Double-hand Poker is a current game with ancient ancestry. Founded on the old Chinese tile game and the modern American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the east with the west in an awesome game for starting gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player against the croupier, unlike almost all other poker games that players wager against other players. By gambling against the dealer, beginner players don’t have to be concerned about any other, more experienced individuals taking their money.

One more Pai Gow advantage is the relatively leisurely game pace, novices are able to take their time and strategize without having to make quick decisions.

It is also simpler to enjoy for a very long time with only a small bit of money since, to not win, both of your hands needs to be under both of the dealer’s hands.

Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the normal 52-card basic deck and a single joker. The player is given 7 cards faces showing and the house is given 7 cards face down.

A 5 card hand and a two card hand have to be put together from the 7 cards, the 5 card hand has to be higher than the two card hand. To win, a player is required to have both of his hand totals to be larger than the houses.