Today we will explain the rules that most casinos follow to set their hands in Pai Gow But before we get to the strategy there’s one important thing you need to know. Never bet the bonus. That’s because the house edge on the bonus is huge compared to the main bet the rest of Pai Gow strategy has to do with how you set your hand if your hand is completely unconnected play your highest card in your five card hand and your second and third highest cards as your two card hand.
If you only have one pair Play the pair in your high hand and your two other highest cards in your low hand. Most of the tricky spots in Pai Gow are deciding whether to split two pairs. First think of all the pair’s as divided into three categories: Deuces through sixes are low seven through tens are medium and Jacks through aces are high based on those groups you should always split up two pair in the following spots.
if you have a pair of aces If you have two high pairs if you have one high pair and one medium pair. Unless you have an ace in your hand you should also split two pair if you have two medium pair or if you have one high pair and one low pair and finally unless you have an ace or a king you should always split two pairs if you have one medium pair and one low pair or too low pairs you should always play three of a kind in your high hand unless you have three aces then play a pair of aces in your high hand and ace high in your low hand. When you have a full house always play the pair in your two card hand and three of a kind in your high hand unless you also have a second pair in which case play the higher of the two pairs in your low hand. Always play straights and flushes in your high hand, unless you also have two pair then split them according to the rules we covered before. Always split quads into two pairs if you have four jacks or above. If you have four of a kind sixes or lower keep them together if you have four of a kind seven through tens only keep them together if you also have an ace.If you have five aces using the Joker always split them, unless you also have a pair of kings in which case play all five aces in your high hand for more free casino strategy