Double-hand Poker is a modern game with ancient origins. Founded on the old Chinese tile game and the modern American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the east with the west in a fantastic game for new players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the player versus the dealer, not like most other poker games that players compete with other players. By betting against the dealer, starting players do not have to worry about other, more advanced players winning their money.

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

It is also easier to participate in for an extended time with just a tiny amount of cash since, to not win, each of your hands must be under both of the houses hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the familiar 52-card standard deck and a single joker. The player is assigned seven cards faces showing and the croupier receives 7 cards faces hidden.

A five card hand and a 2 card hand have to be put together from the 7 cards dealt, the five card hand must be higher than the two card hand. To succeed, a player needs both of his hand values to be better than the casino’s.