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Table Games Pai Gow Poker Question

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by rdwy29, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. rdwy29

    rdwy29 Low-Roller

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    I downloaded a Pai Gow app on my new S3 this morning. My question is on payouts. I was dealt a full house and two small off cards, so i decided to break up the full house and leave three of a kind in the big hand and the pair in the small hand. When the hand finished I got paid the full house rate on the bonus.

    I don't remember being paid like this in the casino. I've always been paid based on the hands that I played, not what I initially got. Is this an error in the programming of the app, or do I drink too much when I play Pai Gow? Thanks folks :thumbsup:
     
  2. numeno

    numeno VIP Whale

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    It doesn't matter how you play your hand. You get paid on the 7 cards, not on just the 5 cards you play in the high hand.


    However, there may be times where you need to correct the dealer. Full houses generally wouldn't be an issue, but an odd straight or flush that you broke up may be hard to see in a few seconds.
     
  3. rdwy29

    rdwy29 Low-Roller

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    So, you're saying I need to drink less when I play Pai Gow :drunk:. I appreciate it.:thumbsup:
     
  4. redsdog

    redsdog Tourist

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    Yeah

    Thats definatly correct - say you had 4 kings and you split them kings up top and a pair on the bottomw you would still get paid on 4 of a kind for the bonus bet.

    Always drink more at Pai Gow -it makes you luckier lol :beer:

    Reds
     
  5. numeno

    numeno VIP Whale

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    I intentionally said no such thing. :)
     
  6. GeorgeJ.

    GeorgeJ. Low-Roller

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    I was told, maybe 4 or 5 years ago, that at Harrahs, they previously only paid you on a bonus if you played all cards for the bonus on the bottom hand...

    I was playing PaiGow at Harrahs and had some type of bonus hand that I broke up and played in both the top & bottom hands...The dealer said "wow, if you had played that last week the same way, you wouldn't have gotten paid on the bonus"...Apparently, their previous rule was that you couldn't split the cards on a hand with a bonus if you wanted to get paid for the bonus..
     
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    gamblersruin Low-Roller

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    Yeah nowhere I've played recently had the "play hand to win bonus" caveat
     
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  8. y2mulder

    y2mulder Low-Roller

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    THERE ARE versions of the game where you must keep the hand intact to get the bonus. In those games, the pay tables are different, and you even might get paid double if the bonus hand contains a pair. (4/1 for a flush, 8/1 for flush and a pair).

    Your not drunk.....just gotta read those pay tables before you sit. They exist in Iowa.
     
  9. sco5123

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    I played at Luxor and I won a bonus even when it was not the hand I played. It was my first time too so the dealer had to pay the bonus that I did not even know I had won for that reason.
     
  10. LAV

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    I can say with at least 99.9999% certainty that everyone casino in Vegas pays you the bonus even if you had split your cards up.

    There will always be versions of Pai Gow, but even with those, they will still pay you.

    I don't know how long it has been since you played at Harrahs, and I havent been there for awhile, but I can tell you that they paid even if you had split your bonus hand.

    Not sure where others have seen where they will only pay if you played your bonus hand together.

    If they have the list of those places, I would like to know so I can avoid them.
     
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