Double-hand Poker Guidelines

Now let us become versed in some different variations of poker other than hold’em, seven card stud, five card draw and Omaha. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be wondering that double-hand sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re right, this card game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own American poker
Definitely this isn’t one of the most popular varieties of poker but still widely played. It can be played by up to seven players. It’s played with one deck of cards, including a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The important element here to always remember is apart from the typical ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand which is "Five Aces" (four Aces and the Joker). Astonishingly, five aces is greater than all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each gambler is given 7 cards. The cards are arranged to make 2 hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The five card hand has to be stronger or be equal to the two card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are positioned on the poker table with the faces down. Once down, you cannot change them. The croupier will turn over their cards and arrange his hands. Each players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. If the player take one hand and lose the other, this is known as "push" and no cash is lost or won. If croupier wins the two hands then the bettor gives up their wager the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a draw, the dealer wins all. After the hand is competed, the very next person clock-wise becomes the dealer and the following hand is given out.

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