Pai Gow Poker is a current game with ancient origins. Built on the ancient Chinese domino game and the modern American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the east with the west in an excellent game for new players.
Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the gambler against the house, not like almost all other poker games that gamblers compete with other gamblers. By competing against the dealer, beginner players do not need to worry about any other, more experienced players winning their mulla.
One more Pai Gow benefit is the generally leisurely game pace, newcomers can take their time and plan while not needing to make quick choices.
It’s also much simpler to wager on for an extended time with only a little bit of cash after all, to lose, both of your hands needs to be under both of the dealer’s hands.
Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the familiar 52-card standard deck and one joker. The gambler is dealt seven cards face up and the dealer is dealt 7 cards face down.
A 5 card hand and one 2 card hand must be made from the 7 cards dealt, the 5 card hand must be higher than the two card hand. To succeed, a player is required to have both of his hand totals to be better than the dealer’s.