I haven't played either game yet, but have been reading up on them at Wizard of Odds. My question is which would be more advantageous to play? Thanks.
So is it better to stick with blackjack when I need a break from regular poker?
I've never played 4 card, but I've actually had quite a bit of luck with 3 card poker. The main suggestion I would make if you play 3 card is to NOT play the pairs plus. That will bleed you dry very quickly, because even when you're winning on a lot of hands you're still having money taken away from you, and you just don't hit it often enough to make it worthwhile unless you just happen to hit a major lucky streak. I'm currently up about $300-$400 on that game over the past 4-5 months (which is the total amount of time I've played it), and I think it's mainly a combination of being lucky enough to get some good cards, and also not play the pairs plus and so not losing money even when I was winning hands.