To begin each round, players make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles and may also make the Trips bonus bet. Once players receive their two hole cards, they can either check or bet three to four times their Ante. The dealer then reveals the three card flop. If players haven’t already made a Play bet, they can check or bet two times their Ante. The dealer then reveals the turn and the river, and if players have not already bet, they can fold or bet one times their Ante.
Next, the dealer reveals his two hold cards and announces his hand. If the player’s hand beats the dealer, his Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats the player, the player’s wagers lose. If the player’s hand ties the dealer’s hand, their bets push. The Blind bet pays if the player’s winning hand is at least a Straight, but if the player beats the dealer with less than a Straight, it pushes. The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns each player’s ante and all other bets receive action.
It’s all the fun, odds and payouts of traditional roulette with a twist. Once all bets are placed, the Dealer calls “No more bets”, gives the shuffler a spin and waits to see where the shuffler will stop. The Dealer will remove the card indicated by the stop and mark the number from the card on the table layout. Once all wagers have been settled, the Dealer returns the card to the slot where it was removed and a new game starts.
PAUMA 3 CARD
Pauma 3 Card is a new spin on classic stud poker. Each player and the dealer are dealt individual 3 card poker hands from a standard 52 card deck. Before the cards are dealt you must place an Ante wager and an optional Pair or Better bonus wager. If you like your hand and want to play your Ante wager against the dealer, you must make an equal wager on the Play; otherwise, you forfeit the Ante wager.
Dealer qualifies with a Queen or better. If the dealer does not qualify, the Play wager pushes and the Ante wager is paid 1 to 1. Pair or Better and Ante bonuses pay even if the dealer beats your hand or does not qualify.