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“Learning to play blackjack!!”

Casino at the California Hotel
Ranked #208 of 456 things to do in Las Vegas
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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Learning to play blackjack!!”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We did not stay here but passed through the casino from the buffet at Main Street Station. As we were passing the gaming table area both my daughter and I commented on the fact we didn't know enough to play blackjack in the casino. There was an empty table and we stopped to ask the dealer if he would answer a few questions for us. Not only did he answer he taught us both how to play. It was $5min up to $1000 needless to say we were at $5. I cannot say enough about our dealer Tony. He was funny, patient, and so helpful along with his pit boss and I can't remember his name. He would deal our cards and then look at them and tell us what we should do. Most of the time he was right and sometimes he missed!! Even when players came in and were playing $100 a hand he treated us as if we were playing $100 a hand. What a great asset to the casino at the California. We are hoping he will still be there next year when we take our annual trip. The big casinos on the strip are great but a lot more personal attention is given in the older smaller ones. Hey to sit and play for 3 hours and be entertained on $40 is a great deal as far as I'm concerned.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love the feel of the Cal”
Reviewed March 16, 2011

Stayed in March 2011, 3 nights. The staff is great, it was very busy with the basketball tourney's and the HI folk in town. Boyd/Coast properties/casinos treat us very well. The room was clean and quiet. Got hot with the sun in the a.m. as we were facing East. Love Aloha Specialities but they don't accept 'points', wish they could get an agreement with the Boyd's and offer meals for points here. All other locations take points.
Had very good luck at the casinos. Love the location, close to Fremont Street experience. Easy to use parking garage, filled up on Friday night. Love the staff, always very friendly. Always feel safe downtown, even early a.m., are some homeless types around, but plenty of security officers.

Visited March 2011
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Palmdale, CA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Bargain nice rooms”
Reviewed April 20, 2009

Just stayed there this weekend. It was a great bargain. We were two families with very young children (22 months and 9 months old). The hotel staff got us interconnecting rooms. The rooms are very clean and modren. Parking is easy. The location is convenient to downtown, the strip and N. Las Vegas. The staff is friendly and accomodating. I enjoyed the casino as well.

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San Diego, CA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay at”
Reviewed May 30, 2007

The staff at the California hotel and casino really make the word "aloha spirit" true about the hotel and casino. The staff is very friendly and helpful. True about every where there is always one that has a bad attitude, but every one is so eager to write about the bad employess and not the good ones. There are so much more helpful employees then there are not so helpful ones. Just wanted to say this is a hotel I would make a trip to time and time again. Good job California staff!!!!!!

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