Video Poker is a game that requires skill and bridges the gap between slot machines and table games. Most of Lake Tahoe casino's video poker machines, when played correctly, offer a lower house advantage than slot machines. They are easy to use and do not require interaction with a dealer or other players. The Jacks or Better is the easiest game to learn.
Here's how to play. The machine deals five cards on the screen. The player then has the option of drawing up to five new cards. You keep the cards you want to keep by pushing the “hold” button that corresponds to the card on the screen. When you have made your choices you hit the “deal” button. The cards you did not hold will be replaced by new cards. Your win or loss is determined by the outcome of your final hand. How much you win is based on the pay table that is posted on the front of the machine. Here are the winning hands:
Royal flush: Ace-king-queen-jack-10 all of the same suit (hearts, clubs, spades, or diamonds).
Straight flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suit; for example, 2-3-4-5-6, all of clubs.
Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank; for example, ace of hearts, ace of spades, ace of clubs, ace of diamonds.
Full house: Three cards of one rank, two cards of another rank; for example, 3 of diamonds, 3 of hearts, 3 of spades, 6 of hearts, 6 of spades.
Paddling in Lake Tahoe provides some of the best views not seen anywhere else in the world. It allows you access to remote areas where trails don't exist. You can find large boulders to dive off, or enjoy the views not only around you, but below as well. The options are unlimited! Here are some of the best Tahoe South has to offer!
Rubicon Point inside DL Bliss state park is the perfect spot for a paddle. The parking lot is an easy walk to the beach. From the water, you see the huge granite boulders that are ideal for jumping off. You can take a leisurely paddle through Rubicon Bay and experience the underwater boulders and stacked rocks. For the more adventurous, follow the shoreline and see the Rubicon Hiking Trail that connects to Emerald Bay. Along the way try to spot the retired lighthouse built in 1916. There is a day/access fee of $10.