Three Card Poker is a relatively new casino game and uses a 52-card deck. It was invented in 1994 by Derek Webb, the proprietor of Prime Table Games, and a successful poker player based in Great Britain. It is played on a table similar to that of blackjack. It is actually two games in one. The player may bet on either one, both, and with different amounts.
Atlantis Casino Resort, a land-based casino in Reno, is the first property in northern Nevada to offer this new and innovative game and currently has a Three Card Poker table with a $3 minimum and $200 maximum.
There are three betting marks in front of each player. Closest to the player is the betting mark labelled ‘play’, above it one labelled ‘ante’ and above the ‘ante’ one labelled ‘pair plus’. These are the only bets allowed in three card poker.