Double-hand Poker Established Rules

Now let’s learn some alternate forms of poker other than Texas holdem, five card stud, five card draw and omaha/8. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you might be thinking that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; well you are right, this card game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Clearly this is not one of the most popular varieties of poker but still commonly played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It is played with one deck of 52 cards, plus 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 important detail here to bear in mind is other than the customary ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces is greater than every other hand yes, even a royal flush. Every gambler is given 7 cards. These cards are arranged to create 2 hands; a 2 card hand and a five card hand. The five card hand must rank higher or be equal to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the 2 hands, the cards are positioned on the poker table with the faces down. Once down, you are no longer allowed to switch them. The croupier will turn over his cards and make their hands. Every competitors hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. If the player take one hand and loses the other, this is referred to as "push" and absolutely no cash is exchanged. If dealer wins both hands then the gambler looses their bet the opposite is true if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a tie, the dealer wins all. Once the hand is played, the very next player clock-wise becomes the croupier and the next hand is dealt.

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