Craps Casino’s Pai Gow (pronounced “pie-gow”)
poker is an exciting game of skill, which fuses the ancient Chinese
game of Pai Gow (meaning: “makes nine”), and modern Poker. In Pai
Gow Poker the player competes, one on one, against the dealer. The
object of the game is for the player to arrange their seven dealt
cards into two hands ("setting" the cards). The seven cards must be
set in such a way so that the player’s five-card (“High”) hand
scores a higher value than the two-card (“Low”) hand. The player’s
High and Low hands must then have a greater value (see Poker Hands
Value Chart below) than the dealer’s High and Low hands.
The game is played with a standard 52-card deck, plus
a Joker (totaling 53 cards). (The Joker may be used either as an Ace
or to complete a Straight, Flush or Straight Flush, only.) After
placing their bet, the players are each dealt seven cards. The
player must then set their cards into two separate hands. The first
hand, which must consist of 5 cards, is referred to as the “High
Hand", as it must have the highest value of the two hands. The
second hand, which consists of the remaining two cards, is referred
to as the “Low Hand”.
You may ask the house to automatically
set your cards by pressing the “House Way” button. After the house
sets your cards, you may continue to move them, if you
The goal is to beat both of the dealer's hands,
according to the standard Poker hand values rules (see chart below).
If both hands beat the dealer's hands, the player then receives
"even money" on their bet (minus a 5% vigorish or house commission).
If both of the player’s hands lose against the dealer’s hands, the
dealer takes the player’s bet. If only one of the player’s two hands
wins, the round results in a tie or "Push".
High (Five-Card) Hand:
Hand must have the highest rank of the two hands. The object is to
form the best rank for the 5-card hand, from the seven dealt cards.
Low, (Two-Card) Hand:
The Two-Card Hand must have
the second-highest rank of the two hands. The highest-ranking 2-card
hand possible is a pair of aces. If the Two-Card Hand is not
composed of a pair, the value of the cards will determine the hand's
The Wild Card:
The Wild Card is the Joker
Card, which can be substituted only as a single Ace or to complete
either a Flush, Straight, or Straight Flush.
When the player and the dealer compare hands that have the
same rank, the hand is referred to as a "copy hand". In Pai Gow
Poker, the dealer wins the copy hand, as opposed to Blackjack, where
a copy hand results in a “push”.
|Pai Gow Poker Hands:|
(in order of
|5 Aces (using Wild Card)|
|Four of a Kind|
|Three of a Kind|
Minimum bet : $1.
Maximum bet: $250.
The betting limits may change according to Casino Policy.