HOW TO PLAY
You receive five cards to make your best four card hand. The dealer receives six cards to make his four-card poker hand.
RANKING OF HANDS
- Four of a Kind
- Straight Flush
- Three of a Kind
- Two Pair
PLAY VS. DEALER
Bet on the required Ante spot to play against the dealer's hand. Best four-card hand wins.
The player wins ties
If you bet on the Ante wager and want to stay in the game after viewing your cards, you must make a Play wager. The Play wager has to be at least equal to the Ante but may be up to three times the Ante. It's your four-card poker hand against the dealer's four-card poker hand - best hand wins!
The top three hands in the game - four of a kind, straight flush, and three of a kind - receive an automatic bonus payout on Ante bet. See table for odds.
Automatic Bonuses are paid even if the dealer has a better four-card hand.
PLAY ACES UP
Bet on the Aces Up spot and win when you're dealt a pair of Aces or better. The Aces Up bonus is always paid - even if the dealer has a better hand.
FOUR CARD POKER™
is a game that rewards skill, patience and nerve.
In Four Card Poker, skilled players make better decisions involving:
- When to make a Play bet
- How much to bet
|Pair of 2's or less||Fold|
|Pair 3s - 9s||Bet 1x Ante|
|Pair of 10s or better||Bet 3x Ante|
Following this strategy greatly reduces the house's advantage. It also enables the player to enjoy the volatile nature of the game.
As the strategy dictates, you should fold with anything less than a pair of 3s. This means you may fold four, five, even sixe hands in a row. Just be patient - wait for good hands before making the Play bet.
When you get a good hand, you can't be afraid to max out your Play bet. The dealer's average hand is a pair of 9's, so whenever you have 10's or better, you're favored to win. Go ahead and bet 3x your Ante.