Pai Gow Poker is an American version of the Chinese Pai Gow which is played with cards using poker hands, but Pai Gow Poker is played by using Chinese dominoes.
The players and the dealer are dealt 7 cards. You divide your cards into a 5-card hand and 2-card hand. Your two hands are then compared to the dealer's two hands. The objective is to get a better 5-card hand and 2-card hand than the dealer.
Hands are ranked according to usual poker rules, except the Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5 straight is considered to be the 2nd highest straight. Another exception is the joker is included. The Joker can be used to complete a 5-card flush, straight, or straight flush. If not, the Joker is counted as an Ace.
If both of your hands are better than the dealers, you win. If both of the dealer's hands are better than yours, the dealer wins. If you win one hand and lose the other hand, you Push. If you get a “Tie” on either hand, the dealer wins the “Tie” for that hand.