Pai Gow Poker

How to Play Pai Gow Poker?

Pai Gow poker is one of those card games where you can play in a relaxed way. The Pai Gow poker is much slower craps or Blackjacks. The card game allows you to spend a lot of time on gambling without losing a lot of money. The Pai Gow poker is also very easy to learn, and once you learn the game, you can comfortably play the game.

The Pai gow also called as the double hand poker is quite popular in the US. It is the American version of Pai gow, which is played with Chinese Dominoes. Sam Torosian created the Pai gow in the year 1985. He was the owner of the Bell Card Club. The Pai gow is played with the entire deck of 52 cards and one joker. The number of players who can play the Pai gow can range from 2 to 7. The highest card rank is given the Ace, and the lowest position is given to the number 2. The Pai gow game is played clockwise.

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Basics of Pai Gow Poker:

A deck of 52 cards is used to play the Pai Gow Poker, a joker is added to the game, and this joker is added to the deck of cards, and the joker is used as an Ace, or it is used to complete the straight or the flush. First, the cards are dealt, and each player places his wager. Once the wages are placed, the dealer rolls the dice to decide which player has to start the game. There are seven cards dealt with the players, and the players need to make two separate poker hands.

There are two cards sections, the first five card poker hand must be placed in the highest card section, and the other two cards must be put in the Lowest card section. These two cards are also called as “in front” or “on top” or “hair,” or the “small” or “minor” or “low” hand. These two cards must have lower ranks than the other five cards. The other five cards are called as the “hand behind” or the “big hand.”

 If the players highest card and the second highest card is more than the dealer’s highest and lowest card, then the player wins the game. If the player and the dealer both have only one hand then it is called as a tie, no one wins or loses the game. If the dealer wins both the hand, then the player has to pay the money which is stalked.

The A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest straight or straight flush. The Pai gow poker is quite similar to poker but has different hand cards.

Variations:

There are many variations to the Pai Gow card game. The variations of the Pai gow game was formulated between the years 2004 to 2009. The variations of the Pai gow poker game is Pai gow Mania, fortune Pai gow, emperors challenge, shuffle master, etc. 

 

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