Game Rules

Paigow is a comparing card game played between the player and the dealer. The goal of the game is to divide a seven-card hand into a left hand with five cards and a right hand with two cards. The pattern of the left hand must be greater than that of the right hand. If each hand of the player is higher than that of the dealer respectively, the player wins. If each hand of the player is lower than that of the dealer respectively, the player loses. In other cases it is a tie between the player and the dealer, and the player's bets are returned.

Paigow is dealt from a shoe containing one deck of cards inclusive of 52 cards plus one joker. The joker is a wild card which can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush. For each round, seven cards are dealt face up to each hand, starting from the player and alternating between the hands. After the player divides his hand cards, the comparing rules are applied to determine who is the winner. The round is then finished, the outcome is announced and winning bets are paid out.

Comparing Rules

・Pattern Order: Royal Flush > Straight Flush > Four Of A Kind > Full House > Flush > Straight > Three Of A Kind > Two Pair > One Pair > High Card

・Rank Order: A > K > Q > J > 10 > 9 > 8 > 7 > 6 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 2


If the player defeats the dealer, the winning bets are paid out according to the player's card pattern.

・Royal Flush pays 5 to 1.
・Straight Flush pays 3 to 1.
・Four Of A Kind pays 3 to 1.
・Full House pays 2 to 1.
・Flush pays 2 to 1.
・Straight pays 2 to 1.
・Three Of A Kind pays 1 to 1.
・Two Pair pays 1 to 1.
・One Pair pays 1 to 1.
・High Card pays 1 to 1.

What's New

Version 2.6

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Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings

Pai gow


This is the worst game I have ever played. The dealer gets aces almost every hand. They also constantly get great hands. I will not recommend this to anyone. Ive never seen the dealer get so many full houses.

Pretty good


Fun app if you like pai gow. Occasional errors are noticed - loser and tied splits result in a push, falsely giving player a small edge. Occasionally the dealer makes an error in setting hand, i.e. Choosing the wrong card for the small hand when dealt a 6 card straight. I turned the 3000 into 2.2 million so I am a little suspicious of the overall algorithm used. Otherwise I would quit my job and move to Vegas!

Great practice for Vegas


Simple, fun, great game.
For those that gave bad reviews: Some may not realize that the suits have an order -that's why they think the game is wrong. Also, if you lose 3000 chips (!!!) and need to buy more, then it's a good thing you aren't playing for money! Try playing one chip at a time until you know what you're doing!


QiYo Creative Network Technology Co., Ltd.
400.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Simulated Gambling
© 2012-2017 QiYo Creative Network Technology Co., Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. 3,000 Chips $0.99
  2. 18,000 Chips $4.99
  3. 38,000 Chips $9.99


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