Pai Gow Poker or Double Hand Poker for the people who
have trouble saying "Pai Gow". This is an extremely fun game
that takes hardly any skill involved and it great to
practice when you want to move on to more challenging poker
games. Pai Gow is played with a deck of 52 cards and a
single Joker. At your table would be a dealer and six seats
for the player to play the game. The object of the game is
to win against the banker a.k.a.(dealer) or one of the
people sitting beside you at your table.
Playing Pai Gow is very easy and once you understand the
basic rules you would be able to master the game in no time.
The whole objective of Pai Gow is for the player to create
two poker hands out of the seven card hand you are dealt
with by the banker. If you are familiar with poker hands
this game would be simple to pick up just after a couple of
plays. You will have five card poker hand values, but
because of this variation players are dealt a total of 7
cards. In the deck of 52 cards there would be 1 Joker in the
deck as well and offers a number of betting options plus
bonus payouts. The 2 card hand is usually called "In Front"
and the 5 Card hand is called the hand "Behind" or "High"
Once you have a better hand than the dealer you
automatically win the game.
At Casinob we have compiled a quick easy list on what you
would expect when you play Pai Gow poker step by step from
start to finish:
- Each player at your table will have to place bets
- The dice will roll automatically to see who will get the
cards first. (Pai Gow online is similar set up)
- All of the players at the table will get a total of seven
cards by the banker.
- Your first hand is a Five card poker hand and the second
hand is a Two card hand which uses high cards and pairs to
- The good 2 card hands usually involve a pair of aces and
generally speaking the worst is the lowest is either a 2 or
- One of the best hand in the 5 card is 5 Aces.
- Once you have organised your 7 card hands so will the
- If you get a tie with the dealer you lose your bet.
Pai Gow Rules
Here are some of the basic general rules you must learn to
play by when your playing Pai Gow Poker. Take a look below
to see all you need to know to become an expert just when
you sit down at the table or playing online.
If you have a joker it can be applied to a flush or a
straight. The joker can be also used as an Ace
If you only win 1 or the 2 games played the game is a push.
(Nobody wins the game)
If the dealer has higher card than you, you automatically
lose the game
You can be the banker, and if you win, you get 5%
In order to win your highs and low hands has to have higher
poker ranks than the dealer's highs and lows.
In and if you get a Push your bet will be given back to you
by the dealer
Pai Gow Poker Hands
Rank Hand Description
1 Five of a Kind Four Aces and a Joker
2 Royal Flush Five consecutive denomination cards of the
same suit, starting from 10 and ending with an
3 Straight Flush Five consecutive denomination cards of the
4 Four of a Kind Four cards of the same denomination
5 Full House A set of three cards of the same denomination
plus a set of two cards of the same denomination
6 Flush Five non-consecutive denomination cards of the same
7 Straight Five consecutive denomination cards of different
8 Three of a Kind Three cards of the same denomination
9 Two Pairs Two sets of pairs of the same card denomination
10 One Pair Two cards of the same denomination
Here is a screenshot of a typical online pai gow poker game: