The Basics of Blackjack

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Blackjack, also referred to as Twenty-One, is one of the most widely played casino games in the world- and is one of our most popular table games at The Mill Casino.  We host weekly $360 Blackjack Tournaments every Sunday at 2 and 6:30pm  and a Single Deck Pitch Blackjack daily at 10 am.

Though the origins are unknown,  many historians believe that blackjack can be traced to the 17th century in France, where a game called Vingt En Un (French for Twenty One) was being played in French casinos.  The basic concepts of Vingt En Un was adopted into casinos throughout the world and is believed to have evolved into what we now know as Blackjack.

Blackjack is believed to be very popular among players due the combination of chance and skill involved. The object is to win by getting a card combination total that is higher than the dealer’s hand without exceeding 21.

Basics of Play

There are relatively few decisions to make when playing Blackjack. You must consider your cards and your dealer’s card and remember, if you go over 21, you “bust.”

Play progresses as follows:
1. Starting from the player to the left of the dealer, a card is dealt, face up, to each player in turn and then one to the dealer. The dealer’s card is face down and called the “hole” card.

2. A second card is then dealt, again face up, to each player and to the dealer.

3. Each player decides whether to draw further cards.

4. After all players have completed their hands, the Dealer proceeds to draw cards to complete the Dealer’s hand. You win if:

  • Your total is higher than the Dealer’s total
  • The Dealer goes over 21 or “busts”.

If your total is the same as the Dealer’s total it is a “push” (tie). The Values of the Cards:

  • Picture Cards (Jack, Queen and King) each count as 10 points.
  • An Ace counts as 1 point or 11 points; whichever is better for the player’s hand.
  • All other cards are numerical face value.

What is a Blackjack?
Blackjack is a combination of an Ace and any 10 card or picture card with your first two cards. It pays one and a half times your bet unless the dealer also draws Blackjack, in which case you have a “push”.

Restrictions on the Dealer
The dealer plays according to a strict set of rules. Dealers must take another card if their hand totals a soft 17 or less. Dealers must stand (not take any more cards) if their hand totals a hard 17 or more.

Splitting
If your first two cards are of equal value you may split these to form up to four separate hands. Aces may be split to form only two hands. You will receive additional cards for each hand, however a wager equal to your original bet must be placed each time you split. Aces split will receive only one additional card each.

Doubling Down
You may place an additional bet (not exceeding your original bet) on any first two cards. You will receive one and only one additional card to complete your hand.

Insurance
If the dealer’s up card is an ace, the dealer will call for “Insurance.” An insurance bet may be placed up to one half of the original bet. If the dealer has a blackjack, the insurance bet is paid 2 to 1.

Table games Minimum and Maximum Bets for Blackjack

Sun-Thur $2-$200
Friday – Sat $3-$300
$500 max with 24-hours notice.

Download a copy of our Guide: How to play Blackjack
Note that for blackjack, as well as other table games at The Mill Casino•Hotel, the how-to-play guide is for instructional purposes only.

The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park Thanksgiving Highlights!

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Gobble Gobble!  Need a last minute Thanksgiving getaway?  Whether it is for the weekend or just a few hours- The Mill Casino Hotel & RV park has no shortage of Thanksgiving and holiday fun.  We have so many activities planned this week, that we need to publish a guide for our guests!  Here are the highlights of events happening at The Mill Casino:

Festival of Trees Each year, The Mill Casino is transformed into a holiday wonderland with beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. We kick off this annual holiday-themed fundraiser sponsored by The Mill Casino • Hotel and the Bay Area Rotary this year on November 23! Join us November 28 for a family-friendly viewing featuring Santa Claus. December 2, final auction of trees and wreaths to benefit local charities. FREE ADMISSION

Thanksgiving Cribbage Classic November 26, 2010 – November 28, 2010: For complete information including entry fees, tournament schedules, etc. contact Larry or Donna Hassett 541-672-1474 or email at ACC@cmspan.net.  Download Flyer and Tournament Information

