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WHAT IS HOT ACTION BLACKJACK?

WHAT IS HOT ACTION BLACKJACK?

The old gambling saloons of the Barbary Coast played a French game called “Vingt Et Un” or “21” which gave every advantage to the dealer.   The dealer could require the players to double their wagers after the dealer saw his or her first card.  The dealer could decide whether to stand, hit or split after […]

TEXAS HOLD’EM: CHECK-RAISING IN POKER WITH NOTHING … REALLY?

TEXAS HOLD’EM: CHECK-RAISING IN POKER WITH NOTHING … REALLY?

Often when you are out of position and check after the flop the player who took the lead pre-flop will bet into you.  You think “should I call or fold?”  One thing that separates good players from beginners is their willingness to take aggressive action when the situation warrants it.  You should consider also asking […]

California Grand Casino: Poker Games with the Best Jackpots!

California Grand Casino: Poker Games with the Best Jackpots!

California Grand Casino: Poker Games with the Best Jackpots! If you want to go after some really big jackpots, you want to play poker games at California Grand Casino! Check out all of our chances to win, and note that the jackpots increase daily, so the excitement is always building! Take advantage of the great […]

Premier East Bay Casino

Premier East Bay Casino

Play all your favorite games! California Grand Casino is your Best Bet in the Bay Area! Ever wonder which casino in the Bay Area is the best one to play? In 2013, 2014, and 2015 the California Grand Casino was voted Best Casino in the San Francisco East Bay by the Bay Area News Group, […]

How to play EZ Baccarat

How to play EZ Baccarat

EZ Baccarat: Baccarat is one of the most popular table games in American Casinos, and the undisputed king in Macau.  Many variations of the game exist worldwide, varying by region.  At the California Grand Casino we play EZ Baccarat, a variant popular in all of California and the San Francisco Bay area. How to play: […]

How to Play Pai Gow Poker

How to Play Pai Gow Poker

California Grand Casino, located in the San Francisco East Bay, hosts an exciting Pai Gow poker game.  It is one of the most popular games at the California Grand. Our Pai Gow Poker game is very simple–you can learn to play it in less than a minute. Pai Gow Poker, also called double-hand poker, is […]

Go For the Green Promotion

Go For the Green Promotion

Come down to the California Grand Casino this weekend for our Go For The Green Promotion! From 12pm to 3pm this Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can enjoy $7 burgers and beer, watch golf, and be entered for your chance to win tickets to a Professional Golf Tournament in Napa California! August 13-16: http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/ October […]

Learn To Play Event

Learn To Play Event

Learn To Play Poker With 97.3 The Game’s John Lund – October 9th Right now is the best time to be a poker player. Poker fever is running high. Poker is among the most popular card games in the world. New players are entering into the game every day in large numbers. As a result […]

A Poker Life – Part 2

A Poker Life At California Grand Casino – Part 2 Hey everyone glad to have you back for the second installment of my journey from learning how to play poker to being one of the many familiar faces at the California Grand Casino in San Francisco’s East Bay! In Part 1 of A Poker Life […]

Why You Won’t Find Slots

Why You Won’t Find Slots at California Grand Casino I hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as I am! We’re very lucky to be living in a great area with amazing weather and so many wonderful recreational options. My friends that are new to the Bay Area are always amazed when they […]

Poker Table Etiquette

Poker Table Etiquette

Poker Table Etiquette – The Flow Is Good For The Game I’m sure you’ve all experienced playing at a poker table where everyone is having a great time. People are in good spirits cracking jokes (okay not all are funny) and enjoying each other’s company (and money) all while playing the game that we love […]

High Hand Promotion

High Hand Promotion

California Grand Casino is Blowing Up Sundays with our New High Hand Explosion poker promotion. Whether you play limit or no-limit you don’t want to miss this Texas Holdíem Showdown at the California Grand Casino in Pacheco; where we will be giving away a total of $1000 from 8a-8p every Sunday! Here’s how it works: […]

$40 Free Match Play!

$40 Free Match Play!

$40 Free Match Play Promotion Rocks! I’ve been in marketing and advertising for over 20 years here in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time I have conceptualized created and launched many ad campaigns and promotions for various clients including Safeway, Pepsi, Macy’s, the Fairmont Hotel, the San Francisco Ballet, and the San Francisco […]

Continuation Betting

Continuation Betting

Opening Pots and Continuation Betting Something I’ve noticed while playing in our games here is the frequency of people opening pots by raising and continuation betting on the flop. I see a large number of people that make a continuation bet literally every time that they raise before the flop. Continuation betting is generally a […]

The Billy Beane Report

The Billy Beane Report

California Grand Casino is excited to bring the A’s General Manager Billy Beane Report to you every Thursday at 4pm on 95.7 The Game during the Damon Bruce Show. The A’s have won two consecutive division crowns and are currently holding serve with the early returns so far for 2014 season. Billy is considered the […]

Seat selection in Poker

Seat selection in Poker

Seat selection in Poker – Why move? Something to always consider when sitting down at a poker game is seat selection. The players who judiciously pick their spot all have their own individual theory or preference when it comes to where and why to change seats. When you enter a game at the California Grand […]

Playing Small Pairs in LHE

Playing Small Pairs in LHE

Playing Small Pairs Before the Flop in Limit Hold’em Poker Small pairs can be very tricky hands to play. In limit Hold Em games a case can be made for all of your pre-flop options calling raising and folding. As with most things in poker there is no right answer but understanding the specific situation […]

Playing Small Pairs NLHE

Playing Small Pairs NLHE

Playing Small Pairs Before the Flop in NO Limit Hold’em Poker The holiday season is the perfect time to take a step back and be thankful for all of the wonderful things in life. If you’re anything like me one of those wonderful things is taking all of someone’s chips with a well hidden hand. […]

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