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Pai Gow poker is the American version of a Chinese gambling game that is played with Chinese dominoes. The object of Pai Gow poker is for a player to create both a five-card poker hand and a two-card poker hand out of the seven cards he or she is dealt by the dealer. This is a great game for more adventurous party hosts who want to add a unique touch to their casino party. At Chicago Casino Event Planners we offer professional Pai Gow poker rentals including tables, dealers and all the accessories.
History of Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker comes from an ancient Chinese game called Pai Gow, which translates to make-nine in Chinese. They played this game hundreds of years ago with tiles, similar to dominoes, and a dice. The main goal of each player was to acquire more combinations to get them closer to nine than their opponent. Pai Gow was brought to America around the 19th century by Chinese immigrants in search of a better life. In ancient Pai Gow, each domino had its unique pattern, and there were up to 21 different designs. There were 32 tiles in a set that were made up of two different suits. These suits were known as the “military” and “civilian.” These were chosen as a result of the warring mentality of the Chinese at that time. They had no distinctive markings to differentiate the tiles. Players must remember which tiles belong to which suit. It was played by giving seven tiles to each player. Bets were then made on who got better tiles.
How to Play Pai Gow Poker
In Pai Gow Poker, a standard deck of 52 cards is used, as well as one joker. The object of the game is quite simple, beat the banker. The banker can be anyone at the table, not just the dealer. To beat the banker, you use the seven cards you are dealt to make two poker hands. The first one is a five-card “high” hand and a two-card “low” hand. The only condition is your high hand must beat your low hand. Once the hands have been set, the dealer will reveal them along with the banker’s hand. There are then a few possible outcomes. One, the dealer wins both hands, and the player will lose their bet. Two, the play wins one hand, the dealer wins the second hand, which then leads to a push, and no money is lost or won. Finally, the player wins both hands and wins their bet. Ties, however, will go to the dealer. Add a Pai Gow Poker rental to your next event. We bet it will be the talk of the party!