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Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2014

Pai Gow Poker House Way for Real Time Gaming Casinos


The following table shows the very detailed house way used by Real Time Gaming (RTG) Internet casinos. It can be found in the help files for any RTG pai gow poker game.

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High Hand Secondary Hand Details Play in the Low Hand
Five of a kind Hand contains two Kings The two cards will be the two Kings
Otherwise The two cards will be two Aces
Royal Flush Royal Flush and 3-of-a-kind The two cards will be two from the 3-of-a-kind
Royal Flush and Pair One Pair that uses Joker, and still have a Flush after removing the Joker and the Ace The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
One Pair, Joker, and still have a Flush after removing the Pair The two cards will be the pair
One Pair, Joker, and still have a flush after removing the Joker Follow the steps described for "Flush and 3-of-a-kind"
One Pair composed of Ace and Joker, where the Ace is also used by the flush The two cards will be the 2nd and 3rd highest
Any other One Pair, Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the highest singleton not from the flush
Any other One Pair and flush Follow the steps described for "Flush and 3-of-a-kind"
Two Pairs where one uses a Joker, and still have a flush after removing a Joker and an Ace The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
Two Pairs, a Joker, and still have a flush after removing the second pair The two cards will be the second pair
Two Pairs where the first ranks 2 or King, and the second ranks Ace Follow the steps described for "Flush and 3-of-a-kind"
All other Two Pairs The two cards will be the lowest pair
Three Pairs The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
5-card Royal Flush The two cards will be the two non-flush
6-card Royal Flush with Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the non-flush
6-card Royal Flush without Joker The two cards will be the highest card in the flush and the non-flush
7-card Royal Flush with Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the highest card in the flush
7-card Royal Flush without Joker The two cards will be the highest cards in the Flush
Straight Flush Straight Flush and Full House 3-of-a-kind ranks Ace The two cards will be the Pair
Any other Straight Flush and Full House The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
Straight Flush and 3-of-a-kind The two cards will be two from the 3-of-a-kind
Straight Flush and Pair Straight Flush and One Pair that uses Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
Straight Flush and One Pair The two cards will be the Pair
Straight Flush Alone 5-card Straight Flush The two cards will be the two non-straights
6-card Straight Flush starting with Ace The two cards will be the Ace and the non-straight
6-card Straight Flush with Joker in the first or last position of the straight The two cards will be the Joker and the non-straight
Any other 6-card Straight Flush The two cards will be the last card in the straight and the non-straight
7-card Straight Flush starting with an Ace and with a Joker in the second or last position of the straight The two cards will be the Ace and the Joker
Any other 7-card Straight Flush starting with an Ace The two cards will be the Ace and the last card in the straight
7-card Straight Flush starting with a Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the last card in the straight
7-card Straight Flush with a Joker in the second position of the straight The two cards will be the Joker and the first card in the straight
7-card Straight Flush ending with a Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the sixth card in the straight
7-card Straight Flush with a Joker in the sixth position of the straight The two cards will be the Joker and the last card in the straight
Any other 7-card Straight Flush The two cards will be the two last cards in the straight
Four of a Kind 4-of-a-kind and 3-of-a-kind When the rank of the 4-of-a-kind is 1 above or below the rank of the 3-of-a-kind The two cards will be two from the 3-of-a-kind
Any other 4-of-a-kind and 3-of-a-kind The two cards will be the highest cards
4-of-a-kind and a Pair When the rank of the 4-of-a-kind is greater than the rank of the Pair The two cards will be two from the 4-of-a-kind
Any other 4-of-a-kind and a Pair The two cards will be the Pair
4-of-a-kind and two singletons The two cards will be the two singletons
Full House Full House and Pair An Ace 3-of-a-kind, a Pair of 2s and a Pair of 3s The two cards will be two Aces
Any other Full House and Pair The two cards will be the higher Pair
Full House and Two Singletons Full House where the Pair is higher than the Two Singletons hand The two cards will be the Pair
Full House where the Pair is lower than the Two Singletons hand The two cards will be the Two Singletons
Flush Flush and Full House 3 Aces in the Full House The two cards will be the pair
3 Tens or better in the Full House The two cards will be two from the 3-of-a-kind
Any other Flush and Full House The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
