Three-Hand Casino Hold’em from leading developer Play’n GO is the table game with a twist! It’s essentially a variant of poker in which you have three chances to beat the dealer, given that you are playing three hands at once, rather than one. Ultimately, as usual with poker, your aim is to have a better poker hand than the dealers.
So not only can you look forward to three times the fun, but playing three hands from a single deck means you gain a better sense of the odds involved in finishing any of your hands.
The graphics are old school – this game is set on a classic green-felt poker table, with cards in the top right-hand corner and chips stacked up at the top of the table. There’s a jazzy backing track, plus other sound effects when you make a move such as placing a bet, and the dealer may also ‘speak’ sometimes.
How to play
The good news is that it’s not hard to understand how Three-Hand Casino Hold’em works. To kick things off, just place an Ante bet on between one and three of the hands. There’s also the opportunity to make an extra AA bonus bet at the same time.
Once your bets have been placed, await two face-up cards from the dealer, who receives their pair facing downwards.
Three community cards then go on to the table facing upwards. If these can combine with any of your hands to create a couple of Aces or better, your AA bonus bet is paid out straight away.
The next decision is whether to call or fold for each of your hands. If you decide the former, a call bet that’s the equivalent of twice your Ante bet is made for the relevant hand.
The dealer then places the last two community cards facing upwards while also revealing their own hands.
Next, the best available five-card poker hand is chosen for each active hand you have, to go with the community cards plus the two already in your hand. You win if any of your hands is better than the dealers. Conversely, of course, the dealer wins if any of your hands is weaker.
If at least one of your hands is weaker than the dealer’s, it’s a push, meaning you get back your Ante and call bets. The whole thing really isn’t any more complicated than that!
3 Hand Casino Hold’em special features
As you would expect in an online table game, there are no bonus games or progressive jackpots in Three-Hand Hold’em.
Return to Player (RTP)
With a Return to Player or RTP of 96%, this isn’t the highest we’ve seen for a table game, but neither is it the lowest.
Three-Hand Casino Hold’em offers a fascinating, challenging take on classic poker, and could serve as a great introduction to playing poker, or just bring a new level of excitement if you’re a seasoned casino player.
It should certainly get the adrenaline pumping! Give it a shot – and let us know what you think.