Game Rules

Paigow is a comparing card game played between the player and the dealer. The goal of the game is to divide a seven-card hand into a left hand with five cards and a right hand with two cards. The pattern of the left hand must be greater than that of the right hand. If each hand of the player is higher than that of the dealer respectively, the player wins. If each hand of the player is lower than that of the dealer respectively, the player loses. In other cases it is a tie between the player and the dealer, and the player's bets are returned.

Paigow is dealt from a shoe containing one deck of cards inclusive of 52 cards plus one joker. The joker is a wild card which can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush. For each round, seven cards are dealt face up to each hand, starting from the player and alternating between the hands. For each round, seven cards are dealt face up to each hand, starting from the player and alternating between the hands. After the player divides his hand cards, the comparing rules are applied to determine who is the winner. The round is then finished, the outcome is announced and winning bets are paid out.


Comparing Rules

  • Pattern Order:Royal Flush > Straight Flush > Four of a Kind > Full House > Flush > Straight > Three of a Kind > Two Pair > One Pair > High Card
  • Rank Order:A > K > Q > J > 10 > 9 > 8 > 7 > 6 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 2
  • Suit Order:Spades > Hearts > Diamonds > Clubs

Pattern Description
Pattern Description
Royal Flush A-K-Q-J-10 of the same suit.

Straight Flush Five cards in sequence, all of the same suit. A-2-3-4-5 is the lowest rank for this pattern.

Four of a Kind All four cards of one rank and any other card.

Full House Three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank.

Flush All five cards are of the same suit, but not in sequence.

Straight Five cards of sequential rank in at least two different suits. A-2-3-4-5 is the lowest rank for this pattern.

Three of a Kind Three cards of the same rank, plus two cards which are not of this rank nor the same as each other.

Two Pair Two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank (that match each other but not the first pair), plus any card not of either rank.

One Pair Two cards of one rank, plus three cards which are not of this rank nor the same as each other.

High Card Cards do not meet any of the above requirements.

Payout

If the player defeats the dealer, the winning bets are paid out according to the player's card pattern.

Pattern Pays
Royal Flush 5
Straight Flush 3
Four of a Kind 3
Full House 2
Flush 2
Straight 2
Three of a Kind 1
Two Pair 1
One Pair 1
High Card 1

How to Bet

To bet just tap chips on the table. You can increase your bet by touching the 1, 5, 50, 100, or 500 chip. You can reduce your bet by touching the betting chip stack. To clear a bet just tap the Clear button or reuse the last bet amount by touching the Rebet button.

To play, press Deal.

How to Split Cards

To split cards just tap your hand cards to select or deselect. To show the recommended cards, press Hint.