The Mill Casino Millionaire$ Club enjoy perks and discounts and get more chances to win big!  Check out some of the Millionaire$ Club games happening this week

  • Monday Free Spin (Each Monday in November) 9 am – 9 pm You could win up to 1500 bonus points! Show your Millionaire$ Club card & valid photo ID at the Millionaire$ Club booth and get a free minute of play on Sawmill Sam.
  • Play Sam’s Bounty Spin You could win up to 1500 Bonus Points when you Show your Millionaire$ Club card & valid photo ID at the Millionaire$ Club booth and get a free minute of play on Sawmill Sam on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9 am – 9 pm
  • Bountiful Points in the Casino Thanksgiving Weekend Earn bonus Millionaire$ Club points 2x as fast when you play slots using your Millionaire$ Club card from 6 am to noon on November 24 & 25, 2010

Shore Acres Package To make the most of this beloved annual Holiday Lights Display, book our package that includes an overnight stay, dinner for two, a FREE pass to Shore Acres and a FREE Casino Fun Book on us — all at a discount price! The Shore Acres volunteers have already hung hundreds of thousands of holiday lights which light up on Thanksgiving. You have to see it to believe it.

The Saw Blade Buffet will host our annual Thanksgiving Buffet.   The Wampanoags and the Pilgrims were onto something, and a meal of tasty fare indigenous to the American continent was born. The tradition continues at The Saw Blade Buffet, Thursday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Win a Camaro Each week, someone will get a shot at winning a Camaro, until our guaranteed Grand Prize Camaro Drawing, December 19!

Live Entertainment at Warehouse 101
Don’t miss Comedy Night on Wednesday November 24: Two Shows 7 & 9 pm featuring Geof Sargent! Geof is one of the brightest of the new comics working today and was recently the subject of a documentary about life on the road. Today Geof still tours as one of the country’s top headliners as well as hosting the TWO MINUTE TALENT SHOW.

One of our crowd favorites, Hookah Stew will be playing November 25, 2010 – November 27, 2010 9 pm – 1 am . Hookah Stew has become a well known buzz band on the West Coast music scene. The Portland, Oregon trio has played 200 shows in the last year, and their latest single/video RollerGirl is being heard on West Coast radio from Alaska to San Diego.

Calling All Ducks and Beavers to The Civil War Football Event at Warehouse 101

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College football fans, if you can’t make it Corvallis for the big game- then Warehouse 101 in The Mill Casino is the place to watch the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers battle it out at Reser Stadium on December 4, 2010 at 12:30pm PST.

If top notch service, giant plasma screen TVs, great food and 30+ microbrews on tap are not reason enough; how about our planned Civil War Football festivities happening!

We’re celebrating the event with Party Favors in your team colors, prizes with your favorite Ethan Football Trivia Frenzy, free popcorn, and the chance to win cash with a football pool. (Must be a Millionaire$ Club Member to participate in the pool, signing up is free and easy).

The football pool sign-ups begin two hours before kick off  in Warehouse 101 and end when the board is full or at kick off (whichever is first). On the Casino Floor – the big screens will be set to the game so you can play your favorite slots and table games and not miss the action, get some free popcorn and win some cash and prizes during our Football Frenzy Random Drawings on the floor. We’ll do a random drawing in slots at the end of each quarter for some Civil War Quarter Quick Cash!!

Download Our Official Football Frenzy Rules Here

Tickets Now On Sale for Herman’s Hermits staring Peter Noone!

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Herman’s Hermits classic tune: I’m Into Something Good is one of those familiar feel good songs that seems to puts you in a good mood no matter what.

Woke up this mornin’ feelin’ fine
There’s somethin’ special on my mind
Last night I met a new girl in the neighboorhood (oh yeah)

Something tells me I’m into somethin’ good….(Somethin’ tells me I’m into somethin’)

And now you can experience it live in concert!  Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will be performing at The Mill Casino on February 11, 2011. Tickets went on sale last week, and we have already heard from The Noonatics (Peter Noone Fans) on our Facebook Page!

