Double-hand Poker is a current game with old origins. Founded on the old Chinese tile game and the modern American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker bands together the east with the western in an excellent game for new players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player vs. the casino, not like nearly all other poker games that gamblers compete against other gamblers. By playing against the dealer, beginning players don’t need to worry about any other, more advanced people winning their money.

An additional Pai Gow advantage is the relatively leisurely game play, novices will be able to take their time and plan without needing to make hasty decisions.

It is also easier to play for a very long time with only a little bit of cash after all, to not win, each of your hands needs to be lower than each of the dealer’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the customary 52-card standard deck and a single joker. The gambler is given seven cards face up and the house is dealt 7 cards face down.

One 5 card hand and one two card hand need to be put together from the 7 cards dealt, the 5 card hand must be better than the 2 card hand. To win, a player is required to have both of his hand values to be higher than the dealer’s.