Game rules of Pai Gow Poker
Rules for Pai Gow Poker at Cherrycasino
Game rules of Pai Gow Poker at Cherrycasino
Pai gow poker is played with a 53 card deck, including a joker.
Play begins by making a wager. Next the player and the dealer receive seven cards. The player then arranges his seven cards into a five-card hand and a two-card hand.
The five-card hand is ranked as in poker, with the exception that an A-2-3-4-5 straight is the second highest straight. The two-card hand will either be a pair or two individual cards. The highest two-card hand is a pair of aces and the lowest is a 2-3.
After the player has arranged his hands the dealer arranges his according to a set of fixed rules known as the “house way.” Then the player’s five-card hand is compared to the dealer’s five-card hand. Likewise the player’s two-card hand is compared to the dealer’s two-card hand. The highest hand wins. In the event of an exact match between the dealers hand and your hand (called a copy) the tie goesto the banker.
If the player beats the dealer with both hands the player wins even money, less a 5% commission. If the player wins one and loses one the bet is a push. If the player loses both the player loses the entire wager.
When setting the hands the two-card hand may not be higher then the five-card hand. If it is then both hands are deemed “foul” and both lose.
The joker can only be used to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush, otherwise it is treated as an ace.
Fortune Side Bet of Pai Gow Poker at Cherrycasino
The Fortune side bet is optional.
It pays according to the following paytable:
|Natural 7-card straight flush||8000 to 1|
|Royal flush plus Royal match||2000 to 1|
|Wild 7-card straight flush||1000 to 1|
|Five Aces||400 to 1|
|Royal flush||150 to 1|
|Straight flush||50 to 1|
|Four of a kind||25 to 1|
|Full house||5 to 1|
|Flush||4 to 1|
|Three of a kind||3 to 1|
|Straight||2 to 1|
It doesn’t matter how the player arranges his hands. The Fortune bet is based on the full 7-card hand.