Double-hand Poker is a cutting-edge game with old origins. Based on the old Chinese domino game and the current American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker combines the eastern with the western in an awesome game for new gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the gambler versus the house, not like nearly all other poker games that gamblers play against other players. By playing against the dealer, beginning players don’t have to worry about other, more skillful people taking their $$$$.

One more Pai Gow benefit is the generally slow game play, novices should be able to take their time and plan while not having to make quick decisions.

It is also much simpler to play for a long time with only a tiny bit of money since, to not win, each of your hands needs to be under both of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the regular 52-card common deck and a single joker. The gambler is assigned seven cards face up and the casino is dealt seven cards face down.

A 5 card hand and one 2 card hand need to be put together from the seven cards dealt, the five card hand has to be stronger than the two card hand. To succeed, a player is required to have both of his hand values to be larger than the dealer’s.