Fortune Pai Gow Poker is played with a standard 52 card deck, including a Joker, for a total of 53 cards.
The rank of each card used in Fortune Pai Gow Poker, in order of highest to lowest rank, shall be: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Ace also may play as the lowest card in the straight Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5. The Joker may be used as any type of card to complete a straight, flush, straight flush, or must otherwise only be used as an Ace.
The hand rankings for the game of Fortune Pai Gow Poker, in order of highest to lowest are as follows:
Fortune Pai Gow Poker is played on a table which seats a maximum of seven players.
Players may place wagers bearing in mind the posted table minimum and maximum. Players must make a Fortune Pai Gow Poker game wager and will then have the option to make a Fortune Bonus Bet wager as well.
Each player puts up any bets they wish to place for the next hand. Players have the option of placing a Fortune Bonus Bet wager at this time as well. The cardroom dealer will then follow the dealing procedures and standards of play, as described above.
Once the cards have been distributed, each player shall set their hands by arranging the seven cards into a two card hand and a five card hand. The two card hand is placed above the five card hand, and the five card hand must rank higher than the two card hand, according to the ranking of hands.
When all the players’ hands have been set, the dealer exposes the Designated Player’s hand and sets it according to the “House Way” as described below:
Once the Designated Player’s hands are set according to the “House Way”, each player’s hand is exposed, in turn, and compared to the Designated Player’s hands to determine the winners, losers, or tie hands.
Each Player’s five card hand will be compared to the Designated player’s five card hand, and each player’s two card hand will be compared to the Designated Player’s two card hand, in turn, starting with the “Action” button, to determine the winner according to the following criteria:
The Fortune Bonus bet considers the best hand possible among the player’s seven cards and does not take into consideration how the five card hand and two card hand were divided. The hand ranking for the Fortune Bonus bet will coincide with the bonus pay table.
The Designated Player position rotation is offered in a clockwise motion every hand among all eligible Designated Players. Players will notify a staff member if they choose to be a Designated Player.
The Joker can be used as an ace, or to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush on the Fortune Bonus Bet.
The Designated Player pays qualifying Fortune Bonus Bet wagers from his or her own chip stack only if the Designated Player’s seven card Fortune Pai Gow Bonus hand loses to the player’s seven card Fortune Pai Gow Bonus hand. Wagers are collected or paid, to the extent that the Designated Player’s wager covers. Once the Designated Player’s wager has been exhausted, or the table maximum payout has been reached, the wagers not covered by the Designated Player shall be returned to the respective players. Fortune Bonus Bet will have a max aggregated payout of $50,000 per betting spot per hand.
Rake is collected before cards are dealt. It is paid by the Designated Player, at a rate determined by the cardroom and posted at the table.
Must provide $30,000 per table for initial operational start up and maintain $30,000 in play per hand.
See designated player Rules in poker room.
Per Florida Regulation 61D-11.002(5)(b): In 3-Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Holdem,Fortune Pai Gow, and One Card Poker the dealer button will rotate around the table in a clockwise fashion on a hand by hand basis to provide each player desiring to the designated player an equal opportunity to participate as the designated player.
60. Per Florida Regulation 61D-11.002(5)(c): In 3-Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Holdem,2 Card Poker, and One Card Poker, the room does not require the designated player to cover all potential wagers.
Last Updated 7/14/2017 – Please see host for current rules and listing. The rules listed at the host will always be the most current and up to date version of these rules.