Pai Gow Poker is a traditional Asian game played with tiles resembling dominoes and the Americans adopted it to give online players a chance to experience its unique player attraction. Pow Gow Poker uses the standard 52-deck cards as well as a joker. The joker is used as either a wild card or an ace to complete a straight flush, straight or a flush. To play you need to place a bet according to the table minimum. You are dealt seven cards that must make two Pow Gow Poker hands.
One hand must be a standard five-card hand and the other a two-card hand. The two-card hand is called the in-front, minor, low, on top or small hand. The five-card hand is called a big hand, behind, high or bottom hand. During play, your objective is to make sure the two-card hand has lower cards than the five-card. For example, when you are dealt, 4-6-7-10-Q-A-A, without having a flush, the Aces must be in the five-card hand.
When your two-card hand has higher cards, you lose automatically as it will be a foul. The basic rule is that the five-card hand follows traditional poker rules, while the two-card hand holds the highs and pairs. At all times you want two winning hands against the dealer.