Pai Gow Poker Guidelines

Let’s discover some different forms of poker other than Texas holdem, five card stud, 5 card draw and omaha hold’em. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you must be wondering that double-hand sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re right, this card game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Clearly this isn’t one of the most popular forms of poker but still widely played. It can be played by up to 7 players. It is played with one deck of cards, including a joker. Interestingly, joker can only be used as an ace, or to finish off a straight, a flush, straight flush, or a royal flush. The essential element here to remember is other than the customary ranking of hands we’ve an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Astonishingly, five aces is greater than all other hand including royal flush. Every player is dealt 7 cards. These cards are arranged to make two hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The 5 card hand has to be better or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the 2 hands, the cards are placed on the table face down. Once on the table, you can’t touch them. The croupier will flip over their cards and arrange his hands. Each players hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. Should the player take 1 hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and no money is exchanged. If croupier wins the two hands then the player gives up their bet the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a tie, the croupier wins all. Once the hand is competed, the very next person clock-wise gets to be the dealer and the following hand is given out.

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