Sequence of Events
|1. At the beginning of every new round players sitting
at the table choose to ante or sit out. The ante is the
same as the Table stake. A $0.50 table will have an ante
|2. Dealer deals each player 3 cards face down
|3. Each player chooses to either stay "in"
(play on) or opt "out" (fold). This process is
resolved simultaneously so that each player sees all the
other players' choices at the same time.
|4. The players that are "in" show their
hands to the table. The player with the best hand wins
the pot and the losing players each must replace the pot
as their penalty for losing.
|5. NOTE - In "Monty Carlo Guts" ALL the
losing players each replace the pot, in "Survivor
Guts" the loser with the lowest hand is the ONLY
player that is required to replace the pot.
For all Guts games, the minimum a player can sit down at the table
with is 100 times the ante. For example, on a 10-cent ante table, the
minimum that a player must bring to the table is $10.
Monte Carlo Guts and Survivor Guts are both three-card
games "3 Card Guts" that are played in rounds, which are made
up of one or more hands. This is very important to remember as it
provides the general framework of the game. To join a Guts game, you
must wait for the beginning of a round. As the number of hands in a
round may vary, you may find yourself sitting out for a short time. We
will discuss how a round ends a little later, but once a new round
starts you will have the option to ante.
- The ante is a buy-in set by the table stakes. For instance, on a
$1 Guts table, the ante would be $1.
- Players who do not pay the ante must sit out the hand and the rest
of the round.
- Having anted along with the other players you are dealt three
- You and the other players will simultaneously choose to either
stay "In" the hand or go "Out", and thus muck
- If you stay "In", your cards will be shown, while if you
decide to go "Out", your hand will be mucked.
- If you choose to be "Out", you are out for the hand but
not the remainder of the round.
- If you do not make your decision in the time provided, the game
will automatically muck your cards and put you "Out".
- Players who have stayed "In" now have their cards shown
simultaneously, while the players who chose to be "Out"
will have their cards mucked at the same time.
- The player or players with the best cards win the pot.
- If all players in a round go "Out" of a hand the pot is
carried over to the next hand and all players ante for the next
- The hand ranking is unusual in these 3 Card Guts games. The ranks
include straight flush, three-of-a-kind, straight and flush, as well
as pair and high card.
- Straights and flushes are determined in much the same manner as in
traditional poker games, except that each is made of three cards
- It is also very important to note that in 3 Card Guts, a straight
beats a flush.
- If the hands are still tied, then the highest card not held in
common (the kicker), determines the winner of the hand.
- If the hands are absolutely identical in ranking, then the pot is
split evenly between the winning players.
- *Please note that all decisions made by the Cardroom Manager
regarding the ranking of hands are final.
- Players who stayed "In" but did not win the hand must
match the total amount of money that was in the pot, up to the
limit. The limit is equal to 200 times the ante. For example, in a
50-cent ante game, if you lose a hand with a $20 pot you will have
to pay $20 into the next pot but if you lose a hand with a $120 pot
you will only have to pay $100 into the next pot.
10 cent ante tables = Max pot replacement ante of $5
25 cent ante tables = Max pot replacement ante of $10
50 cent ante tables = Max pot replacement ante of $15
$1 ante tables = Max pot replacement ante of $30
$2 ante tables = Max pot replacement ante of $50
$5 ante tables = Max pot replacement ante of $100
IMPORTANT - In "Monty Carlo Guts" ALL the losing
players each replace the pot, in "Survivor Guts" the loser
with the lowest hand is the ONLY player that is required to replace
- The hand is now over and a new hand will begin, with the pot
already growing from the last hand, if indeed at least one player
opted to be "In" and lost.
- If you declared yourself "In" on a hand and you lose and
you do not have enough money at the beginning of the next hand to
match that new hand's pot, you will sat out for the remainder of the
round. In this situation players will get an extra 5 sec to grab
more money from the cashier before the hand begins.
- Players who were "Out" must ante to remain in the round,
or sit out.
- Players, who were "In" and lost the hand, having paid
the pot at the end of the last hand, do not need to ante.
- If there was at least one winner of the previous hand and no
players who declared themselves "In" but lost, then the
round is over.
- New players and players sitting out the previous round may join at
the start of the new round.
It is an
important distinction to note that the ranking of these hands is
different from traditional hand rankings. From highest to lowest the
hand ranks are straight flush, three-of-a-kind, straight, flush, pair
and high card.
The hands below are ranked in the order of highest to lowest
1. Straight Flush
5. One Pair
6. High Card
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