Pai gow poker

 

Pai Gow Poker is a game derived from Chinese domino game called Pai Gow. This game is well-known for its pushes and slow rate play, which results into a low risk game. Although this is a game of skills, it is easier for other players to learn how to strategize for the game.

Pai Gow Poker is played with a deck of 53 cards. Of the 53 cards, 52 are normal cards while the other one is a joker. The 52 cards are arranged in four suits in terms of spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts. These suits are of equal value and cosnsists 13 cards each. these cards are arranged in a manner that they rank from the highest to the lowest.

Pai Gow Poker is played amongst seven players. In each round of play, one player is given the role of player dealer. All the seven players are then dealt with seven cards that are arranged in tow hands. In this setting, one hand consists of two cards while the other consists of five cards. These cards are arranged in such a way that the hand with five cards has a higher value than the one that contains two cards. After this exercise is done, the house dealer now reveals and arranges the player dealer’s hand.

After arrangement of the player dealer’s hand, the rest of the hands will compete against the player dealer’s hand. The first hand to start is determined by the shaking of dice. Poker rankings are used when the game is in progress to compare two player hands and the hands of the player dealer.

For a player to win, his both hands have to beat the player dealer’s both hands. If both hands of the player dealer defeat the player, then the player dealer is the winner and the player loses. If though one hand of the player dealer beats the hand of a player and the other doesn’t, the winner is the house dealer.

 

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