Newcomer Tactics for Double-Hand Poker
October 20th, 2009 by Miranda

Pai Gow Poker is a modern game with old origins. Based on the old Chinese domino game and the modern American version of poker, Pai Gow poker joins the east with the western in an excellent game for starting gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the gambler against the house, unlike nearly all other poker games that gamblers bet with other players. By competing against the dealer, beginner players do not need to be concerned about other, more experienced gamblers winning their moolla.

Another Pai Gow advantage is the relatively leisurely game pace, beginners can take their time and plan without having to make quick selections.

It is also easier to wager on for an extended time with only a little amount of money seeing as, to lose, both of your hands must be lower than both of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the familiar 52-card common deck and a single joker. The player is dealt 7 cards face up and the house receives 7 cards face down.

A five card hand and a 2 card hand must be put together from the 7 cards, the five card hand must be higher than the 2 card hand. To win, a player needs both of his hand totals to be higher than the dealer’s.

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