The Pai Gow Poker game is an Oriental variation of popular gambling entertainment. Its principal difference from the classic version is that the player must beat the dealer on two hands: one with two cards and the other one with five cards on it. When the cards are dealt, a deck with jokers is used. Jokers can replace missing cards in various combinations. Such rules make the gameplay more dynamic, fun, and beneficial for the user.

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How to play Pai Gow Poker

The user plays against the dealer. At the beginning of the game round, you need to place a bet, using chips worth 1 to 100 credits. They must be placed on the circle labeled “Bet” in the center of the playing field. The minimal bet is one credit, while the maximum bet can reach three hundred credits. The button depicting crossed-out chips is the one that removes them from the playing field.

Once the bets are placed, you can press the Deal button to initiate card dealing. The player and the dealer both receive two cards. One needs to split them into two hands in such a way as to ensure that each of them forms as valuable a combination as possible. The two-card hand cannot be stronger than the five-card hand. By pressing the House Way button, the player splits the cards automatically.

Once the two combinations are formed, the game round results are summed up. The winning participant receives prize payouts with the respective odds. After that, a new game cycle can start. In the event of a tie game, the bet is returned to the player in full.

Table layout and payments

The playing table boasts the elegant oriental-style decor. On both sides of the playing field, there are dragon silhouettes. The game logo is styled to look like ancient hieroglyphic scripts. The Money cell shows the remaining credit balance on the user’s account. In Pai Gow Poker, the payout amount does not depend on the combination. If they beat the dealer, players receive twice their original bet amount and pay a 5% commission to the casino.

How to win when playing Pai Gow Poker

The RTP (Return-to-Player) percentage in Pai Gow Poker is kept secret by the developer. If the player gets a joker, they should keep it on the five-card hand and try to collect a more valuable combination. It will allow them to increase their chances of winning significantly. There is another way to enhance your chances of success. Keep the highest possible illustrated card on the two-card hand unless it helps form your five-card hand combination.

Game situationPayouts
Player’s winningХ2 – 5%
Tie gameReturn of 100% of the bet

by Berendej Kutko

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