How to Play Live 3 Card Brag

A British card game dating back over five hundred years, 3 Card Brag is still played in Britain and around the world today. International variants of the game include faras and teen patti, a very popular card game in India and surrounding countries.

At our Live Casino tables, you can pit your wits against our team of professional live dealers in a fast-paced variant of the classic card game.

Live 3 Card Brag – Basic Rules

To begin, players must place their Ante bet as well as optional Pair Plus and Poker Plus side bets. At this point, both the player and the dealer will receive three cards, with the dealer's hand remaining face-down.

Players can now choose to continue by placing an additional Play bet equal to their Ante bet, or fold and forfeit their Ante bet. Players also have the option to make a Blind Play bet, wherein they automatically elect to Play each hand.

Should the player continue, the dealer will turn their cards face-up. If the dealer has not made a qualifying hand – a queen-high or better – the player will win regardless of their hand. The Ante bet will receive an even-money payout of 1:1 and the Play bet will be returned.

Should the dealer qualify, the player and dealer hands are compared. If the player wins, they will receive an even-money payout of 1:1 on both their Ante and Play bets. If the dealer wins, all bets will be forfeited. In the event of a tie hand, both bets will be returned to the player.

Brag games are very closely related to poker and use similar hand rankings, with a few exceptions. Three-of-a-kind (also known as Prial) is the best possible hand in 3 Card Brag, beating a straight flush. A straight also beats a flush in 3 Card Brag. Click here to see a full description of poker hands.

The theoretical return to player (RTP) for Live 3 Card Brag is 98.00%.

Bonus Bets

Each hand, players have the option to place a Pair Plus bet and, once the ante has been placed, a Poker Plus bet.

The Pair Plus bet will pay out if your three-card hand consists of one pair or better, according to the table below:

Prial (Three-of-a-Kind) 40:1
Straight Flush 30:1
Straight 6:1
Flush 4:1
Pair 1:1

The Poker Plus bet uses the three player cards and three dealer cards to make the best possible five-card poker hand. If the hand qualifies then the bet will be paid according to the table below:

Royal Flush 1,000:1
Straight Flush 200:1
Four-of-a-Kind 100:1
Full House 20:1
Flush 15:1
Straight 10:1
Three-of-a-Kind 7:1

The theoretical return to player (RTP) for the Pair Plus Bet is 97.86% and the theoretical return to player (RTP) for the Poker Plus bet is 91.44%. The theoretical return to player (RTP) for the Blind Play function is 96.18%.

How to Play Live 3 Card Brag

Live 3 Card Brag is available in our Live Casino 24 hours a day. You can play on web or via your iOS and Android mobile devices.