How To Play Pai Gow Poker

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How to Win While Playing Pai Gow Poker. Focus on 5 Card Hand and 2 Card Hand – Players will need to create a 5 card hand and a 2 card hand to win this game. Most players concentrate on the 5 card hand and forget the 2 card hand or vice versa. A good player will try to balance both hands and keep this strategy in mind while betting. Pai Gow Poker is a casino table game and is played with a standard 52-card deck plus one joker. The rules are fairly simple. After making a bet, each player is dealt seven cards and must make two poker hands: A standard five-card poker hand and a two-card poker hand.

Pai Gow Poker is a popular table game in Las Vegas. It is spread at 60 casinos. Many have multiple tables.

One draw of Pai Gow Poker is its slow pace and number of pushes. This helps players stay in the game longer and rack up free drinks. The low minimum bet is also another draw. Some casinos spread it for as little as $5 at locals’ joints.

Las Vegas Pai Gow Minimum Bets

$5 Pai Gow Poker
  • Aliante Casino
  • Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Boulder
  • Binion’s
  • Boulder Station
  • Cannery
  • Club Fortune
  • Eastside Cannery
  • Fiesta Rancho and Henderson
  • Sam’s Town
  • Santa Fe Station
  • South Point
  • Suncoast
  • Texas Station
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  • 4 Queens
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Downtown Grand
  • Excalibur
  • Fremont
  • Gold Coast
  • Golden Nugget
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Hard Rock
  • Linq
  • Luxor
  • M Resort
  • Main Street Station
  • Monte Carlo
  • New York New York
  • The Orleans
  • Palace Station
  • Palms
  • Plaza
  • Rampart
  • Red Rock
  • Silverton
  • Sahara Las Vegas
  • Stratosphere
  • The D
  • Treasure Island
  • Tropicana
  • Westgate
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  • Flamingo
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Rio
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  • Aria
  • Bellagio
  • Caesars Palace
  • Encore
  • Harrah’s
  • Palazzo
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  • Venetian

How to Play Pai Gow Poker

#1: Place Your Bet – Players start by making a wager on the hand. There are usually at least two other side bets. Some Las Vegas casinos offer three. These may include a progressive jackpot, high hand, crown hand and Pai Gow Insurance, which pays if a player makes a hand that does not have any pairs or better.
#2: Seven Cards are Dealt – Once the players make bets, the dealer gives each player seven cards. The order is determined by a machine or dice shaken by the dealer or player. These cards are given in consecutive order and not dealt in a normal poker manner. Seven cards in a row come out of the shuffle machine at the table. The dealer also receives seven cards.
#3: High and Low Hands – Players must set the seven cards into two separate hands. These two hands are low and high. The high hand, consisting of five cards, must beat the low hand, which is only two cards.

#4: Compare Hands with Dealer – Once the player’s hands are set, the dealer shows its cards. The dealer sets the hand based on the house way. This varies from one casino to another in terms of how aggressive it wants to play. Pai Gow Poker is unlike any other game as the operator can determine how the house sets its hand as long as it publishes the method for all players to see.The dealer’s hand is then compared to each player’s hand.

  • If both player hands beat both dealer hands, the player wins.
  • If both dealer’s hands beat both of the player’s hands, the house wins.
  • If the dealer ties one of the player’s hands and wins the other, the house wins.
  • If the player wins one hand and ties the other, the hand is a push.
  • A tie between a dealer’s hand and the player’s hand is known as a copy in Pai Gow Poker.

Pai Gow Commission

Some casinos require the player to pay 5% of any win as commission. In general, these houses will permit players to bank the game. Otherwise, a commission-less game is spread where the house has a push hand. These push hands may be a queen-high dealer pai gow, or if the house is forced to play a nine in the low hand.

Even if you are not in Las Vegas, you can play Pai Gow Poker online.

