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They say you should learn something new every day. Especially if that “something new” can earn you some cash! Familiarize yourself with a new game from the comfort of your own home, and you could be strategizing your big win. Herein lie the rules to each and every table game for your studying enjoyment.
Click below to learn how to play.
Baccarat is one of the easiest games to learn in the Casino. The objective is to predict which of the two hands—the Banker or the Player—will come closest to nine. Players may also choose to wager an optional Dragon Bonus side bet. The game is played with eight decks of cards and is dealt from a shoe.
In terms of strategy, few games are easier to play. Decision making on the part of the gambler is minimal. In fact, only three decisions need to be made:
From there, baccarat is hands-off; the playing of the cards is in the dealer’s hands.
As mentioned, baccarat involves two hands: the Player and the Banker. The dealer begins play by drawing four cards from the shoe, face down. The first and third cards form the Player hand and are placed below PLAYER as marked on the table. The second and forth cards form the Banker hand and are placed below BANKER on the table.
The dealer then turns over the Player hand, followed by the Banker hand. Card values in baccarat are as follows:
The point count of a hand is a single-digit number between 0 and 9; 9 is the best possible hand. If the total of the cards is a two-digit number, the left digit then has no value and is dropped. The right digit is the point count of the hand. For example:
After the first two cards have been dealt and the point counts have been determined for each hand, a third card decision needs to be made. If either the Player hand or the Banker hand has a point count of eight (8) or nine (9) in the first two cards, this is called a natural, and the hand is over.
Here are the rules for all Player hands:
Depending on the outcome of the Player hand, the Banker hand follows this table for its third card decision:
Winning Wagers are based on the point totals of Banker vs. Player:
And that's how to play the game of baccarat. Seductively simple, and great fun!
Baccarat Dragon Bonus® is a registered trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.
Before the bingo balls start tumbling and the numbers are called, it’s best to brush up on your game. You’ll want to be fully prepared to yell BINGO if it turns out to be your lucky day.
A predetermined pattern that is required to win a bingo game. The pattern for each game is announced by the Bingo Caller and is displayed on the bingo program and on various display boards throughout the Bingo Hall.
A daily schedule of all of the games that will be played during a session. Bingo programs are available throughout the Bingo Hall.
A bingo player may use the date of their birthday as an extra “free space”. It is only valid on the actual birthday and the player must register with the Bingo Caller before the session begins.
The minimum purchase required to participate in a bingo session. The buy-in can be purchased at the admission booth near the Bingo Hall entrance.
A bingo game in which the first number called is a wild number.
If you’re looking for the easiest way to play bingo, electronic is the best bet. It involves playing with an electronic bingo aid that allows you to play multiple cards at once—up to 180 cards per game!
A special bingo game that is purchased at the admission booth. For just $1, you have a chance at a jackpot during every game.
Pre-printed paper that contains numbers in 25 squares arranged in five vertical columns and five horizontal rows. This is the least expensive way to buy-in to a bingo game.
These are bingo games that are not included with your buy-in. The special games may be purchased at the admission booth or from a Bingo Floor Clerk at your seat.
Special games played prior to the start of the regular bingo session.
Every bingo game has a specific pattern that is played. Here are a few of our more popular patterns.
Are daubers included with my buy-in?
No. Daubers are sold at the Dauber Stop located in the Bingo Hall.
Is bingo expensive to play?
Not at all. In fact, you can buy-in for a bingo session for as little as $5.
Does it really pay to play bingo?
Absolutely! Potawatomi Bingo Casino has some of the largest daily payouts in the country. We have bingo sessions that have regular payouts of $2,000 and individual bingo games that have top prizes of $500,000 and even $1,000,000!
Where can I find information about bingo?
Any of the Bingo Supervisors will be happy to help you. Or, you can pick up a copy of Ante®, our monthly publication of casino happenings. It includes a bingo calendar, session times and buy-in information. Or, you can view the bingo calendar here.
Does Bingo have any special rules?
Yes, we do. “Bingo House Rules” posters are located throughout the Bingo Hall for your convenience.
