Double-hand Poker Game Rules

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Let’s become versed in some different kinds of poker other than Texas holdem, 7 card stud, five card draw and omaha/8. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; yes you’re right, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own American poker
Definitely this isn’t one of the highly popular types of poker but still widely played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It’s played with 1 deck of 52 cards, including a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, straight flush, or a royal flush. The critical thing here to clearly recall is aside from the normal ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand which is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Surprisingly, five aces beats all other hand including royal flush. Each player is dealt seven cards. The cards are arranged to create two hands; a 2 card hand and a five card hand. The 5 card hand must rank higher or be equal to the two card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are placed on the table with the faces down. Once down, you are no longer allowed to switch them. The croupier will turn over their cards and assemble their hands. Each competitors hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. If the player wins one hand and loses the other, this is referred to as "push" and absolutely no money is lost or won. If croupier wins the two hands then the bettor looses their wager and vice versa. Now if there is a draw, the croupier wins everything. Once the hand is played, the next player clock-wise gets to be the dealer and the next hand is given out.

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