If you love conquering your way to victory at the poker tables, whether live or online, chances are you’ve tried poker games at an online casino. It’s a great option. After all, at Slots of Vegas, we’ve got dozens of variations of poker games and video poker.
But if you’re focusing exclusively on video poker, you’re missing out. There’s a table game that simulates the online poker game you know and love. This game it’s loads of fun! It’s called Pai Gow Poker and the goal of the game is to make the best 5-card hand 2-card hand using your 7 cards. The dealer will also have 7 cards. His are dealt face down and you need to make your two hands without seeing his.
There’s some strategy involved, including many secrets that could help you win. Here’s the most important ones you should know about.
Don’t play a Full House as your 5-card hand
It might seem odd. After all, when you play poker against friends, having a full house makes you pretty much unbeatable (unless of course someone has a better hand, but you know what we mean). But in Pai Gow Poker, avoid playing a Full House. That’s because while you might net a great 5-card hand, you’ll likely have a pretty lousy 2-card hand as a result. And without two winning hands, you won’t win any money.
Always play the highest pair separately when dealt Three Pair
If you’re dealt three pair, take the largest pair of the hand and place it in front as your 2-card hand. While you might think that playing the highest pair as part of your 5-card hand, it’s actually smarter to boost the quality of your 2-card hand instead.
Avoid bonus bets
It might be tempting to place a bonus bet if the land-based casino you’re playing at allows it. After all, in many cases you can win up to 8,000x your bet if you land on a straight or higher. Pretty amazing, right? The house knows this, which is why they set the payout so high. But the odds of actually hitting that hand are so infinitesimally low that by placing a bet, you’re basically handing the casino free money. They should be paying you, not the other way around.
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