Pai Gow poker rules

Pai Gow poker Pai Gow poker is a card game that originated in ancient China. The modern version of this poker was developed by Fred Wolf in the 80s of the XX century in America. It is played with a deck of 52 cards with a joker. The game is played on a poker table with a dealer. The object of the game is to use seven cards to make combinations of five cards and two cards that will be higher than the dealer's.

The player is given seven cards, they must be divided into two hands - high and low, or, in other words, Big and Small. Five cards go to the High hand and two cards go to the Low hand.

Procedure in Pai Gow Poker:

  • First, select a chip and place it in the center of the table on the Bet field. Then click on the "Deal" button.
  • The dealer will deal seven cards to you and himself. Keep five cards on the Big hand, choosing two cards for on the Small hand. On the Big hand, where there are 5 cards, the poker hand should be better than in the Small hand. After the cards are distributed, click on the "Done" button.
  • The Dealer will reveal his cards and if the Dealer's two hands are higher than yours, then you lose. You win 1 to 1 if the Big and Small hands are better than the Dealer. A draw will be counted if one of your hands beats the Dealer's hand and the other loses. The hands in Pai Gow poker are the same as in regular poker.

In many online casinos, you can distribute cards using an assistant. To do this, simply click on the button at the bottom of the "House Way" screen and the cards will be distributed as the dealer would have done.

It is necessary to take into account the fact that the joker in Pai Gow poker is considered an ace, and when making a straight or flush it can be any card.