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Tri Card Poker Guide

Play Tri-Card online Poker at Silver Oak Casino with three ways to win: standard play payouts, Ante bonuses, and Pairs Plus payouts. Tri-Card Poker is a casino game within a casino table game featuring the standard Ante and Raise game, and the Pairs Plus version. In the Ante and Raise game, get a higher hand than the dealer. In the Pairs Plus game, bet on getting a hand with a pair or better. You can bet in both or just choose one of the games. Your bets don’t need to be the same amount. The choices are yours to make.

How to Play Tri Card Poker

Tri-Card Poker is played between you and the Dealer with a standard 52-card deck. There are two betting schemes offered in the game: standard play and Pair Plus. The object of the standard game is to hold a higher hand than the Dealer. The object of Pair Plus is to bet that you will be dealt a hand with a pair of matching cards or a higher valued set, such as a Straight or Flush. You can choose to bet on one or both betting schemes in each round of play. The bets do not have to be the same.

Player’s Turn

Click on the chip value that you want to bet, and it will automatically be placed as your Ante wager. If you want to play the Pair Plus version too, click the Pair Plus diamond, then the chip you want to bet. Click Deal to begin the round of play. You are dealt three cards face up and the Dealer gets three cards face down. Click Raise to double your Ante bet if you think you have a higher hand than the Dealer. Click Fold if you don’t, ending the current game and forfeiting the Ante and Pair Plus bets.

Dealer’s Turn

After Raising, the Dealer reveals their cards. The Dealer must have a Queen or higher to qualify and continue the round of play. The hands are compared, and if the Dealer has the highest hand, you lose both your Ante and Raise bets. If the Dealer does not have at least a Queen, the Dealer defaults. You are paid even money on the Ante bet and the Raise is returned as a push.

You Win When

Your Tri-Card Poker hand outranks the Dealer’s hand, or if you Raise and the Dealer does not qualify because they don’t have at least a Queen. You win the Pair Plus if you are dealt a pair or higher.

Standard Play Hand Ranks

Pairs Plus Hand Ranks

Game Features and Bonus Rounds

Ante Bonus

If you are dealt a straight or better, you win an Ante bonus.

Ante Bonus Pay Table

Pair Plus Bonus

The Pair Plus is won if your hand has a pair or higher. The Pair Plus wager is a separate wager that is not measured against the Dealer’s hand — it is paid out based on the rank of the hand dealt.

Pair Plus Pay Table

If you bet on the Ante and fold, the Pair Plus wager is also forfeited.

Jackpot Information

There is no jackpot in Silver Oak Casino’s Tri Card Poker game.

Additional Rules

Strategy & Tips

Tri-Card Poker is simple to play and win. Make equal wagers on the Ante and Pairs Plus option. Review the cards you are dealt. If your hand beats Q-6-4, double your bet and click Deal, otherwise fold.


Three hundred years ago, the game was known as Primero. As the game evolved and became more complex, it was known as Post-and-Pair and then as Brag. Tri-Card Poker is the American version of this old British card game called Brag.


Below are common terms that are associated with Tri-Card Poker.

Ante: Initial bet that begins the round of play.

Bet: Button clicked to ante up or raise, then deals the cards.

Deal: Button that begins the round of play after you ante up.

Flush: Three cards of the same suit, but not in sequence, for example, A-9-3 of Diamonds.

Fold: Button that throws out your cards and ends the current round of play. You forfeit all bets on this round.

Pair: Two cards of the same rank, with another unmatched card.

Pairs Plus: Additional side wager won by scoring a pair or higher in your hand.

Raise: Click Bet to double your bet and continue the round of play.

Rebet: Button that repeats your previous wager scheme (Ante and Pairs Plus Bet, if added) and begins a round of play.

Straight: Three cards in sequence.

Straight Flush: Three cards in sequence, all in the same suit.

Three-of-a-Kind: Three cards of the same rank.

The Free Tri Card Poker play option from Silver Oak Casino enables you to play with no strings attached and become a true pro before releasing your wallet onto the money play rounds. New and experienced poker players will enjoy a nice round of Tri Card Poker here at Silver Oak Casino.

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