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Let’s learn a diverse sort of poker other than Texas hold’em, seven card stud, five card draw and Omaha Hold’em. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you need to be wondering that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re appropriate this game is really a mix of the Chinese game double-hand and our very own American poker. Surely this isn’t 1 of the most well-liked forms of poker but still it is widely played. It may be wagered by up to 7 gamblers.

It’s played with 1 deck of 52 cards, plus a joker. Oddly enough, the joker may be used only as an ace, to finish a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The essential thing here to remember is aside from the usual ranking of hands we have 1 more succeeding hand that is "Five Aces" (five aces which includes the joker). Amazingly, five aces beat all other hands which includes royal flush.

Each player is dealt seven cards. The cards are set up to make 2 hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The 5 card hand has to rank higher or be equal to the two card hand. Lastly each of your hands must rank higher than both of your oppositions hands (each 5 and 2 card hands). Additionally the two card hand can merely have 2 permutations; 1 pair and high card.

Right after the cards are set up in to 2 hands, they’re positioned on the table face down. As soon as you lay them down, you may not handle them. The dealer will turn over his cards and make their hands. Each and every players hand is in comparison to the dealer’s hands. If the player is victorious on one hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and no money is exchanged. If dealer wins both hands then he/she wins the gamblers wager and the other way round. Now what if there is a tie, the only advantage with the croupier here is they is victorious on all ties.

Immediately after the hand is bet, the following person clock-wise becomes the croupier and the next hand is played. The big drawback to this casino game is that there’s no skill involved and you rely too much on good fortune. Also the odds are negative compared to betting with a pot.