Pai Gow Poker Rules

September 10th, 2013 by Averie Leave a reply »

Now let’s learn some alternate styles of poker other than hold’em, 5 card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you must be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; yes you are correct, this card game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Absolutely this isn’t one of the most acclaimed varieties of poker but still broadly played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It’s played with 1 deck of 52 cards, including a joker. Interestingly, joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical thing here to remember is other than the normal ranking of hands we have one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (4 Aces and the Joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces is greater than all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each gambler is dealt seven cards. The cards are arranged to make two hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand must be better or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are positioned on the poker table with the faces down. Once down, you can no longer switch them. The croupier will flip over his cards and make their hands. Every players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. If the player take 1 hand and lose the other, this is known as "push" and absolutely no cash is exchanged. If dealer wins both hands then the individual gives up their bet the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a tie, the croupier wins everything. Once the hand is played, the next person clock-wise gets to be the croupier and the next hand is given out.


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