To start play, player places an ante along with the Pairs Plus side bet if he/she so chooses. The player gets three cards face up and the dealer gets three face down. The player first decides whether to play or fold. On a fold, the player loses both bets. If he/she chooses to stay, the ante bet is doubled.
If dealer does not have a hand of at least queen-high, the dealer folds and pays the ante bet. If dealer qualifies and the player wins, the payment is double the entire bet. The Pairs Plus side bet plays the player based on strength of hand: A pair or better wins a payout.