The action's always hot at Talking Stick Resort's table games. Whether your casino game of choice is 3-Card Poker, Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride or Casino War - you'll be in on the excitement at the casino at Talking Stick Resort.
Blackjack is one of the most popular games at Talking Stick Resort. Blackjack tables for this casino favorite can be found in the Arena Poker room and the casino floor. The blackjack tables on the casino floor are along the grand walkway and are within easy access to the amazing Palo Verde Lounge and Ocean Trail if you work up an appetite during your gaming.
How to Play Blackjack
In this popular casino table game, the object is to beat the dealer with a hand that gets as close as possible to 21 without going over. From more than one traditional 52-card deck, players are dealt one card facing up and one facing down. The cards 2 through 10 are worth the face value, but the face cards are all worth 10. The ace can either be counted as 1 or 11. Once the cards are dealt, a player can choose to "Hit" or "Stand." If the player chooses to hit, they will receive another card in the hopes of getting closer to 21 without going over. If the player stands, they choose to stick with the cards they have, hoping they are closer than the dealer to 21 and haven't gone over. If a player goes over 21, their hand is a "bust" and they lose the bet. Additionally, if the dealer's cards total 21 or are a higher value than the player's, the dealer wins. To make play more exciting, there are a few options with certain dealt card patterns. If a player "doubles down" they double their bet on the hand and can only receive one additional card. If two cards dealt are an equal value, they can "split" their hand and play the two separate hands in the same manner as they would with one game. Play is complete with a player hits 21 "Blackjack" or busts.
*Let It Ride®
This fairly new table game is a big hit at the Talking Stick Resort casino. Let It Ride is a fast-paced game where players have multiple chances to win based on how the hand is dealt.
How to Play Let It Ride
The table for Let It Ride is similar to Blackjack, with players sitting at a semi-circular table, with the dealer on the far side. Players are dealt three cards, face-down, which the dealer lays two additional cards upon, also face-down. If the player is confident that their cards are strong, they can let their first bet ride, or pull it back. After the first round, the dealer flips one of the community cards. At that time, if the community card proves favorable, the player can let the second bet ride, or pull it back. Finally, the dealer flips the second community card and the players have the same option. At this point, the player cards are revealed and players either lose their bets or receive a pay out based on how many bets they let ride.
This simple poker game is popular due to the camaraderie between players playing against the dealer and the easy game pace. Talking Stick Resort features 3-Card Poker table games on the gaming floor near the excellent dining options of the Palo Verde Lounge and Ocean Trail. Next time you visit Talking Stick Resort, make a point to play 3-Card Poker. It may just become your new casino table game of choice!
How to Play 3-Card Poker
3-Card Poker is a simple game to get into due to the fact that there are only three cards to manage and the bets are consistent. To begin, players will place their ante bet. They can also try their luck by placing the "pair plus" bet. Once receiving the three cards, the player will then decide if they are going to proceed and play their hand. If so, they will place a bet for the same amount they placed as their ante and "pair plus" - if played. Before the play continues, the dealer will need to qualify their hand. In order to qualify for play, the dealer will need to have at least a Queen high among their three cards. If the dealer qualifies, the cards are shown and payouts are calculated. Simply put, if the player has a higher poker hand than the dealer, they win. The player will then win the ante and the play bets. If the player also bet on the "pair plus" and has a pair, they will also win that. If not, they will lose that bet. There's not much to a good game of 3-Card Poker. Just relax and enjoy a fun game with fellow casino gamers.
The War is on at Talking Stick Resort! Casino War is a fast, exciting game, with a great rush for casino players who enjoy its non-stop back-and-forth between the player and the dealer. After taking in the fun of the slot machines and video poker games, jump into the fast, table game action with Casino War.
How to Play Casino War
Casino War is a simple, yet fast-paced, single high card bet. The bet is placed to play, a card is dealt for the player and another for the dealer. Whichever card is of the highest value wins. In the event of a tie, the player has a choice to "surrender" or "go to war." If the player surrenders, they lose half of the bet. If the player and the dealer go to war, the player places an equal bet and additional cards are dealt for the player and the dealer. Whoever wins the second round, wins the whole hand. If the second round is a tie, the player wins. Each game can last mere seconds - step up to the table for the rush of a lifetime!
*Pai Gow Poker
After the high-energy of the other table games, pull up to the Pai Gow table for a relaxing, strategic game. Pai Gow is a great way to sit back, enjoy the company of fellow players and the dealer. Talking Stick Resort and Casino is the perfect pace to enjoy a nice game of Pai Gow Poker with its nearby restaurants and beautiful gaming hall. Come to the casino at Talking Stick Resort to experience this fun and strategic poker game!
How to Play Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker is a seven-card game between the player and the dealer. The dealer gives each player seven cards and from those seven cards, the player then creates two hands to play. One of the two hands will have five cards and the other, only two. The stipulation is, the five-card hands must be a higher value than the two-card hand. The dealer also creates a pair of hands of five and two cards, but has to follow a set, house strategy. Once the players' and dealers' hands are decided and locked-down, the cards are laid-out and compared. For the player to win, they need to win both hands. Consequently, to lose, they need to lose both hands. If the player wins one hand and the dealer wins the other, the game is a draw. Due to those rules, players are able to play many hands at the casino, as it is very common to get a draw. Relaxing. Strategic. Pai Gow Poker at Talking Stick Resort.
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