Pai Gow Poker is a combination of the ancient Chinese game of Pai Gow and the game of Poker. The object of Pai Gow Poker is to make two poker hands that beat the banker's hands.

How to Play

The player is dealt 7 cards that you make into two separate hands: a five-card hand [Highest Hand] and a two-card hand [2nd Highest Hand]. The hands are played and ranked as traditional poker hands [with one exception: A2345 is the second highest straight]. The five-card hand must always outrank the two-card hand. For example, you have a pair of sevens and a pair of queens in your original hand. The pair of sevens must go into the two-card hand and the queens have to be in the five-card hand.

To choose your wager left click on your selected chip value and then click on the "BET" area in the center of the table. You can increase your wager by left clicking multiple times, or reduce your selected wager by right clicking. Once you have placed your wager, click "DEAL" to deal a new game.

You can select your own cards for the 2nd Highest Hand by left clicking on the appropriate cards, or the software can do this automatically for you by selecting "HOUSE WAY" after the cards have been dealt. Once you have arranged your cards, the dealer will turn over his cards and split them up in the same way you just did, with the five-card hand higher than the two-card hand.

If both hands are better than the banker's hand, you win; if both hands lose, you lose; otherwise it's a push. In case of a push, no money will be exchanged and the hand is over. If either one of your hands rank the same as the dealer's, it's called a tie and the dealer wins all ties. The joker is a wild card but it can only be used as an Ace or to complete a Straight, Straight Flush or Royal Flush. Since in this system many hands end up with a push, the casino charges a 5% commission on any winning bet. No commission is charged on a push or a lost bet.

Game Buttons

DEAL Once you have placed your wager, this deals your hand
CLEAR Clears the table of bets
HOUSE WAY The software automatically selects your 2nd Highest Hand
LAST BET Places the same bets as in your previous game
NEW GAME Starts a new game