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Pai Gow Poker Description
Pai Gow poker is a westernized version of the Chinese dominoes game Pai Gow. Players must arrange seven cards into two poker hands – one five-card and one two-card hand, so that each hand beats the dealer’s corresponding hand. Pai Gow Poker is a card game played with a 53-card deck consisting of a standard deck of 52 cards plus one Joker. The player receives seven cards, which must then be “set” two hands are compared with the dealer’s two hands to determine the winner.
At the beginning of each game you are required to place a wager against the banker, who is represented by the dealer. This amount appears on the betting circle on the table top.
- Select a chip value of either $1, $5, $10, $25, or $100.
- Click the betting circle until the number of chips displayed equals the amount you wish to bet.
- To reduce your bet amount, right-click the betting circle to remove chips. Your bet will be reduced by the amount of the currently selected chip.
- Click Deal. You and the dealer will each be dealt a hand of seven cards. All of your cards will be face up, but none of the dealer’s cards will be face up. No additional cards are dealt.
- Click Sort. Your hand will be displayed in ascending order.
- Click two of the seven cards in your hand. These cards make up your low hand, while the remaining five cards become your high hand. Click on a selected card at anytime prior to the split, you are able to make a new selection.
- Click Split to physically divide the cards into two separate hands. The dealer’s cards will be turned face up to determine the winner.
Pai Gow Poker Hands / Rules
Please note: In Pai Gow Poker, the A-2-3-4-5 straight is considered the second highest straight after the 10-J-Q-K-A straight. Straights rank, from highest to lowest: Ace-K-Q-J-10, Ace-2-3-4-5, K-Q-J-10-9 ? 6-5-4-3-2. Also, keep in mind that the best two-card hand is a pair of aces; the two-card hand cannot have a flush (since a flush requires five cards).