Oaks Card Club
One of Northern California's oldest and largest card clubs. Named after the Oakland Oaks of the old Pacific Coast baseball league, the Oaks Club has been a Bay Area landmark since the late 1890's. Today, our recently expanded casino features 40 tables for nonstop gaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The action never stops in our Gaming Room. We feature Texas Hold-em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Stud Poker, Lowball, and Pan. Also, all of the popular California Games including Double Hand Poker, Pai Gow tiles, Pure 21.5 Blackjack, Baccarat Gold, and Three Card Poker, and no matter what you're playing, you'll appreciate being able to catch your favorite sporting events on large screen televisions around the room. For your safety, security guards patrol our parking lots at all times. Valet parking is also available. Within an hour's drive of anywhere in the Bay Area, the Oaks Card Club is one of Northern California's premier card clubs.
The little town of Emeryville has seen a lot of big action over the years. Long before old John Stickney Emery, a stonemason from New Hampshire, officially founded the city that bears his name, the Bay Area knew it as a lively gaming center.
In 1871 for example, the Oakland Trotting Club was built there, only to be reborn 25 years later as the California Jockey Club in 1896. But the track saw a lot more than just the sport of kings. On the 4th of July, 1909, the first auto races there draw 10,000 spectators. Then, in 1914 the great Barney Oldfield challenged barnstormer Lincoln Beachey to a race of car against airplane. Barney barely beat Beachey by 20 feet!
By 1903 the Oakland Oaks Club was playing in Emeryville and in 1913 the Oaks opened their new ball yard on Park and San Pablo after winning the Pacific Coast League pennant the year before. Many a great ballplayer would grace that field over the next 42 season. In the early 20's, dog racing was popular in California and a track was built in Emeryville, the Blue Star Amusement Park. In the 30's walkathons were all the rage, and in 1932, the New Park Auditorium opened in Emeryville featuring the 24-hour marathon walking derbies.
Many cardrooms have come and gone in Emeryville. But the one consistent center of action has been the corner of Park and San Pablo, where gaming has been continuous since 1895. In that year, Conger's Tavern opened for card playing. In the mid-1930s, it was renamed the Oaks Card Club and has been on that same spot run by the same family non-stop ever since.
All card games at the Oaks employ a House Dealer, except for lowball games which are player dealt.
The Oaks does not participate in the actual play of the game and has no interest in the outcome of play. No player ever plays against or makes a wager against the Oaks Card Club. The Oaks collects a rental fee from customers for the use of the facility and the services provided. The rental fee is collected either in the form of a per hand drop or a time rental collection.
Oaks Card Club
4097 San Pablo Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608