Pai Gow Poker Established Rules

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Let’s discover some alternate styles of poker other than holdem, five card stud, 5 card draw and omaha high. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be wondering that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; well you’re correct, this game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own us poker
Clearly this is not one of the highly acclaimed forms of poker but still widely played. It can be played by up to seven players. It’s played with one deck of 52 cards, with a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The essential thing here to clearly recall is apart from the normal ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (4 Aces and the Joker). Surprisingly, five aces is greater than all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Every gambler is given 7 cards. These cards are aligned to create 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The five card hand must rank higher or be equal to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are laid on the poker table face down. Once down, you can’t switch them. The dealer will turn over his cards and arrange their hands. Each players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. Should the player wins 1 hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and no cash is lost or won. If dealer wins both hands then the individual looses their wager and vice versa. Now if there is a draw, the dealer wins everything. After the hand is played, the next player clock-wise becomes the dealer and the next hand is dealt.

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