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Four Card Poker

HOW TO PLAY

Four Card Poker 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
- Flush
- Straight
- Two Pair
- 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!

AUTOMATIC BONUSES

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.

STRATEGY GUIDE

FOUR CARD POKER™

is a game that rewards skill, patience and nerve.

SKILL

In Four Card Poker, skilled players make better decisions involving:
- When to make a Play bet
- How much to bet

BASIC STRATEGY

PLAYER'S HAND

STRATEGY

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.

PATIENCE

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.

NERVE

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.

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