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Last Updated: January 22, 2014

Bonanza Side Bet


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Introduction

Bonanza is a side bet for pai gow (tiles) that has been seen at the Crown casino in Melbourne.

Rules

The following table shows the possible outcome of the Bonanza side bet, what each pays, the probability, and contribution to the return. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 9.61%.

Bonanza Pai Gow

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Gee-Jun and Teen pair 200 1 0.000028 0.005562
Gee-Jun and Day pair 60 1 0.000028 0.001669
Heaven pair and Earth pair 30 1 0.000028 0.000834
Lame Duck 20 64 0.001780 0.035595
Two Pair 12 117 0.003254 0.039043
Gee-Jun, Teen or Day pair 5 1260 0.035039 0.175195
One Pair 2 5460 0.151835 0.303671
Wong 1 2704 0.075195 0.075195
Loser -1 26352 0.732814 -0.732814
Total 35960 1.000000 -0.096051

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