If you love to play poker, you will also enjoy one popular variety of poker, the Pai Gow poker. Pai Gow poker is an interesting version of seven-card stud. It is played with dominoes and based on the Chinese game with the same name. For a beginner player, learning how to play Pai Gow poker is more challenging in comparison to the other poker variations. Pai Gow is a great lot of fun and it can pay you big deals at the casinos.
The rules for how to play Pai Gow poker game is quite similar to straight poker as far as the winning hands are concerned. The game play is different. As you know now that Pai Gow is played with 53 cards—the standard 52 card deck and one joker. It makes for five-of-a-kind possibility in Pai Gow poker.
One difference in the game of Pai Gow poker is that all the seven cards are used to make out the winnings. In Pai Gow, the dealer plays against other players.
To start the game, each player takes over a stake. Seven cards are dealt with face down to each player. After deal gets done, each player not including the dealer picks up the cards. He arranges them in a five-card and a two-card hand.
The Pai Gow Poker hand rankings are 5 Aces (including joker), Royal Flush, Straight Flush, 4 of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three Of A Kind, Two Pair, One Pair and High Card.
If you like Chinese games you have to learn to play Mahjong too. It is likely the most popular game on the planet with its more than 700 million players worldwide.