Double-hand Poker is a current game with ancient origins. Founded on the ancient Chinese domino game and the current American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker joins the eastern with the west in a great game for starting gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player vs. the house, not like the majority of other poker games that players wager with other players. By wagering against the dealer, new players don’t have to be concerned about other, more skillful gamblers winning their moolla.

An additional Pai Gow benefit is the fairly slow game pace, novices can take their time and strategize without having to make hasty decisions.

It’s also much simpler to bet on for an extended time with only a small bit of cash since, to lose, each of your hands needs to be lower than each of the houses hands.

Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the regular 52-card basic deck and one joker. The player is given seven cards faces showing and the casino is dealt seven cards face down.

One 5 card hand and a 2 card hand have to be made from the seven cards dealt, the five card hand has to be higher than the two card hand. To succeed, a player is required to have both of his hand values to be higher than the casino’s.