Fortune Pai Gow
In Fortune Pai Gow Poker, a 52-card deck plus a Joker is used. The dealer deals seven cards to the dealer, and to all six player’s spots — whether or not they are played. There is a random number generator that determines which playing spot receives the first cards. If the random number generator is not available, Pai Gow dice are rolled by the Banker (house or player) to determine the delivery order of the cards. The dealer always qualifies. To play against the dealer, the player must make a regular Pai Gow wager in the betting circle. After viewing their cards, the player must sort the cards into a two-card and a five-card hand using normal Poker rankings. To win, your two-card hand must beat the Banker’s two-card hand and your five-card hand must beat the Banker’s five-card hand. If one of your hands wins and the other loses, it is a push. If the player’s two-or five-card hands tie the dealer’s the player loses. Any player who sets their hand incorrectly—a fouled hand—loses automatically. If the player is not sure how to correctly set their hand, the dealer may assist by placing a House Way button by the betting circle.
RANKING OF HANDS
Hands are ranked according to poker with the exception that for the Fortune Bonus Pay Table, the Three-of-a-Kind pays higher than a Straight. The highest two-card hand is a pair of Aces and the highest five-card hand is a Royal Flush. In the regular Pai Gow hands a Straight beats Three-of-a-Kind. The Joker is used only as an Ace, or to complete a Straight, a Flush or a Straight Flush. Examples of fouled hands are setting three cards in your two-card hand and four in your five card hand, or setting the two card hand as a higher ranking hand than your five-card hand.
FORTUNE PAI GOW BONUS
Fortune Pai Gow Bonus is an optional wager a player makes, betting that out of their seven cards they can make a minimum five-card hand of a Straight or better. Additionally, if any player has a Four-of-a-Kind or better, any player who has made a minimum of a five dollar Fortune Pai Gow Bonus wager receives an Envy Payout, regardless of the rank of their own hand.
FORTUNE BONUS PAYOUTS $1 TO $25 LIMIT
|Player’s Hand||Bonus Envy||Bonus|
|7 Card Straight Flush (No Joker)||8,000 to 1||$5,000|
|Royal Flush plus Royal Match||2,000 to 1||$1,000|
|Five Aces||400 to 1||$250|
|Royal Flush||150 to 1||$50|
|Straight Flush||50 to 1||$20|
|Four-of-a-Kind||25 to 1||$5|
|Full House||5 to 1||N/A|
|Flush||4 to 1||N/A|
|Three-of-a-Kind||3 to 1||N/A|
|Straight||2 to 1||N/A|
$20,000 MAXIMUM AGGREGATE PAYOUT
No Side Bets Allowed. In case of misdeal all hands are called dead and bets returned to the player.
If a bet is over the table maximum the bet is honored up to the table maximum and the overage returned to the player.
If a player fails to meet the table minimum the floor supervisor will be notified and the bet will be honored while the floor person explains table minimums. If it happens again the hand will be called dead and the bet returned to the player.