Pai Gow Poker is a current game with old ancestry. Founded on the ancient Chinese tile game and the current American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the eastern with the wild west in an excellent game for early level gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the gambler vs. the croupier, not like almost all other poker games that players bet with other players. By competing against the dealer, starting players don’t need to worry about other, more knowledgeable individuals winning their cash.

An additional Pai Gow benefit is the fairly slow game pace, newcomers are able to take their time and scheme while not having to make quick selections.

It is also much simpler to play for a long time with only a small amount of money after all, to lose, both of your hands needs to be under both of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the familiar 52-card standard deck and one joker. The player is assigned seven cards faces showing and the dealer gets 7 cards face down.

A 5 card hand and one two card hand need to be put together from the 7 cards dealt, the five card hand must be better than the 2 card hand. To succeed, a player is required to have both of his hand totals to be higher than the dealer’s.