Looking for a more chill game at the Casinos?
PaiGow Poker might be the table game for you if you’re looking for a slower-paced game than Craps or even Blackjack and want to spend a lot of time gambling without losing an outrageous amount of money. A very much a break-even type of game, PaiGow Poker is a variant of poker that is very fun.
“One 52-card deck is used plus one Joker, which can be used only as an Ace or to complete a straight or any flush.
After individual wagers are placed in the circle in front of the Players, the dealer then rolls the dice to determine which Player is dealt cards first. Next, the Players are each given seven cards with which to make two separate poker hands. Five cards must be placed in the Highest Cards section, and the remaining two cards must be placed in the Low Cards section. The five-card hand always must be the highest-scoring hand. If you place the highest-scoring cards in the Low Cards section, you will lose automatically.
To win, the highest and second highest hands must beat the dealer’s highest and second highest hands. If the Player or dealer wins only one hand, it is a push (tie), and the bet is neither won nor lost.”
As for commissions, the casino collects a 5 percent commission on any winning hands as in Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat.
Top 5 Pai Gow Poker Hand Rankings
Five Aces – A-A-A-A-Joker
Royal Flush – 10-J-Q-K-A of the same suit
Straight Flush – Five cards of the same suit ranked in order (for example, 5-6-7-8-9 of clubs)
Four-of-a-kind – Four cards of the same rank (for example, 7-7-7-7) The highest-ranked cards would win should the dealer and player both have four-of-a-kind.
Full House – Three-of-a-kind and one pair. Ties are broken by the highest-ranking three-of-a-kind (for example, Q-Q-Q-7-7 beats a J-J-J-10-10)