While there are a number of Poker variants out there (Criss Cross Poker, for example), Flop Poker is another fun twist that can be found at a number of casinos in Atlantic City. It’s a pretty straightforward game to play as it uses normal poker rules, with each player at the table trying to get the strongest hand that they can. A full list of Flop Poker rules can be found on the Borgata’s site here.
Flop Poker Basics
To summarize, play starts with a “pot” and “ante” bet from each player. You’ll receive a 3-card starting hand as well as a 3 card community “flop” to complete the best 5 card hand you can put together. Once your cards are received, you have the option of folding and losing their ante bet or raise with a flop bet that’s equal to their ante wager. Important Note: Even if you fold, you still may be able to win the pot, so you retain your cards.
Once all players have completed their actions, the dealer will put up 3 cards on the table. As a player, you’ll need to use 3 of your own cards and 2 of these table cards. Once tallied, if you placed an ante wager and a flop wager, you’ll win with at least a pair of jacks. There’s a pay table that you’ll receive that you can peek at here. The pot continues on like a regular poker game and the player with the best poker hand wins. Simple, right?
Flop Poker Table Minimums in Atlantic City
The pandemic has really thrown table minimums for a loop, but during my last stay at the Borgata in June of 2021, the table minimums were $10 per bet.
Where to Play Flop Poker in Atlantic City
Thankfully, Flop Poker is a fairly popular table game and can be found in most casinos in the marina and on the boardwalk. I prefer the marina properties myself, but your mileage may vary. These include: