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Try your hand at one of over 33 of the hottest table games, including a 7-table Poker Room!
Open 24 hours a day, the Poker Room features Texas Hold ‘Em in a variety of limit and No-limit structures. Bluff away!
Blackjack is a standard casino favorite but, with our optional bonus bet, you have even more ways to win! Each round begins with the standard Blackjack wager, and then players may also place the Royal Match wager. Players will then receive their first two cards, and if the cards are the same suit or a Royal Match (a King and Queen in suit), they win.
Spanish 21 is a fast-paced variation of blackjack that has become increasingly popular. The game is played on a standard blackjack table. The main difference between Spanish 21 compared to blackjack is the removal of all 10’s in the decks. Jacks, Queens, and Kings remain, but all natural 10’s are removed from every deck used at the table.
If you know much about blackjack you’re probably thinking that Spanish 21 holds a very high casino advantage. By removing all of the 10’s, Spanish 21 gains an increase in house advantage by about 25%. However, to compensate for removing the 10’s and the higher house advantage, there are very lucrative bonuses and additional rules, compared to blackjack, which bring the house advantage back down.
One of the most important rules in Spanish 21, that highly differs from blackjack, is the rule that a player’s 21 always beats a dealer’s 21.
The Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino is proud to announce that we have added an exciting new side-bet to our Three Card Poker game called the 6 Card Bonus! The Six Card Bonus side bet is based on the best 5 card poker hand when the player combines their three-card hand and the dealers three-card hand. The player wins with three-of-a-kind or better. See pay table for odds.
3-Card Poker offers 3 ways to play and 4 ways to win! Players may bet against the dealer, bet on the value of their own 3-card hand, or both!
Playing against the dealer is slightly different. This type of play begins with an Ante Wager. After looking at their hand, they may fold or place an equal Play Wager to stay in the game. If a player’s hand beats the dealer’s qualifying hand of a Queen-high or better, they win both wagers. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, players win the Ante Wager, and their Play Wager pushes.
To play the hand value only, players make the Pair Plus wager. This wins if their hand contains a pair or better. To play both the Ante and Pair Plus, players must make a Play Wager if they have placed the Ante, or they forfeit the Ante.
With premium hands of a straight or higher, players win an Ante Bonus Payout even if the dealer doesn’t qualify, or even if they lose to the dealer!
In 4-Card poker players compete directly against the dealer. Players make the Ante Wager and make the Aces Up™ Wager to compete against the Pay-table. Players receive 5 cards to make their best 4-card hand. Then the dealer receives 6 cards to make his 4-card hand. In this particular poker game, the dealer always qualifies.
After reviewing their hands, players may fold or make the Play Wager, which can be 1 to 3 times their ante. If a player’s hand beats or ties the dealer, their play and Ante Wagers win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats a player’s hand, the player loses both wagers. The Aces Up™ Bonus bet wins when players have a pair of Aces or better, and it wins regardless of whether players win or lose to the dealer. If players have a premium hand of a 3 of a kind or higher, they win an automatic bonus on their Ante Wager. Automatic bonuses always win, even when players lose to the dealer!
Pai Gow is easy to learn but tough to top in terms of fun. Players make a standard Pai Gow wager and a Fortune Bonus wager. If a player has wagered at least $5 on the Fortune Bonus, the dealer will place an “Envy” button next to his wager. The dealer then follows house procedures for Pai Gow Poker. If a player’s hand qualifies for payouts, the dealer pays him according to the posted pay-table.
The dealer pays any Envy Bonuses at the end of each round. If at least one player has a 4 of a kind, all players with Envy buttons win. In the event that more than one player has at least a 4 of a kind, all players with Envy buttons win multiple payouts. Do note a player cannot win Envy Bonuses for his own hand or the dealer’s hand.
Plays the same as regular Pai Gow with the exception that it replaces the taking of the commission on every player’s winning hand by “barring” one specific Dealer’s hand – a Queen High Pai Gow. A Pai Gow is a hand of seven different ranks and which does not contain a straight, a flush or a straight flush in it. It is a hand defined by a high card. If the Dealer’s hand is a Pai Gow with the highest card being a Queen, then the hand is called the “Queen’s Dragon” and all wagers from players on the base game will be a “push”.
Baccarat, (pronounced bah-cuh-rah), is a card game based on which hand, either the BANK or PLAYER, comes closest to a point total of 9. Tens, face cards or cards totaling 10 count as zero. Aces count as 1, deuces count as 2 and so on. In the game of baccarat, the SECOND digit of the point total is used in determining the value of the hand. For example, 8 and 6 total 14; the value of this hand would be 4 as 4 is the second digit of the total.
The version of baccarat used by the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino will be played with 8 decks of regular playing cards, 2 cut cards and a shoe.
The values of the cards used will be as follows:
In the game of baccarat, players will have 3 betting options: BANK, PLAYER and TIE. When a player bets on the TIE, they are betting that the final totals of both the BANK and PLAYER hands are the same. If this happens, a TIE bet will be paid 9 for 1.
The version used by the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino also offers a “Dragon Bonus”. This bonus awards payouts to NON-natural winning hands based on how many points the hand won by. For example, a non-natural hand that wins by 6 points (one hand totals 1 and the other hand totals 7) will receive a bonus of 4 to 1 for the amount bet. On the “Dragon Bonus”, natural winners are paid 1 to 1 or even money and natural ties are a push. Any other outcome other than a natural winner, natural tie or a win by a total of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 points results in a loss of the “Dragon Bonus” bet.
To play the Dragon Bonus side bet for baccarat, players must make the Dragon Bonus wager before the dealer reveals any cards. The dealer will then deal and reconcile the traditional baccarat hands according to house procedures.
Natural winners pay even-money on the Dragon Bonus wager and in the event of a natural that ties, the Dragon Bonus wager pushes. Non-natural winners that win by at least four points pay even-money, and the larger the margin of victory, the larger the payout.
How to play: Players make equal bets in the Ante and Blind circles and may also make the Trips bonus bet. Once players receive their two hole cards, they can either check or bet 4x their Ante. The dealer then reveals the three-card flop. If players haven’t already made a Play bet, they have a choice: check or bet 2x their Ante. The dealer then reveals the final two community cards and if players have not already bet, they can fold or bet 1x their Ante.
Next, the dealer reveals his two hole cards and announces his hand. If the player’s hand beats the dealer, their Play and Ante bets win even money. If the dealer’s hand beats the player, the player’s wagers lose. If players tie the dealer’s hand, their bets push. The Blind bet pays if the player’s winning hand is at least a straight or better, but if players beat the dealer with less than a straight or better, it pushes.
The dealer needs at least a pair to qualify. If the dealer doesn’t qualify, he returns the player’s Ante and all other bets receive action.
We’re proud to be known for having the friendliest Table Games staff in the state, and any of our dealers or floor staff would be very happy to give you instruction on how to play any of these games. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Be sure to present your Premiere Club card when you sit down to play so you can earn valuable points redeemable for food, merchandise, and even cash!
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