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    They have never had any poker tables at the Alhambra that I am aware of.
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    my husband has played caribbean stud poker at the alhambra.
    i am not a poker player so have no clue if that is what you folks are talking about.
    are there many variations of poker?

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    Alhambra Casino

    Alhambra has several poker tables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    my husband has played caribbean stud poker at the alhambra.
    i am not a poker player so have no clue if that is what you folks are talking about.
    are there many variations of poker?
    Caribbean Stud is a table game that uses elements from poker, but it is not a poker game. Poker is played against other players and not the house (casino).
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    i learn something new every day!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Collector View Post
    Caribbean Stud is a table game that uses elements from poker, but it is not a poker game. Poker is played against other players and not the house (casino).
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    Wow... me too.
    Ah, my day is complete, I've learned something.
    Interesting fact, thanks for that.

    Blackjack isn't considered poker?
    Or games like Texas Hold'em, Seven card stud & Five card stud? If they are, then there are poker tables at the Alhambra, all kinds of 'em. And usually pretty full too...
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    what about "let it ride?"

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    Yeah... what about it?
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    Hope the casino is done when we go in the spring. It was kind of sad to see all the empty stores out back.
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    Blackjack is definitely not poker. I would not consider Let It Ride to be poker either, although it uses poker hands to determine winners/payouts. I don't know what texas hold 'em, seven card stud and five card stud tables are being referred to, so I can't comment, but I have never heard that they deal poker at the Alhambra. If the dealer has a hand and you play against the dealer and not the other players, you are playing a table game created for the casinos and not what is generally considered to be poker. Given that you include five card stud and knowing that game has been out of favor at casinos for at least twenty years, I assume those are table games that use mechanics from those poker games, but are not poker tables. Just a guess though.

    Poker games at casinos have a dealer who does not participate, the pots are between the players, not the casino and have a communal pot (side pots happen only when a player has all of their chips in the pot and can not meet all of the bets that have been made). The house (casino) takes a rake (a percentage of each pot up to a certain limit), or in some places, the players pay a periodic (hourly, half-hourly) fee to be allowed to play. Players may also tip the dealers, who make very little otherwise. Otherwise, the casino is not involved in the pot.

    Most casinos have hold em and omaha poker and may have seven card stud. Other games may be spread for higher limit players. There are fixed betting structures, spread limit (rare these days), pot limit and no limit games, but you are always wagering against the other players.

    I hope that helps.

    I hope this helps.
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