The game of Pai Gow poker is sort of new compared to most casino games. It’s considered an infant in the gambling world having only been around since the 80’s. It is however, a fun game to play and one that can be beat. It also has a high rat of ties that lower the players risk and can is a very low volatility game.
The goal of Pai Gow is to make a set of 5 cards and a low hand made up of 2 cards. The 5 card hand should be high and goes by normal poker rules. Meaning, pair, 2 pair, and straights and so on all go in order according normal poker. You want to have as high a 5 card hand as possible. You also want to make as low of a 2 card hand as possible.
The idea is to beat the dealer, but you can also bet against other players at the table which makes a unique game among most.
The best strategy to use in Pai Gow is to go by the house rules. However the house is required to set up their 2 hands is the way you want to do it. This lowers the house edge to its lowest possible ratio and is considered an optimal strategy.
In games that feature a jackpot, you should look at what hands have the highest rate of return. In most cases, the flush is the most likely hand you will achieve and has the highest rate of return compared to the chances of making a flush.
In number terms, you can expect a return of almost .16% overall. This is compared to going for other hands such as the Royal Flush that only have a rate of return of .001%. Very, Very low!
By all means, if you have a possible Royal Flush, you should go with it, but for the most part, if you have a flush in your hand, you should use that as it will give you the best return versus risk.
Now to make things even easier for you, we created this easy to use Bonus Chart:
This bonus chart was created to make sure you understand the different benefits you can get with different game moves and truly make the most out of your game play.
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