Double-hand Poker is a modern game with old ancestry. Built on the old Chinese domino game and the current American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the far east with the western in a great game for starting gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player versus the dealer, not like most other poker games that players wager with other gamblers. By betting against the dealer, beginning players do not have to fret about other, more experienced players taking their moolla.

Another Pai Gow benefit is the relatively slow game play, newcomers will be able to take their time and strategize while not needing to make hasty selections.

It’s also simpler to wager on for a long time with basically a tiny amount of money since, to lose, each of your hands has to be lower than each of the dealer’s hands.

Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the normal 52-card standard deck and a single joker. The player is assigned seven cards face up and the dealer is dealt 7 cards faces hidden.

A five card hand and a two card hand have to be made from the seven cards dealt, the five card hand has to be better than the 2 card hand. To win, a player is required to have both of his hand values to be better than the dealer’s.