Pai Gow poker rules are not very difficult. As long as you know how to play poker, you will catch on to Pai Gow very quickly. It is not a game that involves tremendous thinking or concentration. Just a simple understanding of the power structure of poker and some luck is all one needs.
Learning Pai Gow Poker Rules
If you don't know the general structure of poker rules, you should learn those before you attempt to play Pai Gow. A simple mistake will could make you forfeit a hand, even if you would have had a winner. Learning which hands beat which is not a hard concept to learn but is crucial for Pai Gow.
For those who are ready to play, Pai Gow Poker rules are simple. You are playing against the house, who is the dealer. They will deal each player at the table, including themselves, seven cards. Out of these seven cards, you are to make two hands. The more powerful hand is going to contain five cards and the weaker hand will contain two cards.
The idea is to make both as powerful as possible. The dealer will then arrange their cards in the same fashion. If you beat both of their hands respectively, you win the hand. If you win one and the dealer wins one, it is a push and no one gets the money. If the dealer wins both, you lose. It is not difficult and results in a lot of pushes, meaning that your money is in less jeopardy.