Main Profile

At A Glance

How To Play Pai Gow Poker

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from BigTimeBenamor and more videos in the Poker category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at Follow these tips to learn the popular card game. To complete this How-To you will need: A standard 52-card deck plus one Joker Three dice A dice cup A card table Up to seven players Step 1: Designate a dealer Designate a dealer. The dealer may then select a player to roll the dice to determine who will receive the first hand. Step 2: Roll dice Roll the dice. The dice total determines where the first hand is placed and who bets first. The position numbers start with the dealer's position and continue counter-clockwise until the dice total is reached. The remaining six hands are distributed counter-clockwise from the first hand position. Step 3: Deal cards Deal seven cards face-down to all seven player positions in the established betting order. This includes hands dealt to vacant player positions. Tip: The Joker is typically played as a wild card in the five-card hand, or as an ace in the two-card hand. Step 4: Make your cards into two hands Make your seven dealt cards into two poker hands: a five-card poker hand that uses standard five-card poker rankings from aces to deuces, and a two-card poker hand where one pair or a high card wins. Tip: A "dragon hand" can be dealt to a vacant position and then selected by a player and played as a second hand. Step 5: Set your two hands Place your hands face-up on the table. Neither player nor dealer can touch the hands once they've been set. Step 6: Compare your hands to dealer's hands Compare your hands to dealer's hands. You need to win both hands to beat the dealer. If you and dealer have identical hands, the dealer automatically wins. Step 7: Become a banker The banker position in Pai Gow Poker moves from one player to the next after every two hands. The banker wins in the case of tie hands. The position's disadvantage is that they must have enough cash to pay off winners. Any player may decline the role of banker. Thanks for watching How To Play Pai Gow Poker! If you enjoyed this video subscribe to the Howcast YouTube channel!
Length: 02:06


Questions about How To Play Pai Gow Poker

Want more info about How To Play Pai Gow Poker? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer

Ask a New Question