The objective of live 3 Card Brag is to beat the dealer with a better 3 card poker hand.
The dealer has to qualify with a Queen or higher to be able to play against the player. If it’s less then the player’s Ante Bet gets paid even money and the play bet is returned.
There’s the option to play a side bet of Pair Plus. The side bet pays enhanced odds for a pair or higher even if the dealer has a better hand than you.
Playtech Live 3 Card Brag is very similar to Evolution Gamings Live 3 Card Poker.
The only notable difference between the two is the value of the top hand.
In 3 Card Poker, it’s a Royal Flush.
In Playtech Live 3 Card Brag it’s 3 of a kind, which is called a PRIAL.
Although there is no distinction between them in this version of the game, the best Prial you can get is three threes 3-3-3, followed by three Aces, 3 Kings etc.
The game can be found in the Playtech Live casino lobby under Poker.
It’s played with one deck of 52 Playing Cards.
The deck is shuffled before each new hand commences.
A shuffling machine and two alternating packs of cards are used to keep the pace of gameplay high.
Hands are ranked as Poker hands. The lowest hand value is a High Card and the highest hand value is 3 of a kind or Prial.
|Prial (Three-of-a-kind)||The Highest Prial is 3-3-3, followed by A-A-A, K-K-K, Q-Q-Q and etc.|
Known as 3 of a Kind in 3 Card Poker.
|Running Flush||A sequence of consecutive cards of the same suit.|
Known as a Straight Flush in 3 Card Poker
|Run||A sequence of consecutive cards of different suits.|
Known as a Straight in 3 card poker.
|Flush||Three cards of the same suit.|
If you and the Dealer have the same Flush, the High Card rule applies.
|Pair||Two cards of a matching rank, A-A being the highest, followed by K-K, Q-Q and etc.|
|High Card||The highest card in your hand. Ace wins, followed by K, Q and etc.|
If the Dealer has an identical set of cards, regardless of the suit, your bet results in a Push.
The Ante Bonus is paid when you have one of the hands listed below, regardless if you beat the hand of the Dealer or not.
If you choose to Fold you are not rewarded with the Ante Bonus, even if your hand qualified.
|Ante Bonus Payout|
Regardless of the hand of the Dealer, you win the Pair Plus bet if you placed a bet on the Pair Plus position and your hand contains a Pair or better.
If you choose to Fold you lose the Pair Plus bet, even if your hand qualified.
|Pair Plus Payout|
There’s lots of information available in the playing interface.
General Settings – Disable pop-up messages.
Game Settings – Auto confirm bets & ToolTips.
Audio Settings – Volume, Game sounds, and Dealers Voice.
Video Settings – Select the quality of the stream.
Game History – Displays your betting history in the game.
Help – Contains the rules of the game.
This shows the last few hands that the dealer and player had.
If you’re looking for your hand history, that can be found in the settings menu.
You can view the game in two modes. One is the classic full screen.
The other is the mixed mode which you normally see when your connection speed is not very good.
Based on playing the optimal strategy, the theoretical return to the player percentage (RTP) is 98.00% for the Ante bet and 97.86% for the Pair Plus bet.
A useful feature is you can make deposits and withdrawals whilst still in the game.
Another window opens when you select the + symbol by the Balance.