Getting away for a small retreat? Looking for something slightly different? Check out Artichoke Joe’s Casino! A staple in San Bruno, Artichoke Joe’s has the humble beginnings of a single room pool parlor that handled mostly horse racing bets back in 1916. Initially named Joe’s Pool Parlor, the original owner accepted bets of any size, with no limit. When asked how he would pay off a large bet if he lost, he joked “In artichoke leaves.” five years later, that joke became their name and was changed to Artichoke Joe’s. So began the legacy that has continued on for over 100 years. Located near the heart of San Bruno on San Mateo Avenue. Over the years, they have grown and expanded, to the 20,000 square foot casino it is today. With thirty-eight tables for various card and tile games, they also have many progressive slot machines. Their table games feature Pai Gow poker and tiles, California Blackjack, Baccarat, Texas Hold ‘Em, 7 Card Stud and 3 Card Poker.
Not familiar with these games? Pai Gow Tiles is a game that has roots in Chinese culture and is as exciting and popular as ever to this day! Pai Gow Poker 7 card hand that you divide into two poker hands. California Blackjack is California’s version of Nevada’s Blackjack, still a game to beat the house without going over points. Numbered cards have their face value with royalty, Jack, Queen and King, being worth 10. The Ace is worth either 1 point or 11, depending on your current hand. Baccarat is a game of skill and chance that high rollers the world around enjoy. Texas Hold ‘Em, made popular by televised competitive poker, is the most popular version of poker to date.
While gaming, enjoy your favorite adult beverage from their full-service bar. The bar features martinis, margaritas, fine liquors and beer. Keep your stamina up by stopping by San Bruno’s only 24-hour Asian cuisine restaurant that also carries American classics. From omelets to steaks, grilled fish to kung pao chicken, their diverse menu and daily specials offer hundreds of dishes, with many priced at less than $10. You can choose to relax by the fireplace while dining or even order it to your favorite gaming area, while you gamble!
Artichoke Joe’s is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, so you can stop in and have fun at any time, day or night during your stay.
Stay at Hotel Aura
While enjoying your gaming and dining adventure, settle down for some rest and relaxation at Hotel Aura. Located just one mile south on El Camino Real, it’s convenient and easy to get to. When planning your trip, Hotel Aura offers the lowest rates available by booking directly at www.hotelaurasfo.com.
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