Blackjack

One of the most popular and simple casino table games, the object of Blackjack is to have your cards total 21 or as near to 21 as possible without going over. 

Everyone plays against the dealer (the house) who begins the game by dealing each player plus the house two cards with one card face up and one card face down.

Rules

Cards are counted at their face value:

  • Kings, Queens and Jacks count as 10
  • Aces count as one or 11

If the first two cards you are dealt total 21, you have a blackjack. If you are dealt any combination other than blackjack, you can either “stand” (refuse any additional cards) or signal the dealer for a “hit” to receive an additional card. 

As you are competing against the house, your goal is for your hand to be closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand. If you achieve this, you win. If it is less, the house wins. If you tie with the dealer, you “push” (nobody wins and nobody loses). If you exceed 21, you “bust” and lose the round. 

When each player has taken their turn, the dealer turns over the house’s final card. If the dealer has 16 or less, the house must hit (draw additional cards), until reaching 17 or more. If the dealer busts, the house must pay all the players who are still in the game.

Options

  • Splitting Pairs – When dealt two cards of equal value, you have the option of “splitting” them into two separate hands. You are required to match your original bet if you “split.” You may split a pair up to three times (making four separate hands) and can take as many hits as you like on each hand. If you split a pair of Aces, you will receive only one card on each of the hands.
  • Doubling Down – Players can increase their wager by “doubling down.” After receiving your first two cards, you may double down and place an additional bet, equal to your ante, in return for one extra card. You can also double down after splitting a pair.
  • Insurance – If the card facing up in front of the dealer is an Ace, you have the option of making an “insurance” wager. You may wager any amount up to half your original wager that the dealer’s down card has a value of 10. If the card has a value other than 10, you lose and the dealer takes your insurance bet.

Chase the Flush

Chase the Flush is an exciting new card game where players and the dealer receive three hole cards which they combine with four community cards to make the longest possible seven-card flush. Card rankings Ace (high) -2 (low) are used to break ties between hands with the same number of flush cards.

How to Play Chase the Flush

Same Suit Bet

How To Play

Make an Ante and X-Tra Bonus wager to begin the game. Both bets must be equal.

After receiving three hole cards, players can either bet 3X their Ante or check.

After seeing the Turn and River cards, players can either bet 1x their Ante or fold.

The dealer qualifies with a 9 high three-card flush or higher. If the dealer does not qualify, all remaining Antes push. When the hands tie, the All In, Ante, and X-Tra Bonus bets push. *see posted paytables for all odds.

X-Tra Bonus

Wins when the player receives four or more cards of the same suit.

Same Suit

Wins if the player has a four-card flush or higher.

Basis Strategy

Before flop: Bet 3x on any three card flush, or two card flush of Q-9 or better. Check all others.

After flop: Bet 2x on any three card flush or better. Check all others.

After River: Bet 1x on three card jack-high flush or better, except against two higher suited cards on board. Fold all others.

Face Up Pai Gow

Wouldn’t you love to see the Dealer’s hand set before setting your own? This is now a reality in this fun and exciting version of Pai Gow Poker. Like traditional Pai Gow, the object of the game is for both the Player’s hands to rank higher than both of the Dealer’s hands. Unlike traditional Pai Gow, there is no commission on winning hands.

The Game is played with a traditional deck of 52 cards, plus a Joker. The Joker may only be used as an Ace or to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush.

The Dealer will give everyone seven cards. A set of dice or a randomly generated number determines which Player gets the first set of cards. Before any Player is able to look at their cards the Dealer will set their hand into a five card hand (High Hand) and a two card hand (Low Hand) according to an established set of rules known as the “House Ways”. If the Dealer has an Ace High Pai Gow (meaning no pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, or straight flushes) all Player’s main game wagers will push. Then, once the Dealer is done, the Player’s will set their hand into a High Hand and Low Hand as well. The five card hand is ranked as in traditional poker, with the exception that A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest straight. The two card hand will be either a pair or two individual cards. The highest two card hand is a pair of Aces and the lowest is a 2-3.

