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Why California Grand Casino is Your Best Bet in the Bay Area!

The California Grand Casino brings you your favorite card games at our East Bay casino! Voted the Best Casino in the East Bay 7 years in a row, the California Grand Casino continues to be the oldest continuously operating poker room in the world. The California Grand Casino opened its doors in 1854 as a hotel, saloon, and Wells Fargo Pony Express stop. Since then, the poker action has never stopped.  

In 2009, we opened a new facility that is open 24 hours a day, all year long for fun and action. With widescreen TVs, a 19-table gaming area, full bar, smoke-free facility, and free Wi-Fi, you will never miss out. It’s a great place for you to have fun, relax, and learn new games with friends after work or by yourself on a day off. We offer Poker, Hot Action Black Jack, Three Card Poker, EZ Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, and now, Face Up Pai Gow Poker with the lucky Fortune Bet. Check out our game pages to learn more about our fast-paced games and the big payouts. 

If you get hungry while playing, check out our Grand Café. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our friendly staff and dealers will make sure to enhance your experience every step of the way.  

Learn more about our games and new player coupons. California Grand Casino is Your Best Bet in the Bay Area! 

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Fan Favorite: Pai Gow Poker

When you play a card game at a casino, you may stick with the ones you know, but what’s more fun than learning a new game and strategy to help you win big? Pai Gow Poker is a great game if you have a small bankroll, but have the patience to learn the strategy.  

Pai Gow Poker was created right here in California and is a favorite among our players.  

Pai Gow Poker is also called Double Hand poker. Each player receives 7 cards and you must then split them between 2 and 5 card poker hands. The only requirement of the game is that the 5 card hand must outrank your 2 card hand. You 2 card hand plays the Dealer’s 2 card hand, and your 5 card hand plays against the 5 card Dealer’s hand. The object of the game is to set your hands so that they defeat the Dealer’s hands. The good news is that at the California Grand Casino, the Jokers are fully wild to help you complete everything from straights and flushes to four of a kinds, giving you an extra edge. 

Pai Gow Poker is a game that was dedicated to bring you a fun challenge and help build your bankroll. To learn more about how to play the game, visit our Pai Gow Poker page. You will find optimal strategies and gameplay at our award winning Bay Area card club.