Does Bingo have any special events?
Yes. There is a Night Owl Bash every month, four pre-sold bash events each year, as well as numerous special bingo sessions where the regular game payouts can exceed $4,000!
Are there any discounts or specials available when playing bingo?
Yes. Check out Ante or visit the bingo calendar for discounts and specials.
Are there age restrictions for playing bingo?
Bingo is a fun and exciting game for people of all ages, but you must be at least 21 years old to play.
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The popluarity of blackjack stems from its unique combination of chance and skill. The object of the game is to form a hand closer to 21 than the dealer without going over. At Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, blackjack is played with multiple decks of cards and is dealt from a shoe.
Face cards (Jack, Queen and King) are worth 10. Cards 2 through 10 retain their face values.
Aces are worth 1 or 11, depending on the hand. Any time an Ace can be used as either 1 or 11, it is called a soft hand. Any time an Ace must be used as 1 (or it would force your hand to exceed 21), it is called a hard hand.
Players place a wager in their corresponding circle. The dealer then waves a hand over the table, closing all bets. Once the first card is placed on the table, all original bets must remain the same until the conclusion of the hand. Two cards are dealt face-up to each player, and two cards (one face-up, one face-down) are placed in front of the dealer. The card dealt face down is known as the dealer hole card.
A hand of Ace and any 10-value card with the original two cards is called blackjack; it pays 3 to 2 (win $15 on a $10 bet).
Players can improve their hands by taking additional cards; this is known as hitting. If a player wants an additional card, they make a scratching motion behind or beside the betting area. A player may take cards until satisfied or until the hand exceeds 21—that is called a break. Once a player decides to stand (no more cards), a horizontal hand motion is made above their wager.
Important note: Dealers are not allowed to take verbal commands when addressing hands; a hand signal over the table must be given by each player.
Once all players complete their hands, the dealer reveals the hole card, placing both cards face up. The dealer draws until a total of hard 17 or better is achieved. The dealer is required to hit a soft 17 or less regardless of players’ hand values. If the dealer breaks, all remaining hands win and are paid even money. If the dealer hits to a total of hard 17 or better, hands closer to 21 than the dealer win. Hands totaling less than the dealer lose. If the dealer and player have the same total, the result is a push: no one wins, no one loses.
Important note: The player loses if the dealer has blackjack and the player has a total of 21, which is not blackjack.
If the dealer’s up-card is an Ace, players are offered insurance. Insurance is an additional wager betting that the dealer does indeed have blackjack. A player may wager up to half of the original bet by placing cheques on the Insurance Line. At this time, any player dealt blackjack can immediately be paid dollar for dollar on their wager by saying “even money,” regardless of the dealer hole card.
The dealer then closes insurance with a hand signal and checks the hole card. If the dealer does indeed have blackjack, insurance pays 2 to 1, and the hand is over. If the dealer does not have blackjack, the insurance wager loses and the hand continues.
If a player’s first two cards are of equal value, the player has the option of splitting them to create two separate hands. When splitting, an additional wager equal to the original bet must be made, and a hand signal (two fingers spread apart) must be given to the dealer. The player will play the first hand until satisfied, give a stand hand signal, and then complete the second hand. When splitting Aces, the player receives only one card for each hand.
Important note: When a split results in a hand consisting of a 10-value card and Ace, the value now counts as 21 since blackjack is only possible on the two original cards.
A confident player may wish to double down by making an additional wager up to the amount of the original bet. Doubling down can be done on any two-card combination, except on blackjack and split Aces. A player taking this option receives only one more card for the hand. All other rules apply.
And those are the basics of blackjack. Strategy cards are available at Sweet Grass Gift Shop for just a few dollars. They’re easy to use, and they’re allowed at the tables. For information on how to play other table games offered at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, just ask a member of our staff.
If you like blackjack, you might want to try Double Deck Pitch. It plays much like regular blackjack except the dealer operates with two decks of cards in-hand and the cards are dealt face-down.
