Pai Gow Poker Game Rules

[ English ]

Let’s learn a diverse sort of poker other than Texas holdem, five card stud, five card draw and Omaha Holdem. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you need to be wondering that pai-gow sounds a little Chinese; yes you are correct this game is really a mix of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own Yankee poker. Certainly this is not 1 of the most well-known types of poker but still it is widely wagered. It could be played by up to seven gamblers.

It is bet with one deck of fifty-two cards, including a joker. Strangely enough, the joker can be employed only as an ace, to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The significant element here to keep in mind is apart from the normal ranking of hands we have 1 more winning hand which is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Amazingly, 5 aces beat all other hands including royal flush.

Every gambler is dealt 7 cards. The cards are set up to form 2 hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The five card hand must rank greater or be equal to the two card hand. Finally both of your hands must rank higher than both of your oppositions hands (both five and 2 card hands). Additionally the 2 card hand can merely have two permutations; one pair and high card.

Immediately after the cards are set up in to two hands, they are positioned on the table face down. As soon as you put them down, you may not handle them. The croupier will flip over his cards and make his hands. Each players hand is in comparison to the croupier’s hands. If the player wins 1 hand and loses the other, this is recognized as "push" and no money is exchanged. If croupier wins equally hands then they wins the gamblers wager and the opposite way round. Now what if there is a tie, the only advantage with the croupier here is he/she wins all ties.

Soon after the hand is played, the next person clock-wise becomes the croupier and the following hand is wagered. The big disadvantage to this casino game is that there’s no talent required and you depend too much on luck. Also the odds are bad compared to playing with a pot.

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