ASIAN INSPIRED GAMING AREA
The Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino now has an area dedicated to Asian table games with professional dealers. Enjoy playing your favourite table games such as Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Black Jack and much more.
LEARN HOW TO PLAY
PLAYING THE GAME
As in traditional Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat involves just a few decisions, how much you want to bet and whether to bet on the Bank, the Player, Tie or the Pairs Wager. In betting on the bank, the casino will collect 5% vigorish or commission charge on money won. On select Mini-Baccarat games, the 5% commission will not be charged on winning Bank hands, instead, if the Bank wins with a count of 6, all winning Bank hands shall be paid 50% of their wager.
Players may place a Pairs Wager by placing a wager on one or both of two designated betting areas on the table layout. These betting areas are identified as “Player Pair” and “Banker Pair” and are located on either side of the betting area for the “Tie Hand.” A winning Pairs Wager pays 11 to 1. A winning Tie Wager pays 8 to 1.
In Mini-Baccarat, eight decks of cards are used. And just as in Baccarat, the cards are shuffled and placed in the shoe. However, all cards in Mini-Baccarat are typically dealt by the Dealer, however in some cases, when the “Macau” version of the game is dealt, cards may be, at times, handled by the players.
After announcing “no more bets,” the game starts with four cards dealt from the shoe, forming two hands, one called the Player’s hand, the other the Banker’s hand. The initial four cards are dealt alternately from the shoe. The first and the third cards dealt are for the Player’s hand. The second and fourth cards dealt are the Banker’s hand.
As in the game of Baccarat, if the point count of either hand is 8 or 9 (called a natural), no more cards will be dealt. If the Bank does not have a natural, the Player will always draw a third card on totals of 0-1-2-3-4 and 5 and stand with 6-7-8 and 9. The cards are dealt according to fixed rules.
There are no options regarding drawing the third card for either Player’s or Banker’s hand. No more than one additional card will be drawn to each hand. The hand closest to 9 wins and shall be paid at odds of 1 to 1. If both the Player’s and Banker’s hands result in identical totals, the Tie bet wins, but the Player’s and Banker’s hands neither win nor lose.
All cards count as face value. Ace equals one. Deuce is two. All tens and face cards, or any combination of them, have no value. So; 9 + 5 = 4. Jack + 1 = 1. These charts describe the fixed rules governing the draw of additional cards.
Player – When first two cards total:
8-9 Natural – Stands
Banker – When the Player stands on 6 or 7, the Banker will always
draw on totals of 0-1-2-3-4 and 5, and stand on 6-7-8 and 9.
When the Player does not have a natural, the Banker shall always
draw on the totals of 0-1 or 2, and then observe the following rules:
When first two cards total:
|Banker Having:||Draws when Player's 3rd Card is:||Does not draw when Player's 3rd card is:|
|0, 1, 2||Draw a card (except on Player Natural)|
|3||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 0||8|
|4||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7||1, 8, 9, 0|
|5||4, 5, 6, 7||1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 0|
|6||6, 7||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 0|
|8, 9||Stand (Natural) Player cannot draw|
PLAY THE GAME
Pai Gow Poker combines elements of the ancient Chinese game of Pai Gow and the American game of poker. The game is played with a traditional deck of 52 playing cards, plus one joker. The Joker can be used only as an Ace, or to complete a Straight, a Flush, a Straight Flush or a Royal Flush. Each player at the table is dealt seven cards, which the player arranges to make two hands: a two-card hand and five-card hand. Pai Gow Poker is essentially two separate poker hands according to traditional poker rankings. Thus, the highest twocard hand would be two Aces, and the highest five-card hand is five Aces (four Aces and the joker). The five-card hand must be equal to or higher than the two-card hand. To win, your two-card hand must rank higher than the dealer’s or your opponent’s two-card hand, and your five-card hand must rank higher than the dealer’s or your opponent's fivecard hand. If the player’s hand wins, he will be paid the same amount wagered less a 5% vigorish or commission charge. The dealer will collect the commission when the winning wager is paid. Should one hand rank exactly the same as your opponent’s hand, this is a tie. Ties are also called copy hands, and the banker wins all copy hands. If you win one hand but lose the other, this is considered a “push.” In “push” hands, no money is won or lost. The house dealer or any player may be the banker. Before a player may be permitted to bank a round of play, the dealer shall determine that: 1. The player placed a wager against the dealer during the last round of play in which there was no player banking the game; and... 2. The player has sufficient gaming chips on the table to cover all of the wagers placed by other players at the table for that round of play. All players bet against the bank. The bank is offered to each player in turn, and each player may accept or pass. The dealer will always take the bank in turn. The banker will be identified by a plastic “Banker” marker button. A set of three dice or a computerized random number generator that automatically selects and displays a number from one (1) through seven (7) will determine who receives the first card. Prior to displaying the random number, all bets must be on the appropriate area before the dealer announces “no more bets.” In Pai Gow Poker, the banker’s position is always 1, 8 or 15. The dealer counts from the banker’s position number one (1).
PLAYING THE GAME
The dealer starts the game. Every player gets two cards, face up. The dealer gets two cards, but one card is face up and one face down – the “hole” card. Only after all players’ hands are played does the dealer expose the “hole” card and play the dealer’s hand. STAND OR HIT Once you have your two cards in front of you, you can choose to “stand” (draw no more cards), or take a “hit” (draw one or more cards) until you reach 21 or come as close as possible; however, if you go over 21, you “break” and automatically lose. A winning hand pays even money. You may also double-down or split like pairs. DEALER’S TURN The dealer now turns over the “hole” card and acts on the hand according to the rules of the game. The dealer must draw to 16 and “stand” when 17 or more is reached. On select games, the dealer will hit a soft 17 (Ace-6). At the end of the game, if your count is the same as the dealer’s, it is a “push” (neither the dealer or you win). If the player count is greater than the dealer’s but does not exceed 21, or the dealer’s count exceeds 21, the player wins. WHAT IF YOU GET BLACKJACK RIGHT AWAY? If your first two cards are an Ace and any ten value card, the dealer announces your hand as Blackjack. You will be paid at this time if the dealer does not have an Ace or ten value card as an up card; however, if the dealer’s up card is an Ace or a ten value card, you will not be paid until the dealer checks his hole card, if the dealer’s hand is Blackjack, it is a push. A player’s winning Blackjack is paid off at odds of 3 to 2.
YOUYU NOODLE BAR
YOUYU Noodle Bar is now open! Focusing on freshly made noodles and savory broths inspired by Asian street food, enjoy at the bar or take it to go while you hit the tables!
Enjoy the ultimate VIP treatment in our High Limit Bar and Lounge, Plum Lounge. Indulge in crafted contemporary and classic cocktails and then roll right in to a night of play to mix, sip and party like a rock star.
ROCK STAR REWARDS
Being a member of Rock Star Rewards has its privileges. You can earn reward dollars up to 50% faster. Get the Hard Rock treatment and enjoy the following benefits:
- Three-tiered player's card program
- Quick and easy access to promotions and Free Play at any slot game
- Feature Comp Dollars. Earn them as you play...spend them as you may
- Promotions right on the slot machine when you play with your card
Must be 19 years of age or older. Valid government-issued photo identification may be required. There is no fee payable to obtain membership. Patrons with self-excluded or trespassed statues, as determined by OLG, will not be eligible to participate. Any self-excluded person detected at a gaming property will be removed and trespassed. Rules and Regulations apply. Please visit Player's Club for further details. Additional terms and conditions may apply.