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Ninjahero
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28/04/2019 8:30 am  

Was rewatching the film last night and that opening game scene still makes me smile. 

I started working in the casino industry in the early 2000's. I still remember the first time I rewatched the film after I started my new job. I freaked out at the "dominos" game in the beginning.  I was like, "I know that game now."

Anyway, I'm actually training some of our supervisors all next week in Pai Gow tiles and every time I do, I think of BTiLC. Such a happy memory. 

For anyone curious, Jack opens a pair of teens and a pair of deys. Those are the 2nd and 3rd highest pairs in the game. And just getting one pair means you have a strong hand. It's basically like he opened a royal flush for all you poker fans out there. 


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28/04/2019 8:49 am  

Heaven and earth. 🙂


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Old Jack
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28/04/2019 8:55 am  

Pai Gow looks simple enough but you need a good head for maths. Was Jack a latent maths savant?


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Ninjahero
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29/04/2019 6:17 am  

It's actually very simply math wise. The toughest part for most people is learning the tile rankings. They don't follow a traditional numeric value. The game itself is actually very similar to Baccarat if you're familiar with that game. You're trying to get to 9 if you don't have pairs or Wong, Gong, or High 9. 


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Old Jack
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29/04/2019 7:24 am  

The film Premium Rush centres around a pai gow casino if I recall. I may have to look it up again.


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Ninjahero
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30/04/2019 9:06 am  

It's a fun game. My favorite game to deal/teach. 


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Old Jack
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30/04/2019 9:23 am  

Where can you get a set of tiles?


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Ninjahero
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01/05/2019 9:07 am  

You can actually get sets on Amazon. They're all mostly the same. Just find a box you like. I searched Pai Gow Tiles on Amazon and got a bunch of hits. Even ones like this which are actually versions we've used in the casino. Hilarious. 


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Old Jack
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01/05/2019 10:00 am  

Cheers!


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