Asian Casino Games
Asian Casino Games and variants of these games have become more and more popular in both land based and online gambling venues. Check out a brief description of some Asian Casino games below and the best places to play these games at. We are continually adding to our Asian Casino games page so please keep coming back for more bonuses and games related to Asia.
Pai Gow Poker is the Americanized version of the Chinese Pai Gow game. Pai Gow poker is played with 52 card deck with one Joker card. It is a seven-card poker game in which up to 6 players try and defeat the banker. Paig Gow poker players try and create two poker hands from the 7 cards dealt. A five card and two card hand.
Sic Bo, meaning dice pair, is a casino game, popular in Asia and widely played in casinos. Sic BO was introduced to by Chinese immigrants and now it can be played in most casinos in Europe and the USA. Sic Bo is played with three dice. Rules are simple; either select individual numbers, or a combination of the numbers that will appear on the dice after they are shaken and rolled.
Mahjong is a popular strategy game supposedly invented by Confucius. Variations of the Mahjong game are played in Korea and Japan and other Asian regions. Mahjong is played with 136 tiles from which players receive thirteen tiles. The object is to form groups of tiles to create winning hands. Mahjong has a fairly extensive set of rules but once learnt the beauty of the game unravels and becomes more apparent.
Baccarat is an extremely popular game and although not Asian in origin it remains one of the most favoured gambling games for Asian gamblers. The game of Baccarat originated in Italy during the middle ages. There are very few decisions for a player to make; bet on the banker, the player or on a tie. All the baccarat rules are pretty much pre-determined. The purpose to the game of baccarat is to bet on the hand that achieves the closest to nine points as possible, in a hand of either two or three cards.
Pachinko is a Japanese game that is a mixture of video slot machine and pinball. Pachinko games now appear in online casinos and in a short period of time have become popular with slot players. In order to play Pachinko you need to select steel balls, the idea of the game is to win more steel balls then when you started.
The most famous of all Asian Casinos is Casino Lisboa in Macau. The Casino Lisboa is owned by the most famous of all gambling entrepreneurs in Asia namely Stanley Ho.
Macau was a Portuguese colony until 1999 which legalised gambling in 1850 and after transfer of political power became a special administrative region of the Peoples Republic of China which allowed gambling to continue.
Macau is the only region within China where legalized gambling can take place and that has meant the region has experienced a boom. Many Chinese and other Asian gamblers now go to the Casino resorts and Western gambling companies have started building resorts in Macau.
Gambling Revenues in Macau have long since overtaken those of the Las Vegas strip simply due to the numbers of gamblers that frequent the establishments.
Malaysia is home to one of the largest and most picturesque of Casinos. The Genting Highlands Casino or Resorts World Genting has been built at the top of a mountain which is surrounded by tropical forest.
The Genting Casino complex can be accessed by a cable car that takes gamblers over Virgin forest. Genting Casino is the only legal Casino complex in Malaysia.
There are other smaller Asian Casino markets in Singapore and Vietnam as well as proposed ones in both Cambodia and Myanmar. We have focussed though on the larger Asian Casinos that we have actually visited.