Pai Gow Poker is a current game with ancient origins. Based on the old Chinese tile game and the modern American version of poker, Pai Gow poker combines the eastern with the west in a great game for beginner level gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the player versus the dealer, not like the majority of other poker games that gamblers compete against other players. By playing against the dealer, starting players do not need to worry about other, more skillful gamblers winning their mulla.

An additional Pai Gow benefit is the relatively slow game play, beginners will be able to take their time and strategize without having to make hasty decisions.

It’s also easier to wager on for a long time with basically a tiny amount of money since, to lose, each of your hands needs to be under both of the houses hands.

Pai Gow is played with 53 cards; the normal 52-card standard deck and a single joker. The player is given 7 cards face up and the croupier receives seven cards face down.

One 5 card hand and a 2 card hand need to be made from the seven cards dealt, the 5 card hand must be better than the 2 card hand. To win, a player is required to have both of his hand values to be larger than the casino’s.