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58 Pa. Code § 670a.6. Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker rankings.

§ 670a.6. Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker rankings.

 (a)  The rank of the cards used in Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker, in order of highest to lowest, shall be: ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an ace may be used to complete a straight flush or a straight formed with a 2, 3, 4 and 5 but may not be combined with any other sequence of cards (for example: queen, king, ace, 2 and 3). The joker shall be used and ranked as an ace or may be used as any card to complete a straight or a flush.

 (b)  The permissible five-card high hands at the game of Six-Card Fortune Pai Gow Poker, in order of highest to lowest rank, shall be:

   (1)  Five aces consisting of four aces and a joker.

   (2)  A royal flush consisting of an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit or a king, queen, jack and 10 of the same suit and a joker.

   (3)  A straight flush consisting of five cards of the same suit in consecutive ranking, with ace, 2, 3, 4 and 5 being the highest ranking straight flush; king, queen, jack, 10 and 9 being the second highest ranking straight flush; and 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 being the lowest ranking straight flush.

   (4)  A four-of-a-kind consisting of four cards of the same rank, with four aces being the highest ranking four-of-a-kind and four 2s being the lowest ranking four-of-a-kind.

   (5)  A full house consisting of a three-of-a-kind and a pair, with three aces and two kings being the highest ranking full house and three 2s and two 3s being the lowest ranking full house.

   (6)  A flush consisting of five cards of the same suit. When comparing two flushes, the hand which contains the highest ranking card, as provided in subsection (a), which is not in the other hand, shall be considered the higher ranking hand.

   (7)  A straight consisting of five cards of consecutive rank, regardless of suit, with an ace, king, queen, jack and 10 being the highest ranking straight; an ace, 2, 3, 4 and 5 being the second highest ranking straight; and a 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 being the lowest ranking straight.

   (8)  A three-of-a-kind containing three cards of the same rank, with three aces being the highest ranking three-of-a-kind and three 2s being the lowest ranking three-of-a-kind.

   (9)  Two pair containing two pairs, with two aces and two kings being the highest ranking two pair hand and two 3s and two 2s being the lowest ranking two pair hand.

   (10)  A pair consisting of two cards of the same rank, with two aces being the highest ranking pair and two 2s being the lowest ranking pair.

 (c)  When comparing two high hands or two low hands that are of identical hand rank under subsection (b), or contain none of the hands listed in subsection (b), the hand that contains the highest ranking card under subsection (a), which is not in the other hand, shall be considered the higher ranking hand. If a player uses a joker as the low hand, the player’s hand shall be considered the higher ranking hand. If the two hands are of identical rank after the application of this section, the dealer’s hand shall be considered the higher ranking hand.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  670a.7 (relating to wagers); and 58 Pa. Code §  670a.11 (relating to procedures for completion of each round of play).



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