Pai Gow Poker is one of those games that are best played live when played online. Players shuffle tiles then arrange them in face down stacks of eight and four tiles each. Players place their bets, and these stacks are then carried in a clear-cut way to arrange the pile.
Pai Gow Poker is super easy to play; gamblers can make the rules complex to their liking the more they play. This is where the excitement is at.
Brief History of Pai Gow Poker
It said that this Asian casino game was invented by Sam Torosian in 1985. Torosian was the owner of the American Bell Card Club in South California. Sam never filed a patent for his game, so when the game gained popularity in other casinos, he did not get the compensation he deserved.
Playing Aussie Pai Gow Poker
A standard deck of cards, including a joker, is used in Pai Gow Poker, making this game a 53-card game. The aim of the game is to win against the dealer by achieving a two-card hand from a seven-card hand as these rank higher than the dealers’.
The dealer gets seven cards and also deals each player seven cards as well, each hand starts with a player wagering. All players then check their seven cards.
Dividing the Cards
Players then divide their cards into a five-card hand and a two-card hand. The five-card hand scores using standard poker rules and the two-card hand scores with high cards and pairs. The highest straight in the five-card hand is AKQJT AND A2345 being the second highest.
Players then arrange their hands, the dealer must reveal their hand first and arrange their cards in the house way, this may differ from one casino to the next. The dealer and the players compare hands. If the dealer or the player has winning hands, the winner collects their winnings. If the dealer or the player wins one of the hands, then this is termed a push.’
- The five-card hand ranks higher than the two-card hand
- The joker may count as an ace, it can complete a straight and can be used in either hand
- Players may bet against each other
- Each player, including the dealer, gets to play banker at least once
There are numerous Pai Gow Poker probabilities regardless of how a player may play. There are several strategies that may be applied as players get more comfortable with the game.