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Pai Gow Poker Rules

Let us learn a distinct kind of poker other than holdem, 7 card stud, five card draw and Omaha. Yes, pai-gow poker. Now you must be wondering that double-hand sounds a bit Chinese; yes you are proper this game is really a blend of the Chinese casino game pai gow and our very own American poker. Surely this is not one of the most popular forms of poker but still it’s widely played. It is usually bet by up to seven players.

It’s bet with 1 deck of fifty two cards, plus a joker. Strangely enough, the joker can be employed only as an ace, to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The crucial thing here to keep in mind is aside from the usual rating of hands we have one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Amazingly, five aces defeat all other hands which includes royal flush.

Every single gambler is dealt seven cards. The cards are arranged to make two hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to rank greater or be equal to the two card hand. Lastly each of your hands need to rank higher than both of your opponents hands (each five and two card hands). Further the 2 card hand can only have 2 combinations; one pair and high card.

Immediately after the cards are organized in to two hands, they’re positioned on the table face down. Once you put them down, you can no longer touch them. The dealer will turn over his cards and make his hands. Each players hand is in comparison to the dealer’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 croupier wins equally hands then they wins the players stake and the other way around. Now what if there is a tie, the only advantage with the dealer here is he/she wins all ties.

Soon after the hand is wagered, the next person clock-wise becomes the dealer and the next hand is wagered. The big disadvantage to this game is that there is certainly no skill required and you rely too much on luck. Also the chances are inadequate compared to playing with a pot.

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