Pai Gow Poker

Pai Gow Poker

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Pi Gow Poker is a poker in the American version. This is a traditional game of Asian with dominoes tiles resembling. This game was firstly played in American market by using 52 cards and jokers. In the rules of the game, players can use jokers as Aces, or the wild cards that completes straight, flush, or the straight flush. This game can be played on mobile devices, Mac and Windows devices.    

Pai Gow Poker

To begin the Pai Gow Poker game, a bet should be placed based on the minimum sum. When the players have made the bets, every player will be dealt seven cards at the table and should make a couple poker hands; a couple card poker hand and the normal five-card poker hand. The hand of five-card commonly refers to high, bottom, big or behind hand. Meanwhile, the hand of two-card refers to on top, small, minor, low, or in front hand.

When you make the two hands by using your seven cards, ensure that the cards of five-card hand is higher than the two-card hand. For example, if you have A-A-7-4-10-6-J and don’t get a Flush, you should place the Aces in your five-card hand, not in the two-card hand, because you will lose if the two-card hand get the highest cards and it is named ‘foul’.

Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker

Actually, the five-card hand always follow the normal rules of winning poker hand. Meanwhile, the two-card hands are the pairs and high cards. You can make the best two-card hand from a couple of Aces and avoid to make the worst from 2 and 3 cards.

When you have made the two hands, place the cards with two-card hand in front side and the five-card hand on back side. The main purpose in this game is to win through both of the hands over the banker. The banker can be the dealer or one of the players.

How to Determine the Winner

The hands of the players will be compared by the bankers. You will win the game if you have better hands rather than the banker’s hands. If you just have one better hand, then it will be a draw or push round that means you don’t lose or win. Contrarily, you will lose if your hands aren’t better than the banker’s hands. Besides, if you tie with banker, you also will lose the game. It is the way made by the house to keep the benefits in Pai Gow Poker.  

Tips to Play Pai Gow Poker

If you want to have more chances to win, it is well suggested to become a banker anytime you can. Yet, you should ensure that you have great bankroll because you need much to cover all players’ bets. Besides, you can have more chances to win the game when you always have balance five-card and two-card hands; since most players often focus to make high five-card hand and don’t take care of the two-card hand. On the other hand, they focus on two-card hand and forget about the five-card hand.

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