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Pai Gow


The thrill of Pai Gow is that if you manage to beat the dealer with two hands you'll find greater value for your casino cash. You also have the chance to win big placing side bets. 53 Cards, including a Joker, are all in play for this casino classic - but can you manage both hands to make a killing?


How to play:


You and the Dealer are each dealt seven cards. You'll then be asked to divide your hand into a Low Hand of two cards and a High Hand of five Cards. For help doing this, see the How to Divide Your Hand section, below. If both your hands are higher than the Dealer's corresponding hands, you win at odds of 1:1, with a 5% House fee taken by the casino. If one of your hands beat the Dealer, the game is a tie and your bet is returned.


How to Place a Bet:


  • First choose your chip size
  • Click inside the Betting or Bonus Circles to wager the selected chip
  • To reduce or remove a bet click the undo or clear buttons, or hold the space bar as you click inside the betting circle
  • Once you are happy with your bet, click the Deal button.

How to Divide Your Hand:


Your hands must be divided into one five card hand, called a High Hand, and one two card hand, called a Low Hand. You divide your hand by selecting which cards will become your Low Hand, with the remaining cards becoming the High Hand. Because the target of the game is to beat the Dealer with both hands, you'll want to ensure both your Low and High Hands have a chance of winning.


The only rule that must guide your selection is that the Low Hand must be of a lower value than the High Hand. It's also worth noting that only matching pairs or high cards will qualify in your Low Hand, so you can't have a two card flush or straight. Once you've selected the two cards that will make your low hand, click Split to compare your hands with the Dealer's.


How to Win:


If both your hands beat the dealer's, as separate poker hands, you'll win a ratio of 1:1, minus a 5% House fee that is taken by the Casino. If neither of your hands beat the dealers you lose, and if only one of your hands beat the dealers you'll win your stake back.


The Joker is not a true wild card. It is bound by the following rules: The Joker can only be used to complete a Straight, Flush, Straight Flush or Royal Flush. Otherwise the Joker is treated as an Ace.


You can also place a bonus bet before the cards are dealt. The Bonus payout is determined by the seven card hand you're originally dealt, before they're split into your High Hand and Low Hand.


If you hold a named poker hand, the win is displayed in a banner with the winning combination and the payout odds. Your payout is displayed in the Win box at the end of the game. Here is the bonus payout table:


EventWin multiplier
Natural 7-card straight flush (a combination of seven cards of the same suit in sequence)x 5,000 1
Wild 7-card straight flush (a combination of six cards of the same suit in sequence plus a Joker 2)x 1,000
Five aces (a combination of all four Aces and the Joker 2)x 500
Royal Flush (a combination of the following cards of the same suit: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten 2)x 150
Straight Flush (a combination of five cards of the same suit in sequence x 50
Four of a Kind (a combination of four cards of the same denomination)x 25
Full House (a combination of a pair and three of a kind)x 5
Flush (a combination of five cards of the same suit 2)x 4
Three of a Kind (a combination of three cards of the same denomination, and any two other cards)x 3
Straight (a combination of five cards of any suit in sequence 2)x 2
9 high Pai Gow 3x 40
10 high Pai Gow 3x 5
J high Pai Gow 3x 2

1 Maximum Payout is £50,000.


2 The Joker is not a true wild card. It is bound by the following rules: The Joker can only be used to complete a Straight, Flush, Straight Flush or Royal Flush. Otherwise the Joker is treated as an Ace.


3 Pai Gow is any hand where the best possible combination you can make is a high card - so no pairs or above. All your cards must be different so there is no chance that you'll make up a Straight or Flush. A Jack High Pai Gow is a hand where all the above applies, and the highest card in your hand is a Jack.


Formal Game Rules:


This game is played over the Internet which is a communication medium that is known to be imperfect. Messages to or from your display device and the game servers may be lost or interrupted. If you have not commenced the game when you are disconnected, the game will not take place. If you have commenced the game when you are disconnected the game status will be recorded on the game servers and the bet will stand and the outcome will be reflected in your account status.


In the event a game is partway through when the disconnection occurs, attempting to reconnect should enable the game to recommence at the point at which disconnection occurred. If you have wagered and/or carried out any game interaction when you are disconnected, the result of that interaction will be recorded on the game servers and any bet(s) will stand and the outcome will be reflected in the game state and your account status. If a game cannot be recommenced in this way it is considered a malfunction.


In the event of disconnection the records stored on the game server shall be the final authority in determining the terms of any bets you have placed and the circumstances in which they were made.


Note that if you attempt to reconnect to a game after the last possible player interaction in a hand, you may not see the completion of the hand however your account balance will be updated to reflect the outcome. This is not considered a malfunction.


"Malfunction voids all pays and play" - in other words your bet and any outcome are void in the event of a malfunction.


In the event that these formal game rules contradict other information about the game these Game Rules shall take precedence. These Game Rules do not take precedence over the main Service Terms and Conditions.


Credits: The PAI GOW game is an original Gamesys development. Copyright Gamesys Ltd, All Rights Reserved.


Return To Player (RTP)


Return To Player (RTP): 97.28%.


The expected return is the amount we pay out to players relative to the amount of wagering on the game. For example, if we take £100 of wagers we will, on average, pay out £97.28 of wins.


This return is based on the player making the best choices.