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7 Reasons to Go to Golden Acorn This Summer

Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. In fact, it likely won’t—if you take a trip to Golden Acorn for some casino entertainment. And, yep, this place is special. Without further ado, here are seven reasons why this could be the trip that makes your summer.

1. It’s On the Way

Are you traveling somewhere? Chances are, Golden Acorn (near San Diego) is on the way or not that much out of the way. In fact, the casino is right off Interstate 8 and doubles as a travel center, with great gas prices and delicious food. Whether you want to stretch your legs for a few minutes and try your hand at a slot machine or two, or you want a few hours with Lady Luck, here’s your opportunity to design the experience exactly the way you envision.

2. Win a Corvette!

Golden Acorn runs lots of cool promotions. In July, for example, one of the deals on offer is a prize of a 2017 Chevy Corvette. Other deals could end up with you winning oodles of free cash or free plays.

3. Kick Back for the Live Entertainment

Where else can you play bingo or slot machines while also getting the opportunity to listen to entertainers such as Nitro Express, Malembe, Tropic 2, and Masterpiece? The live music typically runs from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, so you have plenty of time to listen and relax while polishing your gambling chops.

4. It’s Easy

No ride to Golden Acorn? No problem. In fact, plenty of folks who have cars choose the shuttle instead. So there’s no need to stress about planning or traffic. In fact, if you’re coming from San Ysidro, there’s also a shuttle option for you. It’s the same if you live in Los Angeles, Imperial Valley, or San Diego. Getting somewhere has never been easier. (You do need to have a Golden Acorn card already.)

5. Round Out Your Summer

Maybe you worked hard this summer and barely got time to kick back. Or perhaps you traveled the world and need a chance to catch your breath. Possibly, you’re somewhere in the middle. No matter the case, Golden Acorn offers a unique chance to complete your summer. You don’t have to go far from home to experience the thrill and anticipation of potential big wins. You can even bring a bunch of friends, house guests, or relatives along and make a day of it.entertainment-near-san-diego

6. Get the Most From Your Budget

Perhaps best of all, there’s no need to break the bank (unless you want to!). Golden Acorn slot machines, video poker machines, and table games are designed for a variety of budgets and risk-tolerance levels. It’s even possible to receive a $10 free play offer when you sign up for a player card.

7. It’s Fun (and Air Conditioned!)

All of the reasons above can be distilled into one super-great reason: Golden Acorn is fun! Whether you can spend only a few dollars and have less than 30 minutes to spare on a road trip, or you want to test the waters with your nice pile of birthday money, here’s your chance to redefine fun. Gamble alone if that’s your preference or pile in a shuttle bus with a group of pals, and make memories that just might last a lifetime. Plus, the air conditioning is heaven, especially on these hot days.

Time to hit the road!

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Tips to Win Big at Golden Acorn Slot Machines

Slot machines are a great introduction to the excitement of casino gambling. At Golden Acorn Casino, we have 750 of the most exciting slot machines near San Diego, offering our guests hundreds of chances to win big. Whether you want to take it slow and cautious with a penny machine or go all out with $1 or $5 bets, we guarantee you’ll find a game that catches your eye.

Come see why we’re one of the top casinos east of San Diego!

Hundreds of Ways to Play and Win

Casino slot games have come a long way since the days of one-armed bandits and winning fruit combinations. At Golden Acorn Casino, we have hundreds of state-of-the-art slot machines to dazzle you while you play, including Sphinx 3D, a new frontier in slot gaming that utilizes the latest in 3D technology without the need for special 3D glasses. In addition to graphics that jump off the screen, our slot machines feature elaborate animation and rousing music to engage your senses—especially the telltale “Cha Ching” of a winning jackpot!

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How to Choose the Right Casino Game for You

How do you narrow down your choices? With 100’s of machines to choose from? Here’s a quick guide:

Risk taker? Try slots or video poker

It’s no secret that casino games with the highest payouts are usually the riskiest. If you love living on the edge and playing on the edge, high stakes slots and progressive slots offer huge jackpots. Video Poker also offers the potential for big wins, and you can even practice at home before hitting the casino with Golden Acorn Casino’s online Double Down Casino.

Competitive at heart? Try poker or blackjack

Do you love the thrill of pitting your strengths and skills against others? If you’re more interested in beating other players than beating the house, check out casino blackjack, especially tournaments. After all, you could have the weakest hand at the table still win the game by reading other players and playing your cards right.

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Top 10 Casino Lingo Terms to Know

You’ve got to “know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.” And if you don’t know what these and other casino terms mean, then you’re going to miss out on a great time.

To help acquaint you to the lingo, here are 10 words and phrases to know before you head into the Golden Acorn Casino near San Diego.

Betting Limit

This is the minimum and maximum bet that is set by the casino. It often varies depending on the game being played.

Coat Tail

This is slang for using the same betting strategy that a winning player is using. The hope is that by “riding their coat tail” you can win as well.

