Pai Gow is the most popular version of Hold ’em/seven Card Poker wherein the aim is to earn two five-card hands out of seven available starting hands. If all your two good poker hands beat the casino’s two starting hands, then you win. If just one of your starting hand beats the casino’s starting hand, then it is a draw. In a live venue, a draw is not declared unless there are at least four other people who have played their hand and revealed their cards. Live Pai Gow Poker is played in an internet casino or in a live poker room. The rules for playing in these venues differ because they are virtual rather than real.
In traditional Pai Gow Poker, one table is divided into two teams of six players each. The objective of the game is still the same as in a regular offline poker game, namely to get your highest hand or better than your opponents in a regular table. But in a live venue, two teams of six are split up into two tables. In the first table, the six players are dealt a face-off. Then the second team is dealt a similar hand, but with the joker replaced by another joker; this new joker remains hidden until the two remaining players in the second table face off.
When it comes to bluffing in a traditional game of Pai Gow Poker, you will find that there is no shortage of opportunity. As previously stated, the main theme here is for one hand to beat the casino’s second hand. Bluffing in a live venue is often difficult because the audience is not able to see all the cards at once, which makes it difficult to judge whether to fold or bluff. However, with online casinos, you can see all the cards at once and therefore determine whether to bluff or not. In a live venue where there are always more than one hundred people present, it becomes difficult for the casino staff to determine whether a player is bluffing or not. Online Pai Gow Poker provides the player with a huge advantage because of this; since there are no physical hindrances such as walls, people can easily see everything that is happening on the other table.