Pai Gow Poker is a modern game with old origins. Built on the old Chinese tile game and the current American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker combines the far east with the wild west in an excellent game for starting players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the player vs. the house, not like almost all other poker games that gamblers wager against other gamblers. By competing against the dealer, starting players do not have to be concerned about other, more advanced players winning their mulla.

An additional Pai Gow edge is the relatively leisurely game play, rookies are able to take their time and plan while not having to make frenzied selections.

It is also simpler to bet on for a very long time with just a little amount of cash seeing as, to lose, each of your hands needs to be lower than each of the dealer’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the familiar 52-card common deck and a single joker. The player is given seven cards face up and the house is dealt 7 cards faces hidden.

One five card hand and one two card hand must be put together from the 7 cards, the 5 card hand has to be stronger than the 2 card hand. To succeed, a player needs both of his hand values to be larger than the houses.