Four Card Poker
In Four Card Poker, you receive five cards to make your best four-card hand, and the dealer receives six cards to make their four-card hand. It's a game that rewards skill, patience and nerve. Ranking of Hands: Four-of-a-Kind, Straight Flush, Three-of-a-Kind, Flush, Straight, Two Pair and Pair. Player 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. 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 the Ante bet. 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 you're dealt a pair of Aces or better. The Aces Up bonus is always paid even if the dealer has a better hand. Skill: In Four Card Poker, skilled players make better decisions involving when to make the play bet and how much to bet. Basic Strategy: Following this strategy greatly reduces the house's advantage. It also enables the player to enjoy the volatile nature of the game. Pair of 2's or less - Fold; Pair of 3's to 9's - Bet 1x Ante; Pair of 10's or better - Bet 3x Ante. Patience: As the strategy dictates, you should fold with anything less than a pair of 3's. This means you may fold four, five, even six hands in a row. Just be patient and 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 your 3x Ante.