Now let us learn some alternate kinds of poker other than Texas holdem, 5 card stud, 5 card draw and omaha hold’em. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be thinking that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; well you are correct, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own American poker
Definitely this isn’t one of the most acclaimed types of poker but still widely played. It can be played by up to seven players. It’s played with one deck of cards, including a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to finish off a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The essential element here to remember is aside from the normal ranking of hands we have one more winning hand which is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces defeats every other hand including royal flush. Every player is dealt seven cards. These cards are aligned to make 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to rank higher or be equivalent to the two card hand.
After arranging the 2 hands, the cards are positioned on the poker table with the faces down. Once on the table, you can’t change them. The croupier will flip over their cards and arrange their hands. Every competitors hand is played against the dealer’s hands. If the player wins one hand and lose the other, this is referred to as "push" and absolutely no cash is exchanged. If croupier wins the two hands then the individual looses their wager the opposite is true if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a draw, the croupier wins everything. After the hand is competed, the next person clock-wise gets to be the dealer and the next hand is dealt.