VEGAS, NV - Palace
Station Hotel and Casino recently expanded its Asian games
area, known as Pit 8, with the introduction of Pai Gow Tiles
(or Chinese Dominoes).
of the new table brings to a total of 12 games in Pit 8, which
included the addition of two new Pai Gow Poker tables.
added the new game to Pit 8 because it is one of the best
examples of an Asian game that can be played here. Dominoes
has been played in China since at least the 12th century and
it is believed that Chinese Dominoes were designed to represent
possible throws of the dice because they are no blank faces
on the tiles," said Jim Dickstein, Palace
Station Director of Casino Operations.
Station is one of 17 Las Vegas casinos to offer Pai Gow
Tiles and one of the two off-Strip gaming venues to offer
Tiles is an intricate game that is played with a set of 32
tiles or dominoes. The tiles are shuffled, stacked and cut
then a set of three dice is rolled to determine the order
of the deal. The tiles are then dealt four at a time to each
hand. Gee Joon, (tiles ½ & 2/4) is the highest hand following
by eleven matched pairs ranked from highest to lowest. After
pairs, the next best hand is a nine count, followed by eight
and so on. To play the game, hands are set to have two distinct
pairs, a high and low hand. To win, both hands must win. Once
each player has set his/her hand, the house exposes its tiles
and compares the hand to each player.