Pai Gow is a dominoes style game where players bet on the outcome of arranging a combination of tiles. Each player, including the dealer, is dealt a hand of tiles. Players have to beat the value of the dealer's hand and accordingly have to be strategic and calculating when choosing to challenge the dealer.
Lebanon is a regional hub, important for Middle Eastern economy and diplomacy despite its small size. It is also famed for its sophisticated cuisine. Due to the impact that religious conservatism has on politics, all forms of gambling are illegal. In practice, offenders are not prosecuted, and mobile casinos are an option for locals looking to play.