One Card Poker

Rules of Play

  1. A Dealer button will be offered to all eligible Designated Players at the table. One Card Poker will be played with 6 decks of plastic cards, 52 cards per deck.
  2. Prior to play, the dealer will burn a card directly after the shuffle and at dealer change.
  3. At the beginning of each game, each player must make a One Card Poker primary wager.
  4. Table minimum and maximum bets will be posted at the table. All wagers must be made in whole dollars.
  5. To win the primary wager, the rank of the player's card must exceed the rank of the Designated Player's card.
  6. In addition to the primary wager, the player may elect, prior to any cards being dealt, to make a Tie Wager. To win the Tie Wager, the ranks of the player and the Designated Player’s cards must be equal at the initial deal and the player must extend the hand. The extended hand does not have to beat the Designated Players hand to win the Tie Wager. The pay table for the Tie Wager will be posted on the table. The rank of the cards used in One Card Poker, for the purpose of determining a winning hand, shall be, in order from the highest to lowest rank: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
  7. If the player's and Designated Player's cards have the same rank, the player can either surrender half their bet or extend the game with the Designated Player to determine a winner as further described herein. This extension of the game is commonly referred to as “War.” The player must make another bet equal to their primary wager to exercise the option to extend the hand. The Designated Player also matches the player's primary wager and places it next to the player's wager. The player and Designated Player also have the option to decline extending the hand, as further described below. Players must have sufficient chips on the table to complete all wagers of their current hand or approval by Management is required to retrieve additional funds.
  8. The dealer then "burns" three cards and deals a card to the player. The dealer "burns" another set of cards and deals a card to the Designated Player. If the player's card has a higher rank than the Designated Player's card, the player wins. If the player's card has a lower rank than the Designated Player's card, the player loses. If the player and the Designated Player’s cards are of equal rank, the Designated Player and player will continue to play until such time as either the Designated Player or player wins the hand. Once the player and Designated Player place wagers one time to extend the hand, no additional wagering is required for that hand. Players must be seated in front of their respective betting circle to place a wager. Players may wager in multiple betting circles beside each other; however, the house reserves the right to restrict players to one betting circle at any time.
  9. Tie Wager: A player can win the Tie Wager if the player and Designated Player both have the same rank of cards. If the player has a tie hand, they can win the Any Tie, Black Tie or Ace Tie without extending the hand. They can choose to surrender half of their bet and win the Tie Wager according to the posted pay scale on the layout. If the player chooses to extend their hand, they can be eligible for the Double Tie, Triple Tie or Quad Tie. If the hand is extended, the player will not have to beat the Designated Player to win the Tie Wager. Players will only be eligible for one payout per bet and they will be paid the largest odds at that time. Each Tie hand will be settled one at a time starting from the dealer’s right to the left.

One Card Poker Payout Scale

  • Any Tie 4 to 1
  • Black Tie 10 to 1
  • Ace Tie 25 to 1
  • Double Tie 50 to 1
  • Triple Tie 150 to 1
  • Quad Tie 200 to 1

The Designated Player Requirements:

Must provide $30,000 per table for initial operational start up and maintain $30,000 in play per hand.

See designated player Rules in poker room.

Per Florida Regulation 61D-11.002(5)(b):  In 3-Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Holdem,Fortune Pai Gow, and One Card Poker the dealer button will rotate around the table in a clockwise fashion on a hand by hand basis to provide each player desiring to the designated player an equal opportunity to participate as the designated player.

60. Per Florida Regulation 61D-11.002(5)(c): In 3-Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Holdem,2 Card Poker, and One Card Poker, the room does not require the designated player to cover all potential wagers.

Last Updated 12/28/2021 – Please see host for current rules and listing. The rules listed at the host will always be the most current and up to date version of these rules.