3 Card Poker, sometimes called Tri-Card Poker, is a recent but popular variety of traditional poker. Basic knowledge of the rules and strategies of regular poker is helpful but not necessarily required to begin playing 3 card poker online.

Know The Rules in Advance

In 3 card poker, the dealer and each player are dealt three cards each from a 52-card deck. 3 card poker rules stipulate that players may make two types of bets prior to cards being dealt. The outcome of a Pair Plus bet is independent from the dealer’s hand, since a player’s winning hand comes from holding a pair or better, based on standard poker hand rankings. With Ante and Play wagers, players decide whether to fold or play depending on the strength of their hand. The dealer’s hand matters in this type of bet, although a dealer’s hand only qualifies if it contains a queen or higher. Most players chose to play only if their hand contains the same minimum rank. A common wagering strategy is to play both types of bets for equal amounts.

Practice By Playing For Free

It is always advisable to learn the rules of virtual casino games such as 3 card poker online and to play a few free practice hands before gambling for actual money. Most sites offer free games which helps to teach beginners the rules, and encourages eventual paid participation via loyalty programs. The free versions will be similar if not identical to real live games, allowing users to become familiar with the graphics and the required steps for proper betting. Of course, any “earnings” from free games cannot be cashed out for real money; most likely a positive balance represents credits which can only be exchanged for game play. However, welcome bonuses and free games give online poker players important experience and extended play time, both of which increase the odds of winning.

Choose the Right Sites

A great advantage of 3 card poker online is that it can be played from the comfort of home or while traveling, since players are not bound by the walls of any physical casino. However, as with land-based gambling facilities, each site which offers online 3 card poker will have different rules and playing styles. Moreover, online poker providers are not all equally secure. To safeguard your investment, be sure to read something about the websites which interest you before sharing any personal information or making cash deposits.

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Licensing and regulation

Casino Cruise is operated by Genesis Global Limited a company incorporated in Malta, company registration number C65325 with its registered address at Level 6A, Tagliaferro Business Centre, Gaeity Lane (Triq Il-Kbira) c/w High Street, Sliema, SLM 1549, Malta. Genesis Global Limited is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authorities (MGA) with license number MGA/B2C/314/2015 issued on the 05/09/2016 and regulated in the UK by the Gambling Commission with license number: 000-045235-R-324169-007. For players wagering from the UK on the website, you are doing so safely as per the regulations of the Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom. Please remember, gambling can be addictive and it is your individual choice to play responsibly. If you find you’re facing any problems with addiction, please seek help with Gambling Therapy or Gam-Anon. Casino Cruise is also licensed by the Government of Curacao under Exodus Media N.V a group company incorporated under the laws of Curacao with corporate registration number 137885 and its registered address, Heelsumstraat 51 Willemstad Curacao. Its online E-gaming license is No. #8048/JAZ.

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