Play begins when the player places a bet and hits deal. The dealer will then deal two cards, the first card to the left and the second card to the right. Then the player will have the option of whether to raise or not. A raise must be equal to the original wager. If the third card (or middle card) ranks between the first two cards, the player wins. If the third card is a match or is outside the first two cards, the player loses.
The Payout Table is as follows:
1 card spread: 5-1
2 card spread: 4-1
3 card spread: 2-1
4+ card spread: 1-1
The hand is a push if the first two cards are of consecutive ranks. A third card is dealt if the first two cards are equal. The player is paid out at 11-1 if the third card is also equal to the first two cards. The hand is considered a push, however, if the third card is not equal to the first two cards.