The most important factor in improving your odds in pai gow is the ratio of how much is bet when you are the banker to as a player. The greater the ratio the better your odds are. The second most important factor is how well you arrange your cards. The house way (explained below) is a very safe strategy that is difficult to improve upon. In my pai gow poker appendix I have a table that shows the probability of any given 5 or 2 card hand beating the house way. Theoretically you could use these charts to play any hand, maximizing your odds of winning, but in real life nobody would have enough time to look up the numbers and add them up.
In addition my pai gow poker appendix 2 I present my own strategy for splitting a two pair that will shave 0.04% off the house edge compared to the house way rule for splitting a two pair.
The house advantage in pai gow poker depends on เว็บคาสิโนpartially on your skill setting hands but more on how much of the action you bank. An entire book could be written on this topic. For the sake of simplicity I shall only address the head to head game against the dealer. I shall assume that both the player and dealer are following the Trump Plaza house way.
Possible Outcomes in Pai Gow Poker
Player wins both
Banker wins both
Based on this table the following table shows the house edge for playing as the banker, player, and combined. This table assumes a one on one game.
House Edge in Pai Gow Poker
The probability that the front hands will copy is 2.55%. The probability that the back hands will copy is 0.32%.
If the player were to use the Optimal single house way against the Trump Plaze house way then the house edge as the banker would be -0.19% and as the player would be 2.60%, for an average of 1.20%.
The House Way
The house way is how the dealer arranges their own hand. It can vary from place to place the differences are marginal and happen infrequently. The house way is available for the following casinos:
Trump Plaza (Atlantic City)
Claridge (Atlantic City)
Flamingo Hilton (Las Vegas)
Golden Nugget (Las Vegas)
The Wizard of Odds would like to thank the above casinos for allowing me to see their house way. At least a dozen other casinos refused to reveal their house way. I would especially like to thank the Flamingo Hilton who were very friendly and accomodating about my request.
Pai Gow Probabilities
The following table shows the probability of forming any specified poker hand. These probabilites consider all seven cards and without regard to how the player may play the hand.