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Beat the Game: Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em

Texas Hold’em can be a really fun game once you get to know the rules. There are many moving parts in the game that can be difficult to keep track of, but the fundamentals are easy to understand and you will get more familiar with the strategy as you play.

Know a Strong Hand When You See One

One problem many new players have is simply understanding what is and is not a strong hand. If you start out the game with a pair of face cards in your hand, that’s great news. However, suited cards are also a good place to be. Try not to settle for a less than great hand unless you are really good at bluffing.

Conceal Your Strength

If you do have a strong hand, don’t be overly aggressive. If you scare everyone else out of playing, then your winnings will be stunted. Instead, stay relaxed and play slow. Don’t advertise your strength, so your neighbors will feel comfortable continuing to bet before you reveal your hand.

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Beat the Game: Black Jack Tips

Dozens of books and movies have been made about the ins and outs of black jack. While black jack is mostly a game of chance, the fact that there are a finite number of possible hands means statistics and strategy come into play. There’s hardly enough room to delve into all of the details in one blog, but there are a few tried-and-true rules that are worth remembering.

When to Stand

Getting overzealous is a surefire way to lose the hand at any casino near San Diego. Any time your hard hand is a 17 or greater, stay where you are. The pool of available cards that will keep you under 21 is small. The same is true of any soft hand from 19 to 21.

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Seven Good Luck Gambling Rituals from Around the World

Throughout the world and throughout the centuries, good luck rituals have existed in many different forms in virtually every society. They have pervaded ancient history and continue to exist in today’s modern culture.

Before you visit Golden Acorn Casino, check out these seven gambling rituals for yourself. Maybe one will provide you with some good luck!

  1. Your Lucky Socks: Many people believe that a specific item of clothing lends them luck whenever they wear it. Whether it’s lucky socks or a special tie, if you have won wearing that item before, you may just win again!
  2. Charms: Another common trend is carrying a lucky charm that is believed to carry a spell or positive energies with it. While the charm itself varies by culture, we frequently see rabbit’s feet, four-leaf clovers, crosses and more in the United States.

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Are Casino Luck Spells Really a Thing?

If you are getting ready to pay a visit to Golden Acorn Casino to try your hand at the slots, you may be looking for ways to increase your luck.

While the science behind it may be lacking, many people believe that good luck spells help improve their chances when gambling. You can even pay to have a luck spell placed on you prior to your trip.

Removing Negative Energies

Whether you believe in spells or not, there is some logic behind removing negative energies from your life before you hit the table games. Not only will removing negative energy help you enjoy more of your trip, many people believe that it can also help you increase your positive focus and draw more good luck toward you.

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Top 5 Tips for Casino Beginners

Did you know over a quarter of Americans visit a casino at least once a year? According to the American Gaming Association, that number will only grow as more tribal casinos open across the US and legalized gambling expands beyond Las Vegas. It’s easy to see why. Unlike most other entertainment and nightlife options, casinos offer that glimmer of hope of winning big. And even if the night ends without a jackpot, the thrill of possibility adds a measure of excitement you just won’t find elsewhere.

For those who have never been to a casino before, venturing out for the first time may seem a little bit intimidating. But don’t worry. There’s no fuss here at Golden Acorn Casino in San Diego. All we want to do is help you take your fun up a notch or two.

Still concerned about the whole new-to-the-casino thing? Ok, we hear you. Take a look below at our top tips for casino beginners. They should put you at ease and get you ready to ramp up the fun-factor in your life.

Tip #1: Learn the rules

Gambling is by definition a risk, but there’s no sense in worsening your odds by not understanding the rules of the games you play. Slot machines and bingo are pretty self-explanatory, but if you have your eye on a table game like Blackjack or Poker, be sure to read up on rules and strategies before you go, or try out some free online games for practice. And if you blank on the rules once you’re already at the table, don’t worry—dealers will typically help out and offer generalized advice, so don’t be afraid to ask.

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The Benefits of Celebrating the Holidays at Golden Acorn Casino

Every family has its own holiday traditions, often involving lots of gifts, tons of food, endless baked goods, and an abundance of lights and decorations. Some of it requires a lot of work and comes with a great deal of stress. This year, why not consider adding a new tradition to the mix—preferably one that allows you to give yourself over to the spirit of joy.

Whether you’re looking for an alternate plan for Christmas, New Year’s, or just some more excitement to fill those long, chilly December nights, Golden Acorn Casino in San Diego might be the holiday miracle you’re looking for. Here’s why:

Feast with no fuss

Holiday feasts typically feature a meaty centerpiece and a variety of side dishes and desserts, but all that food means hours upon hours of prepping and cooking and even more time afterward to clean up the mess. Wouldn’t you rather enjoy a sumptuous holiday meal without the fuss? Golden Acorn Casino’s Golden Grill serves up mouth-watering prime rib every day, plus all your favorite appetizers, salads, soups and more for a festive feast that can accommodate even the pickiest eater’s tastes.

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