Pai Gow is an ancient Chinese gambling game, typically played with tiles rather than cards. It's a game of skill, where players try to create two hands using seven cards. In Jamaica, Pai Gow is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards, plus one joker. There are four players and one dealer. Before the game begins, the players must place their bets.
The goal of the game is to beat the dealer's hand. Each player is dealt seven cards, which they must split into two hands. The first hand, called the "front hand," must contain five cards, while the second, or "back hand," must contain two. The front hand must be of higher value than the back hand. After the players have set their hands, the dealer sets his.