Three Card Poker Gold is based on the immensely popular, poker-based game except and features an interesting twist – the ‘pair plus’ feature. This cool bonus adds an extra element to the card game which by itself already holds the record for profit generated from property rights and casino intake. So, pull up a stool and get ready to take on the dealer one-on-one in this turbo-charged version of the classic poker game!
The basic goal of the game here is the same as in any other poker game - make a better hand than the dealer's. The 'pair plus' addition serves as a kind of game on the side; whether or not you make money playing this feature does not depend at all on the dealer's hand, whereas the standard 'ante' portion of the game does. This new aspect also makes it harder to pull away from what is already an extraordinarily addictive game!
Get things going by making your wager. You can bet between 1 and 200 credits on each of the ante and pair plus bets, i.e. a maximum possible bet of 400 credits. Click on 'deal' to receive your three card hand. You must now decide whether to stay in the game or fold. If you choose the latter, you forfeit your ante and any possible pair plus bet; if you choose to stay in, your ante is automatically doubled and the dealer's hand is revealed.
If the dealer fails to 'qualify' by not having at least a queen or higher, you win twice your ante bet regardless of your hand. Should the dealer qualify, your hands are then compared to see who wins. If you have the better hand, you win your ante back plus an additional amount in accordance with the 'ante' pay table. On the other hand, if the dealer has the better hand you lose your entire ante bet. The side 'pair plus' depends exclusively on your hand, even if it turns out that the dealer has a better one.