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How To Play Fortune Pai Gow Poker

Fortune Pai Gow Progressive
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Identical to the game of Pai Gow Poker with an additional bonus wager.

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 five-card 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.
  • A player will still be eligible for the Envy Bonus in the event they folded their hand.

Fortune Bonus Hand Payouts

Hand Pays Envy
7 Card Straight Flush W/O Joker 8000 to 1 $5000
Royal Flush and Q/K suited 2000 to 1 $1000
7 Card Straight Flush With Joker 1000 to 1 $500
5 Aces 400 to 1 $250
Royal Flush 150 to 1 $50
Straight Flush 50 to 1 $20
Four-of-a-Kind 25 to 1 $5
Full House 5 to 1  
Flush 4 to 1  
Three-of-a-Kind 3 to 1  
Straight 2 to 1  

Rules of Play

  1. Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive is a $5 optional progressive side bet.
  2. The bet considers the best hand possible among all the player’s cards.
  3. Paytable below:
Hand Pays*
7 Card Straight Flush 100%
5 Aces 10%
Royal Flush $2500
Straight Flush $500
Four of a Kind $375
Full House $20
$5 Progressive Wager.
Original Wager is NOT Returned.

$50,000 aggregate payout per player per round, but does not apply to envy bonus or progressive wager payouts.

Note: The joker is used as an Ace, or to complete a Straight Flush, Straight or Flush.