Pai Gow Poker Rules

[ English ]

Let us discover some different types of poker other than holdem, five card stud, five card draw and omaha hold’em. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be wondering that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; yes you’re right, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Definitely this isn’t one of the highly popular types of poker but still widely played. It can be played by up to seven players. It’s played with one deck of cards, with a joker. Interestingly, joker can only be used as an ace, or to finish off a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The essential element here to bear in mind is apart from the normal ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand which is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Surprisingly, five aces defeats all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each player is given seven cards. These cards are aligned to create 2 hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand must be stronger or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are positioned on the poker table with the faces down. Once down, you can’t switch them. The dealer will turn over his cards and make their hands. Each competitors hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. Should the player wins 1 hand and lose the other, this is called a "push" and no cash is lost or won. If croupier wins the two hands then the gambler gives up their bet and vice versa. Now if the hand is a tie, the dealer wins everything. After the hand is played, the very next player clock-wise gets to be the croupier and the next hand is dealt.

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