After all Players have arranged their hands the Dealer and Player’s five card hands are compared. Likewise, the Dealer and the Player’s two card hands are compared. The highest hand wins. To win the main game wager both the High Hand and Low Hand must beat the Dealer. To lose both hands must lose.  If one hand wins and one hand loses, the outcome is push. If the either of the hands match, it is a tie or “Copy”. Ties are always awarded to the Dealer.

Fortune Bonus Face Up Pai Gow Side Bet

This exciting and fun filled side bet is a wager on the value of the Player’s hand. The pay table starts with 3 of kind (even though a straight pays less odds) and ends with a 7 card straight flush without a Joker. The top payout is 2500 to 1. The side bet is complete with an Envy bonus that kicks in at the Four of Kind level.

Ace High Face Up Pai Gow Side Bet

This side bet is the player’s way to win when the Dealer has an Ace High Pai Gow. This bet will pay odds while the Player’s main game wager pushes. The starting payout is 5 to 1 for a Dealer’s Ace High. The Top payout is 40 to 1 for a Player and the Dealer having an Ace High at the same time.

Free Bet Blackjack

How to Play Free Bet Blackjack

Blackjack has always been one of the most popular card games in the casino and Free Bet Blackjack takes the fun and excitement to a whole new level. Players can double down for free on 9’s, 10’s, and 11’s as long as the totals are hard (meaning they do not contain an Ace), and can split for free on any pair other than 10 10’s, J J’s, Q Q’s, and K K’s. In place of the wager a player would make in the event of a double or split the dealer will place a Free Bet Token. In a perfect hand the player could have seven free bets as players can free double after a free split as long as the above criteria are met. Free doubles and free splits are paid as if the player put up their own money. Listed below are the differences from our other Blackjack games:

  • Players can double for free on any hard 9, 10, or 11.
  • Players can split for free any pair other than 10 10’s, J J’s, Q Q’s, and K K’s. Players can free split three times for up to four hands. This includes Aces, but Aces only receive one card after splitting.
  • Players can double for free after splitting for free as long as the above criteria are met.
  • Dealers hit on soft 17.
  • All main game wagers push if the dealer busts with a 22 with the exception of player’s blackjacks. Player’s blackjacks, as always, pay 3 to 2.

Push 22 Free Bet Blackjack Side Bet

Our Free Bet Black table is equipped with the exciting Push 22 Side Bet. In Free Bet Blackjack all main game wagers push when the dealer busts with a 22, so don’t get caught without a wager that pays when this happens. The Push 22 wager will pay either 8 to 1, 20 to 1, or 50 to 1 when the dealer busts with a total of 22. This wager will receive action even if the player breaks while hitting. The odds are as follows:

  • Dealer 22 8 to 1
  • Dealer same color 22 20 to 1
  • Dealer same suit 22 50 to 1

Crazy 4 Poker

You’ll go absolutely Crazy 4 this game! Crazy 4 Poker is a variant of 4 card poker. Instead of four cards, each player and the dealer are dealt five cards face down. Crazy 4 Poker uses a standard 52 card deck. Players are required to make two bets of equal value on both the Ante and Super Bonus. Players also have the option of wagering on the Queens Up. This is an optional bet on the value of the player’s hand and requires at least a pair of Queens to win. The last wager is the Play. The Play wager must be made before the dealer exposes their hand and must be equal to the Ante and Super Bonus unless the player has a pair of Aces or better, in which case the player may wager 3x the Ante and Super Bonus. The best four cards play on each hand and the dealer must qualify with a King High. If the dealer does not qualify, all Play bets are paid 1 to 1 and all Ante bets push.

Dai Baccarat

Baccarat has always been amongst the most popular casino games, and is probably one of the simplest games to play. The object of baccarat is to bet on one of two hands: the Player’s hand or the Banker’s hand. The goal is to pick the hand that ends up closest to 9. 9 is the best hand possible. Ten value cards are considered 0, and Aces always count as 1. If the cards dealt total higher than 9, the first digit is dropped and the total is that of the second digit. Example: a 10 and 6= 6.

Before the dealer deals any cards from the shoe, players will choose whether or not they think the player hand or the banker hand will win. The dealer will then draw four cards alternating from player to banker. The dealer announces the total for each hand and if the rules require, an additional card will be dealt to each hand. After all draws have happened, the totals are announced and all losing wagers are picked up. After all losing wagers are picked up the winners will be paid starting with the bonus bets. This is a commission free game, but if the Tiger side bet wins all Banker wagers will push.

