Double-hand Poker Game Rules

Now let’s discover some alternate types of poker other than hold’em, 5 card stud, 5 card draw and omaha hi-low. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you might be thinking that double-hand sounds a bit Chinese; well you’re correct, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and poker
Absolutely this isn’t one of the highly acclaimed types of poker but still commonly played. It can be played by up to 7 players. It’s played with 1 deck of 52 cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, straight flush, or royal flush. The important aspect here to remember is apart from the typical ranking of hands we’ve one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (4 Aces and the Joker). Surprisingly, five aces is greater than every other hand including royal flush. Every gambler is dealt 7 cards. These cards are aligned to create two hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand must be better or be equal to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are positioned on the table with the faces down. Once on the table, you can’t change them. The dealer will flip over his cards and arrange his hands. Each players hand is compared to the dealer’s hands. If the player wins 1 hand and loses the other, this is known as "push" and absolutely no cash is exchanged. If dealer wins both hands then the gambler gives up their bet the opposite is true if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a draw, the dealer wins everything. Once the hand is played, the next person clock-wise becomes the croupier and the next hand is given out.

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