Pai Gow Poker Game Rules

Now let us discover some alternate kinds of poker other than Texas holdem, seven card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be wondering that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; yes you are correct, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Clearly this isn’t one of the most popular varieties of poker but still broadly played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It’s played with 1 deck of cards, with a joker. Interestingly, joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical aspect here to bear in mind is apart from the usual ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Astonishingly, five aces is greater than every other hand yes, even a royal flush. Every player is dealt 7 cards. These cards are aligned to make 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand must be stronger or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are laid on the poker table face down. Once on the table, you are no longer allowed to touch them. The dealer will turn over his cards and arrange his hands. Each players hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. Should the player take one hand and loses the other, this is referred to as "push" and absolutely no cash is lost or won. If dealer wins the two hands then the individual gives up their bet and vice versa. Now if the hand is a tie, the croupier wins all. After the hand is competed, the very next person clock-wise becomes the croupier and the following hand is dealt.

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