Here at Chukchansi we run both Midi and Mini Baccarat tables. Midi simply means that the players handle the cards. Mini simply means that the Dealer handles the cards.

Ox, Tiger, and Kill Dai Baccarat Side Bets

Within the game of Dai Baccarat are three optional wagers: the Ox, the Tiger, and the Kill. The player will receive and Ox payout when the player hand wins with a three card 6. The player will receive a Tiger payout when the banker hand wins with a three card 7. The Kill can be won two different ways. First, if the Player hand has a three card 6 and loses the Ox Kill is paid. Second, if the Banker hand is a three card 7 and loses the Tiger Kill is paid. The odds are as follows:

  • Tiger: 40 to 1
  • Ox: 40 to 1
  • Kill: 30 to 1

Richer Roulette

Richer Roulette is our version of traditional roulette. This game is highly entertaining and easy to follow. It moves at an easy pace but offers all the excitement of big-money traditional roulette play. Richer roulette uses 38 tiles face down in the wheel for each round of play. The tiles are numbered 1-36 with 0 and 00 each matching a space on the table. 

The game is begun by the dealer spinning the Richer Roulette wheel. Each slot in the wheel holds a tile face down that corresponds to the number on the layout that determines the winner. Once “No More Bets” is announced, the dealer will spin the top portion of the wheel in the opposite direction of the base to stop the wheel on a winning tile which the dealer will pull and announce. Any bets placed on that number (including combinations involving that number as well as whether or not it was even, odd, red, or black) will win. As most chips used in roulette hold no monetary value, all chips must be redeemed at the table.

Richer Roulette Heart and Spade Richer Roulette Side Bet

In addition to the main game Richer roulette offers a side bet that costs only a dollar. On the dealer’s side of the table is a “track” with all the numbers on the layout, 1-36 0 and 00. If the wheel stops on a Heart or a Spade, and there is a wager on the number track that corresponds with the number tile that was pulled odds will be paid. Odds are as follows:

  • Winning number aligns with a Spade: 100 to 1
  • Winning number aligns with a Heart: 100 to 1

EZ Pai Gow

In most Pai Gow games commission is charged for wins. In EZ Pai Gow no commission is charged on wins, but instead, there is a LOP hand (a specific hand that causes all other hands to push regardless of strength). In this game the LOP hand is the Dealer receiving a Queen High Pai Gow. But never fear. Place a wager on the Queen’s Dragon side bet and receive 50 to 1 when the Dealer receives the LOP hand.

The object of the game is for both of the Player’s two hands to rank higher than both of the Banker’s two hands. In EZ Pai Gow any Player may elect to be the banker in turn. The opportunity to bank will rotate from person to person, allowing the opportunity to bank once including the house. As a Banker, Players must have played a previous hand against the House Banker (to establish wager amount) and have sufficient money on the table to cover all winning bets of other players and dealer. Player Bankers pay 5% commission on NET wins.

The Game is played with a traditional deck of 52 cards, plus a Joker. The Joker may only be used as an Ace or to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush.

The Dealer will give everyone seven cards. A set of dice or a randomly generated number determines which Player gets the first set of cards. The Players will then each arrange their seven cards into a five card hand (High Hand) and a two card hand (Low Hand). The five card hand is ranked as in traditional poker, with the exception that A-2-3-4-5 is the second highest straight. The two card hand will either be a pair or two individual cards. The highest two card hand is a pair of Aces and the lowest is a 2-3.

After all Players have arranged their hands the Banker arranges the House’s hands according to a set of fixed rules known as the “House Ways”. Then the Player’s five card hand is compared to the Dealer’s five card hand. Likewise, the Player’s two card hand is compared to the Dealer’s two card hand. The highest hand wins. To win both hands must win. To lose both hands must lose. If one hand wins and one loses, the hand pushes. If the hands match, it is a tie or “Copy”, and it goes to the Banker.