Complete Las Vegas Pai Gow Poker Survey 2018

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CasinoGameMin BetMax Bet# of TablesVideo
4 QueensPai Gow Poker105001No
Aliante CasinoPai Gow Poker510003No
AriaPai Gow Poker25100004No
Arizona Charlie’s BoulderPai Gow Poker510001No
Arizona Charlie’s DecaturPai Gow Poker55001No
Bally’sPai Gow Poker1550001No
Bally’sPai Gow Poker2550002No
BellagioPai Gow Poker25100006No
BellagioPai Gow Poker50100001No
Binion’sPai Gow Poker510001No
Boulder StationPai Gow Poker520002No
Caesars PalacePai Gow Poker2550002No
Caesars PalacePai Gow Poker5050002No
Caesars PalacePai Gow Poker10050001No
CaliforniaPai Gow Poker155002No
CanneryPai Gow Poker510003No
Club FortunePai Gow Poker52001No
CosmopolitanPai Gow Poker1050002No
CosmopolitanPai Gow Poker25100002No
CromwellPai Gow Poker2530003No
Downtown GrandPai Gow Poker1010001No
Eastside CanneryPai Gow Poker510002No
EncorePai Gow Poker25100001No
ExcaliburPai Gow Poker1010001No
Fiesta RanchoPai Gow Poker55001No
Fiesta HendersonPai Gow Poker510003No
FlamingoPai Gow Poker1530002No
FlamingoPai Gow Poker2530002No
FremontPai Gow Poker105001No
Gold CoastPai Gow Poker1020004No
Golden NuggetPai Gow Poker1550001No
Green Valley RanchPai Gow Poker1020005No
Hard RockPai Gow Poker1020002No
Harrah’sPai Gow Poker2550005No
LinqPai Gow Poker1030002No
LuxorPai Gow Poker1030001No
M ResortPai Gow Poker1010004No
Main Street StationPai Gow Poker105001No
MGM GrandPai Gow Poker25100001No
MiragePai Gow Poker25100002No
Monte CarloPai Gow Poker1010003No
NYNYPai Gow Poker1020002No
OrleansPai Gow Poker1020004No
Palace StationPai Gow Poker1020004No
PalazzoPai Gow Poker25200001No
PalazzoPai Gow Poker5020003No
PalmsPai Gow Poker1020002No
ParisPai Gow Poker1550003No
ParisPai Gow Poker2550003No
ParisPai Gow Poker10050001No
ParisPai Gow Poker1550003No
Planet HollywoodPai Gow Poker1550004No
Planet HollywoodPai Gow Poker2550001No
PlazaPai Gow Poker1010001No
RampartPai Gow Poker510002No
Red RockPai Gow Poker1020004No
RioPai Gow Poker1550004No
Sam’s TownPai Gow Poker510002No
Santa Fe StationPai Gow Poker510004No
SilvertonPai Gow Poker1010002No
Sahara Las VegasPai Gow Poker10100002No
South PointPai Gow Poker520007No
StratospherePai Gow Poker1010002No
SuncoastPai Gow Poker520003No
Texas StationPai Gow Poker55002No
The DPai Gow Poker1025001No
Treasure IslandPai Gow Poker1050002No
TropicanaPai Gow Poker1020001No
VenetianPai Gow Poker50200001No
WestgatePai Gow Poker1020001No
WynnPai Gow Poker25100004No

Pai Gow Poker (pronounced pi gow) combines the elements of the ancient Chinese game of Pai Gow and the American game of poker. A relatively slow-paced game, Pai Gow Poker is played with a traditional deck of 52 playing cards, plus one joker. The joker can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, or a flush.

Each player at the table is dealt seven (7) cards which they will use to construct two (2) separate hands of two (2) cards and five (5) cards.

The five-card hand must be higher than the two-card hand (for example, if the two-card hand is a pair of sevens, the five-card hand must contain at least a pair of eights or higher).

The object of the game is for both of the player's two-card hand and five-card hand to rank higher than both of the Banker's two hands. Should one hand rank exactly the same as the Banker's hand, this is a tie and the Banker wins all tie hands.

If the player wins one hand, but loses the other, this is considered a 'push' and no money exchanges hands. Winning hands are paid even money, less a five percent commission. Losing hands lose the money wagered.

How To Play Pai Gow Poker

Normal poker rankings will be used. Any exact copy hand (tie) will be given to the banker. Exact copy hands occur when both the player and the banker's cards (in either the two-card hand or five-card hand) are the same value.

How to Play Pai Gow Poker in Las Vegas

How To Play Pai Gow Poker And Win

Basic Rules: The Pai Gow Poker deck will consist of 53 cards which includes a Joker. The Joker is wild when used in straights, flushes and straight flushes. If used alone the Joker becomes an Ace.

The dealer shuffles the cards and deals seven hands of seven cards each, face down in front of the dealer's tray. The dealer checks that exactly four cards are left over, then places those cards in the discard holder.

A dice cup containing three dice is shaken by the Banker to determine who receives the first hand. Before the dice are uncovered, all bets must be in the betting circle. In Pai Gow Poker, the Banker's position is always 1,8 or 15. The dealer counts from the Banker's position. The cards will then be placed by the dealer in front of each player-including the dealer-in a clockwise rotation from the starting ping indicated by the dice.

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Each player arrange the seven cards dealt to them into the two hands, one hand will contain five cards and is known as the high hand; the other hand will contain two cards and is the second highest hand. The house dealer does not look at the cards until all players and player/Banker have set their hands in the designated space face down. The house dealer then turns his cards over and sets his hand in front of the tray face up. The player/Banker's hand is compared to the house dealer's hand first.

Winning hands are left lying face up next to the betting circle. For losing hands, the wager is picked up by the dealer and the cards are placed in the discard holder. Losing wagers are set in the center of the layout. If the player wins one hand and loses the other, this is considered a push and no money exchanges hands. Tis is the part that makes Pai Gow Poker slower than other games of chance. There are frequent rounds (up to 40% of rounds, in fact) in which no one wins and playing time is simply extended.

Note: If a player touches his hand after the banker has exposed his hand, that player's hand is considered a loser. Any hand 'Set Foul' (if the two-card hand is higher in ranking than the five-card hand, or if the two-card hand contains more or less than two cards) is also considered a loser.

Pai Gow Poker Tips & Strategy

Here's a great tip from expert player Matt Villano to avoid losing in a streak:
Every casino table game can get streaky; pai gow is no exception. Because the push rate is so high (again, north of 41 percent), it's a good rule to leave the table if you lose three hands in a row.Strategy-wise, you should generally try to create the highest two-card hand that you can. Most times, your remaining cards will still form a higher five-card hand.

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