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Pai Gow Poker
is a fascinating game that combines familiar poker cards with
some of the strategy of the centuries-old Chinese domino game
Pai Gow. It is played with a 53-card deck (including one Joker),
and each participant is dealt 7 cards.
object is to arrange the seven cards into the best 5-card and
2-card hands possible, with the stipulation that the 5-card hand
has to be of higher value than the 2-card hand. To win, your 5-card
hand has to beat the dealer's 5-card hand and your 2-card hand
has to beat the dealer's 2-card hand. A winning combination pays
1-to-1, less a 5% commission to the house.
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single deck of 53 cards is used (standard 52-card poker deck
plus one Joker).
cards are dealt to the player face up.
cards are dealt to the dealer face down.
7-card hand must be split into a 5-card hand and a 2-card hand.
5-card hand must be of higher poker rank than the 2-card hand.
Joker can be used to complete a straight, a flush or a straight
flush, but otherwise is treated as an Ace.
you are satisfied with the arrangement of your hand, click Done
to compare your two hands against the dealer's two hands.
have the option of having your hands automatically arranged
for you according to the House Way.
player's 5 card hand is compared to the dealer's 5 card hand.
player's 2 card hand is compared to the dealer's 2 card hand.
both of the player's hands are of higher rank, the player wins
even money, less a 5% commission to the House.
the player wins one comparison and loses the other, it results
in a Tie. This is a push, and the player's bet is returned.
both of the player's hands are lower than the dealer's, the
player loses his bet.
two compared hands are of the same rank, (for example, if both
the player and the dealer have a Queen and Jack in their 2-card
hands), it results in a Copy and the dealer wins that comparison.
your bet in the Bet circle in the middle of the table. The table
limits are $2 minimum and $100 maximum per game.
your hands by moving 2 cards into the 2nd Highest spot and then
click Done – or click House Way to have your hand arranged for
you according to the method the dealer must use.
Done will reveal the dealer's hand and bets will be settled.
New Game to play again.
Ranking of 5-Card Hands
player wins, the payout is 1-to-1, less a 5% commission to the
games are a push, and the player's bet is returned.
Aces The highest ranking hand possible. 5 Aces are possible
because of the Joker.
The highest ranking hand possible. An Ace, King, Queen, Jack and
10 of the same suit. Starting with an Ace, all five cards are in
sequence and in a common suit.
Five cards both in sequence and common suit, but not starting with
10, 9, 8, 7, 6
Note that with Pai Gow Poker, the 5, 4, 3, 2, A straight flush
is the highest straight flush.
Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank.
Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.
Five cards of same suit.
Five cards in sequence (Aces may be used high or low).
4, 3, 2,
Note that with Pai Gow Poker, the 5, 4, 3, 2, A straight is the
2nd highest straight, only beaten by A, K, Q, J, 10.
Three of a Kind
Three cards of same rank.
Two groups of two cards of same rank.
Two cards of the same rank.
The rank of hands containing less than one pair is determined by
the highest ranking card.
9 , 6 ,
of 2-Card Hands
Two cards of the same rank.
The rank of hands containing less than a pair is determined by the
highest ranking card and, if that matches the opponent's, then the
second ranking card.
Q beats A , J
Chips of denominations of $1, $5, $10, $25 and $100 will appear
on the table. Clicking on a chip will change the value of the
chip icon attached to the cursor. Double-clicking on a chip will
put that chip in the Bet Circle.
Circle. Left-clicking in the circle places chips for the
player's bet, right-clicking removes chips.
Starts a new game by dealing 7 cards to the player face up and
7 cards to the dealer face down. You must place at least a minimum
bet in the Bet Circle for Deal to work.
Clears chips from the Bet Circle and returns them to player's
Places the same amount of chips in the Bet Circle as you wagered
in the previous game.
Way. Automatically arranges the player's hand according
to the method the House uses to arrange the dealer's hand, and
then reveals the dealer's hand to settle the bet. If two cards
are in the 2nd Highest location, the House Way button changes
to Done. Removing either of the two cards brings back the House
Indicates that the player is satisfied with the arrangement of
his or her hand. Clicking Done will reveal the dealer's hand to
settle the bet. Done will not appear until the player has put
two cards in the 2nd Highest location.
Game. This clears the cards from the table and brings up
the Deal and Re-Bet buttons. Simply place your bets and click
Deal to play again.