PaiGow Poker Strategy
By Jean Real
Paigow poker has been one of the most recent games to enter mainstream casinos and since its recent appearance it has become one of the most popular casino games. The game originated in China and was originally played with tiles or dominoes. As the game was introduced in the West, variations started appearing until the Paigow was paired with Poker. Since 1987, when the game was introduced in Las Vegas and subsequently in Atlantic City, Paigow poker has become a standard casino game. Let’s look into what it takes to win at Paigow Poker.
For best results you must apply the “House Way” strategy but there are different interpretations of what this is. Superior Casino offers an efficient House Way option that you may click on when you play Paigow Poker, helping you decide what the best split for your hand is. Here are some additional tips that can help you win.
How to make a good split? If you get the following cards, here’s a safe way to get the best results:
No pair: Place the highest card on the bottom hand and the next highest two on the top hand.
One pair: Place the pair on the bottom hand and the next highest two on the top hand.
· Low pairs should be split, unless you have a king or better card to put on the top hand.
· A low and medium pair should split, unless you have a king or better card to put on the top hand.
· Low and high pair should split, unless you have an ace to put on the top hand.
· Two medium pair should split, unless you have an ace for the top hand.
· Medium and high pair should always be split
· High and high pair should be split
Three pair: Place the two highest pairs on the bottom hand.
Three of a kind: Always place the three-of-a-kind on bottom hand unless they are aces. Then split and put an ace on the top hand.
Straights, Flushes and Royal Flush: Keep these on the bottom hand unless you also have two pair, three pair or three of a kind. Then use the two pair, three pair or three of a kind rule.
Full House: Always split, leaving three-of-a-kind at the bottom and pair on top. Exception: having 2’s for pair with Ace and King. Keep the Full House and put Ace/King on top hand.
Four of a kind: Keep if 6’s or below. 10’s through King’s split always unless you have an Ace to put on the top hand. If four Aces, always split.
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