The Noonatics from Washington, Oregon, and even Ontario, Canada, will be lighting up your phone lines to order their tickets. The audience is always “Into Something Good” when Peter Noone is in the house. See you there!

All ages welcome and tickets are $25 general admission/$20 Mill Club members.  Tickets are available exclusively through KoKwel Gifts located at The Mill Casino. Cal 1.800.953.4800 or 541.756.8800 for information.  Fans of all ages will love the classic tunes and feel good songs from this legendary performer and band.  Just listen-

Charity Slot Tournaments Will Benefit South Coast Food Share

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Two charity slot tournaments at The Mill Casino • Hotel in November will pay out for the South Coast Food Share. By bringing at least two cans of food or a $10 donation, guests of The Mill may participate in a charity slot tournament to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

Guests making a donation will have three minutes to accumulate points on a designated slot machine. Players may try again for a $10 donation per additional entry. The top five scorers will win a share of a $2,000 prize pool.

In addition to the participant donations, The Mill will add a dollar donation to the first 1,000 entries. All food and cash donations will go to the South Coast Food Share. The Mill will also give employees a chance to get in on the fun during a three-day charity slot tournament open to employees of the Coquille Indian Tribe and Tribal entities and businesses. On Nov. 16, 17 and 18 a food donation will buy two minutes on a designated machine and a chance to win one of 20 prizes.

“Our guests and, in particular, our employees regularly show a willingness to help individuals and families who are in need,” said General Manager Larry Close. “This is yet another opportunity to share some of our bounty in a manner that reflects the character of The Mill Casino.”

8 Ways to Make November Sweeter at The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park

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Planning to visit us on the Oregon Coast this month?  You are in luck! November is a fabulous time to visit!  We have no shortage of nonstop casino action and entertainment .  Here are eight ways to make your visit even better this November:

1.  Check out the Festival of Trees Each year, The Mill Casino is transformed into a holiday wonderland with beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. We kick off this annual holiday-themed fundraiser sponsored by The Mill Casino • Hotel and the Bay Area Rotary this year on November 23!  Join us November 28 for a family-friendly viewing featuring Santa Claus. December 2, final auction of trees and wreaths to benefit local charities. FREE ADMISSION

2. Play in the $2,000 Charity Slot Tournament Saturday, November 13, 10 am – 4 pm, You could win $2,000! Your $10 entry fee (or two cans of food) goes straight to South Coast Food Share and we’ll throw a buck a player into the donation to boot — up to $1,000!

3.  Book the Chowder Bounty Package. Book this  fun package then sample the best clam chowder in the universe (we happen to think the Plank House has the best!) This package includes two $25 gift certificates that can be used at any of our dining venues or at participating restaurants in the area. A two-night stay is required for this package. Rates begin at $110 plus tax. To book this special stay, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

4. Join the Millionaire$ Club Members of The Mill Casino Millionaire$ Club enjoy perks and discounts and get more chances to win big!  Check out some of the Millionaire$ Club games happening this month!

  • Monday Free Spin (Each Monday in November) 9 am – 9 pm You could win up to 1500 bonus points! Show your Millionaire$ Club card & valid photo ID at the Millionaire$ Club booth and get a free minute of play on Sawmill Sam.
  • Earn Triple Points on Veteran’s Day Play slots with your Millionaire$ Club card on Thursday, November 11 and earn 3X points!
  • Play Sam’s Bounty Spin You could win up to 1500 Bonus Points when you Show your Millionaire$ Club card & valid photo ID at the Millionaire$ Club booth and get a free minute of play on Sawmill Sam on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9 am – 9 pm
  • Bountiful Points in the Casino Thanksgiving Weekend Earn bonus Millionaire$ Club points 2x as fast when you play slots using your Millionaire$ Club card from 6 am to noon on November 24 & 25, 2010

5. Book the Shore Acres Package To make the most of this beloved annual Holiday Lights Display, book our package that includes an overnight stay, dinner for two, a FREE pass to Shore Acres and a FREE Casino Fun Book on us — all at a discount price! The Shore Acres volunteers have already hung hundreds of thousands of holiday lights which light up on Thanksgiving. You have to see it to believe it.

