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Online war

Description and Objective
The objective of War is for a player to have a higher card than the dealer. If the player’s card is higher, then the player wins 2 times the amount wagered. In the case where the value of the player’s card and the dealer’s card is the same, the player can either fold or choose to “go to war” by raising the bet. If the player folds, the amount wagered is automatically lost. 

If the player raises, an amount equal to the original wager is added to the bet and both the dealer and player receive three cards face down, and another card face-up. The highest face-up card wins. In the case of a win, player receives a win 2 times the amount wagered plus the raise amount. 

For example, a player’s wager (ante) is $5 and the player raises $5 and the player’s card is higher than the dealer, the player would win two times the amount of the wager (ante) and will win the raise amount, which is a total $15. However, if the card is lower than that of the dealer, the player loses the wager (in the case above, the player would lose $10, both the wager (ante) and the raise). If after a war the player and the dealer have the same card value, then the player wins. 

Game Play
Prior to receiving any cards, the player must place a wager. Once the wager is made, the player is dealt one card face up. The dealer is also dealt one card face up. In the event there is a tie, and the player chooses to raise (go to War), an amount equal to the wager is added to the bet. Then both the dealer and the player are each dealt three cards face down. These cards are known as “burn cards” and will remain face down. Following the burn cards, both the dealer and the player are dealt a final card (face up). If the player’s final card either beats or ties the dealer’s final card then the player wins. 

Button Descriptions
Deal: Clicking on the deal button after placing the initial bet starts a new game. 

Raise: Clicking on the raise button will deal three “burn cards” and an additional final card to both the player and the dealer. Fold:If the player and the dealer tie, the player can fold and the game ends. The player loses the amount wagered. 

For more information on online war 

Caribbean Stud Poker


Description and Objective
Caribbean Stud Poker is standard Five-Card Stud Poker with a slight twist: one of the dealer’s cards is always displayed. Players compete against the dealer, rather than other players. The objective of the game is to beat the dealer’s hand. 

Game Play
After placing the ante bet, the player and dealer each receive five cards; one of the dealer’s cards is dealt face up. The player must now decide either to fold, if he does not think he can beat the dealer’s hand, or to raise and challenge the dealer. If the player chooses to fold, he loses the ante bet and the game is over. If the player chooses to raise, he bets an additional amount equal to twice the ante bet, the dealer reveals his remaining cards, a winner is determined, win paid if applicable, and the game is over. 

To determine the game winner after the player has raised, the dealer’s hand must first “qualify”. In Caribbean Stud Poker, the dealer’s hand qualifies if it ranks as High Card with an Ace and a King or ranks as a Pair or better. If the dealer’s hand does not qualify, the player wins 1 to 1 on the ante bet and “pushes” the raise bet (i.e. the player gets the raise bet back without winning or losing). 

If the dealer’s hand does qualify, the best ranking hand wins. If the dealer’s hand ranks higher, the player loses both the ante bet and the raise bet. If the player’s hand ranks higher, the player wins 1 to 1 on the ante bet and wins the raise bet calculated according to the Raise Pay Table, below. If both the dealer’s hand and the player’s hand have the same rank, the highest ranking card determines the winner (for example, a Pair of Kings beats a Pair of 10s). Finally, if the dealer’s hand ties the player’s hand both the ante bet and the raise bet are pushed back to the player. 

Progressive Jackpot (Optional)
If the casino has enabled this option, the player may place a side bet of $1. If the player is dealt any of the Progressive Pay Table Hand Rankings, he may win all or a portion (depending on his hand rank) of the progressive jackpot. The current jackpot is displayed at the top, which increases as players place these side bets. 

Progressive Coin Slot
To place a progressive bet, click on the coin slot. The light on top of the slot will light up red to show that you’ve placed the progressive bet. To undo the bet, simply click on the slot again. 

Button Descriptions
Deal: Clicking on the Deal button after placing a bet starts a new game. 

