Pai Gow Poker Rules

Now let’s learn some different kinds of poker other than Texas holdem, 5 card stud, five card draw and omaha hold’em. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you might be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; yes you’re right, this card game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Definitely this is not one of the highly acclaimed forms of poker but still widely played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It is played with one deck of cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The important element here to clearly recall is other than the typical ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces beats all other hand including royal flush. Every player is given seven cards. The cards are arranged to make 2 hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The five card hand must rank higher or be equivalent to the two card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are laid on the table face down. Once on the table, you can’t touch them. The dealer will flip over his cards and assemble his hands. Every competitors hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. Should the player wins 1 hand and lose the other, this is called a "push" and absolutely no money is exchanged. If dealer wins the two hands then the gambler looses their bet the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a draw, the dealer wins everything. Once the hand is competed, the next person clock-wise gets to be the croupier and the next hand is given out.

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