Midwest Book Review
Poker played with three cards dates back to the origins of the game of poker. As a result it's as unclear as the origins of poker, but includes the 16th century British card game of Brag. Rules for three card poker are included in Hoyle's Rules of Games (Second Revised Edition) from 1983 along with a hi-low variant. Three card poker (TCP) is a poker variant played in casinos. In common with other such games it can also be played in other formats, such as in online gambling on the internet. It is the most profitable proprietary table game ever when measured by win generated for casinos or by revenue generated for the rights owners. In "How to Beat Three Card Poker", Avery Cardoza (an accomplished poker player, author and publisher of numerous poker instruction books), draws upon his many years of experience and expertise to write a succinct, practical, and thoroughly 'user friendly' 144 page instructional guide on how to successfully play a three card poker game against the casino. Deftly organized into informative chapters, beginning with an introduction, overview, and history of the game, then on to hand rankings, the basics of playing the game, winning strategies, exposed hole-card play, progressive side bets, tournament play, and money management. Of special note are the chapters on Casino Fundamentals, Bad Beat Bonus, and Winning & Winning Big. Enhanced with Cardoza's insightful concluding remarks and a glossary, "How to Beat Three Card Poker" is an ideal and inexpensive introduction to playing the game, a 'must' for the beginner and has a great deal of value as a refresher for even the more experienced player.