Flush and 3-of-a-kind 5-card Flush The two cards will be the two non-flush
6-card Flush with Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the non-flush
6-card Flush without Joker The two cards will be the highest card in the flush and the non-flush
7-card Flush with Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the highest card in the flush
7-card Flush without Joker The two cards will be the highest cards in the Flush
Flush and Pair One Pair that uses Joker, and still have a Flush after removing the Joker and the Ace The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
One Pair, Joker, and still have a Flush after removing the Pair The two cards will be the pair
One Pair, Joker, and still have a flush after removing the Joker Follow the steps described for "Flush and 3-of-a-kind"
One Pair composed of Ace and Joker, where the Ace is also used by the flush The two cards will be the 2nd and 3rd highest
Any other One Pair, Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the highest singleton not from the flush
Any other One Pair and flush Follow the steps described for "Flush and 3-of-a-kind"
Two Pairs where one uses a Joker, and still have a flush after removing a Joker and an Ace The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
Two Pairs, a Joker, and still have a flush after removing the second pair The two cards will be the second pair
Two Pairs where the first ranks 2 or King, and the second ranks Ace Follow the steps described for "Flush and 3-of-a-kind"
All other Two Pairs The two cards will be the lowest pair
Three Pairs The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
Otherwise Follow the steps described for "Flush and 3-of-a-kind"
Straight Straight and Full House 3 Aces and One Pair The two cards will be the pair
3-of-a-kind higher than Ten and One Pair The two cards will be two cards from the 3-of-a-kind
Any other 3-of-a-kind and One Pair The two cards will be the Joker and the Ace
Straight and 3-of-a-kind 5-card Straight The two cards will be the two non-straights
6-card Straight starting with Ace The two cards will be the Ace and the non-straight
6-card Straight with Joker in the first or last position of the straight The two cards will be the Joker and the non-straight
Any other 6-card Straight The two cards will be the last card in the straight and the non-straight
7-card Straight starting with an Ace and with a Joker in the second or last position of the straight The two cards will be the Ace and the Joker
Any other 7-card Straight starting with an Ace The two cards will be the Ace and the last card in the straight
7-card Straight starting with a Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the last card in the straight
7-card Straight with a Joker in the second position of the straight The two cards will be the Joker and the first card in the straight
7-card Straight ending with a Joker The two cards will be the Joker and the sixth card in the straight
7-card Straight with a Joker in the sixth position of the straight The two cards will be the Joker and the last card in the straight
Any other 7-card Straight The two cards will be the two last cards in the straight
Straight and Pair One Pair with a Joker and a Straight without Ace The two cards will be the Ace and the highest singleton
One Pair, Joker, and still have a Straight after removing the pair The two cards will be the pair
One Pair raking King, and a Straight containing Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 The two cards will be the Ace and the Queen
One Pair raking Queen, Jack or 10, and a Straight containing Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 The two cards will be the Ace and the King
All other One Pair Follow the steps described for "Straight and 3-of-a-kind"
Two Pairs, and still have a straight after removing the first pair The two cards will be the first pair
Two Pairs, Joker, and still have a Straight after removing an Ace and the Joker The two cards will be the Ace and the Joker
Two Pairs, and still have a straight after removing the second pair The two cards will be the second pair
Two Pairs where the first ranks 2, second ranks lower than 5, and hand lacks Aces and Joker Follow the steps described for "Straight and 3-of-a-kind"
All other Two Pairs The two cards will be the lowest pair
Three Pairs The two cards will be the Ace and the Joker
Three of a kind One 3-of-a-kind 3 Aces or 2 Aces and 1 Joker The two cards will be one from the 3-of-a-kind and the highest singleton
3 Kings & 2 others equal to or higher than Ten cards The two cards will be the two highest singletons
3 Kings The two cards will be one from the 3-of-a-kind and the highest singleton
Any other 3-of-a-kind The two cards will be the two highest singletons
Two 3-of-a-kind The two cards will be two cards from the highest 3-of-a-kind
Pairs One pair The two cards will be the two highest singletons
Two pairs The two cards will be the lowest pair
Three pairs The two cards will be the highest pair
High Card 1st highest [Joker|A] The two cards will be 2nd & 4th highest
2nd highest [K|Q]
3rd highest [8|9|10]
4th highest [7|8]
Otherwise The two cards will be 2nd & 3rd highest