the different phases that compose a hand.

  • The pre-flop: The initial betting round. Some players (the 'Blinds') are obliged to place a bet, while the others can decide wether to call, fold, or raise.

  • The flop: The second betting round. The players still in the hand decide how to act once the dealer places the first three community cards on the board, face up.

  • The turn: The third betting round. The players still in the hand decide how to act once the dealer places the one more community card on the board, face up.

  • The river: The last betting round. The players still in the hand decide how to act once the dealer places the last the five community cards on the board, face up.

  • The showdown: The players still in the hand reveal their cards.

Preflop Action

3. The Big Blind (BB) and the Small Blind (SB) place their bets on the table so the action can start.

4. The dealer distributes four cards to each player, all face down. As we will see later, this is one of the key differences between Omaha and Texas Hold'em poker.

5. As soon as all the cards reach the respective players, the first betting round begins.

6. The first player to act is the one at the left of the Big Blind (table position: 'Under the Gun' or UTG).


7. The action continues clockwise until it reaches the Big Blind.

All players have the following options:

  • Call: They place a bet equal to the size of the Big Blind (or to the highest bet that was placed before them, in case someone in the hand decided to raise).

  • Raise: They increase the bet making it more expensive for other players to stay in the hand.

  • Fold: They give back the card and leave the hand.

The Flop

8. The dealer places three cards on the board, all face up. These are the first of a series of five that the players need to use to build their final poker hand.

9. As soon as the three cards are on the table, a new betting round begins.

10. The Flop betting round is identical to the previous one.

The Turn

11. The dealer places one more card on the board, again face up. All the players still in the hand enter a new betting round that develops exactly as the previous one.

The River

12. The dealer places the last community card on the table, face up, and a new betting round follows.

13. If there are still two or more players in the hand, the action continues to the final chapter (the 'Showdown). It most player fold, the hand goes to the last-one standing.

The Showdown

14. The players in the hand turn their hands over, and use at most two of their hole cards in combination with any of the five on the board to build a five-card poker hand.

15. The player with the highest poker hand is the one who wins the hand and takes down the pot.

Game Rules

1. The game is played with four-hole cards instead of two.

2. Players must always use exactly two of their hole cards to make a hand (unlike NLHE where you can use one or even none).

3. Omaha is played in pot-limit format, which means the size of the pot determines the maximum size of the bet

PLO uses the same poker hand rankings as No-Limit Texas Hold’em.

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3 Card Poker


1. To start, the player places an ante wager and/or a pair plus wager, betting that they will have a hand of at least a pair or better. 

2. Three cards are then dealt face down to each player and to the dealer. You are only playing the dealer and not other players at the table. 

3. The player will then look at his hand and determine to place a play wager (equal to the amount they put as the ante wager) to pit his hand against the dealer’s hand or not. Optimum strategy says the player should “play” all hands greater than Queen, Six and Four and fold all hands worse. 


4. If a player folds, the hand is over and the dealer will collect the player's ante wager and pair plus wager.

5. If the player places a play wager, the cards will be turned over to determine if the player has a better hand than the dealer. 

  • If the dealer has a hand of Jack-high or worse, the play wager is returned to the player.

  • If the dealer has a hand of Queen-high or better, both the play wager and the ante are paid out at 1 to 1 if the player has a better hand than the dealer. 

  • If the dealer’s hand is superior, both the ante and play bets are collected. The pair plus bet is determined completely independent to what the dealer has. 

3 Card Poker Payouts 

Pair plus payouts:

  • Straight Flush                    40 to 1

  • Three of a Kind                  30 to 1

  • Straight                              6 to 1

  • Flush                                 3 to 1

  • Pair                                   1 to 1

  • Ante bonus payouts:

  • Straight Flush                    5 to 1

  • Three of a Kind                  4 to 1

  • Straight                             1 to 1

Game Rules

1. There are minimum and maximum bet sizes at Three Card Poker Tables.

  • If it’s a $5 minimum table, though, “playing” a hand of ante-play will cost $10 total if you make the play bet: $5 for the ante wager and $5 for the play wager if you decide to keep and play your hand against the dealer.

  • If you also bet $5 on Pair Plus, your total risk is $15.

2. When played, the ante and play chips must always be of the same numeric value. But they can differ from the amount used for the Pair Plus wager. 

3. Note that the Pair Plus wager must still be within the minimum and maximum table stake values.

4. There are two betting options in Three Card Poker:

  • Ante-Play: Where you’ll be playing your hand against the dealer’s, trying to make the highest-ranking poker hand.

  • Pair Plus: Where you’ll aim to make a hand of a pair or better with your hand. (The dealer’s hand is irrelevant for this bet.)

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