• Pai Gow Poker Rules

    [ English ]

    Let’s learn some alternate variations of poker other than holdem, seven card stud, 5 card draw and omaha hi-low. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be thinking that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; well you’re right, this casino game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
    Definitely this is not one of the highly acclaimed types of poker but still broadly played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It’s played with one deck of 52 cards, including a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The essential element here to remember is aside from the customary ranking of hands we’ve an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces beats every other hand including royal flush. Every gambler is given 7 cards. The cards are arranged to make 2 hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The five card hand has to be better or be equal to the 2 card hand.
    After setting up the 2 hands, the cards are placed on the table face down. Once down, you can’t touch them. The croupier will turn over his cards and arrange his hands. Each players hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. If the player wins 1 hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and absolutely no money is exchanged. If croupier wins the two hands then the gambler looses their wager the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a draw, the croupier wins everything. Once the hand is played, the very next person clock-wise gets to be the dealer and the next hand is given out.

     November 19th, 2013  Spencer   No comments

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