Blazing Sevens™ Progressive
This exciting new $1 side bet pays if you’re dealt sevens—specifically various combinations of seven using your first two cards and the dealer’s “up” card to make three of a kind. Blazing Sevens is available on six blackjack tables near the bottom of the escalator, across from RuYi.
Blazing Sevens Pay Table
Three Suited 7s—Diamonds
Three Suited 7s
Three Same-Color 7s
Both of Player’s First Two Cards are 7
One of Player’s First Two Cards is 7
Make a qualifying 21+3 hand from your two cards and the dealer’s up-card:
An Ace may not be combined with any other sequence of cards for purposes of determining a winning hand (for example, King, Ace, Two). Once all 21+3 wagers and winnings have been removed form the layout, all Blackjack house rules will apply.
King’s Bounty: Place this bet when wagering your standard blackjack bet. The King’s Bounty pays when a player’s first two cards (as dealt in standard blackjack) add up to 20. The top payout is awarded when two kings of spades appear and the dealer has blackjack (pays 1,000 to 1).
King's Bounty Payouts
Bet the Set: This bet is also placed with the blackjack bet, and refers to a player’s first two cards on the deal. If you’ve placed this bet and are dealt a pair, you’ll walk away with 10 or 15 times your original wager (for a pair or suited pair), regardless of your blackjack hand.
Side bet wagers are made in $1-$100 increments of $1, not to exceed the original Blackjack wager and cannot be used to supplement the original wager in order to reach the table minimum.
Casino War is based upon the childhood classic. Using the poker card values and Ace high, you simply win if your card beats the dealer.
To begin, players place a wager. Then players and the dealer receiver one card each.
The player wins if their card is greater than the dealer's card. If the player's card ties the dealer's card, the player has to options:
If the player "Goes to War," they will place an additional amount—equal to the original wager—next to the original wager. The dealer then places an amount equal to the original wager in line next to the player's wager.
Then, they “Go to War.” The dealer burns three cards and delivers the next card face up. This continues until all players “Going to War” and the dealer have a second card.
If the player’s second card is greater than the dealer’s second card, the player keeps all three wagers.
If the player’s second card ties the dealer’s second card, the dealer will place an additional amount equal to the original wager in line and the player keeps all four wagers.
In addition to the original wager, players can place a separate Tie wager, which bets that their first card will tie the dealer’s first card. A winning Tie wager pays 10 times the wager.
Casino War is a trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.
Sixteen players, two dice, one shooter
There’s always excitement and action around the Craps table, which helps explain the game’s phenomenal and growing popularity. Craps is available at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, WI.
How to Play Craps
The puck is the most important piece of equipment on the table—you’ll see it immediately. When in the OFF position, it indicates the next round is ready to begin. The next shooter takes the dice and rolls.
If a 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 is rolled, the round is over immediately. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled, that number becomes the point. The puck is then turned to ON and placed on the point. The shooter then continues to roll until a 7 is rolled. The round is then over, and a new shooter takes the dice.
We also offer 10X odds! This pass line true odds wager is one of the best bets you can make.
What are the betting options?
One of the most popular in the Casino, this is a one-time bet that the next roll will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. The 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 pay even money, and the 2 and 12 pay 2 to 1.
Betting the Pass Line
Betting with the dice. This bet should only be made when the puck is OFF. When the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the first throw (come-out roll), it is considered a natural and you win. When the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12 on the come-out roll, it is craps and you lose. Any other number becomes the point. You win if the point repeats before a 7 is rolled, and your bet is removed if a 7 is rolled before you make your point. Place these bets in the area marked Pass Line on the layout.
Betting the Don't-Pass Line
Betting against the dice. This wager can only be made when the puck is OFF. You lose on a natural 7 or 11 and win on a 2 or 3. The number 12 is a push: nobody wins, nobody loses. Any other number becomes the point, and you win if 7 is rolled before the point is repeated. Your bet is removed if the point is made before a 7 is rolled. Place these bets in the area marked "Don't Pass Line."
