How to Play Pai-Gow Poker
The player begins by placing a
wager on the Pai-Gow table. To do this, click on
the chips at the bottom center of the game screen.
The wager amount can be increased by left-clicking
on the chips at the bottom center of the game
screen. The wager amount is decreased by
right-clicking on the chips.
wager is placed, you need to click on the "Deal"
button. The dealer deals seven cards to you face
up and seven cards to himself face down. One
standard deck of 52 cards plus one joker is used.
The joker is not wild but can be used only
as an ace or as a card to complete a straight, a
flush, a straight flush or a royal flush.
After you have received your seven cards,
you must form two hands. The low hand must contain
two cards and the high hand five cards. To do this, you must select the two cards that you wish
to be in the low hand by left-clicking on them.
Cards may be unselected by clicking them again.
Selected cards will shift up out of the line of
your cards on the game screen.
Note: When forming hands, the rank of the
five-card high hand must be higher than the rank
of the two-card low hand. If this is not true a
messagebox will be displayed asking you to
re-split your hand. Once you have set both hands,
clicking on the "Done" button will end the
The dealer will split his cards according to fixed
house rules and will then compare your hand rank
with his own. To win the wager, your low and high
hand must both rank higher than the dealer's low
and high hand, respectively. If one of your hands
is higher in rank than the dealer's and the other
is lower or equal, this is a tie and your wager is
returned. Otherwise, your player's wager is lost.
If both hands are identical, the dealer also wins.
The hand rankings are as follows (from
highest to lowest):
|Four aces + Joker
A, A, A, Joker|
K, Q, J, 10 (all same suit)|
Q, J, 10, 9 (all same suit) to A, 2, 3, 4, 5 (all same
|Four of a Kind
||Any four of the same number or
||[Three of a
Kind] + [any pair]|
||Any combination of cards but all
K, Q, J, 10 to A, 2, 3, 4,
|Three of a Kind
||Any three of the same number or
||One Pair + One Pair|
||Any two of same number or face
||None of the hands listed
Your highest card, ranked from highest to lowest
as follows: A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3,
comparing two high hands or two low hands which
are of identical poker and hand rank, the hand
which contains the highest ranking card shall be
considered the higher ranking hand. If the two
hands are of identical rank after this comparison,
the hands are considered a copy hand and the