Fortune Pai Gow Poker
Fortune Pai Gow Poker® is an optional bonus bet that considers
the best hand possible among the player’s seven cards.
Players may bet any amount within table limits; however, in order to qualify for the Envy Bonus payouts, a Fortune bet of at least $5 must be made. Players win the Envy Bonus when someone else at the table receives a four of a kind or higher.
How To Play
To begin each round, players make their standard Pai Gow wagers and, if they like, the Fortune bonus wager. If a player wagers at least $5 on the Fortune bonus, the dealer must place an “Envy” button next to it.
The dealer then follows house procedures for Pai Gow Poker; Players will create two (2) hands, a low ranked hand consisting of two (2) cards which will be placed face down in the designated area of the table layout and a higher ranked hand consisting of five (5) cards which is also placed face down in the designated area of the table layout.
Players may request the assistance of the dealer to set his or her hand. The dealer will suggest the House Rules, as provided in Section 22.9, but the dealer takes no responsibility for any winning or losing hands. Assistance may only be provided prior to the dealer viewing his/her own cards.
The dealer will arrange and set the house hand after all players have set their hands. The house hand will be placed in front of the chip rack, face up, in full view before exposing the players’ hands. After the house hand has been displayed, players are not allowed to touch their cards.
While reconciling the standard Pai Gow wagers, the dealer also reconciles Fortune Bonus bets:
• If the player’s hand qualifies for payouts, the dealer pays him according to the posted paytable.
• If the player’s hand does not qualify for payouts, the dealer takes his Fortune wager.
The dealer pays any Envy Bonuses at the end of the round. If at least one player has four of a kind or higher, all players with envy buttons win-see pay table. In the event more than one player has at least four of a kind, then all players with the envy buttons win multiple payouts.
Note: A player cannot win Envy Bonuses for his own hand.
FORTUNE BONUS WAGER PAYTABLE
7-Card Straight Flush (no Joker) pays 2,500 to 1
Royal Flush Plus Royal Match pays 1,000 to 1
7-Card Straight Flush with Joker pays 750 to 1
Five Aces pays 250 to 1
Royal Flush pays 125 to 1
Straight Flush pays 50 to 1
Four of a Kind pays 25 to 1
Full House pays 5 to 1
Flush pays 4 to 1
Three of a Kind pays 3 to 1
Straight pays 2 to 1
ENVY BONUS PAYTALBE
7-Card Straight Flush (no Joker) pays $1,000 Envy Bonus
Royal Flush Plus Royal Match pays $750 Envy Bonus
7-Card Straight Flush with Joker pays $250 Envy Bonus
Five Aces pays $100 Envy Bonus
Royal Flush pays $50 Envy Bonus
Straight Flush pays $20 Envy Bonus
Four of a Kind pays $5 Envy Bonus