Double-hand Poker is a modern game with old origins. Founded on the old Chinese domino game and the modern American version of poker, Pai Gow poker combines the eastern with the western in a fantastic game for beginner level gamblers.

Pai Gow is a poker game that pits the gambler vs. the croupier, unlike almost all other poker games that gamblers bet against other gamblers. By gambling against the dealer, new players don’t have to fret about other, more experienced gamblers taking their money.

Another Pai Gow advantage is the relatively leisurely game play, beginners should be able to take their time and plan while not having to make frenzied selections.

It is also simpler to bet on for a long time with basically a small amount of money since, to lose, each of your hands has to be under both of the houses hands.

Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the normal 52-card common deck and a single joker. The gambler is dealt 7 cards face up and the dealer gets 7 cards face down.

A five card hand and a two card hand must be put together from the seven cards, the five card hand must be stronger than the 2 card hand. To succeed, a player is required to have both of his hand totals to be larger than the casino’s.