Bonus Craps Side Wager™
Sometimes known as “All Tall–All Small.” This side bet cannot be used to achieve table minimum.
Side bet wagers are made in $1–$25 increments of $1 and must be made prior to the original Come Out roll.
Again, this is betting with the dice, like Betting the Don’t-Pass Line, except that Come Bets are made after the puck is ON. You win on a natural 7 or 11, and your bet is removed on craps—2, 3 or 12. Any other number becomes the come-point and you win if your come-point is made before a 7 is rolled. Place these bets in the area marked "Come."
Don't Come Bets
This is the reverse of betting the Come. You lose on a 7 or 11, and win on a 2 or 3; 12 is a push. If a 7 is rolled before your don’t come-point is made, you win. If the don’t come-point is made before a 7 is rolled, you lose. Place these bets in the area marked "Don’t Come."
Betting the True Odds
Once the puck is ON, you may bet true odds—up to 10 times your original bet—in addition to your flat (original) bet. The odds win if your flat bet wins, and your bet is removed if your flat bet loses. Payouts are determined by the number combinations on the dice. You are betting on the number of ways on the dice to win versus the number of ways on the dice to lose; the house will pay out the difference:
You may take a Place Bet any time on any or all of the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. If the number on which you have made a Place Bet rolls before a 7, you win and are paid as follows:
Take note of the other possible bets on the table layout: proposition, horn, world and hard way. Payouts are included on the layout itself; Casino staff can provide you with further information.
What Craps etiquette should I know?
Roll so both dice hit the opposite back wall.
Fortune Pai Gow Poker is pai gow poker with an optional bonus element. The game is played with a 53-card deck including a joker, in a one-on-one style of players against the dealer. The object is to make the best possible poker hand.
The game begins by placing a wager in the proper betting circle. An optional Fortune Bonus wager may be placed, based on using all seven cards to make the best hand possible. Players can place $1–$100 on the Fortune Bonus. Each player that places a Fortune Bonus wager of $5 or more also qualifies for an Envy Bonus. The Envy Bonus is paid when another player at the table receives a four of a kind or higher.
Each player—as well as the dealer—receives seven cards face down.
A random number generator determines which player receives the first seven cards. Once all hands are dealt, each player looks at and sets his/her hand. The goal is to create the highest five-card hand and the next highest two-card hand.
When ready, players place their cards face-down in the appropriate boxes on the table. The joker can be used to complete a straight, flush or straight flush. Otherwise it is counted as an ace.
Remember: the five-card hand must be your higher hand. Players may ask the dealer for help setting their hands.
Once all players have placed their hands face down, the dealer reveals and sets his/her hand. Each player’s hand is then turned face up and compared to the dealer’s hand. You are a winner when both your five-card and two-card hands beat the dealer's. If there is a split (win one, lose one), it is considered a push: no one wins. A 5% commission is charged on winning wagers.
For players with Fortune Bonus wagers, the dealer determines if the hand qualifies for any bonus payouts based on the Fortune pay table. If at least one player has a four of a kind or higher, all players with Envy wagers win based on the Envy pay table. But players can't win Envy bonuses for their hand or the dealer's hand.
Fourtune Pai Gow Poker is a trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.
Fortune Pai Gow Poker is played with a 53-card deck including a joker. It's a you-against-the-dealer game where the best possible poker hand wins.
Fortune Pai Gow Poker offers an optional bonus wager on a player's best hand possible using all seven cards, which is the Fortune Bonus.
Look for this exciting side bet across our two Fortune Pai Gow tables.
How it works: Simply place the optional $1 progressive side bet before the deal for the chance to win a portion of—or possibly the entire—jackpot.
The progressive wager pays when a player holds a Full House or higher. And if you’re lucky enough to hold a 7-Card Straight Flush, you’ll win the entire pot! See below for the entire pay table.
What is Four Card Poker?
Four Card Poker is similar to Three Card Poker®, however the player receives five cards to make their best four-card hand. Four Card Poker is available at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Below is a guide on how to play Four Card poker.
