Pai Gow Poker Established Rules


Posted by Anabel | Posted in Poker | Posted on 18-01-2010

Let’s become versed in some alternate forms of poker other than texas hold’em, 7 card stud, 5 card draw and omaha eight-or-better. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you might be thinking that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; well you are right, this game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own American poker
Definitely this is not one of the highly popular types of poker but still widely played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It is played with one deck of 52 cards, with a joker. Interestingly, joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The essential detail here to always remember is aside from the typical ranking of hands we’ve an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (4 Aces and the Joker). Astonishingly, five aces beats every other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each player is dealt 7 cards. These cards are aligned to create two hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to be better or be equivalent to the two card hand.
After setting up the 2 hands, the cards are placed on the poker table with the faces down. Once on the table, you can’t change them. The croupier will flip over their cards and assemble their hands. Every players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. Should the player take one hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and absolutely no money is exchanged. If croupier wins both hands then the bettor gives up their bet the opposite is true if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a draw, the dealer wins all. After the hand is competed, the very next person clock-wise gets to be the croupier and the next hand is dealt.

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