We are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. 

We expect to re-open in July, but that date is presently unknown and subject to public health orders.

Please check back for more information.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at admin@californiagrandcasino.com

California Grand CasinoWhen Will California Card rooms Open?

p>

Bay area card room

When Will California Card rooms Open?

When will California Card Rooms Open? In mid-March, California’s cardrooms voluntarily closed due to the Coronavirus.   Now many are hoping to re-open following published guidance from the Governor’s office on June 5, and in consultation with local public health authorities.  Before re-opening, cardrooms will need to be in a County that has met State readiness […]

Bay Area News Group Award Best of the East Bay

Casino Near Richmond, CA

The Bay Area has so much to offer that the City of Richmond is often overlooked. The climate is the Goldilocks climate of the Bay Area, not too hot and not too cold. That weather makes the turn along 35 mile long Richmond Bay trail excellent for Hikers, Bikers, Walkers and Photographers. The bay views […]

Background for California Grand Casino

What To Do In Concord California

Concord California Concord California, located in the East San Francisco Bay Area, is a city with a rich history and charming downtown area.  Todos Santos Plaza is the center of the action in Concord, with a charming farmer’s market twice a week, live music on summer evening’s, and a collection of excellent restaurants and bars […]

Background for California Grand Casino

Casino Near Walnut Creek, CA

Activities in Walnut Creek Walnut Creek in San Francisco’s East Bay is full of outdoor sports opportunities, cultural activities and nightlife.  This fun, family friendly town just minutes from San Francisco has great weather, great restaurants as well as The Lesher Center of the Arts, outdoor parks, open spaces and many golf courses and hiking […]

Poker table with cards

Preflop Play in Omaha 8 or Better Part 2

Best Omaha Preflop Hands In part 1 we discussed different types of A2 hands, and what qualities we look at when comparing them.In this part we will look at some other types of hands, and consider when and how they might be played. Wheel Aces with High Potential These are the bread and butter hands […]

Poker table with cards

PreFlop Play in Omaha 8 or Better Part 1

Omaha Preflop Strategy Omaha 8 or Better (frequently written shorthand as O8) is a Hi-Low split the pot version of Omaha poker played fixed-limit, meaning you can only bet in fixed increments.  The low hand must be five cards of 8 or less, including Aces. As with most poker games, preflop decision making is a […]

Poker table with cards

ADVANCED PAI GOW POKER STRATEGIES

Our Pai Gow (Double-Hand) Poker game is fun and exciting to play.  In our Pai Gow Poker game, the Joker is fully wild — it can be any card — and can be used to make any hand, not just as an Ace or to complete straights or flushes, giving you more ways to make […]

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 […]

David Okimoto

David Okimoto (or “Oki” as his friends call him) is a semi professional poker player living in the East Bay and currently works in many different capacities for the California Grand Casino. His interests are many, but his passions are sports, sports, and sports! Oki is a long suffering San Jose Sharks fan and season […]