Double-hand Poker is a cutting-edge game with ancient origins. Founded on the old Chinese domino game and the modern American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the east with the west in a wonderful game for new players.
Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player vs. the house, unlike almost all other poker games that gamblers bet with other gamblers. By playing against the dealer, new players don’t have to be concerned about other, more experienced players taking their money.
An additional Pai Gow edge is the fairly slow game play, novices are able to take their time and plan while not having to make hasty decisions.
It’s also much simpler to wager on for a very long time with just a tiny amount of cash since, to lose, each of your hands has to be under each of the dealer’s hands.
Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the familiar 52-card common deck and one joker. The gambler is given seven cards face up and the casino gets seven cards faces hidden.
One 5 card hand and one two card hand have to be put together from the seven cards dealt, the 5 card hand has to be higher than the two card hand. To win, a player needs both of his hand values to be larger than the houses.