Pai Gow Poker
Procedure of Play
Every round begins with the player making a bet and clicking on
“Deal”. You will get seven cards initially. You will then group
the cards into two hands, a five-card hand (which must be the high hand) and a
two-card hand (which must be the low hand). The ranking of the five-card hand
is the same as in poker, except that a straight of A-2-3-4-5 is the second
Pai Gow poker uses a joker, so this means there are 53 cards in the deck.
Please see below about using the joker since it is not a true wild card. You
play against the dealer, and both of you will be trying to make the best
The dealer will set his/her hands according to the "house way" once
you have grouped your cards and hit the "split" button. Then the two
five-hand cards will be compared. After that, the the two two-hand cards will
be compared. The highest hand will win in each case. You will be paid with
even money, less a 5% commission, if both of your hands beat both of their
dealer's hands. The round is considered a push if you win one hand, but lose
the other to the dealer. You will lose the entire wager if you lose both
hands. The dealer wins tie hands.
The joker can be used to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush,
otherwise it is an ace.