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Pai Gow Poker is a combination of the American game poker, and the Chinese game that goes by the name Pai Gow, which is played with dominoes. Players are dealt seven cards, they then arrange those into one five-card poker hand, and one two-card poker hand. To win, both hands must beat the dealer’s hands.

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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.

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