We regularly comment on the effect that online casino gambling has had on our gambling preferences, and most observers would agree that apart from the slots it is the game of poker that has become been the biggest beneficiary. Serious poker gambling enthusiasts almost invariably concentrate on the Texas Hold’em poker format because that is the version of poker which is used for almost every poker tournament throughout the world, but fortunately for the rest of us gambling on poker online provides other choices. Less experienced poker gambling fans are quite rightly a little nervous about getting involved in online gambling on poker against other players who may have far more experience, but that does not mean that they can’t play the game. There are a number of online poker formats which allow poker gamblers to play against the house and Pai Gow is quickly becoming one of the favourites. For those online casino games players who like the idea of gambling on poker but have never tried gambling on Pai Gow we have detailed all the rules on our casino games pages, but here is a brief summary. The player and the house are each dealt seven cards from a standard 52 card pack plus one joker. The idea is to form two poker hands from the seven cards, one of five cards and one of two cards, and the five card hand must rank higher than the two card hand. The player or the house must win both hands to win the game, although if both hands are tied the house wins. The role of the joker in Pai Gow gambling is a little complicated, but it can be used as an Ace in either hand, or to complete a straight or a flush in the five card hand only. As with many other new online casino games, gambling on Pai Gow is best tried in Free Play mode until you are comfortable with how the game is played, but it is great fun and worth having a go.