How To Play Four Card Poker
What are the rules of Four Card Poker? Players play against the dealer and there is an optional side bet, Aces Up. The dealer always qualifies and players may wager one to three times their Ante wager, which is the primary difference between this game and Three Card Poker.
Players make an Ante wager to compete against the dealer and may also make the Aces Up wager to play against the pay table.
Each player receives five cards to make their best four-card hand. The dealer receives six cards—one of which is face up—to make their best four-card hand.
Players then decide whether to make a Play wager or fold. The Play wager may be one to three times the Ante wager.
The dealer reveals his hand and compares it to each player's hand. If the player's hand beats or ties the dealer's hand, the Play or Ante wagers are paid an even amount.
An Automatic Bonus is paid on all Ante wagers when the player's hand is three of a kind or better, whether or not the player's hand beats the dealer's.
The Aces Up side bet wins when the player has a pair of Aces or better.
What are the rank of hands in Four Card Poker (Highest to Lowest)?
Four Card Poker is a trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.
How to play the Multi-Link Progressive Wager
Look for this exciting side bet on the Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em and Let it Ride Poker tables, connecting the five game into one combined progressive jackpot. A total of twelve tables will participate.
The progressive wager pays when a player holds a three-of-a-kind or higher. And if you’re lucky enough to hold a royal flush, you’ll win 100% of the pot! Even the other players at a major jackpot-winning table will walk away with something substantial (if they’ve placed the progressive wager); a Royal Flush or Straight Flush awards an Envy bonus of $1,000 or $300, respectively.
This wager is your chance to play for more money—and to win more often! Ask a table games floor supervisor or dealer for additional information or qualifications.
What are the Payouts?
Let It Ride Poker appeals to a large audience because of its ease of play. The game is played with one deck of cards and up to seven players. The object of the game is to create the best poker hand possible out of your three cards and two community cards. The better the poker hand, the bigger the payout.
How Do You Play Let It Ride Poker?
Players place three equal bets in the circles directly in front of them. They also have the option to place the $1 progressive wager for the chance to win a multi-table progressive jackpot! Finally, a three-card bonus wager may be placed giving players an opportunity to win at odds up to 40 to 1, based on the three cards they hold while playing Let It Ride.
The dealer distributes three cards face- down to each player and the same to himself. The dealer then spreads out his three cards face-down and burns (discards) the bottom card; the remaining two community cards will be used to complete the players' five-card poker hands. The dealer will wave his hand, indicating that players can now look at their three-card hands.
You will be asked in rotation if you would like to pull the first of the three wagers back or Let It Ride. Your decision is based on judgment as to whether a winning hand can be developed from the three cards currently held and the two community cards, yet to be exposed. You will signal the dealer by lightly scratching the cards on the table if the wager should be pushed out of play, or by tucking the cards under the wager indicating that you wish to Let It Ride.
After all players have been asked in order about the first wager, the dealer then turns the first community card face up for all to see. You will be asked in rotation if you would like to pull the second wager back or Let It Ride.
Your decision is, again, based on judgment as to whether a winning hand can be developed using the three cards in hand along with the one exposed dealer card and the remaining unexposed community card. Once again, you will signal the dealer by scratching the cards on the table if the wager should be pushed out of play, or by tucking the cards under the wager indicating that you wish to Let It Ride.
After all players have made a decision on the second wager, cards are tucked under the third wager, which must remain. The dealer then turns the second community card face-up.
The dealer exposes the players’ cards, in rotation, starting with the furthest to the right. The best poker hand that can be developed using the players’ three cards, along with the community cards, is determined. The hand is paid based on the pay table for Let It Ride and the Progressive or Envy Bonus. The three original cards will then be reviewed to determine any payouts due for the Three-Card Bonus if that option had a wager placed.
It’s that simple. Check out Let it Ride Bonus Poker next time that you are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for some exciting poker fun to test your luck and skill!
Let it Ride Bonus Poker is a trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.
Thirty-eight numbers—One little ball
Roulette is an easy game to understand, and it's even easier to play. The object is simple: predict which number, color or group of numbers the ball will fall into.
