Pai Gow Poker is a modern game with old origins. Based on the old Chinese tile game and the current American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker joins the eastern with the western in an excellent game for starting gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the gambler against the dealer, not like most other poker games that gamblers wager against other players. By gambling against the dealer, beginning players don’t need to fret about other, more skillful players taking their money.

One more Pai Gow edge is the fairly slow game play, rookies should be able to take their time and strategize while not needing to make quick decisions.

It’s also easier to enjoy for a very long time with basically a tiny bit of money seeing as, to not win, each of your hands has to be under both of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the familiar 52-card standard deck and one joker. The gambler is given seven cards face up and the croupier is dealt seven cards face down.

A five card hand and a 2 card hand need to be put together from the 7 cards, the 5 card hand must be stronger than the two card hand. To succeed, a player needs both of his hand totals to be better than the casino’s.