Three card poker is a combination of poker and special hands. The player may bet on either one, both, and in different amounts. Both games are based on hands consisting of three cards. The special hands are a simple game in which you get three cards and are paid according to their value from a high pair to a straight flush. Ante and Play is the form of Poker Play begins with a wager on ante. After the poker player views his three cards he may either raise by putting an equal bet on play or fold and lose the ante bet. If the player folds he also loses the special bet if one was made, however this should not be any sacrifice because if the special bet paid anything the player shouldn’t fold. If the player does rise then he goes against the dealer’s hand. The dealer needs at least a queen high to qualify. Below are the possible outcomes and their payoff: Dealer does not qualify: Ante wins 1 to 1, play bet is returned Dealer qualifies and player beats dealer: Both play and ante win 1 to 1 Dealer qualifies and dealer beats player: Both Play and ante lose Dealer qualifies and dealer ties player: Both Play and ante push.