The roulette wheel color scheme is red, black and green. In American roulette, there are 18 red spaces, 18 black spaces and two green spaces. In single zero—and European—roulette, there is just one green space.
Roulette is available at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Below is a guide on how to play and bet Roulette.
Roulette chips have no value in any other area of the Casino. They do not specifically have a value; it is based on the player buy-in. Also, every player on a table plays with a different color chip. This helps the dealer keep track of wagers.
How to bet, terms and player etiquette for Roulette:
The dealer will clearly announce that bets are open. Players are then free to place their chips anywhere on the table. It is the player's responsibility to correctly place wagers, even when placed by the dealer as a courtesy.
Outside wagers can be placed with either casino cheques or roulette chips.
B - Column: 2 to 1
C - Dozen: 2 to 1
D - Red/Black: 1 to 1
E - Odd/Even: 1 to 1
F - High (19/36)/Low (1-18): 1 to 1
Inside wagers can be placed with either casino cheques or roulette chips. Only one player per color is allowed to play casino checks on the inside at any given time.
A - Straight Up: 35 to 1
G - Split: 17 to 1
H - Street or Basket: 11 to 1
I - Corner: 8 to 1
J - Top Line: 6 to 1
K - Double Street: 5 to 1
The dealer spins the ball clockwise while the wheel moves counter clockwise. As the ball begins to slow down, the dealer waves an arm over the table, indicating no more bets. At this point, players are not allowed to add or remove anything from the table. Once the ball comes to a stop, the dealer marks the number with the dolly (point marker) and announces the number rolled, color and odd or even.
Once the dolly is placed on a number, players cannot add or remove any cheques or chips from the table until all bets have been paid. The dealer will remove the dolly once payouts are complete and announce that bets are now open. A new game begins and players are allowed to remove their winnings and place wagers for the upcoming spin.
When leaving, indicate to your dealer that you are doing so. The dealer will convert your roulette chips into casino cheques.
Please allow playing guests to sit or stand nearest to the table.
Please do not lean against the protective glass surrounding the wheel.
Spanish 21 is a variation of blackjack, and available at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The primary difference is that the 10s are removed from the deck.
A player's blackjack always beats the dealer's and pays three to two. A player's total of 21 always beats the dealer's total of 21.
Below is a quick guide on how to play and win at Spanish 21.
How to play Spanish 21
What are the rules of Spanish 21? Players can split cards of equal value—including Aces—to create up to four hands. Hitting and doubling of split cards, including Aces, is allowed.
Players can double down with two or more cards on any total (including after splitting, but excluding blackjacks). However, there aren't any bonuses on doubled hands.
After doubling, if a player is not satisfied with his non-busted hand, the player can take back the double down portion of the bet. The dealer takes the original wager and the hand is over. This is considered a "Double Down Rescue."
What are the payoffs for Spanish 21?
How to win a “Super Bonus”
The “Super Bonus” occurs when the player has a suited 7-7-7 and the dealer has a 7 face up. The player wins $1,000 and all other betting players get an “Envy Bonus” of $50. No side bet is required, however splitting and doubling void the opportunity for a “Super Bonus.”
How to Win Five Big Payoffs
In addition to the regular 21 bet, a player can bet that either or both of his first two cards will exactly match the dealer's up card in rank. (For example: a four matches a four, a jack matches only a jack, a queen matches only a queen, etc.)
The player makes a Match the Dealer wager by placing a bet in the Match the Dealer bet circle. In order to play Match the Dealer, the player must make a regular 21 bet.
Minimum bet is $1; the house sets the maximum. Players will win every 6.5 hands on average.
What are the Basic Rules?
Three Card Poker (3 card poker) is one of the most requested games at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino today. It is a stud poker game using one deck of 52 cards. The table can accommodate seven players; each position has three spaces marked Ante, Play and Pair Plus directly in front of it. Players can bet the Ante, Pair Plus or both to begin the game. All bets must be in $5 increments, but the Ante and Pair Plus bets do not have to be the same amount. Then, each player—and the dealer—will be dealt three cards face-down.
