Vegas Three Card Rummy | Bovada
Learn how to play the online casino game Vegas Three Card Rummy, take your spot at the table and get ready to show the dealer what you’re made of. This Table Game is played with a 52-card deck and both the player and dealer are dealt three cards. Your mission is simple: land a hand total of a lesser value than the dealer and all you’ve got to do is sit back, relax and collect.
The dealer’s hand value must equal 20 points or less for it qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, you win even money on the Ante and the Raise is returned to you. The payout for the Bonus Bet is determined independently from the Dealer’s hand.
How To Play Vegas Three Card Rummy
- Cards are dealt from a single 52-card deck.
- Both the dealer and player receive three cards. The dealer’s cards are dealt face down.
- The Bonus Bet is paid based on the pay table located below.
- Cards are shuffled after every hand.
Win or Lose
The player wins if:
- Ante: If the player’s three-card point total is less than the dealer’s or if the player raises and the dealer doesn’t qualify (his hand exceeds the 20 point hand value).
- Raise: If the player’s three-card point total is less than the dealer’s and the dealer qualifies with a hand value of 20 points or less.
- Bonus Bet: The player is dealt a hand totalling 12 points or less.
The player loses if:
- Ante: If the player folds or if the dealer has a lower hand value than the player.
- Raise: If the dealer has a lower hand value than the player.
- Bonus Bet: If the player’s hand value doesn’t come out to 12 points or less.
- Cards 2 through 10 = face value
- Jack, Queen, King = 10 points
- Aces = 1 point
- Any pair = 0 points
- Any triple = 0 points
- Two-card suited run = 0 points
- Three-card suited run = 0 points
- Ace, King is not a suited run
*Important – When a hand can be scored as either a pair or a two-card suited run and neither leads to a lower score, the two-card suited run will always be used to determine the score. When a hand can be scored as either a pair or a two-card suited run, the two cards that will be chosen will result in the lowest possible score for a given hand.
The Ante Bet
- After placing an Ante bet, the player is dealt three cards face up and the dealer receives three cards face down.
- If the player does not believe their hand can beat the dealer’s, the player can fold and forfeit the Ante bet.
- If the player believes their hand can beat the dealer’s hand, they must Raise with a bet amount equal to the Ante.
- After Raising, the dealer’s cards are revealed.
- To qualify, the dealer’s hand value must be equal to 20 points or less.
- If the dealer’s hand qualifies, it will be compared to the player’s hand and the winner will be decided based on who has the lowest hand value.
- If the dealer has the lowest point total, the player loses both the Ante and Raise bets.
- If the dealer does not qualify, the player wins even money on the Ante and the Raise bet is returned.
- If the Player has the lowest point total, the Ante is paid 1:1 and the Raise bet is paid according to the pay table below.
The Bonus Bet is won if the player’s hand contains 12 points or less. The Bonus Bet is not measured against the Dealer’s hand. It is paid out based on the total point value of the hand dealt (see pay table below). If the player bets on the Ante and folds the hand, the Bonus Bet is forfeited.
Buttons and Player Actions
- Deal – To begin playing, the player must select the chip value they wish to bet and then press the Deal button. The player is then dealt three cards face up and the dealer is dealt three cards face down.
- Raise – If the player thinks they can beat the dealer, they can click the Raise button to continue playing. The Raise amount will be equal to their Ante. The dealer’s cards are then revealed and compared to the player’s hand and a winner is determined.
- Fold – Clicking on the Fold button ends the current game and forfeits the Ante and any Bonus Bets.
- Rebet – Clicking on the Rebet button allows the player to play the next game with the same bet amount as the last game and deals the cards.