Double-hand Poker is a modern game with old ancestry. Built on the ancient Chinese domino game and the modern American adaptation of poker, Pai Gow poker marries the eastern with the west in an excellent game for new players.

Pai Gow is a poker game that puts the gambler vs. the croupier, unlike the majority of other poker games that players wager with other players. By betting against the dealer, starting players don’t need to worry about other, more knowledgeable players winning their cash.

Another Pai Gow advantage is the relatively slow game play, newcomers will be able to take their time and strategize while not needing to make quick selections.

It is also easier to play for an extended time with just a small amount of money seeing as, to not win, each of your hands must be under each of the houses hands.

Pai Gow uses 53 cards; the customary 52-card common deck and one joker. The gambler is dealt 7 cards faces showing and the house is dealt seven cards faces hidden.

A 5 card hand and a two card hand need to be put together from the seven cards dealt, the five card hand has to be better than the two card hand. To win, a player is required to have both of his hand values to be larger than the casino’s.