Double-hand Poker Established Rules

Let us become versed in some different kinds of poker other than texas hold’em, seven card stud, 5 card draw and omaha hi-low. Yes, pai gow poker. Now you must be wondering that double-hand sounds a bit Chinese; yes you are correct, this game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own American poker
Absolutely this isn’t one of the highly popular varieties of poker but still widely played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It is played with one deck of cards, including a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, a straight flush, or a royal flush. The essential thing here to always remember is apart from the typical ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand that is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces is greater than all other hand including royal flush. Each player is given 7 cards. The cards are arranged to make 2 hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The five card hand must rank higher or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After arranging the two hands, the cards are placed on the table with the faces down. Once on the table, you cannot touch them. The dealer will flip over his cards and make his hands. Each players hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. If the player wins 1 hand and lose the other, this is called a "push" and absolutely no money is lost or won. If croupier wins the two hands then the player looses their bet the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if the hand is a tie, the croupier wins everything. After the hand is played, the next player clock-wise becomes the dealer and the next hand is dealt.

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