||HOW TO PLAY PAI GOW POKER|
OBJECT OF THE GAME
The object of the game is to split your 7-card hand into one five-card hand and one two-card hand. Both hands must beat the dealer's two hands to win. Conversely, for the dealer to win, he has to beat both of your hands. Otherwise, the hand is a push.
Pai Gow is played with a 53-card deck consisting of a standard 52-card deck with 1 wild card. The wild card is not a true wild card, in that it can only be used as an ace or as the fifth card in a straight or a flush.
Each five-card hand is ranked according to the standard poker hand hierarchy. Remember that because of the wild card, you have the potential to have five aces, which beats a royal flush. Your two-card hand can be one of two results; a pair or no pair. Therefore your highest possible two-card hand would be a pair of aces. The wild card can function in several ways. It can act as an ace in any hand or the fifth card in a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush.
You must win both hands outright to receive a payout. The house wins if both of the dealer's hands are winners. Draws, in which the playerís hand and the dealerís hand have the same value, go to the dealer. Any other combination results in a push. There is a 5% commission on all player wins, which will be deducted from your payout. Apart from the commission, all winning wagers are paid out at even money (1 to 1).
Standard Poker Hand Hierarchy Table
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