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Four Card Poker*

Four Card Poker is an exciting poker style table game with three ways to play - play vs. dealer, play Aces Up, or play both!


HOW TO PLAY

In Four Card Poker, receive five cards to make your best four-card hand. The dealer receives six cards to make a four-card poker hand. You decide when to make the play bet and how much to bet. There are three ways to play: play vs. dealer, play aces up or play both.

Play vs. Dealer

Bet on the required ante spot to play against the dealer's hand. Best four-card hand wins. You win the 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 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 and the best hand wins! The ante and play bets pay even money.

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.

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. Automatic Bonuses are paid even if the dealer has a better four-card hand.

In Four Card Poker, receive five cards to make your best four-card hand. The dealer receives six cards to make a four-card poker hand. You decide when to make the play bet and how much to bet. There are three ways to play: play vs. dealer, play aces up or play both.

Play vs. Dealer

Bet on the required ante spot to play against the dealer's hand. Best four-card hand wins. You win the 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 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 and the best hand wins! The ante and play bets pay even money.

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.

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. Automatic Bonuses are paid even if the dealer has a better four-card hand.

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HAND RANKINGS
  • Four of a Kind
  • Ten of spades Card Graphic
  • Ten of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Ten of diamonds Card Graphic
  • Ten of clubs Card Graphic
  • Four cards all of the same rank.
  • Straight Flush
  • Three of spades Card Graphic
  • Four of spades Card Graphic
  • five of spades Card Graphic
  • Six of spades Card Graphic
  • Four cards in numerical sequence all in the same suit.
  • Three of a Kind
  • Nine of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Nine of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Nine of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Six of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Three cards of the same rank.
  • Flush
  • Two of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Six of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Nine of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Queen of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Four cards all the same suit.
  • Straight
  • Three of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Four of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Five of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Six of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Four cards in ranked sequence.
  • Two Pair
  • Jack of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Jack of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Four of Spades Card Graphic
  • Four of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Two cards of one rank, and two cards of another rank.
  • One Pair
  • Four of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • Four of Spades Card Graphic
  • Jack of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Seven of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Two cards of one rank.
  • High Card
  • Four of Clubs Card Graphic
  • Seven of Hearts Card Graphic
  • Jack of Diamonds Card Graphic
  • King of Spades Card Graphic
  • When none of the hands above are present,
    the highest card determines your hand.

PAYOUTS

The ante and play bets pay even money.

Ante Bonus Paytable

Hand Value Bonus Payout
Four of a Kind 25 x Ante Wager
Straight Flush 20 x Ante Wager
Three of a Kind 2 x Ante Wager

Aces Up Payout Schedule

Hand Value Bonus Payout
Four of a Kind 50 to 1
Straight Flush 30 to 1
Three of a Kind 7 to 1
Flush 6 to 1
Straight 5 to 1
Two Pairs 2 to 1
Pair of Aces 1 to 1
Bet House Edge
Basic (Ante with Bonus Payouts) 3.40%
Aces Up 3.37%

For more information on House Edge visit Gamesense.ca

Odds of Winning Four Card Poker

Four Card Poker is a chance-based casino game. Games of chance are based on the concepts of randomness. You cannot influence whether you will win or lose, so all players have an equal chance of winning. It doesn't matter if you just lost three times in a row, or 40. The odds of winning never change. The only thing you can control is how much you bet, how often you play and for how long. That's why many players set a limit beforehand — it's the best way to keep chance-based games fun.

For more information on the odds of winning all games, visit Gamesense.ca

Bad Beat Bonus Side Bet

Bad Beat Bonus Four Card Poker Side Bet features an optional bad-beat wager. Players that make the bet win if they are involved in a bad beat with the dealer. There are two ways to win:
a. The player loses with two pair or better. b. The player beats the dealer’s hand of two pair or better.

To begin each round, players must make their standard Four Card Poker wagers and, if they like, the bad-beat wager. The dealer then follows house procedures for Four Card Poker.

 


Bad Beat Bonus Payouts

Hand Beaten Payout
4 of a Kind 25,000 to 1
Straight Flush 10,000 to 1
3 of a Kind 100 to 1
Flush 25 to 1
Straight 15 to 1
2 Pair 4 to 1

 

*Proprietary game and trademark used under license from SHFL entertainment Inc.