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Double-hand Poker Game Rules

February 17th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Now let us discover some alternate styles of poker other than holdem, five card stud, five card draw and Omaha. Yes, double-hand poker. Now you might be wondering that double-hand sounds a little Chinese; well you are correct, this casino game is a mixture of the Chinese game pai gow and our own us poker
Certainly this isn’t one of the highly acclaimed styles of poker but still commonly played. It can be enjoyed by up to 7 players. It is played with 1 deck of cards, plus a joker. Interestingly, the Joker can only be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, straight flush, or royal flush. The essential element here to bear in mind is apart from the usual ranking of hands we have one more winning hand that is "Five Aces" (five aces including the joker). Surprisingly, five aces is greater than all other hand yes, even a royal flush. Each gambler is dealt 7 cards. These cards are aligned to make 2 hands; a two card hand and a 5 card hand. The five card hand has to be better or be equivalent to the 2 card hand.
After setting up the two hands, the cards are placed on the table face down. Once on the table, you can’t change them. The dealer will flip over their cards and arrange his hands. Each competitors hand is played against the dealer’s hands. Should the player wins one hand and lose the other, this is known as "push" and absolutely no cash is lost or won. If croupier wins the two hands then the individual looses their bet the opposite is correct if the player wins both hands. Now if there is a draw, the croupier wins all. Once the hand is competed, the very next player clock-wise gets to be the croupier and the next hand is given out.

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