Pai Gow Poker
Procedure of Play
Pai gow poker uses a joker, so this means there are 53 cards in the deck. Please see below about using the joker since it is not a true wild card. You play against the dealer, and both of you will be trying to make the best possible hand.
Every round begins with the player making a bet and clicking on "Deal". You will get seven cards initially. You will then group the cards into two hands, a five-card hand (which must be the high hand) and a two-card hand (which must be the low hand). The ranking of the five-card hand is the same as in poker, except that a straight of A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest straight.
The dealer will set his/her hands according to the "house way" once you have grouped your cards and hit the "split" button. Then the two five-hand cards will be compared. After that, the the two two-hand cards will be compared. The highest hand will win in each case. You will be paid with even money, less a 5% commission, if both of your hands beat both of ther dealer's hands. The round is considered a push if you win one hand, but lose the other to the dealer. You will lose the entire wager if you lose both hands. The dealer wins tie hands.