Yes but if the number of games for each player is equal it is better than giving byes.

With byes the odds are 1/2 x 1/2 = 25% because they have to win 2 flips

Without byes: 2 person heads up 50%, 3 person heads up 33%

That has to be more fair than giving one person 3 cards and the other 2 cards.

Just the odds of being dealt a pair goes from 5.9% to 17.2%, nevermind the likelihood of making 2 pair with 3 cards vs 2 pair with 2 cards, being dealt 2 suited cards to make a flush etc etc.

With byes the odds are 1/2 x 1/2 = 25% because they have to win 2 flips

Without byes: 2 person heads up 50%, 3 person heads up 33%

That has to be more fair than giving one person 3 cards and the other 2 cards.

Just the odds of being dealt a pair goes from 5.9% to 17.2%, nevermind the likelihood of making 2 pair with 3 cards vs 2 pair with 2 cards, being dealt 2 suited cards to make a flush etc etc.