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How To Play Fortune Pai Gow Poker

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There’s a bonus to Fortune Pai Gow – a bonus bet. Bet any amount within table limits and then opt in with a fortune bet. If someone else holds four of a kind or higher, you win the envy bonus.

How To Play Fortune Pai Gow Poker

Game Basics

Fortune Pai Gow Poker is identical to the game of Pai Gow Poker with an additional bonus wager. Players may bet any amount within table limits, however, a fortune bet of at least $5 qualifies them for envy bonus payouts. Players win the envy bonus when someone else at the table receives a four of a kind or higher.

How To Play

Fortune Pai Gow Poker is played with a traditional deck of 52 cards plus one joker which can be used as an ace, or to complete a straight or flush. Players make a standard Pai Gow wager, with an optional bonus wager to begin a round of play. Players wagering $5 or more on the bonus will receive an “envy” button which qualifies them for an additional envy payout on qualifying hands. Each player is dealt seven cards and must arrange the cards into two hands: a two-card hand and a fivecard hand. The five-card hand must always be of higher rank than the two-card hand.

Pai Gow Wager

Players compete against the house hand or the banker hand:

  • Both hands win: player is paid even money less 5% commission.
  • One hand wins and one hand loses: player pushes (tie).
  • Both hands lose: player loses.

Bonus Wager

  • Players with a bonus wager who receive a qualifying hand will win odds on the bonus wager according to the posted pay table.
  • Bonus wagers lose if the player does not receive a qualifying hand during the round of play.

Envy Bonus

  • When at least one player has a four of a kind or higher, all players with an envy button win according to the posted paytable.
  • In the event more than one player has a qualifying hand, all players with the envy button win multiple payouts.
  • A player cannot win an envy bonus for his/her own hand or the dealer’s hand.
Please refer to the table layout for payout details.