Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow Poker (COMMISSION FREE)
Fortune Pai Gow is a poker based game. It is played with a 52-card deck, plus one joker. The joker is a wild card, which may be used as an Ace to complete the Royal Flush only. On each deal the dealer plays against the other players.
Emperor's Challenge Pai Gow Rules
Fortune Pai Gow is a poker based game. It is played with a 52-card deck, plus one joker. The joker is a wild card, which may be used as an Ace for Aces, Straights and Flushes. When alone it can be used as an ACE.
On each deal the dealer plays against the other players. Each player and the dealer are dealt a 7-card hand after the players have placed their wagers. The dealer rolls 3 dice and counts around the table counter clockwise, starting with himself up to the dice total to determine who gets the first hand which was dealt. The following hands go to the other players in counter-clockwise rotation.
All players other than the dealer look at their cards and make two hands from the 7 cards: one has 2 cards, the other 5. The 2 cards in the two-card hand cannot have a higher poker hand value than the five-card hand. (If the two-card hand is a pair, for instance, the five card hand must at least contain a higher pair.) The players place their 2 hands face down. The dealer’s cards are then exposed. The dealer (house) will also make two poker hands from the 7 cards. In addition to the 2-card low hand rule, there are other rules the house must follow when placing cards in each of the two hands.*
To win the wager, the player’s low hand must beat the house’s low hand and the player’s high hand must beat the house’s high hand. When the player wins, the player will win the amount of the wager. All ties go to the house. If the player has one hand that wins and one that does not (called a push), then player does not win or lose the wager. The maximum wager amount is $300.
Pai Gow Insurance and Emperor’s Treasure Bonus
These are three optional, independent proposition wagers available to each player and the Player-Banker before play begins. The wagers may be larger than the Pai Gow Poker wager within the posted table limits. The player wins these wagers if they have achieved a pre-defined hand ranking according to posted pay table. A player’s wager is assumed to be on the player’s hand unless the player declares in advance that they want to wager that the dealer’s hand is a Pai Gow. To win this wager, the player’s hand must be greater than or equal to the dealer’s hand, otherwise the wager results in a push.
The player may wager $1 to $300 on the Emperor’s Treasure Bonus and/or the Pai Gow Insurance wager (with a $30,000 Maximum Aggregate Limit), and will qualify for an “envy” bonus (when another player has a bonus hand of at least four of a kind) with a $5 envy bet. The odds paid out are as follows:
|Emperor’s Treasure Bonus||Odds/Payout||Envy Bonus|
|7 Card Straight Flush (no joker)||5000 to 1||$1,000|
|Royal Flush with Ace/King Suited
(Must contain a Natural Ace)
|1000 to 1||$250|
|7 Card Straight Flush (with joker)||750 to 1||$100|
|Five Aces||250 to 1||$50|
|Royal Flush||100 to 1||$25|
|Straight Flush||50 to 1||$10|
|Four of a Kind||20 to 1||$5|
|Full House||5 to 1|
|Flush||4 to 1|
|Three of a Kind||3 to 1|
|Straight||2 to 1|
*The house hand must be set in accordance with the two pair rule.
Our two pair rule adheres to the following formula:
|Low Pair||Medium Pair||High Pair|
|2, 3, 4, 5
Aces = Aces
|6, 7, 8, 9||10, J, Q, K
(Tens are not face cards)
Must place a $1 Bonus Jackpot wager
|7 Card Straight Flush (no joker)||100%|
|Royal Flush with Natural Ace/King||50%|
|7 Card Straight Flush with Joker||25%|
|Four of a Kind||$75|