Pok Deng

Rules
Pok Deng is played with a deck of 52 cards and supports up to 6 players. Players' objective is to assemble the best hand ranks of two or three cards with the highest single digit to compete against the banker.



Banker Bid System
1. Players can bid for banker. A new bidding round will begin when there are no designated banker in a new round. The option to bid for banker will only be available if the minimum capital amount requirement is met. Banker Minimum Capital :
(Room Bet Amount) * ( No. of Players). Example => $10 * 5 = $50.
2. The player is immediately removed as the banker at the end of a game round when he/she does not have the sufficient amount to support another round of Pok Deng.
3. Players may bid between 10 Rounds, 5 Rounds or Skip.
4. Bidding rules as below:
* Player who bid for higher rounds win the banker role.
** If tied, player with the highest capital takes the banker role.

Banker Additional Rules
1. The designated banker may remain as the banker for the amount of rounds they bid and won. Between 5 rounds or 10 rounds.
2. During the banker's turn in a game, the banker may choose to reveal selected players’ hand to compare and make payouts. Then, the banker may draw a card and compare hand with the rest of the players’ hand. However if banker's card score value falls under 0-3, he will draw a 3rd card without making any decision/comparison.
3. Leaving the room will remove any banker status. If no players are available, banker will have to wait for players to enter.
4. If banker leaves the room midway in a game session, game session continues as per normal without the banker making any action. Bidding phase will start in the next round.
(System will provide a 5 second countdown for banker to reconnect. If banker fails to reconnect. Banker will be removed from the session. Any profit / loss will be added or deducted from the banker's account.)

Player Additional Rules
1. Player(s) competes their hand against the banker only.
2. Player(s) will be automatically removed if he/she does not have sufficient amount to bet. An amount will be set aside as insurance :
(Bet Room Max Bet Amount) * (Max Bet Multiplier). Example => $10 * 5 = $50.
3. Player(s) will draw a 3rd card if card score value falls under 0-3. (If the player's hand is 4-7, the player will be given the option to draw an additional card or stay in the same hand.).

Commission
1. 3% of commission will be deducted from all winners.
2. Comission will not be drawn if banker total winnings are below total losses

Hand Ranks
Hand ranks play a large role for winning in Pok Deng. Different hand ranks offer different payout multipliers.
Rules of comparison
1. For rank 1 & rank 6: Tied if card score is same. Example: Pok 8 vs Pok 8(2x), Taem - 7 vs Taem(3x) - 7.
2. If tied, bet amount is returned.
3. For rank 2, 3, 4, 5 (Tong, Straight flush, Straight, SamLueng): If same rank, compare the highest card rank(number), if the highest card rank is same, will compare card suit.
Rank Hand Type Hand Name Payout Description
1
Pok 8 or 9 (2X) 2X Pair of cards or 2 cards of the same suit that add up to 8 or 9. Pok 9 (2x) will tied with Pok 9, but will win Pok 8.
Pok 8 or 9 1X 2 cards that add up to 8 or 9
2
Tong 5X Three of a kind
3
Straight Flush 5X Same suit in consecutive order. A, 2, 3 is not considered a Straight (no wrap-around). Comparing highest card for tiebreaker. (AKQ > KQJ > ... > 432, ♠ > ♥ > ♣ > ♦)
4
Straight 3X All 3 cards in mixed suits but are in order sequence. A, 2, 3 is not considered a Straight (no wrap-around). Comparing highest card for tiebreaker. (AKQ > KQJ > ... > 432, ♠ > ♥ > ♣ > ♦)
5
Sam Lueang 3X Any 3 face card. Comparing highest card for tiebreaker. (KKQ > KKJ > ... > QQJ > QJJ, ♠ > ♥ > ♣ > ♦)
6
Taem 3X 3X Any 3 same suit.
Taem 2X 2X Any 2 card pair or same suit
Taem 1X Any other combination
Examples
No. Banker Hand Player Hand Winner Payout to Winner Description
1


Total: 9
Pokdeng 9


Total: 9
Pok 9
Draw - Tied, both are rank 1 and score are same.
2

Win

Total: 2
Straight Flush

Lose

Total: 2
Straight
Banker 5X Banker win, straight flush is higher rank than straight.
3

Win

Total: 1
Straight

Lose

Total: 1
Straight
Banker 3X Banker win, banker's highest card Spade A is higher than player's Diamond A.
4

Lose

Total: 4
Sam Deng

Win

Total: 5
Sam Deng
Player 3X Player win, both hands are same rank, but player has a higher score.
5


Total: 4
Taem


Total: 4
Taem
Draw - Both same rank 6 and same scores, draw.
6


Total: 5
Sam Deng


Total: 5
Taem
Draw - Both same rank 6 and same scores, draw.
Technical Specification
Wallet
1. When player place bet, amount of maximum payout will be deducted in his/her wallet.
2. After round completed, player's wallet will updated according to player's win/loss. Excess amount will returned to player's wallet.
3. Same rules applied on player as banker, amount of (maximum payout * numbers of player who placed bet) will deducted in wallet.

Role Players placed Bet Wallet Scenario Description
Player
$10 -$50 Player lost, payout is 1x $40 will returned to player's wallet.
$10 -$50 Player lost, payout is 5x $0 will returned to player's wallet.
$10 -$50 Player won, payout is 2x $69.4 will returned to player's wallet after 3% comission taken from winnings.
Banker
$10 * 5 players -$250 Banker won for $30 $279.1 will returned to banker's wallet after 3% comission taken from winnings.
$10 * 5 players -$250 Banker lost for $130 $120 will returned to banker's wallet.
$10 * 5 players -$250 Banker lost for $250 $0 will returned to banker's wallet.
$10 * 3 players -$150 Banker lost for $30 $120 will returned to banker's wallet.

More on Wallet
Check examples below for more information of wallet.

Scenario Actual Bet Amount Reserved Bet Amount Payout Valid amount Winning Profit(P/L)
Player won by 1x $10 $40 $50 $60 $10 $20
+$9.7.
Player won by 2x $10 $40 $50 $70 $10 $30
+$19.4.
Player lost to 2x $10 $40 $50 $30 $20 $0
-$20.
Player lost to 3x $10 $40 $50 $20 $30 $0
-$30.

Actual Bet Actual bet amount.
Amount Reserved Insure amount.
Bet Amount Actual bet amount + Amount reserved.
Payout Amount payback to players : Profit + Bet amount.
Valid Amount If player win, Valid amount = actual bet. If player lose, Valid amount = Bet amount - Payout
Winning Payout - (Bet Amount - Valid amount).
Profit Actual profit/loss amount of players. (Winning - Actual Bet - Commission)