Pai Gow Poker with Jokolor

Licence type -

Pai Gow - No Licence Required

Jokolor – licensed

Status - Permanent
Trial originated at - N/A
Licensee / proprietor -

Galaxy Gaming Inc

Licensee contact details

Licensee\Proprietor – Galaxy Gaming Inc 6980 O’Bannon Drive. Las Vegas Nevada 89117 001.702.939.3254 [email protected] Uk Sales Contact - England Casino Supplies Unit 14 Penraevon Industrial Est, Leeds, LS7 2AW +44 (0) 113 2622030 [email protected]

Basic Outline of sidebet rules / how to play

Pai Gow is based on the Chinese Domino game Pai Gow but played with poker combinations. It can be played by up to seven players.

A pack of 52 cards plus one joker is used. The joker is a wild card which can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush.

On each deal the dealer plays against the other players. Before the deal, each of the other players puts up a stake.

Seven cards are dealt to each player. All players other than the dealer look at their cards and divide them to form two hands - a two card hand and a five card hand. The relative values of the five card hands are the same as in poker, with one exception: A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest type of straight or straight flush, ranking between A-K-Q-J-10 and K-Q-J-10-9. Five aces is the highest hand, beating a straight flush. For the two card hand, any pair beats any two unmatched cards, but no other combinations are possible.

The player must arrange the cards so that the five card hand is higher than the two card hand (so if the two cards were a pair of aces, the five card hand would have to contain two pairs or better). Players are not allowed to discuss their hands at any stage.

The players place their two hands face down, and when all are ready, the dealer's seven cards are exposed. The other players may not touch their cards from this point on. The dealer forms the seven exposed cards into a five and a two in the same way as the players.

Then all the players' cards are exposed. The result between the dealer and each player is determined by comparing the player's 5 card hand with the dealer's 5 card hand and the player's 2 card hand with the dealer's 2 card hand:

• If the player wins both hands the dealer pays out the amount staked by the player.

• If the dealer wins one hand and the player wins the other no money changes hands. This is called a "push".

• If the dealer wins both hands the dealer wins the player's stake.

If either hand is tied, the dealer wins that particular hand. So if the dealer wins one hand while the other is tied, or if both hands are tied, the dealer wins. If one hand is tied and the player wins the other it is a push (no money changes hands).

Jokolor Rules

The Jokolor side wager is an optional bonus wager payable if the player’s seven card and includes the Joker, if all seven cards are of the same colour, or where the hand consists of six cards of the same colour plus the Joker.

Players may wager any amount within the table limits as their Jokolor side wager, which must be placed at the same time as the Standard wager, but need not be of equal value.

Any Jokolor side wagers will be settled at the same time as the dealer reconciles the standard Pai Gow wager for each player.

If the player with a Jokolor side wager has one of the hands listed below, it will win and be paid, as a minimum, the appropriate odds:

If the player’s hand does not contain one of the hands listed in the paytable, their Jokolor side wager will lose and be surrendered to the house.

Usual Odds Payable

Pai Gow Poker Results

Win both hands = Player wins 19/20 (even money minus 5%)

Lose one hand and tie one hand = Dealer wins

Win one hand and tie one hand = Stands

Tie both hands = Dealer Wins

Win one hand and lose one hand = Stands

Jokolor Winners

Joker - 5 to 1

All 7 cards same colour - 10 to 1

Six cards same colour and Joker - 30 to 1

House Edge details

Pai Gow Poker Bet 1.96%

Jokolor Bet 3.90%