If you know how to play 3 Card Poker, you should have no problem picking up, Mini Flush, which is popular in India. The popular casino table game is a dealer-conducted game that embraces most 3 Card Poker rules and spins off some side bets for the players to consider. Our Mini Flush guide will walk you through Mini Flush’s basic rules, explain how the side bets work and payout odds.
As is the case in basic 3 Card Poker, the objective of Mini Flush is for your hand to beat the dealer’s hand and is played with one 52-card deck and on a felt table with an H (High) A (Ante) L (Low) and B (Bet) wager circles in front of each player. Before players receive their cards, an ante initial bet is required. Before the deal, players must also decide whether or not to wager on the High and Low side bets. We’ll dive into those a little more below.
After all bets are placed, the dealer gives each play three cards face down. The player can now review his 3-card mini flush hand and decide whether to BET, which is 2x the amount of the original ante or FOLD and lose his initial ante bet. It’s at this time he can also wager on High / Low side bets. Again, the goal is to bet that your hand beats the dealer, and Mini Flush rankings stack up like this (strongest to weakest):
|Trial||Three cards of the same value, a.k.a. three of a kind, trips|
|Double run||Three cards in sequential order of same suit, a.k.a. straight flush|
|Run||Three cards in sequential order, a.k.a. straight|
|Flush||Three cards of same suit|
|Pair||Two cards of same value|
Note: Ace is the highest ranked card followed by King-Queen-Jack…etc
The dealer’s hand only qualifies if they have a Queen high. If their best card is a Jack-or-worse with no cards paired, their hand does NOT qualify and all players are paid out on the ante and bet wagers.
As is the case in basic 3 Card Poker, the objective of Mini Flush is for your hand to beat the dealer’s hand and is played with one 52-card deck and on a felt table with an H (High) A (Ante) L (Low) and B (Bet) wager circles in front of each player.
The most important thing to know about Mini Flush High/Low side bets is that either can be won regardless of the dealer’s hand strength. If you want to wager on the High or Low, it must be at least 2x the amount of the initial ante. The objective to win the HIGH side bet is to score a pair-or-higher, while the LOW’s goal is holding a 10-or-lower high card that IS NOT part of a straight flush or flush.
If you play a HIGH side bet, you also must BET to have a shot at ante/bet AND HIGH bets winnings. However, if you play a LOW side bet, you are allowed to FOLD and you still get paid on the LOW side bet should it qualify. You can see LOW qualifying hands in the table below.
The payouts for LOW side bets are as follows:
For those unfamiliar, the house edge is the casino’s mathematical advantage over the player. These edges are baked into each table game on the floor. With Mini Flush being so close to 3 Card Poker, the house edge will vary based on the Bet, High and Low payout odds.