Gambling Control Board Considering Proposal to Allow Pai Gow Poker at Oxford Casino 

Maine’s gambling control board is considering a proposal to allow a new a variation of poker at one of the state’s casinos. At its regular meeting Tuesday in Augusta, the board will consider Oxford Casino’s proposal to begin offering a card game known as Pai Gow, a variant of a Chinese gambling game played with dominoes. The goal is for a player to assemble seven cards dealt into two separate poker hands – one with five cards, the other with two – in hopes of beating the dealer on both. The gambling control board will see a demonstration of the game and review proposed rules for it.