Introducing An All New Table Game Exclusive to Hard Rock Tampa

As promised, we’ve got the latest news on Table Games coming your way to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (SHRT) next month. We’ve outlined the two most important details that you need to know: rules and ranking. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the elite table game available to SHRT in just a few days, Saigon 5!

5 Rules of the Game

  1. The game is played with a traditional deck of 52 playing cards and one Joker.
  2. Each Player will receive five cards and will form two hands.
    • The first hand will have three qualifying cards.
    • The second hand will have two decision cards.
  3. In order to qualify, the Player must choose three cards that total 10, 20, or 30. If three of the five cards don’t total 10, 20, or 30 then no further action is required and the following will occur:
    • The Player will either lose the non-qualifying hand to a Dealer qualifying hand or push/tie to a non-qualifying Dealer hand.
    • If a Player requests that their losing hand not be turned over, the Dealer shall spread and count the backs of the cards before placing them in the discard rack
  4. If the Player qualifies and the Dealer does not then the Player will win even money on his/her Ante wager unless the Player has a two card point count of five in which the Player shall receive 50% of his/her wagered amount.
  5. If both the Player and Dealer qualify, the next step is to compare the total of the two card decision hand. Whoever has the highest total of the two card hand wins (all ties are a push), regardless of the total from the three card hand.

Note: If a Joker is used on the three card qualifying hand or two card decision hand it can have a value of 3, 6, or 9.


The cards in Saigon 5 Card rank in this order, each card is given a point value: 2s through 10s have their own denomination as their value; Jacks, Queens, and Kings have a value of 10, and Aces have a value of one. The Joker can be used in the two-card or three-card hand as a 3, 6, or 9. If the sum of the two-card-hand is greater than 10, it should be subtracted from 10. With ten being the highest and one being the lowest, the following chart make up the two card hand combinations:

Points 2-card-hand combination
1 (A,10),(2,9),(3,8),(4,7),(5,6)
2 (A,A),(2,10),(3,9),(4,8),(5,7),(6,6)
3 (A,2),(3,10),(4,9),(5,8),(6,7)
4 (A,3),(2,2),(4,10),(5,9),(6,8),(7,7)
5 (A,4),(2,3),(5,10),(6,9),(7,8)
6 (A,5),(2,4),(3,3),(6,10),(7,9),(8,8)
7 (A,6),(2,5),(3,4),(7,10),(8,9)
8 (A,7),(2,6),(3,5),(4,4),(8,10),(9,9)
9 (A,8),(2,7),(3,6),(4,5),(9,10)
10 (A,9),(2,8),(3,7),(4,6),(5,5),(10,10)


Hand Type Pay Table
5 Aces 5000 to 1
Royal Flush (No Joker) 1000 to 1
Royal Flush (With Joker) 250 to 1
Straight Flush 100 to 1
Four of a kind 50 to 1
Full house 20 to 1
Flush 15 to 1
Straight 12 to1
Three of a kind 10 to 1
Two pair 8 to 1


** A Joker can be used in the Bonus Bet to complete a Straight, Flush, Straight Flush, Royal Flush, or as an Ace.


All information courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa