- The game is played with a 53-card deck, with a Joker included.
- The Joker can only complete certain winning combinations:the Straight, Flush, Straight Flush and Royal Flush.
- The Joker is considered equal to the value of an Ace, if used in conjunction with other Aces. So, you can use the Joker to make a pair with an Ace.
- If your cards do not contain any valid hands, the card of highest value must remain in the High Hand.
- If you and the Dealer both have high cards of the same value, the second highest value cards are compared.
- If your Low Hand value is equal to the Dealer's, the Dealer wins.
- If your High Hand value is equal to the Dealer's, the Dealer wins.
- If you and the Dealer have the same High Hand or the same Low Hand, it is called a Copy. The Dealer's hand wins.
- If you win one hand and lose the other hand, the game is a Push. Your total bet is returned to you.
- A Straight completed by a Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace is the highest ranking Straight. An Ace, Two, Three, Four and Five is the second highest ranking Straight. All other Straight hand combinations are ranked according to their value, and the highest ranking Straight wins.
The standard payout for any winning hand is simple - it is even money (1-to-1). In these situations, the House will take a fee of 5%. Of course, you also have the option of placing a Bonus Bet before the deal, at which point the criterion for determining the degree of a win on this Bonus Bet, if any, would be the entire seven-card hand you possess.
The following list indicates the hands that will win Bonus Bets, along with the exact odds of the payout on each of those hands:
7 Card Straight Flush --- 8,000 to 1
Royal Flush plus a Pair of Deuces --- 2,000 to 1
7 Card Straight Flush with a Joker --- 1,000 to 1
Five Aces --- 400 to 1
Royal Flush --- 150 to 1
Straight Flush --- 50 to 1
Four of a Kind --- 25 to 1
Full House --- 5 to 1
Flush --- 4 to 1
Three of a Kind --- 3 to 1
Straight --- 2 to 1