How to play Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker combines the elements of the ancient Chinese game of Pai Gow and the American game of poker
Pai Gow Poker rules
Royal flush: cards A, J, Q, K, 10 all of the same suit.
Straight flush: consecutive cards of the same color.
Poker: four equal cards.
Full House: pair and trio of cards.
Color: all cards of the same color.
Straight: consecutive cards, regardless of their color or suit.
Three of a kind: three of the same cards.
Double Pair: Two pairs of cards equal to each other.
Pair: two equal cards.
High Card: The value of the highest card wins The joker can be used only to complete a flush or straight. If neither of these situations apply, the joker must be an ace. (Some casinos have different rules regarding the joker, but this is by far the most common.) As soon as the player receives the seven cards from the dealer, he must divide the cards into the two hands and turn them face down. As we mentioned before, the value of the five-card hand must always be greater than the value of the two-card hand. After the player has divided his cards into two hands, the dealer's does the same. Then, the player with the better hand wins.
Pai Gow Strategy
best poker games, implementing a strategy can definitely improve your chances of winning. Similar to blackjack, Pai Gow poker allows you to use some skill while playing. If you play correctly, you can decrease the house edge and improve your odds. This game is about ordering your cards. So keep that in mind, and follow these simple rules: • If you don't have pairs, straights, or flushes, you should play the highest cards in the five-card hand. • If you have a pair among the 7 cards you dealt, you should put that pair in the two-card hand. • If you have two pairs, you should put the lowest in the front hand and the highest in the back. • If you have three pairs, you should always put the highest pair in the five-card hand, and the lowest two in the two-card hand.