Pai Gow Poker Rules

Now let us discover some different kinds of poker other than holdem, 5 card stud, five card draw and omaha hold’em. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be wondering that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; well you’re correct, this game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Absolutely this isn’t one of the most acclaimed styles of poker but still broadly played. It can be played by up to seven players. It is played with 1 deck of 52 cards, with a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, straight flush, or royal flush. The essential aspect here to always remember is aside from the usual ranking of hands we’ve an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces beats every other hand including royal flush. Every player is given 7 cards. The cards are arranged to make 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to be better or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are placed on the table with the faces down. Once on the table, you can no longer change them. The dealer will flip over their cards and assemble their hands. Each competitors hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. Should the player wins 1 hand and loses the other, this is referred to as "push" and no cash is exchanged. If dealer wins the two hands then the player looses their wager and vice versa. Now if the hand is a tie, the dealer wins all. After the hand is competed, the next person clock-wise gets to be the croupier and the following hand is dealt.

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