The game is played using a single deck of 52 cards. Jokers are not used in the game. In physical casino flop poker, players compete against each other. However, when gamblers play flop poker online, they compete against the house/dealer.
For the game to kick-off, interested players need to place a pot bet and an ante bet. The pot bet must equal or exceed the minimum amount set out for the game in the casino they are playing. Once the bets are placed, players then receive three cards each, all face-down. Players can view the cards after the deal is done, but they are not allowed to show them to other players.
After receiving the three-hole cards, players decide whether to continue playing or step down (fold). A player who folds loses the ante bet. To continue playing, one is required to make a flop bet that is equal to the ante they had placed. Even after folding, players still stand a chance to win the pot bet.
Once flop bets are made, the flop is dealt; three cards that can be used by all players. Players need to make the best hand from their three-hole cards and two of the three community cards. Players then reveal their best hand and payouts are made according to the table. The person with the highest value of a five-card hand receives a 100% of the pot bet.
The ante pays 1:1 for two jacks or better, 2:1 for two pairs, 4:1 for three-of-a-kind, 10:1 for straight, 20:1 for a flush, 30:1 for a full house, 100:1 for four-of-a-kind, 500:1 for a straight flush, and 1000:1 for a royal flush.