Double-hand Poker Game Rules

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Let us learn some different variations of poker other than holdem, 5 card stud, 5 card draw and Omaha. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be thinking that pai gow sounds a bit Chinese; yes you are right, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Absolutely this is not one of the most acclaimed styles of poker but still broadly played. It can be played by up to 7 players. It’s played with one deck of 52 cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, joker can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The essential detail here to clearly recall is aside from the normal ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Surprisingly, five aces defeats all other hand including royal flush. Every gambler is dealt 7 cards. The cards are arranged to make two hands; a two card hand and a five card hand. The 5 card hand has to be better or be equivalent to the two card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are laid on the table face down. Once on the table, you cannot switch them. The dealer will turn over his cards and make his hands. Every players hand is played against the dealer’s hands. Should the player take 1 hand and loses the other, this is called a "push" and no money is lost or won. If dealer wins the two hands then the gambler gives up their wager the opposite is true if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a draw, the dealer wins everything. Once the hand is competed, the very next player clock-wise becomes the croupier and the following hand is given out.

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