Double-hand Poker Game Rules

Now let’s become versed in some different styles of poker other than holdem, 5 card stud, five card draw and omaha eight-or-better. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you must be thinking that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; yes you’re right, this casino game is a blending of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Absolutely this is not one of the highly acclaimed varieties 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 be used only as an ace, or to finish off a straight, flush, a straight flush, or royal flush. The essential aspect here to always remember is other than the normal ranking of hands we have one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (5 aces including the joker). Astonishingly, 5 aces is greater than every other hand including royal flush. Each player is dealt 7 cards. The cards are aligned to create two hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The 5 card hand must rank higher or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After arranging the 2 hands, the cards are positioned on the table with the faces down. Once down, you are no longer allowed to change them. The dealer will turn over their cards and arrange his hands. Each competitors hand is compared to the croupier’s hands. Should the player take 1 hand and lose the other, this is called a "push" and no cash is exchanged. If croupier wins the two hands then the bettor gives up their wager and vice versa. Now if the hand is a draw, the croupier wins all. After the hand is competed, the next player clock-wise becomes the croupier and the following hand is dealt.

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