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Pai Gow

Min Bet: £1
Max Bet: £550
Features: Bonus Bet
  £50,000 top payout
   

Pai Gow How to Play

How To Play

You and the Dealer are each dealt seven cards.

You’ll then be asked to divide your hand into a Low Hand of two cards and a High Hand of five Cards. For help doing this, see the How to Divide Your Hand section, below.

If both your hands are higher than the Dealer's corresponding hands, you win at odds of 1:1, with a 5% House fee taken by the casino.

If one of your hands beats the Dealer, the game is a tie and your bet is returned.

How to Place a Bet

  1. First choose your chip size
  2. Click inside the Betting or Bonus Circles to wager the selected chip
  3. To reduce or remove a bet click the undo or clear buttons, or hold the space bar as you click inside the betting circle

Once you are happy with your bet, click the Deal button.

How to Divide Your Hand

Your hands must be divided into one five card hand, called a High Hand, and one two card hand, called a Low Hand.

You divide your hand by selecting which cards will become your Low Hand, with the remaining cards becoming the High Hand.

Because the name of the game is to beat the Dealer with both hands, you’ll want to ensure both your Low and High Hands have a chance of winning.

The only rule that must guide your selection is that the Low Hand must be of a lower value than the High Hand – the system will automatically inform you if either of your hands in invalid.

It’s also worth noting that only matching pairs or high cards will qualify in your Low Hand, so you can’t have a two card flush or straight.

Once you’ve selected the two cards that will make your low hand, click Split to compare your hands with the Dealer’s.

How to Win

If both your hands beat the dealer’s, as separate poker hands, you’ll win a ratio of 1:1, minus a 5% House fee that is taken by the Casino.

If neither of your hands beats the dealer’s you lose, and if only one of your hands beats the dealer’s you’ll win your stake back.

Pai Gow!

Pai Gow is one of the only card games in the world where you can win even if your hand is a dud.

Pai Gow is any hand where the best possible combination you can make is a high card – so no pairs or above. All your cards must be different so there is no chance that you’ll make up a Straight or Flush.

A Jack High Pai Gow is a hand where all the above applies, and the highest card in your hand is a Jack.

Bonus bet

You can also place a bonus bet before the cards are dealt.

The Bonus payout is determined by the seven card hand you’re originally dealt, before they’re split into your High Hand and Low Hand.

If you hold a named poker hand, the win is displayed in a banner with the winning combination and the payout odds. Your payout is displayed in the Win box at the end of the game.

Event

Win multiplier

Natural 7-card straight flush

x 5000*

Wild 7-card straight flush

x 1000

Five aces

x 500

Royal Flush

x 150

Straight Flush

x 50

Four of a Kind

x 25

Full House

x 5

Flush

x 4

Three of a kind

x 3

Straight

x 2

9 high Pai Gow

x 40

10 high Pai Gow

x 5

J high Pai Gow

x 2

*Maximum Payout is £50,000.

Winning Named Hands

Here is a list of winning, named poker hands, with the most powerful hands at the top.

Five Aces

- a combination of all four Aces and the Joker.

Royal Flush

- a combination of the following cards of the same suit: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.

Straight Flush

- a combination of five cards of the same suit in sequence.

Four of a Kind

- a combination of four cards of the same denomination.

Full House

- a combination of a pair and three of a kind

Flush

- a combination of five cards of the same suit.

Straight

- a combination of five cards of any suit in sequence*

Three of a Kind

- a combination of three cards of the same denomination, and any two other cards.

Two Pairs

- a combination of two pairs and any other card.

One Pair

- a combination of one pair and three unmatched cards.

The Joker card

The Joker is not a true wild card. It is bound by the following rules:

The Joker can only be used to complete a Straight, Flush, Straight Flush or Royal Flush. Otherwise the Joker is treated as an Ace.

Casino Preferences

If you wish to change the colour of the table cloth in game you can do so by clicking on one of the colour buttons located to the top left of the table.

Also if you wish to change the carpet type, simply mouse click anywhere on the carpet area.

You can change your preference at any time.

Pai Gow Poker is a game of skill and chance between you and the Dealer. Can you manage both hands to make a killing?

How to Play

You and the Dealer are each dealt seven cards.

You’ll be asked to divide your hand into two hands - a two card hand and a five Card hand.

If both your hands are higher than the Dealer's corresponding hands, you’ll win.

If one of your hands beats the Dealer, the game is a tie and your bet is returned.

Notes:

A winning hand pays out at odds of 1:1, less a 5% fee taken by the casino.

The Joker can only be used to complete Straight or Flush combinations, otherwise it is treated as an Ace.

All bonus payouts are determined by the original seven cards.

For details on the bonus payouts, please click on the link beneath the Bonus Betting Circle.

Pai Gow Tips

Splitting a Two Pair

When playing Pai Gow, you will get dealt a Two Pair fairly frequently and it's not always an obvious decision what to do, here are some tips...

  • Hands where one pair is a pair of Aces should always be split.
  • Nearly hands when one pair is a pair of kings should be split.
  • When keeping other two pair hands together you should have at least an ace, a king or a queen in your two-card hand. If you don't have at least a queen you are probably better off splitting up your two pair.