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Pai Gow Tiles House Way from the Casino Canberra
Play a high-9 (high tile 2 or 12), gong, or wong whenever possible.
Given the choice of the 2 or 12 tile, use the 12.
Given the choice, play high-9 first, then gong, then wong. However, if doing so results in a low-3 (where high tile is less than high-6) or less, then maximize the high.
- Play 3-wong with teen, teen, 9 and 11.
- Play 7-9 with high-8, high-10, 11 and 7.
- Play 7-9 with gee/joon, 6, 5, and teen/day.
- Play a 9 with gee, 4, 5, and another tile not making a pair.
- Play high-7 & low-8 with high-8, low-8, 9, and low-10.
- Play high-3 & low-9 with high-6, low-6, gee/joon, and 7.
- Play 3-gong with 12/2, 8, 9, and low-4.
- Play low-1, high-7 with 6, 11, low-6, and 5.
- Play low-2, high-7 with high-8, low-8, 9, and low-4.
- Never split the following pairs (4, 5, 6, 10, 11, gee-joon).
- Split 2's and 12's to make 6/8 or better.
- Split 9's to make 9-9 or higher.
- Split 8's to make 7-9, or 8-8 or higher.
- Split 7's to make 7-High Nine or higher.
- Finally, never split a pair if the alternative would result in two lower hands. For example, rule B above would suggest splitting 12,12,gee,4 to make 6/8. However, retaining the pair results in 7-pair, higher low and high hands.
- Wong, Gong, and High Nine Rule
- All Other Hands
- Never play any hand that does not maximize the point count (total points between the two hands).
- If the maximum low hand is at least a high-3 (high tile is high-6 or better), then play that.
- Otherwise, if the maximum high is at least a 7, then play that.
- Otherwise, maximize the low hand.
- As long as the two point totals are not altered, given the choice:
- If the high hand is 7 or less, then play high tile in the low hand, otherwise play the high tile in the high hand.
- Do not play two tiles of high-6 or higher in the same hand.
Written by:Michael Shackleford