Double-hand Poker Rules

Now let us learn some alternate kinds of poker other than texas hold’em, seven card stud, five card draw and omaha/8. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be wondering that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re right, this card game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Clearly this isn’t one of the highly popular styles of poker but still broadly played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It is played with 1 deck of cards, with a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical element here to remember is other than the typical ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand that is "Five Aces" (4 Aces and the Joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces defeats all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Every gambler is dealt seven cards. These cards are aligned to create two hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand has to be better or be equal to the two card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are laid on the poker table with the faces down. Once on the table, you can’t change them. The croupier will flip over their cards and arrange their hands. Every players hand is played against the croupier’s hands. Should the player wins one hand and loses the other, this is called a "push" and no cash is exchanged. If croupier wins both hands then the bettor looses their wager and vice versa. Now if the hand is a tie, the dealer wins everything. Once the hand is competed, the next person clock-wise gets to be the dealer and the next hand is given out.

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