Double-hand Poker is a current game with old origins. Based on the old Chinese tile game and the current American version of poker, Pai Gow poker joins the eastern with the wild west in an excellent game for starting players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player vs. the house, unlike nearly all other poker games that gamblers play against other gamblers. By competing against the dealer, starting players don’t need to fret about any other, more skillful individuals taking their $$$$.

A further Pai Gow benefit is the relatively leisurely game pace, beginners are able to take their time and strategize without having to make quick selections.

It’s also simpler to participate in for a very long time with only a little amount of cash since, to lose, each of your hands has to be lower than each of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the normal 52-card basic deck and a single joker. The player is dealt seven cards faces showing and the house gets 7 cards faces hidden.

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