Pai Gow poker is a new and exotic game on the casino circuit these days. Pai Gow is something of a variation of a popular domino game called Gai Gow. As the name suggests this game is of a Chinese origin.
The Pai Gow poker game is not like conventional poker where you play against other players. In Pai Gow, you play one-on-one against the banker. The object of the game is to make the best hands. Whoever has the better hands wins. Unlike other poker games, Pai Gow poker is played with a 53-card deck where one joker is included in the game. The game itself moves at a slow pace and is not typically as thrilling as other casino card games like blackjack and even classic poker. The real fun of the game lies in arranging the cards ad each player can spend quite sometime trying to figure out the most intricate and best arrangement.
Since it is possible to beat the house edge in Pai Gow poker, you can follow some quick tips to win. It is highly advisable to bank regularly and when you are banking, try to place your best bet. On the other hand, when you are not banking bet the lowest value you could. Chances are that the casino will limit the number of hands any player can play as banker. When arranging cards, figure out the best combination that is likely to let you win on both the five as well as the to card hands.