Pai Gow poker is a Chinese gambling game that has been popular around the world since the 19th century. Historically, it was mainly played in Hong Kong and Macau, but is now widely available in many countries, including Uganda.
The game is a variation of the ancient Chinese domino game pai gow and is played with seven cards. The main objective of the game is to create two poker hands with the seven cards. The five-card hand must have a higher rank than the two-card hand. The game is traditionally played with a joker, which can be used as an ace or to complete a straight or flush.
In Uganda, Pai Gow poker is a popular game at both land-based and online casinos. In recent years, it has also become increasingly popular as a live casino game, offering players the chance to enjoy the thrill of the game in a real-life setting.