Pai Gow Poker Game Rules

Let’s learn a diverse sort of poker other than Texas holdem, five card stud, five card draw and Omaha. Yes, pai-gow poker. Now you should be wondering that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; yes you are proper this game is a blend of the Chinese casino game double-hand and our very own US poker. Definitely this is not one of the most well-liked styles of poker but still it’s widely wagered. It might be bet by up to 7 gamblers.

It’s bet with 1 deck of 52 cards, including a joker. Interestingly, the joker can be used only as an ace, to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The essential element here to keep in mind is aside from the normal ranking of hands we have one more succeeding hand that’s "5 Aces" (5 aces which includes the joker). Amazingly, five aces defeat all other hands which includes royal flush.

Each and every gambler is dealt seven cards. The cards are arranged to form two hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to rank higher or be equal to the two card hand. Lastly both of your hands need to rank greater than each of your opponents hands (each 5 and two card hands). Further the 2 card hand can merely have two combinations; 1 pair and high card.

Soon after the cards are arranged in to 2 hands, they’re placed on the table face down. As soon as you lay them down, you can no longer touch them. The croupier will turn over his cards and make his hands. Every single gamblers hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. If the gambler is victorious on 1 hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and no money is won or lost. If dealer wins equally hands then he/she wins the players wager and the other way around. Now what if there’s a tie, the only advantage with the croupier here is he/she is victorious on all ties.

After the hand is wagered, the following individual clock-wise becomes the croupier and the subsequent hand is wagered. The major downside to this game is that there’s no skill required and you depend too much on fortune. Also the chances are terrible compared to betting with a pot.

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