you may have read earlier, Pai-Gow Poker is a variation on the Chinese domino
game, which is simply called Pai-Gow. Instead of Dominoes this adaptation
uses a standard pack of 52 playing cars plus one joker. Pai-gow poker is
what is commonly referred to as a banking poker game. Often played in Las
Vegas and some of the California card clubs, it is only recently making
its way into the world of online gambling.
Pai-Gow poker can be played by up to seven people. The object of the
game is to make two poker
hands that beat the banker's hands. The player is dealt 7 cards that
he makes into a five-card hand (high hand) and a two-card hand (low hand).
The hands are played and ranked as traditional poker hands (with one exception:
A2345 is the second highest straight), and the 5-card hand must be higher
than the 2-card hand. The two-card hand can of course only be a pair or
two individual cards (maximum possible is a pair of aces, worst a 2 and
a 3). The additional joker included in this game can be used as an ace,
or can be used to complete a straight or a flush. The table layout has
a dealer seat, and six player seats. Each player spot has spaces for a
bet, low hand, high hand and sometimes the house commission.
To learn the game-play and the house way of setting your cards, not to
mention the rules, read our pai-gow
poker rules page.
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