Now let us become versed in some alternate styles of poker other than texas hold’em, 5 card stud, five card draw and omaha eight-or-better. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be thinking that pai gow sounds a little Chinese; yes you are right, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Certainly this isn’t one of the highly acclaimed varieties of poker but still commonly played. It can be played by up to seven players. It’s played with one deck of cards, with a joker. Interestingly, joker can only be used as an ace, or to finish off a straight, a flush, straight flush, or a royal flush. The essential detail here to always remember is other than the normal ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (four Aces and the Joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces is greater than all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each player is dealt seven cards. These cards are arranged to make two hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The five card hand must rank higher or be equal to the two card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are positioned on the poker table with the faces down. Once down, you can’t change them. The dealer will flip over their cards and arrange his hands. Every competitors hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. If the player take one hand and loses the other, this is referred to as "push" and no money is lost or won. If croupier wins the two hands then the gambler gives up their bet and vice versa. Now if the hand is a tie, the dealer wins all. After the hand is competed, the next player clock-wise gets to be the dealer and the following hand is given out.