Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker
This is a casino gambling game based on the Chinese Domino game Pai Gow but played with poker combinations. It is a rather simple game but is offers many strategic options. You can either go for the fast way and the quick win or play conservatively for little money and maximize your playing time. It's played with a pack of 52 cards plus one joker (a 53 cards deck). The joker is a wild card which can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush.
Seven cards are dealt to the player and the dealer. The player must divide the cards to form two hands - a two card hand and a five card hand. The five-card hand must be higher than the two-card hand. The relative values of the five card hands are the same as in poker, with one exception: A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest type of straight or straight flush, ranking between A-K-Q-J-10 and K-Q-J-10-9. Five aces is the highest hand, beating a straight flush. For the two card hand, any pair beats any two unmatched cards, but no other combinations are possible. The aim of the game is to beat the banker with both hands. If one hand ranks exactly the same as the Banker's hand, this is a tie. The Banker wins all ties.
If the player wins one hand, but loses the other, this is considered a "push" (tie). In "push" hands, no money exchanges hands.
Winning hands are paid even money, less a 5% commission. Losing hands lose the money wagered.
Placing a Bet
To place a bet you click on the chip you want and this chip will be added to the bet spot on the table. Every time you click on a chip it will be added to the current bet. Chips are ordered from the one with the higher value to the lower one.
To remove a bet click on the spot where your bet is and the chip on top will be removed. You can do this for every chip you got on the betting spot.
Playing the Game
Once you have placed your bets, press "DEAL" button to start the game. Seven cards are dealt to each side of the table, on set for the player and the other for the dealer.
Now you have two options:
- Press "HOUSE" button to play the hands as House Way. Immediately the dealer plays its hand the game results are shown.
- Select two cards that will form the low hand (or Second Highest). To select a card just press the card and it will go to the low hand position.
If you want to unselect a card, press the card in the Low Hand and it will return to its original position. After selecting your low hand press "DONE" to let the dealer play its hand and get the game results.
After the game is completed you can change your bet or start a new game with the same bet amount.
Exit the Game
Click EXIT to leave the game and return to the Casino Lobby.