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If you love poker table games, then you should check out Triple Edge Poker. It is a three-card poker table game offered by Nucleus Gaming at the best online casinos.

Triple Edge Poker is a simple poker table game that you can learn quickly. If you already have some experience with standard poker games, you’ll have no problem playing this game. Today, we will teach you how to play this game along with some basic strategy.

How to Play Triple Edge Poker

The rules for Triple Edge Poker are simple, You are looking to make a better three-card poker hand than the dealer. Standard poker hand rankings apply, but you are making three-card versions of hands. However, note that a flush is lower in rank than a straight in this game.

At the start of each hand, you can make up to two bets. The first is a Pair Plus side bet. If placed, you’re betting on whether your final hand will be a pair or better. The other bet is the Ante. You must place this bet to receive cards.

Triple Edge Poker - Main Game

After making the ante bet, you will get three cards and the dealer will get three cards face down. Now you’ll make a decision on whether to play your hand or fold. If you decide to play your hand, click the Ride button. A bet equal to your ante will be placed.

Now, the dealer’s hand will be flipped over and compared to your hand. The player with the better hand is the winner. However, payouts are based on whether the dealer “qualifies.”

Hand Payouts

In order for both bets to pay off, the dealer must have a hand of queen-high or better. If the dealer fails to qualify and your hand wins, your Ante will pay off at 1 to 1 and the Ride bet is a push.

Triple Edge Poker - Dealer Does Not Qualify

If you win and the dealer’s hand qualifies, you’ll get 1 to 1 on the Ante and you’ll get 1 to 1 on the Ride bet. For those used to traditional 3 Card Poker, you’ll notice this is a different payout structure. Normally, 3 Card Poker games pay the Ride/Call bet based on the strength of the hand.

There is an Ante Bonus that pays whenever you get a straight or better. Here are the payouts if you hit the Ante Bonus:

  • Straight Flush – 5:1
  • Three of a Kind – 4:1
  • Straight – 1:1

Triple Edge Poker - Queens Winner

If you played the Pair Plus bet, you’ll get a payout anytime your hand is a pair or higher. This payout is not dependent on the outcome of the hand. Here are the payouts for the Pair Plus side bet:

  • Straight Flush – 40:1
  • Three of a Kind – 30:1
  • Straight – 6:1
  • Flush – 4:1
  • Pair – 1:1

Triple Edge Poker - Flush Winner

Triple Edge Poker Strategy

Triple Edge Poker has a simple strategy. Anytime you have a hand of Q-10-6 or better, you’ll make the Ride bet. Otherwise, you’ll fold the hand. If you think about it, this makes perfect sense. The dealer will only qualify with queen-high or better. Also, even you call with a hand like 10-8-4 and the dealer doesn’t qualify, you can still lose if they have a higher ranking hand, such as J-3-2. There’s no advantage to playing a hand under Q-10-6.

 

Also, you should avoid the Pair Plus side bet in this game if you are trying to maximize your edge against the house. However, if you decide to play the Pair Plus bet, the house edge is just 2.32%. There are worse side bets you can make at online casinos.

You can find Triple Edge Poker at most real money online casinos offering Nucleus Gaming. Don’t mix this up with traditional 3 Card Poker as it is slightly different.

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James Guill

James Guill is a veteran of the gambling media industry. James started his career as a semi-professional poker player, traveling the US to play tournament poker. In 2008, he transitioned to the media side. Since that time, James has worked for many established brands, including PokerNews, OnGame, Bwin, CardPlayer Lifestyle, Poker Junkie, and Ivey Poker. He also wrote for PokerNews Australia and once had his work featured on G4’s Attack of the Show.

James has a wealth of gambling knowledge and can write on most topics. He also keeps an eye on the growing Bitcoin gambling market and is a HODLer of BTC and several top altcoins. Check out James’ Game of the Week feature, covering the latest and greatest online slot games. James is also a part-time picker, traveling around Virginia looking for deals to flip.

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James Guill is a veteran of the gambling media industry. James started his career as a semi-professional poker player, traveling the US to play tournament poker. In 2008, he transitioned to the media side. Since that time, James has worked for many established brands, including PokerNews, OnGame, Bwin, CardPlayer Lifestyle, Poker Junkie, and Ivey Poker. He also wrote for PokerNews Australia and once had his work featured on G4’s Attack of the Show.

James has a wealth of gambling knowledge and can write on most topics. He also keeps an eye on the growing Bitcoin gambling market and is a HODLer of BTC and several top altcoins. Check out James’ Game of the Week feature, covering the latest and greatest online slot games. James is also a part-time picker, traveling around Virginia looking for deals to flip.

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