Pai Gow Poker Game Rules

Friday, 30. April 2010

Let’s learn a various kind of poker other than hold’em, 5 card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you should be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; yes you are appropriate this game is a mix of the Chinese casino game double-hand and our very own American poker. Surely this is not one of the most popular types of poker but still it is widely bet. It might be played by up to 7 players.

It is wagered with 1 deck of fifty two cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, the joker may be employed only as an ace, to finish a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical element here to remember is other than the usual rating of hands we have one more winning hand which is "5 Aces" (five aces which includes the joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces defeat all other hands including royal flush.

Each and every player is dealt seven cards. The cards are arranged to make 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a five card hand. The five card hand must rank greater or be equal to the two card hand. Finally each of your hands have to rank greater than each of your competitors hands (both 5 and two card hands). Further the 2 card hand can merely have two permutations; 1 pair and high card.

Following the cards are arranged in to 2 hands, they are placed on the table face down. As soon as you put them down, you can not touch them. The dealer will turn over their cards and make his hands. Each gamblers hand is in comparison to the croupier’s hands. If the gambler is victorious on 1 hand and manages to lose the other, this is identified as "push" and no money is exchanged. If croupier wins both hands then he/she captures the gamblers stake and the other way around. Now what if there is a tie, the only advantage with the croupier here is they wins all ties.

Immediately after the hand is bet, the next person clock-wise becomes the croupier and the next hand is wagered. The main disadvantage to this casino game is that there is no ability involved and you depend too much on good fortune. Also the odds are weak compared to betting with a pot.

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