How to Win Three Card Poker?
The Ante is a bet against the dealer's hand. After the player views his/her cards, he/she must decide if his/her hand can beat the dealer's. If so, he/she must make an additional wager equal to the Ante bet called the Play. The player's cards are placed face down in the box marked Play with the Play wager on top; this signifies that the player wishes to remain in the hand.
If the player does not believe his/her hand can beat the dealer's, he/she should push his cards forward alongside his/her bet, signifying he/she does not wish to make the Play. The Ante wager is then taken in forfeit.
Once all Play bets have been made, the dealer turns his cards over and arranges them in the best three-card hand. In order to qualify, the dealer must have a hand of queen-high or better.
If the dealer does not qualify, there is a push on the Play: no one wins, no one loses. The Ante pays even money, or 1 to 1.
If the dealer qualifies and the player beats the dealer, the Play pays 1 to 1, and the Ante pays 1 to 1.
If the dealer qualifies and the dealer beats the player, both the Ante and the Play lose. If the dealer qualifies and the dealer's hand ties the player's hand, there is a push on both the Ante and the Play.
Additionally, the following hands are always paid on the Ante bet, regardless of the dealer's hand. This is called the Ante Bonus:
How to Win a Pair Plus Bet
The Pair Plus is a bet on the hand value and does not play against the dealer. The Pair Plus will not be affected by the win or loss of the Ante and Play wagers. Therefore, the Pair Plus is paid or taken, whether or not the dealer qualifies. If the player is only betting on the Pair Plus, he/she places his/her cards face-down in the Play area if he/she has a winning hand, or simply folds if the hand does not have a pair or higher.
The following hands are paid on Pair Plus bets:
On any hand other than those described above, the Pair Plus bet loses.
Players may compete against the posted payout table by placing this optional bonus wager, then creating the best five-card poker hand using their three cards and the dealer’s three cards.
What are the payouts?
Basic Three Card Poker Rules to Remember
Keep in mind these 3 card poker rules when creating your winning strategy during your next visit.
Original bets on the Ante or Pair Plus may not be increased, decreased or withdrawn after the first card has been dealt.
The following bets or combination of bets may be made for each hand:
The order of Three Card Poker combinations is different than that of five-card poker games. The ranking of hands is as follows:
How to win a Three Card Poker Multi-Link Progressive Wager
This wager is your chance to play for more money—and to win more often! Ask a table games floor supervisor or dealer for additional information or qualifications next time you are in.
Three Card Poker is a trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.
Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em™ is similar to the regular poker game, however, players compete against the dealer, not the other players.
Players play against the dealer by making an Ante and Blind wager of equal value. Players can also make the optional Trips wager, which pays on any hand of trips or better regardless of who wins the hand.
Five community cards are placed face-down on the layout.
The players and dealer receive two cards each and then make a Play wager of three or four times their Ante wager or check.
The dealer then reveals the "Flop." Players who have not made their Play wager may now do so at two times their Ante or check.
The dealer reveals the "Turn" and the "River." Players who have not yet made a Play wager must now make a Play wager equal to their Ante wager or fold.
The dealer will reveal his hand, and qualifies with a pair or better. If the dealer does not qualify, all Ante wagers are returned to players and all remaining wagers stay in action.
The dealer will then compare his hand to each player’s hand. The best poker hand wins.
The Blind pays if your winning hand is at least a Straight (see layout for odds). If you beat the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes.
Look for this exciting side bet on the Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em.
How it works: Simply place the optional $1 progressive side bet before the deal for the chance to win a portion of—or possibly the entire—jackpot. Using your two original two cards and the FLOP, first three community cards turned over, make the best five card poker hand to qualify.
This new wager is your chance to play for more money—and to win more often! Ask a table games floor supervisor or dealer for additional information or qualifications.
Bet the $1, $5 or both to qualify for the progressive pay table. Using your first two cards along with the dealer up card, make the best three card poker hand you can.
Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em is a trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.