How to Play
First, two cards are dealt to each player and the dealer. The player’s cards are dealt face up; one of the dealer’s cards is also dealt face up and the other face down.
The object of the game is to draw cards to a total of 21 or closer to 21 than the dealer. The ten, jack, queen and king count ten points each; other cards count as face value - aces can count as one or eleven points.
An ace with any ten, jack, queen or king, is a “blackjack.” It is paid at one and one-half times the amount wagered, unless the dealer also has a blackjack; in which case it is a “stand-off” or “push” — neither the dealer nor the player wins.
If you do not have a blackjack, you may indicate to the dealer to “hit” you. This means to give you another card.
- You may draw as many cards as you like (one at a time) to improve your hand, but if you go over 21, you have "busted" and, consequently, lose your wager. If you do not want a “hit” (you have drawn as many cards as you desire), then you may indicate to the dealer you would like to "stand."
- You may "double down" (double your original wager) to receive one card on any two original cards dealt. You may “split” any two cards with the same face value by making a wager equal to the original wager. You may “double down” after “splitting.”
- You may split cards up to four times, except aces, which can only receive one card each.
Must be 21 years or older to play Blackjack.
Blackjack pays 3 to 2.
Tie hands are considered a “push” — nobody wins.
The dealer must hit Soft 17.
Hand signals are used to indicate if a player wants to draw an additional card or stand.
Players may “double down” on any two cards.
“Splitting” can be done 3 times to create 4 hands, except aces, which can be split once receiving one card each.
The House accepts no responsibility for chips or cash left on the gaming tables.
Players are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner.
Table limits are posted on all games.
No cellular phones to be used on the table games.
Odawa Casino Resort reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. D
ecisions by management are final on all games.
Even money is available if the player has a blackjack and the dealer has an Ace up.
Pass Line: On the come out roll, which is the roll before a point is established, 7 or 11 wins on the pass line and 2, 3 or 12 loses. Any other number becomes the point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) and is marked by the puck. In order to win the pass line bet, after a point is established you must roll the point again before a 7. All bets on the pass line lose if a 7 is rolled before the established point. The dice are then passed to the next player.
Don’t Pass: Bets on the don’t pass, are betting the opposite of the pass line. Rolling a 2 or 3 wins on the come out roll, 12 is a push. If 7 or 11 rolls all bets on the don’t pass lose. Any other number becomes the point. After the point has been established the don’t pass wins on 7 and loses if the point is rolled again.
Come Bets: A come bet can be made only after a point is established. All bets on the come are betting on the next roll of the dice. It wins on 7 or 11, loses on 2, 3 or 12. If any other number is rolled the money is moved to the numbered box in a position corresponding to the position of the player at the table. This bet wins if the number rolls again before a 7.
Don’t Come: A don’t come bet can be made only after a point is established. This bet is the opposite of the come. It wins if 2 or 3 is rolled and pushes on 12, it loses if 7 or 11 is rolled. If any other number is rolled, the money is placed behind the numbered boxes in a position corresponding to the player at the table. This bet wins if the 7 rolls before the number is rolled again.
Odds: The Odawa Casino allows a player to make an additional bet called the “odds bet” which may be made under four different conditions.
Place Bets: A bet may be placed on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 individually or all at once. Place bets can be made, taken down or turned off at anytime. Place bets are not self-service. These bets are given to the dealer, and the dealer sets up the bet on the number(s) that are requested. Place bets win if the number is rolled before a 7. Place bets lose if 7 is rolled before the number.
Buy Bets: Buy bets pay odds, without requiring a flat bet, and may be made directly on a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 at any time. The Buy bet is a bet that the number will roll before a 7. This wager is paid according to true odds as shown on the accompanying table. A 5% commission or “vig” is charged on all buy bets on the amount bet, not on the amount won.
Lay Bets: A Lay bet is a buy bet against a number, it also pays odds without requiring a flat bet, and may be made at any time. Lay bets are not self-service. These bets must be given to the dealer, and the dealer sets up the bet behind the number requested. This wager is paid according to the true odds as shown on the accompanying table. A 5% commission is also charged on all lay bets on the amount won, not on the amount wagered.
Field: The Field is a one-roll bet that can be placed at anytime and wins or loses with every roll of the dice. Winning numbers are 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. The Field pays even money with the exception of the 2 which pays double and 12 which pays triple.
Hardway Bets: Hardway bets can be made at anytime in the center of the table. They win if rolled as displayed on the layout. They lose if a 7 is rolled or if they are rolled the easy way. These bets are off on the come out roll unless called on. This wager is paid according to accompanying table.
Euchre Entry and Game Setup
Each player plays for themself; meaning new partners every game. The starting table assignments will be determined by a tournament host. Tournaments only start with full tables of 4 players.
