Double-hand Poker is a modern game with old origins. Based on the old Chinese domino game and the modern American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker bands together the east with the wild west in a great game for beginner level gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player against the house, not like nearly all other poker games that players bet with other players. By playing against the dealer, new players don’t need to fret about any other, more experienced gamblers taking their $$$$.

Another Pai Gow benefit is the generally leisurely game pace, beginners will be able to take their time and strategize without needing to make hasty choices.

It’s also much simpler to play for a long time with just a tiny bit of cash seeing as, to not win, both of your hands needs to be lower than both of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the normal 52-card common deck and one joker. The gambler is assigned seven cards faces showing and the dealer is given 7 cards face down.

One five card hand and one two card hand have to be put together from the seven cards, the 5 card hand has to be better than the 2 card hand. To win, a player needs both of his hand values to be higher than the casino’s.