Paigow Poker Rules and How to Play
The object of paigow poker is to make two poker hands. One that
is a 5 card hand and one that is a 2 card hand. You want to beat
the dealers hand with both of your hands. All players are dealt
7 cards face down. The hands are played and ranked as traditional
poker hands (with one exception: A2345 is the second highest straight),
and the 5 card hand must be higher than the 2 card hand. If both
hands are better than the banker's hand, you win, if both lose,
you lose, otherwise it's a push. The banker wins ties the example
is A K vs. A K.
The game is played with a standard 52 card deck plus one joker.
The joker can be used as an Ace or to complete a flush, straight
or a straight flush. In paigow poker, the only strategic decisions
are how much to bet and how to set your hand.
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After placing your bet you set your card by placing the 2 card hand
over the 5 card hand. The banker designates which hands go to which
player by shaking a dice cup with three dice; the banker's position
is 1, 8 or 15 and the hands are passed out counterclockwise. So,
if the dealer is the bank and the dice total to 8, the dealer gets
the first hand, player 1 gets the second, player 2 gets the third
and so on. The dice randomizes the hands because it happens after
There is a 5% commission on winning bets that you can either put
out next to your winning bet, or the dealer will subtract from your