Fortune Pai Gow Rules & How to Play | Seven Mile Casino, Modern Gambling Club in Southern California

RULES & HOW TO PLAY

OBJECT OF THE GAME

To have both of your hands rank higher than both of the designated “Banker”. Hands are played and ranked as traditional poker hands.

THE DECK

Fortune Pai Gow is played with one deck consisting of 52 cards plus one Joker. The Joker is wild. Aces can be used either high or low (would be used as low in a small straight).

STRUCTURE OF
THE GAME

Each Player including the Banker places his wager before the cards are dealt. The Banker wagers against all other Players.The Dealer then places 7 hands of 7 cards each, face down in front of the tray.The Dealer then places the “Action” button on one of the 7 hands. This determines the order in which the hands are given to the Players.

THE PLAY

A “Dice Cup” containing three dice is shaken by the Banker to determine who receives the first hand (signified by the action button) and the order in which the hands are played against the Banker’s hand.

The Banker’s position is always 1, 8, or 15, clockwise. At this point, once the dice are revealed, no further wagers are permitted.

Each Player, including the Banker, is given seven cards according to the total indicated on the dice. The Player then arranges these cards into two separate hands.

The five-card back hand must be a higher ranking poker hand than the two-card front hand.
After all Players have arranged their hands (set their hands) the hands are compared in-turn to the Banker’s hand. In order to win, the Player’s two-card hand and the Player’s five-card hand must rank higher then the Banker’s five-card hand. Should one hand be EXACTLY the same as the Banker’s hand, it’s called a “copy” and the Banker wins on that hand.

If the Player wins one hand (ranks higher) and loses the other hand (ranks lower) to the Banker, no money exchanges hands. This is considered a “push.”
Management reserves the right to modify or cancel any promotion at its sole discretion. Must be 21 to play. Play responsibly. For information on problem gambling, call 1-800-Gambler or visit problemgambling.ca.gov. No purchase necessary. GEGR 001764 • 08/2019
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