If you ever get a vacation somewhere that runs poker games or tournaments, like a cruise ship or casino resort, then you might be tempted to play. It’s helpful to know 3 card poker tips and tricks for beginner players.

First, memorize the odds of various hands. It’s a game of chance, but knowing your probability and statistics means educated guesses.

Second, know the house rules. Not every poker game is the same.

Third, keep a clear head. Don’t play drunk, and walk away from the table when your fun money runs out.