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After a demonstration of the game, Nevada gambling regulators, for the first time, allowed pai gow — a Chinese version of dominos — to be offered in its casinos.
The clubs with pai gow, however, were required to have a bankroll of $10,000 per game on hand should a patron win big.
The New China Club and the Fan Tan, in Reno, were the pai gow trailblazers in the state.
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