Do you know what Pai Gow (Paigow) poker is? Have you’ve ever played this game? Well, let’s start with the beginning. Pai Gow poker it is an Asiatic cards game. However, now it was Americanized and it is also known as double- hand cards game. The game has the same standard 52- card deck as at the original poker, but there is one more card, respectively the joker. This game is also played at a table having 6 players and the banker that it is the replacement for the dealer. The players’ purpose will be to defeat the banker. Sometimes, the banker can be part of the players.
If you want to win at this game you must make a hand of seven cards. Actually, each player will have to do two poker hands. You will remain with 5 cards in your hand, and two of them will be on the table. If you have two pairs in your hand, and another one with the cards that are on the table you will win the game.
How to play Pai Gow poker online
On the internet you can find this thrilling game online. It can be played for free on multiple web sites. You don’t need to register on that website or something like this. The game might appear to be a bit difficult at the beginning, but once you get used with it you are going to start liking it. If you know to play the original poker it will not take you too long before starting to catch up with this game.
On your screen will appear a green table, where the cards are arranged. You have some options available as you can bank anytime you think that is possible and if the splitting is different from the House Way you can be warned about this. These two options can be found in the upper side of the game screen.
On the game’s screen you will see different buttons as Bet, which is right on the middle of the screen. This button allows you to bet as much as you want. Each click with the mouse on that button will give you the chance to increase your bet with $5 more. In the left corner of the screen you have the chips from $5 up to $500. You can choose the chip with which you want to bet if you click on it. So, if you don’t want to start your bet with a mere $5 you can switch to another coin as $25. In the right corner there are all your chips, with which you can bet. The game will provide you with chips of no less than $1000. However, notice that they are not real cash.
At the bottom of the screen you have two more buttons: Deal and Clear. If you placed your bet you can make the deal. If you made a mistake and you betted more than you originally wanted you can use the Clear button and your bet can be changed. Once you make click on the Deal button, the cards will be shared by the banker. In your face will be placed 7 cards, and you will have to make the next move. The next move is to click on the House way button. Now, two cards from you will be placed in front of the other cards. You also have the option to Re- bet, which means that you can increase the bet that you’ve previously made.
Pai Gow poker is an interesting game. It has different rules, and a different way to play.