Texas Hold 'Em

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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Blackjack Tips

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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Casino Luck Spells

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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Best Time to Visit and Play at a Casino

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.

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Slot Machines

Our Slot Machines

Somewhere between Yuma and San Diego, you notice signs along the side of the road and you pick up an itch on one hand. You’re feeling oddly lucky. As you roll down I-8, you see the off-ramp and swing over to the exit. This is the place!

This is where you’ve come to test your luck. Welcome to Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center!

21st Century Slots

If your concept of slot machines is the stereotypical “one-armed bandits,” have we got some games to introduce for you! Today’s slots are engaging and entertaining multimedia experiences.

Instead of looking at the same three or five wheels with bits of fruit on them, your eyes and ears are treated to stirring themes and elaborate animations. Watch a serpentine dragon bring you good luck in Dragon’s Law. Or get into a mariachi mood with Fiesta Sun. With so many slots, there’s something for everybody to play, and you might just hit a major jackpot in the process!

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