How to Play:
In Online Pai Gow Poker, both you and the dealer are dealt 7 cards. Those cards have to be divided into a five-card hand and a two card hand. Once the cards have been divided they play against the dealer's two hands. You win if your hands have a higher Poker rank, taking into account that Jokers are included in the game and can be used to complete a five-card flush, straight or straight flush. Another exception is that A, 2, 3, 4, 5 straight is the second highest straight.
You push if you win one hand and lose the other. If you tie in either one of the two hands, the dealer wins the tie for that hand.
Once you enter the Pai Gow Poker game from The Virtual Casino lobby, you will see the empty table in front of you along with 5 casino chips laid out on the table's border. The value of each of the chips you will see is $1, $5, $25, $100, and $500. You will be able to select the amount you would like to bet on each hand by clicking on those chips, depending on the size of your playable bankroll. If you would like to bet $70 on your next hand, you would simply click the $25 chip twice, and then click the $5 chip 4 times to bring the total chip count placed in the betting box to $70. To remove chips from your bet, you simply click on the chips already placed in the betting box and they will be removed and placed back in your bankroll.
(NOTE: you can only remove chips from your bankroll before you have dealt the hand. Once the deal starts, all bets are final.)
Below is a brief description of each of the buttons found at the game of Pai Gow Poker.
Deal: The deal button is used to initiate each game of Pai Gow Poker. Once the deal button is pressed, the game has started and the bet is on. After each game is over, you may press the rebet button to play another roundd of Pai Gow Poker with same betting amount as in the previous game.
Split: The split button is used to separate the five card hand from the two card hand.
Cashier Button: The cashier button will take you to the casino cashier where you can make deposits, request withdrawals, redeem bonus coupons and view your account history.
Menu Button: The menu button allows you to choose your preferences for the game in regards to view, sound and card speed, and also allows you to view your account history directly from the game screen.
Help: The help button will take you to the RTG Pai Gow Poker page where you will be able to find the basic rules of the game along with Payouts and Point Values.
Back: The back button will send you back to the casino lobby and allow you to choose another game to play.
Pai Gow Poker Tip 1: When you don’t have a pair, place the highest card in the 5 card hand and place the second and third highest hand in the two card hand.
Pai Gow Poker Tip 2: When you have one pair, place it on the 5 card hand and the next two best cards in the 2 card hand.
Pai Gow Poker Tip 3: When you are dealt two pairs, take into account their value before deciding which hand you will put them in.
Two winning hands pay even money.