Pai Gow Poker Lingo: Push

When playing Pai Gow Poker, a “Push” is another word for a tie. It means nobody wins, not the dealer, and not the player. For the player to win a hand, their “top and bottom” hands must beat the dealer’s top and bottom hands. If the player only wins on one, and not the other, then no chips are passed and it is considered a “push.” A majority of the hands played in Pai Gow Poker result in a push. For that reason, people like to play it as an easy way to get a few FREE drinks. If you can find a $5 table, then you can usually last a long while and collect several FREE drinks over the course a few hours.