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Novice Strategy for Double-Hand Poker

Pai Gow Poker is a modern game with ancient origins. Founded on the old Chinese tile game and the modern American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker joins the far east with the west in an awesome game for new players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the player against the croupier, not like most other poker games that players compete with other gamblers. By betting against the dealer, beginner players do not have to be concerned about other, more experienced gamblers winning their money.

One more Pai Gow benefit is the generally slow game play, rookies can take their time and strategize without having to make quick decisions.

It’s also much simpler to gamble on for a long time with just a small bit of money seeing as, to lose, both of your hands needs to be under both of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the customary 52-card common deck and one joker. The gambler is dealt seven cards face up and the dealer is given seven cards face down.

A five card hand and a 2 card hand need to be made from the seven cards dealt, the five card hand must be stronger than the 2 card hand. To succeed, a player is required to have both of his hand totals to be larger than the dealer’s.