California Table Games

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Whatever game you enjoy playing most, Golden West Casino is sure to have the exciting Vegas-style casino table games you like the most. Our seasoned dealers enjoy teaching new players and with a variety of side-bets and linked progressive jackpots you’re sure to get lucky at any of our fun table games.

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No Bust Blackjack

No Bust Blackjack is the California version of the blackjack that is played around the world. The main differences between No Bust blackjack and regular blackjack are:

a) Players do not automatically lose when their hand totals is more than 21 points.
b) A bonus Ace plus a 10 valued card, on the initial deal, is a Natural.
c) A Natural beats all other hands including non-natural 21s.

Similar to all California style games, No Bust blackjack is banked by a player/dealer and all participating players play against that player/dealer. All wagers receive action to the extent that player/dealer’s money covers.

HOW TO PLAY

Each player receives two initial cards face up. Player/dealer receives one card up and one card down. Players have the opportunity of taking additional cards in turn. Once everyone has drawn, player/dealer’s hand is exposed at which time the player/dealer draws. After the draw is completed, each player’s hand is compared to that of the player/dealer’s and the party with the better hand wins.

Action moves clockwise. Wagers will be settled from the position of Action Button. That position is determined by the player/dealer’s hole card. Player/dealer is always 0 and it is not counted as a position when determining the action.

The designated dealer button rotates, and any player may take a turn being the player/dealer for two consecutive hands.

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Game used with permission from The Wizard Of Odds
This game is for educational purposes only.


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Three Card Poker

Three Card Poker is played with a standard 52 card deck. No Joker is used. The object of the game is to beat the player/dealer’s hand using the following ranking:

Straight flush
Three of a kind
Straight
Flush
Pair
High card (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2).
Suites have no ranking value, they are considered to be equal.

HOW TO PLAY

Players place an “ante bet” and receive a three-card hand. After inspecting the hand, if a player wishes to continue playing that player must place a “play bet” equal to the ante bet. Those who wish to stop simply leave their cards faced down; their ante bets will then be lost to player/dealer.

Independent of ante and play bets, players can place a bonus wager. Bonus bets must equal the amount of Ante Bets and they are paid as follows:

Royal Flush………………200:1
Straight Flush………… …40:1
Three of a Kind…… ……30:1
Straight……………… ………6:1
Flush……………………………3:1
One Pair………………………1:1

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Game used with permission from The Wizard Of Odds
This game is for educational purposes only.


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EZ Baccarat

EZ Baccarat™ is played the same way as traditional baccarat except there is no longer a 5% commission on a winning Banker wager. Instead, a winning Banker hand having a three card total of seven (The Dragon 7™) is a push.

Additional wagers include:

Dragon 7™: A Banker win with a 3 card total of 7 is called a Dragon 7; and optional bets made on this winning outcome are paid 40 to 1. The Banker side is a “Push”. All other bets lose.

Panda 8™: A player win with a 3 card total of 8 is called a Panda 8; and optional bets made on this winning outcome are paid 25 to 1. The player side is paid even money. All other bets lose.

HOW TO PLAY

The object of the game is to assemble two hands of two or three cards with a point value as close to nine as possible. Aces count as one, picture cards count as zero, and all other cards have their face value.

The dealer deals two hands of two cards each, two cards to the right and two cards to the left one by one in rotation. The hand to the left of the dealer is a community hand that belongs to those that placed a bet on the dealer line. The dealer’s first card is dealt face up and the second card is face down. The hand to the right of the dealer is a community hand that belongs to those that placed a bet on the player line. The player’s hand is dealt face up.

Players have the option to bet on the player’s hand, the player/dealer’s hand, or make an early or late tie bet.

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Game used with permission from The Wizard Of Odds
This game is for educational purposes only.


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Pai Gow Poker

Pai Gow Poker is a simple game to play. It is played with a 53-card deck, which includes the joker. The joker is wild: it can be used as any card.

HOW TO PLAY

The dealer deals the cards into seven piles of seven cards. Six of the hands go to players and one hand goes to the player/dealer. The player/dealer shakes the dice cup, which contains three dice, and the total on the dice determines who receives the first set of cards and where the action begins. The player/dealer position is always 1, 8, and/or 15.

At Golden West Casino, an automatic shuffler and a random number generator will be employed to deal the cards and replace the function of the dice cup. However, all basic concepts of the dice cup and the deal of hands remain the same.

Out of the seven cards that each player receives, the player creates a two-card hand (called the front hand) and a five-card hand (called the back hand). The two-card hand must rank lower than the five-card hand. The goal of the game is to make two hands that are both higher than the two hands made by the player/dealer. Pai Gow Poker uses the same ranking of hands as in all high poker games. All bets are made against the player/dealer.

The player wins if both of his or her hands rank higher than those of the player/dealer.A tie (push) occurs if one hand is higher and the other is lower; no bets are transacted.

The player/dealer wins all tie (copy) hands. Tie hands are hands that have identical values. Suites are not used in hand valuations. The player/dealer wins if both of the player's hands are lower than the player/dealer's hands. It is a push when player/dealer wins one of the hands and loses on the other. When there is a push no chips are transacted.

The designated dealer button rotates, and any player may take a turn being the player/dealer for two consecutive hands.

The house dealer deals, reads and compares all hands and settles all payoffs at even money, from the player/dealer’s chips.

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Game used with permission from The Wizard Of Odds
This game is for educational purposes only.


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Ultimate Texas Hold'em

Ultimate Texas Hold’em features head-to-head play against the player/dealer and optional bonus bets.

HOW TO PLAY

The player/dealer position will be selected as in other games approved by the Bureau of Gambling Control; and the player/dealer will only “bank” the hand (including bonus bets) for two (2) consecutive times before it is offered in a clockwise fashion around the gaming table.

Players and the player/dealer each receive two cards. They combine them with five community cards to make their best five-card hand.

Ultimate Texas Hold’em lets players bet aggressively. The earlier they bet, the more they can risk and win, If players bet pre-flop, they may risk 3x or 4x their ante. If they bet on the flop, they may bet 2x their ante. If they wait until the river, when all community cards are out, they may only bet lx their ante.

This game also features optional bonus bets, the Trips bonus and Bad Beat bonus. Players win the Trips bonus if their final five-card hand is three of a kind or higher and bad beat bonus if either the player or player/dealer is beaten by three of a kind or better.

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Game used with permission from The Wizard Of Odds
This game is for educational purposes only.


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