How to Play Triple Edge Poker

How to Play Triple Edge Poker

This post was written by JC Zuniga on May 15, 2018

Triple Edge Poker is a Poker variant that has recently gained attention of poker players. It is played with a 52-card deck and there is a maximum of three seats available per game. The game is popular in online casinos and it is created by Betsoft Gaming. It is much like the European type of poker called 3 Card Poker, except that it has another game incorporated in it which allows the players to place another side bet (Pair Plus).

How to Play Triple Edge Poker

Placing Bets in Triple Edge Poker

You get to place ante bets in the ante field using chips before the card are dealt. Once you take a look at the three cards given to you, you can choose whether you want to ride with another bet of the same value or to fold. The previously mentioned Pair Plus bet is also an option and there is a separate field marked with “Pair Plus” where you can place additional chips.

Dealing in Triple Edge Poker

The players basically play against the dealer in this game as they get three cards that are face-up and the three cards are placed face-down and they are considered dealer’s hand. No further dealing is done in the game.

The Main Triple Edge Poker Game

There is not much to say about the main game – you need to be lucky enough to have better cards than the dealer in order to win the game. Different combinations have different payouts, and here are the best paying combinations and their odds:
  • Straight Flush pays 5 to 1
  • Three of a Kind pays 4 to 1
  • Straight pays 1 to 1
If you decide to play the side bet (Pair Plus) you have a different paytable and it goes as follows:
  • Straight Flush pays 40 to 1
  • Three of a Kind pays 30 to 1
  • Straight pays 6 to 1
  • Flush pays 4 to 1
  • Pair pays 1 to 1
Now, the Pair Plus game does not consider the dealer at all. All that matters in this sub-game is what the player currently has in their hands. The better their cards are – the higher the odds. In order for the dealer to qualify for the base Triple Edge Poker game, they must have a Queen high ranking at least. If the dealer fails to qualify, the player gets paid out at even odds for the ante bet and the ride bet is treated as push and returned to the player.

Strategy for Playing Triple Edge Poker

The game is pretty straightforward and there are no particular detailed strategies that you should implement when playing Triple Edge Poker. The only thing to consider is the cards in your hand and whether it is worth clicking ride or giving up by clicking “Fold”.It’s simple, if you have any kind of card combination that can be made with three cards that you hold, you will probably want to ride. On the other hand, if your cards cannot be connected in any way and they are of low value, the best strategy is to fold.