Talk:Three card poker

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Something's not right in the description of this game[edit]

Something is wildly wrong with the description of how the Pair Plus bet pays. Specifically, this sentence "The Pair Plus wager loses if the player has less than a pair and wins with a pair or better." If this were true, why would the player not simply bet his entire roll every time he is dealt a pair or better? In other words, since the player always knows what he has before he bets, there can't be a pay off system in which he automatically always wins when he has a certain kind of hand, because he would always bet everything when he gets that kind of hand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.17.218.82 (talk) 18:32, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

There is a lot that is not right on this page as above and it includes some very wild and outrageous claims that I will attach here. "It is the most profitable proprietary table game ever when measured by win generated for casinos or by revenue generated for the rights owners". I would wish to know where this person gets the figures from and how they are calculated, manipulated, dreamt maybe? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.41.40.186 (talk) 11:48, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

In regards to the Pair Plus bet, it is a fixed-limit bet made BEFORE a player's hand is dealt. With regards to the other comments... I'd have to agree. JaeDyWolf ~ Baka-San (talk) 15:14, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

JaeDyWolf is correct about the Pair Plus bet. And while I don't have any information regarding the game's profitability for casinos, as a SHFL Entertainment (formerly Shuffle Master) employee, I can say that TCP is certainly the most profitable game for "the rights owners," followed distantly by Ultimate Texas Hold-Em. I won't share exact numbers--I'm not sure that's public information, although I do see some accurate ballpark figures online--but I will say that TCP has around twice as many installs as UTH (and by far the most in the world), has been around for much longer, and that the licensing fee for the two is the same. There simply isn't any competition for the title. My *guess* would be that it is also the most profitable proprietary table game for the casinos, as well; it's hard to imagine any others even coming close. That is, of course, understanding that the word "proprietary" excludes blackjack, baccarat, and the like. Gelatinous.Cube (talk) 23:11, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

So poker was played in China?[edit]

Historian David Parlett says that the card games played in China are part of the trick-taking variety, a game similar to hearts or bridge. Not even a court-order will convince me that poker in its "purest" form is in anyway similar to bridge. Poker is part of a family of vying card games, which use bluffs, betting, hand rankings, and a showdown if everyone hasn;t folded. The earliest references of vying games are in the 15th century, no where near China. There is no evidence that vying games existed in China (until modern times), or any game similar to vying games in that region. Plus, the sentence I deleted wasn't even sourced.

http://www.pagat.com/vying/ --Jtd00123 (talk) 07:46, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Official Prime Table Games Site - The official site of Prime Table Games, holders of the licence for 3 Card Poker, explaining legal and statistical issues around the game. I would like this to be included for clarity (considering recent legal issues involving the games use) by another editor if possible.
  • The Basics of Three Card Poker - This was the original external link for this page that was up for months while others were removed. It is a simple guide to three card for beginners. I would like it to be included again in the page by another editor if possible.
  • Three Card Poker Analysis - My detailed analysis along with odds calculators that I would like to suggest for external links section.
  • 3CardPoker.com - This is my personal site dedicated to the game of 3cardpoker. I believe this is a useful link that should be added to the external links section. We cover everything about the game from it's history, to strategy, tips, odds and much more. Furthermore, we also discuss a host of other casino poker games. This site is by far the most comprehensive resource that can be found on the internet relating to 3 card poker. Wizard of odds is a great site but it's constrained to mathematical analysis and goes no further, where as we cover everything anyone could ever want to know about the game. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 112.65.166.206 (talk) 16:18, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

can I add this external link?[edit]