How To Play Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker objective
The aim of Pai Gow Poker is to create a 5 card hand and a 2 card hands from seven cards to beat both of the dealer's equivalent hands.
How to Play Pai Gow Poker
After The player has placed their bet, they are dealt seven cards. With these the player must create a 'high' hand (consisting of 5 cards) and a 'low' hand (consisting of 2). However the low hand cannot be ranked higher than the high hand. For example if a player was dealt King, King, 2, 3, 6, 9, Ace, the pair of Kings could not be used in the low hand.
Both the Dealer's hands must be beaten in order to win. If only one hand beats the Dealer's , then there is a tie and the bets are returned. If both the Dealer's hand beats the player's then the player loses.
Pai Gow Poker Hands
Pai Gow Poker is played with a single 52 card deck with a Joker. The Joker is NOT wild but can be used to complete a straight, flush, straight flush and royal flush. Otherwise it is treated as an Ace.
When a player wins a hand they are paid even money less a 5% commission (rounded up to the nearest 25 pence). No commission is collected on losing hands or ties.
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