Pai Gow Poker is a modern game with ancient ancestry. Based on the ancient Chinese domino game and the current American variation of poker, Pai Gow poker combines the far east with the west in an excellent game for beginner level players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the player against the dealer, not like almost all other poker games that gamblers play with other gamblers. By gambling against the dealer, new players do not need to be concerned about other, more advanced gamblers taking their cash.

An additional Pai Gow advantage is the fairly leisurely game pace, rookies should be able to take their time and strategize while not needing to make quick decisions.

It is also much simpler to participate in for a long time with only a tiny amount of cash seeing as, to not win, each of your hands needs to be under each of the casino’s hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the familiar 52-card standard deck and one joker. The player is given 7 cards faces showing and the croupier is dealt seven cards faces hidden.

One 5 card hand and one 2 card hand need to be put together from the seven cards dealt, the 5 card hand has to be better than the two card hand. To win, a player is required to have both of his hand values to be higher than the dealer’s.