The Gardens Casino, previously known as the Hawaiian Gardens Casino, is a cardroom casino located in Hawaiian Gardens, California. Often referred to simply as “The Gardens,” the card club is one of the largest employers in the city of Hawaiian Gardens. The tax revenue generated from the casino has historically played a significant role in the city’s budget, funding various public services.

In California, card clubs like The Gardens are different from traditional casinos. They offer card games where players play against each other, not against the house. The house makes money by collecting a fee from each pot or charging players per hand or per hour of play.

California law allows card clubs, but with restrictions. The state has a unique gaming landscape, with tribal casinos, card clubs, and the state lottery. Each type of gaming establishment has its own set of regulations.

Variety of Games: The Gardens Casino offers a variety of card games for those who love to play cards. Some of the games they feature include:

No Limit Hold ’em
Texas Hold’ em
Seven Card Stud

And many more, including Omaha, Mixed Games, 13 Card Poker, Blackjack Poker, Pai Gow Poker, and EZ Baccarat. However, remember that in these games, players typically compete against one another rather than against the dealer or the house.

Food: The Gardens Casino’s restaurant is open 24 hours and offers a variety of cross-culture foods. It’s called the Cross Culture Restaurant.

Additional Information: All players must have a positive ID to enter, and you must be 21 or over to enter the casino. You can reach them at 562-860-5887.

Over the years, Hawaiian Gardens Casino has faced its share of controversies, particularly around compliance with state and federal regulations. For instance, in the past, they have faced penalties related to anti-money laundering practices.

The casino underwent significant renovations and expansion in the mid-2010s, which upgraded its facilities and increased its offerings to patrons. The casino was founded in 1997 and initially had a space of 59,900 square feet. In 2016, it underwent a significant $90 million renovation and expanded to 200,000 square feet.

The casino does not have a hotel on the property but here are some nearby options.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hawaiian Gardens, an IHG Hotel

Description: This smoke-free hotel features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. There’s also a 24-hour business center and self-parking available.
Location: Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi from Hawaiian Gardens Casino and within 3 mi of Los Alamitos Medical Center and Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. El Dorado Park Golf Course and Los Alamitos Race Course are also within 3 mi.
Star Rating: 2.5 stars
Guest Rating: 6.0/10 based on 4 reviews
Average Nightly Price: $162.66 USD

Super 8 by Wyndham Cypress Buena Park Area

Description: This hotel offers an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self-parking are also provided.
Location: Located in Cypress, this hotel is 0.4 mi from Cypress College and 3 mi from Knott’s Berry Farm. Los Alamitos Race Course and Hawaiian Gardens Casino are also within 3 mi.
Star Rating: 2.5 stars
Guest Rating: 6.8/10 based on 646 reviews
Average Nightly Price: $96.33 USD

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Artesia

Description: This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour business center, and a business center. Complimentary on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self-parking are also provided. Additional amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a computer station, and express check-in.
Location: Centrally located in Artesia, this hotel is 1.2 mi from Los Cerritos Shopping Center and within 9 mi of El Dorado Regional Park and Knott’s Berry Farm.
Star Rating: 2.5 stars
Guest Rating: 7.2/10 based on 977 reviews
Average Nightly Price: $93.22 USD

The Poker Room at the Gardens Casino

Games Offered: The Gardens Casino offers a variety of poker games for enthusiasts. Some of the games include:

No Limit Hold ’em
Texas Hold’ em
Seven Card Stud
Mixed Games
13 Card Poker
Blackjack Poker
Joker’s Wild Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Tiles
And many more!

Tournaments: The casino hosts poker tournaments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Players can enjoy their favorite games, grab a cocktail, a snack, or a meal from their international menu without ever leaving their table.

If you’re interested in participating in a poker game or tournament, it’s recommended to visit their official website or contact them directly at 562-860-5887 for more details and to check the current schedule.

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