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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. Continue reading…
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.
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.
A trip to the casino is never a bad idea. You gather up some friends, hit the road, and get ready for hours of excitement centered around the hopes of wining big. But when is the best time to go? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. Are you looking for a quiet time when you can concentrate and learn to play a new table game? Are you hoping for a party atmosphere? Or are you hoping to score big on the slot machines? Before you decide when to go, ask yourself why you’re going. Then take a look below at some of the best times to visit and play at a casino.
Best times to visit a casino for Blackjack players
Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games, not only because it is fun and relatively easy to learn, but also because it gives the player some of the best odds of winning.
Beginning Blackjack players may want to visit the casino in the early afternoon when tables are less crowded and minimum bets are at their lowest. At this time you can learn to play the game without stressing over upsetting more knowledgeable players who are betting big bucks. In the early afternoon you are also more likely to find a table that has only a two-deck shoe which helps increase your odds even further and makes it easier to keep track of which cards have been dealt.
If you are more an advanced blackjack player looking for more action at the table or hoping to be challenged by a six-deck shoe, you’ll want to hit the tables at night when the casino is more crowded. If you want to easily score a seat at the table, it’s a good idea to show up at the casino in the early evening.
There’s never a bad time to visit Golden Acorn Casino, but with the abundance of incredible offers and giveaways this holiday season, venturing out our way in the coming weeks is a no-brainer. The best way to add to the thrill of trying your luck at the casino tables or slots is by taking advantage of some of our promotions. This month, it’s easier than ever to win big at Golden Acorn. Take a look at a few of our upcoming special events and giveaways:
$100,000 $uper Prize Wheel
Every Saturday in November, guests have the opportunity to spin the $100,000 $uper Prize Wheel for a chance at the Grand Prize. There will be two winners chosen every hour from 6PM to 10PM. Come out on Saturday night and receive one entry for every 100 points you earn. You could be the next big winner!
On select Tuesdays and Thursdays in November from 10AM through 10PM, players who earn 100 points on table games or slots will receive a free gift while supplies last. Simply visit the Player’s Gold Club to have your points verified and walk away with a token of our appreciation. Keep the gift for yourself or give it to someone special during the holidays.
Here at Golden Acorn, we get the whole Vegas thing. We really do. It’s fun, it’s flashy, it’s opulent, and the food is fantastic. But there’s also plenty of gaming fun to be had right here at home. In fact, we can think of quite a few reasons as to why visiting your local casino beats a trip to Vegas. Here’s our top 8:
#1. You’ll save money on travel
Even though Vegas is a mere 5-hour-drive away from San Diego, it still requires quite a financial commitment. You have to consider the drive time, the gas, the hotel stay, plus the meals and entertainment, and when you add it all up, even a weekend getaway costs a pretty penny. When you visit your local casino, you get the fun and the great food without spending your whole vacation budget.
#2. You can go home and sleep in your own bed
If you have a comfy bed, and you love your sleep, but you love the slot machines and the table games, too, then your local casino gives you the best of both worlds. Unfortunately, hotel beds can’t always be counted on to be not-too-soft or not-too-hard. When you do your gaming at a local casino, you can go home to sleep in your own bed when it’s all over (and come back tomorrow if you want).
Bingo. You probably played it as a kid. Maybe you’ve seen movie scenes where the players are mostly slow-moving elderly, and the caller goes at a turtle’s pace. If this is as far as your understanding of Bingo goes, you’ll be in for a surprise when you see what happens in a real game. It’s not as simple or as easy as you may think. People are serious about their Bingo, and it can get pretty competitive. If you’re just starting out and you hope to win, you may want to take a look at the following tips and tricks to win big at Bingo.
And, hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Play on off-nights
The fewer competitors you have, the better your chances of winning. Weekends tend to be more crowded than weekdays, but don’t just assume that a quieter room means an easier room. If your competition has more cards in play than you, they have a better chance of winning.
Regular players often show up early to get their favorite seats, set up their area, and mentally prepare to play. This is a good time to get the lay of the land, crack your knuckles, and estimate the competition. Pay attention to how the regulars get themselves ready. You may learn something from what you see.