Double-hand Poker is a modern game with ancient origins. Built on the old Chinese domino game and the modern American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the eastern with the western in a great game for beginner level players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the gambler vs. the dealer, not like almost all other poker games that players wager with other gamblers. By playing against the dealer, beginning players don’t have to worry about any other, more knowledgeable individuals taking their $$$$.

A further Pai Gow benefit is the relatively leisurely game pace, rookies can take their time and plan without having to make frenzied selections.

It’s also simpler to gamble on for a long time with basically a tiny bit of money since, to lose, both of your hands has to be under each of the houses hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the normal 52-card common deck and a single joker. The gambler is given seven cards faces showing and the croupier is dealt seven cards face down.

A 5 card hand and a two card hand must be made from the 7 cards, the five card hand must be higher than the 2 card hand. To win, a player needs both of his hand values to be better than the houses.