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Let us learn a diverse type of poker other than Texas holdem, 5 card stud, five card draw and Omaha Holdem. Yes, pai-gow poker. Now you ought to be wondering that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re proper this casino game is really a combination of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own Yankee poker. Certainly this is not one of the most popular types of poker but still it is widely wagered. It can be played by up to 7 players.

It is wagered with 1 deck of fifty-two cards, including a joker. Strangely enough, the joker can be employed only as an ace, to finish a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical element here to keep in mind is apart from the normal rating of hands we have one more succeeding hand that is "5 Aces" (five aces which includes the joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces beat all other hands which includes royal flush.

Every player is dealt seven cards. The cards are arranged to make two hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to rank greater or be equal to the two card hand. Lastly each of your hands have to rank higher than both of your competitors hands (each 5 and 2 card hands). Additionally the 2 card hand can merely have 2 permutations; 1 pair and high card.

Immediately after the cards are arranged in to 2 hands, they’re placed on the table face down. As soon as you put them down, you can no longer handle them. The dealer will flip over their cards and make his hands. Every players hand is in comparison to the croupier’s hands. If the player wins 1 hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and no money is won or lost. If dealer wins equally hands then they wins the players stake and the other way around. Now what if there is a tie, the only benefit with the croupier here is they is victorious on all ties.

Immediately after the hand is played, the next person clock-wise becomes the dealer and the subsequent hand is bet. The major drawback to this game is that there is no skill involved and you rely too much on good fortune. Also the odds are poor in comparison to betting with a pot.