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Triple Action Hold ‘Em Review

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Overview

Triple Action Hold ‘Em is a casino poker game (meaning that players bet against the banker rather than playing against each other) and is played with a deck of cards that only contains the ranks 8 through Ace (a 28 card deck).

The player starts by placing an Ante wager and then the dealer will deal out 2 face up cards to the player, 1 face up and 1 face down to themselves and 3 face down community cards. The player then has to choose whether to Fold the hand, losing their Ante bet, or Bet, placing a second bet equal to their Ante bet. If the player Folds the round is over. If the player chooses to Bet they dealer will then turn over their face down card and the 3 community cards and the results of the round will then be decided.

If the dealer has any hand weaker than a Pair of 9’s the player automatically wins even if they hold a weaker hand than the dealer. In this situation the player’s Ante bet is paid at 1 to 1 while their subsequent raise bet is returned.

If the dealer has a pair of 9’s or better and the player wins the Ante bet is paid at 1 to 1 while the raise bet is paid according to the following table;

Player’s Hand Payout
Royal Flush 50 to 1
Straight Flush 20 to 1
Flush 6 to 1
4 of a Kind 4 to 1
Full House 2 to 1
Any Other 1 to 1

The optimal strategy for Triple Hold ‘Em is very straight forward – always raise.

The House Edge of Triple Action Hold ‘Em – when considered over the full round of play rather than as a percentage Action of the initial bet and assuming that the player always plays optimal strategy – is 1.82%.

Triple Action Hold ‘Em usually offers two side bets, the Flop bet and the Bonus bet. The Flop bet is a bet on the 3 community cards and the Bonus bet is a bet on the 3 community cards and the 2 player cards. The payouts for these bets are as follows;

Flop Bet Payout
Straight Flush 10 to 1
3 of a Kind 10 to 1
Flush 4 to 1
Straight 2 to 1
Pair of Jacks or Better 1 to 1
Bonus Bet Payout
Royal Flush 100 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Flush 25 to 1
4 of a Kind 15 to 1
Straight 6 to 1
3 of a Kind 3 to 1
2 Pairs 1 to 1

Both of these side bets carry a higher House Edge than the main game – though notably lower than most side bets – and as such should be avoided.

To learn more about Triple Action Hold’Em see our sister site – Triple Action Hold ‘Em.

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