HOW TO PLAY FORTUNE PAI GOW POKER

Played with 53 cards; offering an optional bonus

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Fortune Pai Gow Poker is pai gow poker with an optional bonus element. The game is played with a 53-card deck including a joker, in a one-on-one style of players against the dealer. The object is to make the best possible poker hand.

The game begins by placing a wager in the proper betting circle. An optional Fortune Bonus wager may be placed, based on using all seven cards to make the best hand possible. Players can place $1–$100 on the Fortune Bonus. Each player that places a Fortune Bonus wager of $5 or more also qualifies for an Envy Bonus. The Envy Bonus is paid when another player at the table receives a four of a kind or higher.

Each player—as well as the dealer—receives seven cards face down.
A random number generator determines which player receives the first seven cards. Once all hands are dealt, each player looks at and sets his/her hand. The goal is to create the highest five-card hand and the next highest two-card hand.

When ready, players place their cards face-down in the appropriate boxes on the table. The joker can be used to complete a straight, flush or straight flush. Otherwise it is counted as an ace.

Remember: the five-card hand must be your higher hand. Players may ask the dealer for help setting their hands.

Once all players have placed their hands face down, the dealer reveals and sets his/her hand. Each player’s hand is then turned face up and compared to the dealer’s hand. You are a winner when both your five-card and two-card hands beat the dealer's. If there is a split (win one, lose one), it is considered a push: no one wins. A 5% commission is charged on winning wagers.

For players with Fortune Bonus wagers, the dealer determines if the hand qualifies for any bonus payouts based on the Fortune pay table. If at least one player has a four of a kind or higher, all players with Envy wagers win based on the Envy pay table. But players can't win Envy bonuses for their hand or the dealer's hand.

Fortune Pai Gow Poker Pay Table

Natural 7-card Straight Flush 8,000 to 1
Royal Flush + Royal Match 2,000 to 1
Wild 7-card Straight Flush 1,000 to 1
5 Aces 400 to 1
Royal Flush 150 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of a Kind 25 to 1
Full House 5 to 1
Flush 4 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Straight 2 to 1
All other hands Loss

Fortune Pai Gow Poker Envy Bonuses

Natural 7-card Straight Flush $5,000
Royal Flush + Royal Match $1,000
Wild 7-card Straight Flush $500
5 Aces $250
Royal Flush $50
Straight Flush $20
Four of a Kind $5

Rank of Hand in Fortune Pai Gow Poker (Highest to Lowest)

Five Aces
Royal Flush
Straight Flush
Four of a Kind
Full House
Flush
Straight*
Three of a Kind
Two Pair
One Pair
High Card
* A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest straight

The "Blackjack of Poker"

Fortune Pai Gow Poker is played with a 53-card deck including a joker. It's a you-against-the-dealer game where the best possible poker hand wins.

Fortune Pai Gow Poker offers an optional bonus wager on a player's best hand possible using all seven cards, which is the Fortune Bonus.