Pai Gow Poker History
Pai Gow began in China. It is a very old card game. You may find that it is a little complicated as it is based on tiles such as dominoes are. The tiles are going to be made into four groups by the dealer. The dealer will then roll dice to see which of the players will get the tiles.
Since this early game there have been several different styles to Pai Gow with some changing to the rules. The rules changed in the 19th century when Pai Gow began extremely popular in China again. We don't know that much about the game rules and how they have changed, just that they have over time. Pai Gow Poker is based on the tile game mentioned above. The difference is of course you are playing with cards rather than tiles. Some of the rules may also be altered. Pai Gow is a bit like poker in some respects as well.
It was not until the 1980's that Pai Gow Poker made its way to the US. In fact the first time this game was seen it was played in California where a lot of Chinese immigrants started to make a home. Las Vegas started playing Pai Gow Poker in 1987. It took even longer for placed like Atlantic City to get the game. Some of the problem was related to the laws of the state. Since this time the casinos have offered it as popularity has demanded, though it is not as greatly demanded as other games. Online casinos are the place you might want to play Pai Gow poker.