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strategy begin The house advantage in Pai Gow Poker depends on partially on your skill setting hands but more on how much of the action you bank. I plan to publish some pai gow poker strategy in January, 2014.

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Pai Gow Poker is a variation of the Chinese domino game pai gow . The game is known for a slow rate of play and lots of pushes, resulting in low risk game. While a game of skill, most hands are obvious how to play, and it is not difficult to learn proper strategy for the rest of them. Every player plays against the same dealer hand, which causes the table to often win and lose together, resulting in a fun and social game.
Pai Gow Poker was invented in 1985 by Sam Torosian, owner of the Bell card club in southern California. However, his is a name few people recognize. While other have made millions inventing casino games, Sam received some bad legal advice that card games were not patentable, and never filed one for his game. When his game was a success at his own casino there was nothing to prevent competing casinos from offering the game as well, and they didn’t have to pay Sam a dime.
Source: Casino Boss Can’t Cash In on Game He Developed — Los Angeles Times, Nov. 3, 2002.
I’m very proud to present my pai gow strategy page . It contains simple, intermediate, and advanced strategies for both playing as the banker, against the banker, and combined. This page took months for my assistant JB to create so I hope you’ll have a look.
For your convenience, I also have my one-page simple pai gow poker strategy (PDF).
The house advantage in Pai Gow Poker depends on partially on your skill setting hands but more on how much of the action you bank. I plan to publish some pai gow poker strategy in January, 2014. Until then, the following tables show the probability of each possible outcome and the expected value four ways — whether using the house way or optimal strategy and whether banking or the dealer is banking.
The following table summarizes the expected value under all four scenarios. The ‘difference’ row and column show that banking, compare to not banking, increases expected value by 2.47%. The difference between following the house way and the theoretical optimal strategy, which I’m quite sure nobody knows, is 0.21%.
Often in Washington State the casino will not charge the 5% commission on banker wins. They make a profit on the banker’s advantage and side bets only. With no commission, the banker has a 1.30% advantage, and all others playing against the banker a 1.30% disadvantage.
The house way is how the dealer arranges their own hand. It can vary from place to place the differences are marginal and happen infrequently. The house way is available for the following casinos:
The following table shows the probability of forming any specified poker hand. These probabilities consider all seven cards and without regard to how the player may play the hand.
Note : The number of combinations for a Royal Flush is 26,132; 21,620 wild and 4,512 natural.

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17/7/5 Joker Poker 10-play Ultimate X Strategy – Wizard of Odds by Story strategy

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strategy related This page shows my strategy for the 10-hand version of 17/7/5 Ultimate X Joker Poker (Kings or Better). With perfect play, which requires knowing more than one correct play for many hands based on the average multiplier, the expected return of this game is 99.04%.

Strategies

Jacks or Better

Simple Strategy (99.46%)

Intermediate Strategy (99.52%)

Optimal Strategy (99.54%)

Deuces Wild

NSUD Intermediate Strategy

Full-Pay Simple Strategy (100.71%)

Full-Pay Optimal Strategy (100.76%)

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17/7/5 Joker Poker 10-play Ultimate X Strategy

This page shows my strategy for the 10-hand version of 17/7/5 Ultimate X Joker Poker (Kings or Better) . With perfect play, which requires knowing more than one correct play for many hands based on the average multiplier, the expected return of this game is 99.04%. If you use the following single strategy at all times, the expected return is 99.015%. So you are giving up 0.025% in long-term return in exchange for a single, simple strategy.
Please note this strategy is not appropriate for the single-line Ultimate X game .
There are too many exceptions to list for this game, and they are collectively worth less than 0.03%, so I will only list one exception. The following type of hand is the only one in the entire game which has three correct plays:
Joker + 2T of one suit + Jack of a second suit + Queen of a third suit. For example, 2♦ 10♦ J♣ Q♥ .
The three correct plays for this hand are:

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Black Jack Bonus Poker
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Bonus Poker Plus
Bonus Royals Video Poker
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Build a Wheel Poker
Chase The Royal
Deuce on the Deal
Deuces and Joker Wild
Deuces Wild
Dice Fever
Double Aces and Faces
Double Bonus
Double Bonus Deuces Wild
Double Bonus Poker Plus
Double Deuces
Double Double Aces & Faces
Double Double Bonus
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Double Draw Aces
Double Draw Poker
Double Jackpot Poker
Double Joker
Double Pay Poker
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Extreme X Poker
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Fast Fours
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Look Ahead Poker
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Full-Pay Jacks or Better:

Simple Strategy (return of 99.46%)
Intermediate Strategy (return of 99.52%)
Optimal Strategy (return of 99.54%)

Full-Pay Deuces Wild:

Simple Strategy (return of 100.71%)
Optimal Strategy (return of 100.76%)
3 to a wild royal (ace-high) vs. Deuce only
2 to a royal (king-high) with a straight penalty
2 to a royal (king-high) with no penalty

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