Raise: Clicking on the Raise button sets the raise bet to twice the ante bet and challenges the dealer. 

Fold: Clicking on the Fold button forfeits the current game and forfeits the ante bet. 

Pai Gow Poker



Description and Objective
Pai Gow Poker is a card game played with a 53-card deck consisting of a standard deck of 52 cards plus one Joker. In this version of Pai Gow Poker, the banker (or house) always plays as the dealer and covers all bets, and the player only competes against the dealer. The player receives seven cards, which must then be “set” or split into two poker hands: a five-card hand and a two-card hand. Once split, the player’s two hands are compared with the dealer’s two hands to determine the winner. 

The bank pays the winner—minus a 5% commission—and the game ends. The commission is 5% of the bet and is rounded up to the next quarter. For example, a minimum bet of $6 would be a commission of 50 cents. (5% of $6 = 30 cents, but since the commission is rounded up to the next 25 cents; the commission is actually 50 cents. 5% of $11 = 55 cents, which makes the actual commission 75 cents.) 

Game Play
The Deal: For each game, the dealer shuffles the deck and deals out seven cards into each hand—the dealer’s cards remain unknown. The player must then “set” or split their seven cards into two poker hands: a five-card hand and a two-card hand. 

Splitting cards and rules on the Joker: Pai Gow Poker places only one restriction upon splitting the initial seven cards: the five-card hand must have a higher poker rank than the two-card hand. The only other twist during the game is how to play the Joker. The Joker can be used to complete a five-card flush, straight, or straight flush. Otherwise, the Joker counts as an ace. 

Ranking the Hands: The hands are ranked according to standard poker rules with one exception: the Ace-2-3-4-5 straight is the second highest straight. Straights rank, from highest to lowest: Ace-K-Q-J-10, Ace-2-3-4-5, K-Q-J-10-9 … 6-5-4-3-2. Also, keep in mind that the best two-card hand is a pair of aces; the two-card hand cannot have a flush (since a flush requires five cards). 

Determining the Winner: The player’s two hands are compared with the dealer’s two hands to determine the winner. If both the player’s five-card hand and two-card hand has a higher poker rank than both the dealer’s hands (5 cards and 2 cards), the player wins. If both of the dealer’s hands beat both of the player’s hands, the dealer wins. If either the player or the dealer wins only one of the two hands, the game is a push and neither the dealer nor the player wins. When either the five-card hands or the two-card hands rank exactly the same, the equal hands are called “copies” of each other. The dealer wins all copy hands. For example, if the player beats the dealer in the five-card hand but copies the dealer with the two-card hand, the game is a push. 

The Payout: When the player’s two hands beat the dealer’s two hands, the player wins an amount equal to the original bet minus a 5% commission. The commission is 5% of the bet and is rounded up to the next quarter as described above. 

Button Descriptions
Deal: Clicking on the deal button after placing the initial bet starts a new game. 

Split: Click on two cards to select them. 

To better see all possible ways to split the initial seven cards, re-arrange the hand by dragging cards to different locations. Automatically, cards are initially sorted from highest to lowest. 

After selecting two cards to place into the two-card hand, clicking the split button arranges the seven cards into two hands—a five-card hand and a two-card hand—and continues the game. 

Pai Gow Poker Differences – Physical vs. Online
Physical: Players may play more than one hand when sitting at a Pai Gow table with fewer players than hands. The extra hands are called “dragon” hands. Online: The player may play only one hand; dragon hands are not supported. 

Physical: A player may choose to be the banker and must cover all winning bets. Online: The dealer is always the banker. 

Physical: Splitting the seven-card hand incorrectly so the two-card hand has a higher poker rank than the five-card hand forfeits the game. Online: The player may re-split the hand. The game only continues when the five-card hand has a higher poker rank than the two-card hand. 

Physical: The player can ask the house for help when deciding how to split the hand. The house would then show how it would split the hand. Online: The online version does not support asking the house for help. 

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