Pai Gow Poker Guide

Pai Gow Poker is a hybrid card game that draws inspiration from both the traditional Chinese game of Pai Gow and the popular card game Poker, which originated in the United States. Pai Gow Poker is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards plus one joker, which can only be used in place of an ace or to finish off a straight or flush. Pai Gow Poker is essentially two separate poker hands that are combined and ranked in accordance with standard poker conventions. Therefore, holding two aces is the best possible hand for two cards, and holding five aces is the best possible hand for five cards (four Aces plus the Joker).