Bet against the dealer’s hand
The required ante wager allows you to play against the dealer’s hand. It’s just you and the dealer. If you bet on the ante spot and like your hand, you must place a wager on the play spot that is equal to the ante, it’s your three-card poker hand against the dealer’s three-card poker hand—best hand wins!
Bet on your own hand
If you like, you may also bet the pair plus spot to bet on your own hand. If your hand contains a pair or better, YOU WIN!
When making the ante and play wagers, you may win a bonus payout even if the dealer doesn’t qualify, and even if the dealer’s hand beats your hand. If a player makes a pair plus wager in addition to the ante wager, the play wager must be made, or all bets are forfeited.