Dynasty EZ Pai Gow Side Bet

This exciting and fun filled side bet is a wager on the value of the Player’s hand. The pay table starts at 3 of a kind (Even though a straight pays less odds) and ends with a Natural Luhn Tao Wheel (A,2,3,4,5 No Joker) with AQ suited. The top payout is 2000 to 1. The side bet is complete with an Envy Bonus that kicks in at the Four of a Kind level.

Pai Gow Protection EZ Pai Gow Side Bet

This side bet is almost the opposite of the Dynasty side bet. Instead of betting on the value of the Player’s hand, the Pai Gow protection does exactly what it says: Protects against a Pai Gow. The payouts begin with Ace High Pai Gow for 3 to 1 and the top payout is 120 to 1.

Queen’s Dragon EZ Pai Gow Side Bet

In most Pai Gow games commission is charged for wins. In EZ Pai Gow no commission is charged on wins, but instead, there is a LOP hand (a specific hand that causes all other hands to push regardless of strength). In this game the LOP hand is the Dealer receiving a Queen High Pai Gow. But never fear. Place a wager on the Queen’s Dragon side bet and receive 50 to 1 when the Dealer receives the LOP hand.

Spanish 21

Spanish 21 Side Bet

You don’t need to speak Spanish to play this wild and crazy version of Blackjack. The game is played with eight decks of 48 cards (Spanish 21 is played without 10’s). This is by far one of our most popular games here at Chukchansi because of its fun and fast paced play.

In Spanish 21 the Player’s Blackjack always beats the Dealer’s Blackjack and the Dealer is required to hit on soft 17 and stand on all other totals of 17 or higher. Player 21’s will always be paid immediately and up to 3 to 1. Player’s may surrender their first two cards instead of taking a hit, standing, splitting, or doubling down. To do so the Player must surrender half of their original wager and be removed from the round, but a Player cannot surrender on a Dealer’s Blackjack. Players are allowed to split cards as in standard Blackjack, but there are no restrictions on splitting Aces. In Spanish 21 Players may split Aces like any other card. Players can double down on two or more cards, even after splitting, and can double a total of three times. It is important to remember that doubling voids the Bonus 21 Payouts. Players holding hands totaling 21 may win increased odds depending on the combination of cards An interesting feature of doubling down on Spanish 21 is that you can rescue a double down (surrender) in a less than optimal situation. 

Another exciting aspect of Spanish 21 is the Super Bonus. The Super Bonus requires no additional wager and pays when a Player’s first three cards are suited sevens and the Dealer’s up card is a seven.

Match the Dealer Spanish 21 Side Bet

In addition to the main game wager, Spanish 21 also features this easy to win side bet. The bet can be placed for both the Dealer’s up card and down card. It is as simple as the matching the Dealer’s first two cards with either of the Player’s first two cards. The odds are as follows:

  • Non-suited Match- 3 to 1
  • Suited Match- 12 to1
  • Keep in mind that there are combinations. The Player could receive matches that pay 6 to 1, 15 to 1, and 24 to 1.

Three Card Poker

Three Card Poker is another poker variant we offer. In TCP, the Player wagers against the Dealer by playing the Ante and the Play bets. There is also an optional Pair Plus bet that is considers the value of the Player’s hand. TCP plays like a normal poker game except the ranking of the hands is switched around: a straight beats a flush and a three of a kind beats them both. The Pair Plus element is nice an easy to play. Just place a wager and hope for at least a pair. With the Ante and Play bets, the Player is competing directly with the dealer. The Ante must be placed before the cards are dealt and the Play must be placed to go head-to-head with the Dealer. The Dealer must qualify with a Queen High. If the Dealer does not qualify, the Ante bet is paid and the Play bet pushes. If the Dealer does qualify, the Dealer compares their three card hand with the Player’s. The Ante and Play bets are paid 1 to 1 in the event of the player beating the dealer. If the Player and the Dealer tie, both the Play and the Ante push.

Three Card Poker Six Card Bonus Three Card Poker Side Bet

This optional bonus side bet considers both the Player’s hand and the Dealer’s hand together to make the best five card poker hand. The Player can still win in the event that the main hand is forfeited. The payouts start with Three of a Kind at 7 to 1 and end with a Royal Flush at 1000 to 1.