After all players have arrived at their assigned table, partners will be chosen by cutting the deck. The 2 High cards are partners, and the 2 Low cards are the opposing team. The player starting the game will be determined by the first black Jack drawn. One player will deal the cards face up until a black Jack is established.
A game consists of 8 hands (players will each deal twice). Winners from the table remain seated, and losing players move to the next table. (Table #1 players will move to table #2, the last table players will move to table #1.) After all players have moved to their next game, cards will be drawn again to determine partners. There will be a total of 5 games per session.
Games start as soon as partners have been determined. There will be a break between each session. When guests return from break, they will resume play, with the winner at the same table and losing guests moving to the next (as described above). Once the tournament has started, there will be no refund of entry fees. In the event of a tie on the final scores, the prize pool for any given place will be chopped.
The Deal and Play Rules
1. Cutting the cards is optional; decks can only be cut once. After the deck has/hasn’t been cut, the player dealing will place the deck on top of a cut card to prevent exposing the bottom card.
Roulette is a classic game at the Odawa Casino located in the beautiful Northern Michigan town of Petoskey. Whether you want to brush up on your skills or learn the game for the first time, our guide below will help you achieve your goals.
The object of the game is to place a wager on the numbered red, green or black compartments of the revolving Roulette wheel where the Player thinks a small ball (spun in the opposite direction) will come to rest. The bets are placed on the Roulette table marked to correspond with the compartments on the wheel.
As bets are being placed, the dealer spins the Roulette ball in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. Wagers may be placed until the dealer announces “no more bets.”
At this time, all there’s left to do is wait for the ball to land on a number. Once it does, the dealer places a marker on the winning number and pays the winning wagers. If you have any questions, the Roulette dealer or floor personnel will be happy to help!
This Southern variation on the old game of poker is a classic in the casino industry. The guide below provided by the Odawa Casino will help beginners or those looking to refresh their game.
The Shuffle, The Deal and The Blinds
· The dealer shuffles a standard 52-card deck. (In casinos, the dealer never plays. A round disc known as a “dealer button” moves clockwise from player to player with each hand. The button marks which player would be the dealer if the deal were advanced from player to player as the game went along.)
· Most Texas Hold ‘Em Poker games start with the two players to the left of the dealer (the button) putting a predetermined amount of money into the pot before any cards are dealt, ensuring that there’s something to play for on every hand. This is called “posting the blinds.” Most often on the “fi rst blind,” the player to the left of the dealer puts up half the minimum bet, and the “second blind” puts up the full minimum bet.
· Each player is dealt two cards, face down. These are known as the “hole cards.”
· A round of betting takes place, beginning with the player to the left of the two who posted the blinds. Players can call, raise, or fold when it’s their turn to bet.
· After the first betting round, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. This is called burning the card. The dealer then flips the next three cards face up on the table. These cards are called the “flop.”
NOTE: Eventually, a total of five community cards will be placed face up on the table. Players can use any combination of the community cards and their own two hole cards to form the best possible five-card Poker hand.
· After the flop, another round of betting takes place, beginning with the player to the left of the dealer (the button). During this and all future rounds of betting, players can check, call, raise, or fold when it’s their turn to bet.
· The dealer burns another card and plays one more face up onto the table. This, the fourth community card, is called the “turn” or “Fourth Street.” The player to the left of the dealer (the button) begins the third round of betting.
· The dealer burns another card before placing the fi nal face-up card on the table. This card is called the “river” or “Fifth Street.”
Final Betting and The Winner
· Players can now use any combination of seven cards – the fi ve community cards and the two hole cards known only to them – to form the best possible fi ve-card Poker hand.
· The fourth and final round of betting starts with the player to the left of the dealer (the button).
· After the final betting round, all players who remain in the game reveal their hands. The player who made the initial bet or the player who made the last raise shows their hand fi rst.
The player with the best hand wins.
Check out Odawa Casino’s rules below for playing three card poker and become an expert by the time you visit the casino resort in the Northern Michigan town of Petoskey.
3 Ways to Play! 4 Ways to Win
Three Card Poker is an exciting stud poker game that offers three ways to play and four different ways to win. You may bet against the dealer, bet on the value of your own three card hand, or bet both. Bonus payouts may be had for certain hands when wagering against the dealer.
Pair Plus lets you bet against your own hand. If your hand contains a pair or better, you win!
Ante or Pair Plus lets you play against the dealer's hand. It's just your cards against the dealer's. If you bet ANTE and like your hand, you must place an equal wager on the PLAY spot. It's your three card poker hand against the dealer's three card poker hand, and the best hand wins!
To Play Both
It's you and your cards for a pair or better; it's you and the dealer for the best three card poker hand. You must also make the PLAY wager or you will forfeit the ANTE wager.
If you make the ANTE and PLAY wagers, you may win a bonus payout even if the dealer doesn't qualify, and even if the dealer's hand beats your hand.