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HOW TO PLAY PAI GOW POKER

OBJECT OF THE GAME| TO BEGIN | LETíS PLAY | YOU WIN| PAYOUTS | Standard Poker Hand Hierarchy Table



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.

TO BEGIN
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.

LETíS PLAY
1.
After you receive your seven cards you must split them into two hands, a five-card hand (your HIGH hand) and a two-card hand (your LOW hand). The five-card hand must always rank higher than the two-card hand.
2.
Click on the cards you want to make up your two-card hand. Notice that once you have chosen an eligible two-card hand (not better than your five-card hand) the split button becomes available.
3.
If you are happy with your choice click on the split button and you will have two playing hands. If you are not satisfied with your choice click on the card or cards that you want to change and they will go back into your original hand.
4.
Once you press the split button your hands will be locked-in. The dealer will then split his hand and the game will play itself out.


YOU WIN
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).

PAYOUTS

Playerís Hand
  Payout
High Hand Wins, Low Hand Loses
  Draw
Low Hand Wins, High Hand Loses
  Draw
High Hand Wins, Low Hand Wins
  1 to 1 (less 5% house commission)


Standard Poker Hand Hierarchy Table

Hand
Example
Royal Flush
10H-JH-QH-KH-AH
Straight Flush
3S-4S-5S-6S-7S
Four of a Kind
10D-10S-10H-10C-2H
Full House
JH-JC-7H-7D-7C
Flush
2H-6H-9H-QH-KH
Straight
3H-4C-5D-6C-7S
Three of a Kind
7H-7D-7C-3D-8H
Two Pair
4D-4C-9S-9H-6C
Pair
JS-JD-4H-8S-2C


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