How To Play
The object of 6 Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker is to beat the dealer. You and the dealer each get six cards to make two poker hands—a five-card high hand and a one-card low hand. The only rule for setting your hands is that your five-card hand must be higher than your one-card hand.
The dealer must set his hand according to the specified house way. Each of your hands will match up against the dealer's corresponding hand. You must win both matchups to win and lose both matchups to lose.
The house wins copies.
- If the player uses a joker in his low hand, it beats any dealer low hand
There is no commission on winning bets.
There is no player banking
The basic bet against the dealer is mandatory. Prior to receiving your cards you may also make the optional Fortune and Insurance wagers. Once you've received your cards and looked at the strength of the hand, you may place the optional Double Down wager.
You will receive your six cards and arrange them into a five-card "high" hand and a one-card "low" hand. After setting your hands, place them in the marked areas.
The dealer will then reveal his cards and set his hands according to the house way.
Winning and Losing
If you beat the dealer in both matchups, your main bet wins 1 to 1. If you lose both matchups to the dealer, your main bet loses. If you win one matchup and lose the other, your main bet pushes.
The Fortune bet wins if you have three-of-a-kind or better, regardless of how you set your hand. See table for odds. You may also win "envy" bonuses if another player at the table has a full house or better.
You must bet at least $5 to qualify for envy bonuses. You cannot win envy bonuses on your hand or the dealer's hand.
Players may make a Double Down wager (by placing a wager equal to their original bet) on any hand, however the dealer must qualify with a pair of 8's or better in order to win the Double Down. All Double Down wagers are returned if dealer does not qualify.
*Properties may allow the customer to double down for less if there are any limit restrictions.
The Insurance wager wins if your best five-card hand is king-high or lower. See layout for odds.