Four Card Poker is another poker based game developed by Roger Snow of Shuffle Master. It is played on the same type of table and utilizes the Shuffle Master automatic shuffling machine that is used for Three Card Poker. There are some similarities but there are some distinct differences in the game and strategies.
Four Card Poker is similar to Three Card Poker in the fact that it is two games in one. The base game is the Ante-Play where you compete against the dealer as you do in Three Card Poker. The second portion of the games is called Aces Up and you receive payment on a hand of a pair of aces or better based on the pay table.
How to Play 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.
Rules of the Game:
Two initial bets are available: The Ante and the Aces Up.
All players get five cards each and the dealer gets six cards. One of the dealer cards is placed face up, and five face down.
Players making the Ante bet must decide to fold or raise.
If the player folds he forfeits his Ante bet. He may or may not forfeit his Aces Up bet, depending on casino rules. It shouldn’t matter because if the player has a paying Aces Up bet, he shouldn’t be folding anyway.
If player raises, then he must raise at least the amount of the Ante and at most, three times the Ante.
The player keeps his best four cards and discards one.
Following is the ranking of hands from lowest to highest: high card, pair, two pair, straight, flush, three of a kind, straight flush, four of a kind.
After all decisions have been made, the dealer will turn over his cards and select the best four out of six.
The player’s hand shall be compared to the dealer’s hand, the higher hand winning.
If the dealer’s hand is higher, then the player shall lose the Ante and Raise.
If the player’s hand is higher or equal then the Ante and Raise shall pay one to one.
If the player has at least a three of a kind, then he shall also be paid a Bonus, regardless of the value of the dealer’s hand. 토토사이트
Two different pay tables are available for the Bonus, as displayed below, and are based on the ante bet. Pay Table 1 is the only one I know of to be actually used.
Another bet is available (similar to the Pairplus in Three Card Poker), based only on the player’s four card hand, called the Aces Up. Seven pay tables are available as indicated below. The only one I know of to be actually used is pay table 5.