6. Dine at The Saw Blade Buffet for the Annual Thanksgiving Buffet The Wampanoags and the Pilgrims were onto something, and a meal of tasty fare indigenous to the American continent was born. The tradition continues at The Saw Blade Buffet, Thursday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

7.  Start Earning entries to Win a Camaro Starting, November 15, Your play earns you entries into our weekly Camaro drawings. Each week, someone will get a shot at winning a Camaro, until our guaranteed Grand Prize Camaro Drawing, December 19!

8.  Unwind at Warehouse 101 Warehouse 101 is THE place on the South Coast to watch Football, Stand Up Comedy, and Live Music. There is never a cover, there is always 7 plasma screen TVs (Bonus for Football fans NFL and NCAA teams on ESPN and NFL Sunday Ticket), a tempting menu and over 30 microbrews on tap.

The Mill Casino Wants You to Win a Camaro

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Could a new Camaro be in your future? Have you always dreamed of cruising down the highway in one?

Someone will win a new Camaro at The Mill Casino on December 19….and it could be you. Beginning November 15, the more you play using your Millionaire$ Club card the more chances you have of owning a brand new shiny Camaro just in time for the holidays.

If you are not already member of the Millionaire$ Club; don’t miss another day of enjoying the perks and discounts that come with being a member!  Sign up right now- it is free and easy.

Here is How to Earn Entries:
• Slot players earn one entry for every 250 points earned while properly using their club card.
• Carded Table Games players will get entries with select winning hands.
• Show your Millionaire$ Club card once each day Nov. 15 – Dec. 19 at the Millionaire$ Club booth.
• New club sign-ups will receive one entry.

To increase your chances, use this coupon (valid November 15-21, 2010) for Five Free Entries.

Visit www.themillcasino.com each week to get 5 bonus entries each week of the promotion.

Click here to download contest details.

The Mill, Bay Area Rotary Present the 2010 Festival of Trees

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Annual Event Raises Funds for Local Charities

Businesses, organizations and individuals have an opportunity to help families in need while getting into the holiday spirit through the annual Festival of Trees, a holiday-themed fundraiser sponsored by The Mill Casino • Hotel and the Bay Area Rotary.

Raising over $16,000 last year, the Festival of Trees lets participants demonstrate their holiday-decorating talents while raising money for local charities. This year’s goal is to raise $18,000 for such charities as Shots for Tots & Teens and The Women’s Safety & Resource Center and Coddington Place.

Participants simply choose to sponsor a tree, a wreath or pre-decorated tree. Then, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 sponsors bring their chosen decorations to The Mill Casino’s Salmon Room for the annual Festival of Trees Decorating Party, complete with complimentary refreshments and holiday tunes.

Following the party, a panel of judges will award the top choice in the following categories: Best Use of Color, Best Theme, Most Original, Most Whimsical, Best Wreath and, of course, Best of Show. The decorated trees and wreaths will be placed on display throughout the hotel lobby through Dec. 1.

Each tree and wreath will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during a public auction that begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 in The Mill’s Salmon Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. to allow potential bidders to take one more look at the trees.

The fully decorated trees will be delivered (up to 30 miles away) to the winning bidder’s home or office by a member of the Bay Area Rotary. Auction winners may request to have their tree donated to a needy family.

The Mill Casino • Hotel contributes to the purchase of the trees and wreaths so that sponsorship and auction proceeds from the Festival of Trees can go directly to local charities. In addition, local vendors are used when purchasing trees and wreaths for this Bay Area fundraiser.

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in helping those in need are encouraged to participate by sponsoring and/or decorating a tree and/or wreath. To learn more about how to get involved with this event, contact Festival Coordinator, Debbie Webb at 541-808-1969.


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