You’re trying to make the best 5 card poker hand. You place three equal bets, and everyone is dealt three cards. If you don’t like your cards (if you don’t have at least a pair), you can “pull back” one of your bets. Now, the dealer flips over a 4th card that everyone shares. If you don’t like your four-card hand (you don’t have a paying hand, basically), you can “pull back” the second bet. The dealer flips over the 5th card, and everyone shows their hand. If you have a paying hand (there’s a list of paying hands at the table), you win. If not, the dealer takes your third bet.
Easier to play than to explain. Trust us… it’s FUN!