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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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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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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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Holiday Gaming Promos at Golden Acorn Casino

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!

Gift Sets

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.

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The Art of Bluffing

Kenny Rogers sang that you should “know when hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em,” and that’s certainly true, but if you want to win big in poker, you also need to be skilled in the art of bluffing. Bluffing isn’t just a matter of one-off trickery; it’s a skill that many dedicated poker players take years to perfect. If you’re planning to hit up the poker tables at Golden Acorn Casino and want to try your hand at bluffing, these 14 tips will give you a good start:

1. Understand the stakes

Some casino poker games are no limit, which means extreme risks. That’s why it important to know your limits before you sit down at the table.

2. Consistency is key

Talented bluffers all have one thing in common: consistency. Whether your chosen attitude is a fun personality or stone poker face, make sure it’s consistent with every opponent at every game. Some top-level players who know they can’t fake it actually use props, such as hats, sunglasses, or hoodies to conceal their eyes or faces. Scarves or clothes that cover the neck are also popular because necks can reveal tension.

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Best Casino-Themed Movies

If you’re like most people, just the hearing word “casino” calls to mind glitz, glamour, and that one-of-a-kind thrill of potentially hitting a huge jackpot. So who wouldn’t want to see a movie set in a casino? No one we know, that’s for sure. Casinos have figured prominently in high-stakes adventure blockbusters, indie romances, rollicking comedies, and everything in between. Here are seven of our favorite casino-themed movies:

1. Casino

This 1995 Martin Scorsese masterpiece tells the tale of two mobsters: one trying to build a respectable career in the growing Las Vegas gambling industry and the other who is obsessed with greed. The film stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone, who won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and was also nominated for an Oscar.

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5 Biggest Giveaways in Golden Acorn History

There’s nothing we love more than a sea of smiling faces on the casino floor, whether that smile means someone just won $20 at Blackjack or a $200 poker hand or even a $20,000 slot jackpot. But no matter how exciting it is to win cash, winning our giveaway prizes is pretty darn thrilling, too.

At Golden Acorn Casino, we’ve had so many prize giveaways we can barely keep track, but the smiles on the winners of the five biggest giveaways in our history will stick with us forever.

1. Cadillac Escalade

Nothing says class like Cadillac, and nothing says powerful luxury like the Escalade, an SUV with so many amenities it’s almost as if you’re driving an upscale hotel room on wheels. So when we had the opportunity to give away an $85,000 Cadillac Escalade this year, we knew it would be an eye-popping surprise for the lucky winner. And it was.

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