Pai Gow poker is a very popular game for many reasons. First of all, it is a version of poker. Poker players love different varieties of the game to keep them on their feet. Plus, the rules of Pai Gow make it more relaxing than most other forms.
How to Play Pai Gow Poker
In Pai Gow poker, you are playing against the dealer (the house). The dealer will deal everyone at the table seven cards (including himself). You are to make two hands out of the seven cards; one being a five card hand and the other being a two card hand. The larger hand has to be able to beat the smaller hand.
The dealer will flip their cards and arrange them in this order also. If both of your hands beat both of the dealers hands (pitting your small hand against there small hand and so on), then you win. If the dealer wins both hands, you lose. If you win one and the dealer wins one, then you tie (push).
People like to play this game because even when they are not hitting good hands, they are not losing very fast. Most of the time a player is going to push against the dealer. This means that you can play for a substantial amount of time without risking too much money. But just remember, with little risk is little reward. So to make good money on this game, you must bet more.