If imitation is the highest form of flattery, there is little doubt that the two most successful games in the table games industry are Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.
However, which discussion is better, like trying to decide who will win the battle, Superman or Batman?
Three Card Poker has more tables and has generated more income for life (I believe). But, it was also created earlier in the history of table games, when there was much less competition. By the time UTH came along, there were not only a few successful table games, but there were already successful Texas Hold’em tables visiting dewapoker (Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker).
But the question asked is not which one is more successful, but which one is better? This, of course, is very subjective. But if anyone asks for my vote, Ultimate will win the fight at this point.
Many inventors have tried to copy aspects of both games. Three Card Poker has a simple betting structure. You make an initial bet, you look at your entire hand, you make another bet or Fold. This copying may not be part of the flattery. It comes when the inventor tries to replicate the Fold, Play and qualifying probabilities. Not only at the ballpark, but to the nearest percent.
This is what makes Three Card Poker so successful. You fold about 30% of the time and the dealer qualifies about 30% of the time. It must be a winning combination! The game that followed shows this was not what made TCP so successful. I think what makes TCP successful is its simplicity at a time when simplicity is in demand.