Born out of Chinese dominoes in the Song Dynasty of 1120 AD, Bodog’s online Pai Gow Poker takes the East Asian game, adds an American twist and makes it an enjoyable and fun game for all to enjoy. It is played with 52 cards and one joker.
Once the player and dealer are dealt seven cards, the player must attempt to beat the dealer by making the best five-card and two-card hand. If both of the player’s hands beat the dealer, victory is theirs.
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How to Play Pai Gow Poker
The player selects the amount they would like to wager ($1, $5, $25, $100 and $500. Maximum wager is $500) and clicks Deal. Seven cards, face-up, are dealt to the player and seven cards, face-down, are given to the dealer. The player selects two cards to make up their two-card hand by clicking on their choices (keeping in mind that their five-card hand must be stronger than their two-card hand) then clicks the Split button.
The one with the best two hands wins the game (standard poker card rankings apply). If the player loses one of two hands it’s considered a push and their wager is returned. The dealer wins any tie.
The strategy of the game involves deciding what two cards to give up without hurting the five-card hand. There’s also a joker available in this game that works as a wild card that can complete straights or flushes in any other case, it counts as an Ace.
|5 of a Kind||Four aces plus the joker||AS, AH, AD, AC, Joker|
|Royal Flush||10, J, Q, K, A of same suit||10H, JH, QH, KH, AH|
|Straight Flush||In sequence, five cards of same suit||3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, 7S|
|4 of a Kind||Four cards of same rank||6D, 6S, 6C, 6H|
|Full House||3 of a kind, plus a pair||2H, 2D, 2S, 3H, 3S|
|Flush||Five cards of same suit||2D, 4D, 6D, 8D, 9D|
|Straight||Five cards in sequence||3H, 4C, 5H, 6S, 7D|
|3 of a Kind||Three cards of same rank||7H, 7S, 7D|
|2 Pair||Two pairs of different rank||4H, 4S, 6D, 6S|
|1 Pair||1 pair (two cards) of same rank||KD, KH|
|High Card||Five cards of different ranks and suits||AH, KS, 10D, 5C, 2C|
Straights are ranked in the following way from highest to lowest:
The best two-card hand is a pair of aces. A two-card hand doesn’t allow flushes.
Players are paid 1:1 minus a five percent commission.
For example, if you bet $5 you can win $4.75 for a total of $9.75.