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Pai Gow Poker Rules

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Let’s learn a diverse kind of poker other than Texas hold’em, 5 card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha Hold’em. Yes, pai-gow poker. Now you should be wondering that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re proper this game is really a mixture of the Chinese casino game pai gow and our very own American poker. Surely this isn’t one of the most popular types of poker but still it is widely bet. It might be bet by up to 7 players.

It’s bet with 1 deck of fifty two cards, plus a joker. Curiously, the joker can be used only as an ace, to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The important thing here to keep in mind is other than the normal ranking of hands we have one more succeeding hand that’s "Five Aces" (five aces which includes the joker). Amazingly, 5 aces beat all other hands including royal flush.

Each player is dealt seven cards. The cards are organized to form two hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The five card hand has to rank higher or be equal to the 2 card hand. Lastly each of your hands need to rank higher than each of your competitors hands (each five and two card hands). Additionally the two card hand can just have two combinations; one pair and high card.

Following the cards are arranged in to 2 hands, they’re placed on the table face down. As soon as you place them down, you may no longer touch them. The croupier will turn over their cards and make his hands. Every single players hand is in comparison to the croupier’s hands. If the player is victorious on 1 hand and manages to lose the other, this is recognized as "push" and no money is won or lost. If dealer wins both hands then they captures the gamblers stake and the other way round. Now what if there is a tie, the only edge with the croupier here is they wins all ties.

Following the hand is bet, the following person clock-wise becomes the croupier and the subsequent hand is bet. The big drawback to this game is that there is no skill involved and you rely too much on fortune. Also the chances are negative compared to wagering with a pot.

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