Now let us discover some different variations of poker other than Texas holdem, 7 card stud, five card draw and omaha high. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you must be thinking that double-hand sounds a bit Chinese; well you’re correct, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Clearly this is not one of the most popular varieties of poker but still commonly played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It’s played with one deck of 52 cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, a flush, straight flush, or royal flush. The critical element here to clearly recall is aside from the usual ranking of hands we’ve an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (four Aces and the Joker). Astonishingly, five aces defeats every other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each player is given seven cards. The cards are arranged to make two hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to be stronger or be equivalent to the two card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are laid on the table with the faces down. Once on the table, you are no longer allowed to touch them. The croupier will flip over their cards and assemble their hands. Every players hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. Should the player wins 1 hand and loses the other, this is referred to as "push" and no cash is lost or won. If dealer wins the two hands then the player gives up their bet the opposite is true if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a tie, the croupier wins all. Once the hand is played, the very next player clock-wise becomes the croupier and the following hand is dealt.