Before the cards are dealt, each 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.
Each player and the dealer receive three cards which are dealt face down. Players are only playing the dealer and not other players at the table.
After viewing their three cards, they have the option to either:
- Fold If you fold, the hand is over and the dealer will collect your Ante wager and the Pair Plus wager, if applicable.
- Play In order to "Play", the player must place a PLAY Wager (equal to the ANTE Wager) to stay in the game.
Note: If a player has placed a Pair Plus wager, but does not make a Play wager, the player shall forfeit the wager, as well as, the Ante wager.
After all players have taken action on their hands, the house dealer will then collect all forfeited wagers and associated cards, and place them in the discard rack. The house dealer then reveals their three cards and compares it to each player hand with the higher hand winning. The dealer must have Queen High or Better to qualify.
If the dealer's hand does NOT qualify, i.e. does not contain a Queen High or Better, the Player's Ante Wager wins 1 to 1 and their PLAY Wager is returned. i.e. is a push. (YOU WIN BOTH wagers)
If the dealer's hand qualifies, i.e. contains a Queen High or Better and the Player's hand beats the dealer's hand, the PLAY Wager is paid 1 to 1 and the ANTE wager is paid 1 to 1.
If the player and dealer TIE, where the dealer qualifies and the player ties the dealer, the Ante and Play wagers are a PUSH and the wagers are returned.
If the dealer qualifies and beats the player, both the Ante and Play Wagers lose.
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