Pai Gow Poker October 27, 2017
INTRODUCTION AND KEY FEATURES OF PAI GOW POKER
Pai Gow was formerly a domino game that consisted in 32 Chinese dominoes, played largely throughout the world’s major land based casinos. Invented in 1985 by Sam Torosian, Pai Gow Poker became the crowd favourite in the city of Bell in California. The game in itself is an adaptation of the Chinese domino, played with cards bearing poker hand values instead of Pai Gow’s Chinese dominoes.
As any other table games, Pai Gow Poker has rules whereby the game is played with a single deck that includes a joker. Considered as a semi-wild, the joker can be used as an ace or to complete a straight, flush or straight flush. After having placed your bet, the dealer will deal both you and him with 7 cards each. The concept of Pai Gow Poker is the same as the regular poker game where the first 5 cards dealt are displayed while the 2 remains face-down. After you’ve set your hand, the dealer will turn over his cards and divide his hand in the same manner.
The two high hands will be compared, and the two low hands, the hand with the higher poker value wins. In the event of a tie, for example both two-card hands are ace/king; the tie has to go to the banker. If you win both comparisons, then you win even money on your bet placed. In the event that you win one and lose one, then the bet shall push, and your Ante bet is returned. Losing or tie will result in your bet lost.
The layout of Pai Gow Poker is quite interesting with a real casino table with 2 dragons on the side, table limits and decks of cards. Bets that you place put for this game are 1, 5, 10, 25 or 100 which you may select by clicking on the chips available. The x marked chip is if you wish to unselect a chip and you may also clear all after having placed your bet which will remove your bet placed.
Terms that you will come across on this game are play, house way, deal, rebet, clear all and chip. To play on Pai Gow Poker means to compare hands after they have been arranged, house way is displaying the cards according to the same strategy used by the dealer, clicking on deal will start the game after a bet has been placed, Clear all is used to remove all bets placed on the table and chip is same as in a land casino where chips of different values are used to play.
The various combinations that you may have with the cards dealt in Pai Gow poker are 5 Aces, 4 of a kind, 3 of a kind, 3 pair, 2 pair and 1 pair.
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