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PAI GOW POKER
A combination of poker and Pai Gow, this game is easier for Western gamblers to comprehend than Pai Gow, and it has developed into a casino favorite. Pai Gow Poker is played with an ordinary deck of 52 cards plus one joker, which is used as an ace or to complete a straight or flush.
Players are dealt seven cards each, which are then arranged into two hands. One hand will contain five cards and is known as the "high hand." The second hand contains two cards and is the "low hand."

The object of the game is to win the bet by having both the high and low hands rank higher than the respective hands of the banker. The ranking is determined by traditional poker rules. If both hands rank lower, the wager is lost to the banker. If either hand wins while the other loses, then the wager is a "push" and is refunded. The house handles all bets and charges a 5 percent commission on all winning wagers.

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