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Why You Won’t Find Slots in California

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 come to visit and get to enjoy the place that I call home-oceans mountains sports and of course…casinos! You just can’t beat this California cool lifestyle.

I frequently mention my gaming home-the California Grand Casino- to my friends and acquaintances but this can oftentimes give them a different mental image of what exactly the California Grand Casino is. A question I am inevitably asked is Do you have slots there? When I tell them we don’t the usual response is why not? The answer is pretty simple. Slot machines are not legal in California nor any game of chance against the house or casino, except on Indian reservations.

If my friends are still curious they generally ask so…what exactly does California Grand Casino offer? I love this question! I tell them the truth: the California Grand Casino is where real card players come to play in the East Bay, and you play against each other. People come for a multitude of different reasons but the one thing that everyone has in common is that they love to play cards. It’s a social game, a fun game, a serious game…cards are whatever type of game you want them to be! Think about the first time you played a game of cards or handled a deck. What was the first game you learned to play? Go Fish? Crazy 8s? Speed? War? Maybe it was a form of poker. Cards are ingrained in our culture and have been a part of society since cards were first invented by the Chinese around the ninth century shortly after they invented the concept of paper sheets. Just like when you were a kid and played all of those different card games the California Grand Casino has plenty of choices for you to get your card-playing fix on! Hot Action Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, EZ Baccarat, Texas Hold’em, and Omaha Poker.

So Oki how is all of that legal? It is legal because in all of these cardroom games you are playing against other players not against the casino.  You get to play against your friends and competitors just like many of you did when you were a kid. Our Cal Grand customers love the friendly competition, the camaraderie, and the chance to win our Double Jackpot currently valued at $152,800 (and which goes up everyday!). Combine that with all the extra perks that you didn’t get playing cards as a kid: a full bar, restaurant service at the tables, 27 flat screen TVs everywhere you look, and fun promotional events like our current Match Play promotion ($100 in Free Chips and Food for first time customers), plus A’s ticket giveaways, and you satisfy the adult and the kid in everyone!

Whether you’re looking to beat the summer heat or want to enjoy some games while watching your favorite team play on the big screen the California Grand Casino is the place to visit and get your game on in the East Bay. Come on in your table is waiting!

Until next time see you at the tables!

Promotions

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 Hold’em 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: We’re going to pay off the first $100 high hand at 11am. Then kick the prize up to $200 from 11am to 1pm! After that we give away $100 EVERY HOUR from 1pm to 6 pm for the best qualifying high hand each period. Then we’ll cap it all off with a $200 high hand paid at 8pm! So if you make a high hand between 11am and 6pm it only has to hold up for an hour at most to win at least $100! And if you don’t win the first one there’s another chance to win the next hour. We’re paying EIGHT prizes over a twelve-hour period! We want you to win! If no one makes a qualifying high hand during any time period Cal Grand will add that money to the next time period making the high hand payout even bigger! Bottom line: someone is guaranteed to win that money so why not you?

And there’s way more fun happening this summer at the Grand. Be sure to check in early for our Sunday no-limit hold-em tournament. We add $500 to the prize pool. For a $50 buy-in (plus $5 entry fee) you can win up to $1500! The tournament maxes out at 50 entrants and pays the top 10 finishers so be sure to get there early to assure you get a seat. If you make the final table you’re getting paid! Sign-ups start at 8 am for cash game players and 8:30 am for everyone else. After the tournament be sure to check out the Hold?em action and see if you can pick up some quick cash during the High Hand Explosion.

Your table is waiting! Come on down. Learn more about Poker at the Cal Grand.

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$100 Free Match Play!

$100 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 Port Authority to name a few. None of these previous promotions quite captured the excitement and enthusiasm that surrounds California Grand Casino’s recently launched Match Play promotion. Why? Simple. We are giving away a $100 in Match Play and Food to NEW PLAYERS just for stepping through the doors of California Grand Casino. Customers simply need to be a new player (over 21 of course!) bring their poker face to the table and get ready to get their game on.

New customers receive 4 FREE $10 Match Play Chips and $10 for food on each of their first two visits.  With our Match Play chips, we match your bets and you get the winnings.

California Grand Casino’s Match Play promotion is a hit! In the week since we’ve launched Match Play we’ve had players from all over the East Bay venture in and check out California Grand Casino for the first time. Little did they know Cal Grand Casino (as we are affectionately known) opened its doors back in 1854. We are the oldest continuously operating cardroom west of the Mississippi River. So if you like to play cards if $100 in FREE Match Play Chips and Food sounds good to you then pay us a visit.

Jack Straus 1982 poker champion has said he’d bust his own grandmother if she were in a pot with him. Some Cal Grand players can be intense like Jack Straus but not everyone takes poker quite so seriously. We have all levels of poker playing at Cal Grand-from novice to intermediate to advanced. The good news: There is money to be made here. Just three weeks ago one of our Cal Grand players won the Regular Bad Beat Jackpot of $96,200. It’s anyone’s pot! Including yours.

Come pay us a visit and be sure to ask the front desk about our Match Play new player promotion.

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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 master architect of the A’s resurgence. Dealing out of the front office as both General Manager and part owner Billy Ball as his style is coined has been a winning hand for A’s fans.

Cal Grand Casino is working weekly with Billy to bring you the inside edge on all things Athletics. Pull up a seat at the A’s table Thursdays at 4pm on 95.7 The Game and be dealt the latest front hand and back hand scoop on players coaches moves and future deal strategy to best position the A’s for a deep playoff run.

Of note is Billy’s uncanny timing and career winning hands he has played. Not only was he an MLB player he also co-authored Money Ball (along with the East Bay’s own Michael Lewis) which is regarded as the modern authority on how to use statistical counting to draft the best players. Billy has learned how to draw two cards and come up with a flush as it related to building a winning MLB hand. When Money Ball became an Oscar nominated Hollywood film Billy Beane was played by no less than Brad Pitt.

The Oakland Athletics green and gold make the East Bay a winning MLB franchise home. Cal Grand Casino puts the green and gold in your wallet daily and now into your favorite broadcast station 95.7 The Game right in the heart of the East Bay. Cal Grand Casino the Billy Beane Report and the excitement of A’s playoff baseball come to you all season long. Know the four aces (starting pitching) pull the inside draw (best bullpen in the league) and queue up the lumber (heart of the line-up) for major power plays you don’t want to miss.

Go A’s!