Pai Gow Poker

True fans of the poker game will delighted to learn the rules of Pai Gow Poker. Pai Gow Poker is a Seven Card Stud Poker game and is based on the Chinese domino game carrying the same name. Pai Gow Poker is an exciting and challenging game for all people who are just active in the poker world. When the game is played in casinos are there is a lot of money to be made. It is important that you first master the rules of the game before you start playing the game for real money. It is possible to practice for free at online casinos. Otherwise you won’t be happy when you lose a large amount of money because you’re not fully familiar with the rules of the game.

The Pai Gow rules

Pai Gow rules are the same as the rules of a normal poker game. Nevertheless, Pai Gow is played with 53 cards, while a normal poker game is played with 52 cards. In Pai Gow Poker there is one Joker used in the game. The best possible hand in the game is a Five of a Kind (similar five cards). In a standard poker game, the Royal Flush the best hand possible. In Pai Gow Poker the Five of a Kind wins of all the other combinations, thus including the Royal Flush. This is what makes the game both so challenging and exciting.

How the game is played

A big difference from a standard poker game, is that in Pai Gow Poker seven cards are used in order to make the best hand. Players compete against the dealer and the game begins when each player has place its bet against the dealer. Then there are seven cards handed out to each player. Each player separates those cards into two hands, two cards in one hand and five cards in the other. During this separation of the cards tit is prohibited for players may to talk to eachother or touch other cards.

The Five of a Kind is the best possible hand as mentioned previously. The best hand you can get in the “two-card hand is a pair. The players place all the cards face down on the table in front of them, where each player has separated and divided his cards into two hands. Once all cards are situated on the table face down, the dealer will do the same with his cards. After this the cards are shown.

How the profit is determined

The cards from both hands of each player are compared with the cards of the dealer. You need to beat the dealer with both hands in order to win the game. When you only win one of the two hands (or the two card hand, or the five card hand), this is regarded as a push and you will get back your betting amount. The dealer wins when you lose both hands. Hands with an equal value are won by the dealer.