4 May 10

Let us discover some alternate styles of poker other than Texas holdem, seven card stud, 5 card draw and omaha hold’em. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be thinking that double-hand sounds a bit Chinese; yes you’re correct, this casino game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and our very own us poker
Absolutely this isn’t one of the highly acclaimed varieties of poker but still widely played. It can be enjoyed by up to seven players. It’s played with 1 deck of cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, joker can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, straight flush, or royal flush. The critical element here to bear in mind is aside from the customary ranking of hands we have an additional winning hand which is "Five Aces" (four Aces and the Joker). Surprisingly, 5 aces beats all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each gambler is dealt 7 cards. These cards are arranged to make two hands; a 2 card hand and a 5 card hand. The five card hand has to be better or be equal to the 2 card hand.
After arranging the 2 hands, the cards are laid on the poker table with the faces down. Once down, you can’t touch them. The dealer will flip over their cards and arrange his hands. Each competitors hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. Should the player take 1 hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and absolutely no cash is exchanged. If croupier wins both hands then the bettor gives up their wager and vice versa. Now if the hand is a draw, the dealer wins everything. After the hand is played, the very next player clock-wise becomes the croupier and the next hand is given out.

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