Fortune Pai Gow with Progressive
In Pai Gow, each player receives seven cards to arrange into a high and low hand. The high hand will contain five cards and the low will contain two cards. The Object of Pai Gow is to have the best combination of both high and low. Players can wager the Fortune Side Bet, and/or Progressive Bonus. The Pai Gow Progressive Bonus bet at Thunder Valley Casino Resort carries the potential of winning $500,000.
HOW TO PLAY
Pai Gow Poker hand rankings are based on traditional poker rankings, with a couple of unique features, including five aces (four aces and a joker), royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, high card.
Rules and flow of the game are as follows:
Each guest is dealt seven cards that are arranged into two hands--a two-card hand and a five-card hand. The five-card hand must be higher in rank than the two-card hand, and a joker can complete a straight or a flush. If the joker stands alone, it will be played as an ace. The wager wins if the guests' hands beat both of the Banker's hands. The wager loses if both Banker's hands beat the guests' hands. The wager pushes if one guests' hand loses and the other wins.
"Fortune Bonus" is an optional bet based on the best hand possible among the players' seven cards. Players may bet any amount within table limits; however, a Fortune bet of at least $5 qualifies them for “Envy Bonus payouts.” Players win the Envy Bonus when someone else at the table receives a four of a kind or higher.