UP84
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April 9th, 2017 at 6:29:16 AM permalink
A question about being the banker in pai gow tiles.

Iím banker and thereís four other players at the table. Are wins, losses and pushes based on the other playersí hands versus my hand, or versus the dealerís hand? Of course the flip side of this is say one of the other four is banker and I choose to play. Is my win loss or push based on my hand versus the bankerís hand or the versus dealerís hand?
SOOPOO
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April 9th, 2017 at 6:56:23 AM permalink
Quote: UP84

A question about being the banker in pai gow tiles.

Iím banker and thereís four other players at the table. Are wins, losses and pushes based on the other playersí hands versus my hand, or versus the dealerís hand? Of course the flip side of this is say one of the other four is banker and I choose to play. Is my win loss or push based on my hand versus the bankerís hand or the versus dealerís hand?



You play your hand against the dealer's hand. You either win, lose, or push against the dealer's hand. THEORETICALLY other players can play against you as well. But where I've played (mostly the Rio) the other players bet WITH you against the dealer, or choose to sit out.

If you choose to play against the dealer (banker) when another player is dealer, you are only concerned with the dealer's (actually called banker's) hand.
charliepatrick
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April 9th, 2017 at 3:39:23 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

...the other players bet WITH you against the dealer, or choose to sit out...

Where I've played (UK) it seems they prefer if you don't play against their bank, they seemed to take great offense when I did once. They usually all pile on their bank as they want the dealer's money.

So my recommendation to new players is to sit out or, if you really want to, add the minimum to their bank.
Aussie
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April 9th, 2017 at 4:36:17 PM permalink
When you take the bank you become the dealer and therefore other players are playing against you. I have never heard of taking the bank and having other players play against the casino.
TigerWu
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May 24th, 2017 at 3:21:33 PM permalink
Quote: Aussie

When you take the bank you become the dealer and therefore other players are playing against you. I have never heard of taking the bank and having other players play against the casino.



When you bank in tiles, the other players have three options: they can sit out the hand, play against you, or co-bank WITH you and play against the casino. 99% of the time they will co-bank with you, because it's kind of an unwritten rule of etiquette you don't play against a banking player.
Wizardofnothing
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May 24th, 2017 at 3:29:34 PM permalink
I Bank every day and have NEver Had anyone cobank
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TigerWu
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May 24th, 2017 at 3:32:35 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

I Bank every day and have NEver Had anyone cobank



Really?? They just play against you? Or sit out?
Wizardofnothing
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May 24th, 2017 at 3:46:30 PM permalink
Most sit out - occasionally a random will play who either doesn't understand or see that I'm banking or mad that I am
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May 24th, 2017 at 4:08:14 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

I Bank every day and have NEver Had anyone cobank



Where do you play? At the Rio there is 'co-banking' on virtually every hand where a player banks.
Wizardofnothing
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May 24th, 2017 at 4:12:34 PM permalink
Yes it's offered never seen anyone use it- I play east of the mississippi
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