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|
|Four of a Kind||$5|
Rank of Hand in Fortune Pai Gow Poker (Highest to Lowest)
|Four of a Kind|
|Three of a Kind|
|* A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest straight|
Fourtune Pai Gow Poker is a trademark and used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.
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.
Pai Gow Progressive Wager
Look for this exciting side bet across our two Fortune Pai Gow tables.
How it works: Simply place the optional $1 progressive side bet before the deal for the chance to win a portion of—or possibly the entire—jackpot.
The progressive wager pays when a player holds a Full House or higher. And if you’re lucky enough to hold a 7-Card Straight Flush, you’ll win the entire pot! See below for the entire pay table.
|7-Card Straight Flush||100%|
|4 of a Kind||$75|