This game is based on 5 Card Stud Poker, but in this game you
are not playing against other players or the house. Here you only play against your
out you have to make three equal bets. This is done by placing one of your chips
in each of the three circles located at your playing position. Those circles will be marked as "$",
"1" and "2". The chips in 1 and 2 may be called back later on but the
chip in the $ circle is the minimum you have to risk. After placing the bets each player
and the dealer gets three cards face down. The dealer then will discard one of his cards
immediately. Those cards are not a hand; they are later being used for every player
to create a five card poker hand out of his own three cards.
Once all the cards are dealt the players can pick up their
first three cards and look at them. After you looked at your cards and you don't think
you are going to have a winning hand, you can ask for your first bet back. This is done by dragging
the cards on the table the same way as if you were taking a hit in Blackjack. The dealer
will then give you back one of your three bets. In this case the one bet is out of the
game regardless if you win or lose. If you think you have a winning hand just slide
your cards face down under your bet. This signals to the dealer that you want to Let it Ride. After every
player chooses between "Let It Ride" or taking back one bet the dealer turns
one of his two cards over. You now have to use the dealers upcard with your own three
cards to make a good hand. At this point the betting, as explained before, starts over.
player is again given the choice to Let it Ride or take his second bet back.
In either case, whether you let it ride or take back your bet, the decision you made
on the first bet will not be affected. For instance: If you after the
first bet thought that you were going to have a winning hand and let it ride, but now you don't think
you will be a winner anymore you could take your second bet back - but the first bet still remains on
the table. Once everybody has made their decision on the second bet, in the same way
as explained above, the dealer will turn over his second card. Now you have to use both
of the dealers upcards together with your three cards to make the best hand. You are
a winner if you have a Pair of Tens or better. The payout is based on the bets you left on the table.
For each bet you left on the table you will get the following odds.
The ranking of the hands are the
same as in regular Poker.
of Tens or better / 1:1
of a Kind / 3:1
Full House / 11:1
Four of a Kind / 50:1
Straight Flush / 200:1
Flush / 1000:1