Double Hand Poker

Out of the seven cards you make two hands, one 2-card hand and one 5-card hand. The 5-card hand (the back hand) must rank higher than the 2-card hand (the front hand).

The player will place the hands face down with the 2-card hand in front and the 5- card hand in back.

After all players have set their hand the house dealer will open the Player/Dealer’s' hand.

The Player/Dealer’s will determine which way the hand will be set.

Any player may ask for their hand to be set House Way.

Bay 101 provides house dealers for all games but does not participate in the actual play of the game and has no interest in the outcome of play. No player ever plays against or makes a wager against Bay 101.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem please call for help:

1-800-GAMBLER 1-800-426-2537

or visit

Bay 101 Casino
1788 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95112
408 451-8888
408 451-8800



To win both of your hands, the front and back, must rank higher than the Player/Dealer hands. If both the Player/Dealer hands rank higher than the player's two hands, the Player/Dealer’s wins.

If only one of the hands ranks higher it is a push, meaning neither side wins with each player keeping their bet. If either of the hands are identical (called a copy), the Player/Dealer’s wins all copies.

The Player/Dealer’s may only receive action on the amount wagered to the extent that money covers. The payoff starts with the action button and once the Player/Dealer wager is gone the hand is over. It is possible to hold a losing or winning hand and receive no action or partial action.

The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards and one Joker. The Joker may be used as an Ace or to complete a straight or a flush. The game is dealt on a poker-style table to seven players (positions). Backline wagering (players standing behind) is allowed.

The deck consists of 4 suits:

Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs

The suits are of equal value. Each suit has 13 cards. Ranking from highest to lowest are:

Joker, Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and Ace = 1

Note: An Ace may be played high or low for a five card straight.

A-2-3-4-5 = Low Straight
A-K-Q-J-10 = High Straight

The Joker may be used for Aces, straights and flushes.

Rank of hands:
Five Aces, Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, One Pair, High Card


The house dealer controls the shuffling and dealing of the cards, orderliness of the game and the house collections for each hand.

The dealer button denotes which one of the seven players is the Player/Dealer’s for each hand.

Each player may bank twice and the button rotates clockwise. A player may decline or accept the Player/Dealer’s position.

All players play their hand against the Player/Dealer hand only.

The house dealer will deal 7 hands (piles). Each hand contains 7 cards, all face down.

The Player/Dealer’s selects one of the 7 piles as the first hand to be delivered. The dealer will place an action button on the selected hand.

The dice cup, containing 3 dice, will be shaken by the Player/Dealer’s to determine which seated player (position) receives the first action hand. The Player/Dealer’s is always counted as numbers 1, 8 or 15.

The dealer will deal each player (position) a hand consisting of 7 cards each.

The Player/Dealer hand will be kept face down in front of the house dealer.

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CA 95112 ♣ 408.451.8888

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