Pai Gow Tiles - (Associated Sidebets / Variations)


Name of sidebet - Pocket Pairs
Licence type - No licence required
Status -  
Trial originated at - The Casino at the Empire

Date placed on trial

May 2009
Licensee / proprietor -

 

Licensee contact details

 


Basic Outline of sidebet rules / how to play


The player plays against the House.


The game shall be played with 32 prescribed tiles (dominoes), three dice and a shaker.


The Dealer & players are dealt 4 tiles each and must form two hands of two tiles each a high and low hand.


Each individual and specific combination of tiles are given rankings. The Dealer must form their hands in a set way called the ‘House Way’. If the player or dealer cannot obtain any of the specific combination of tiles, then the number of points on the two tiles (dominoes) that form the hand will be added to form a total. This value shall be a single figure (0 – 9) inclusive should that sum exceed 9 (as nine is the highest possible value) then ten is subtracted from this figure to form the hand value. For example, 6 and 5 =11, subtract 10 = 1.


For players to win, both their hands must out rank the dealers hands.


If the player’s High hand beats the dealer’s equivalent High hand, but their Low hand does not beat the dealer’s Low hand, (ie one wins and one loses) the player’s wager is a stand off (Tie/push) and is returned to the them.


After the final round of betting, all Players who remain in the game reveal their hands (the showdown). The Dealer will then determine who holds the winning hand and the pot will be distributed accordingly.


If both the player’s High Hand and their Low Hand lose to the dealer, their bet is lost to the House.


If there is an exact match between the player’s High Hand and the dealer’s High Hand, the hand will then be determined by the higher ranking domino in each hand, if then there is still an exact match the dealer will win the High Hand. Similarly, if there is an exact match between the player’s Low Hand and the dealer’s Low Hand, the hand will then be determined by the higher ranking domino in each hand, if then there is still an exact match the dealer will win the Low Hand.


Usual odds paid


If won, the wager will be paid at odds of 19 - 20.


House Edge details


2.39%


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