Pai Gow Poker Established Rules

by Carmelo on September 22nd, 2012

[ English ]

Let’s become versed in some different styles of poker other than texas hold’em, 7 card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you might be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; well you are correct, this card game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Definitely this isn’t one of the most acclaimed types of poker but still broadly played. It can be played by up to seven players. It is played with 1 deck of cards, with a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The critical thing here to always remember is aside from the usual ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (4 Aces and the Joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces beats every other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each gambler is dealt seven cards. These cards are aligned to create 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a five card hand. The five card hand must be better or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the 2 hands, the cards are laid on the table with the faces down. Once down, you can no longer change them. The dealer will flip over his cards and arrange their hands. Each players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. Should the player wins one hand and loses the other, this is referred to as "push" and no cash is exchanged. If croupier wins both hands then the bettor looses their wager the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a tie, the dealer wins everything. Once the hand is competed, the very next person clock-wise gets to be the croupier and the next hand is dealt.

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