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100-Year Anniversary

For a century, Artichoke Joe's Casino has served the Bay area gaming community. From 1916 to 2016, we've proudly operated as a family-owned business. Join us in celebrating 100 years in gaming, as we look forward to extending the legacy into the future.

Our History

Artichoke Joe's has been a family founded and family owned business since 1916. The one-room Joe's Pool Parlor switched names to Artichoke Joe's in 1921, becoming a permanent fixture in San Bruno sporting life. Joseph Sammut opened his pool parlor and phone exchange in Al LoReaux's former plumbing shop. Most calls concerned horse races. Joe accepted any wager, no matter how large. Asked how he would pay off if he lost a big bet, he replied, "In artichoke leaves," hence the name. Still owned by the Sammut family, Artichoke Joe's is one of the city's oldest businesses.

George Martinelli, left, circa 1930 in Osborne's gasoline station, northwest corner of Kains and San Mateo avenues. Text and photos courtesy of "The History of San Bruno, The Crossroads Community" by Don Shoecraft.

Artichoke Joe's Today

Artichoke Joe's has grown into a 20,000 square foot casino, featuring thirty-eight table games. We never close; we're open 24 hours daily, 365 days a year. Our progressive jackpots will keep your adrenaline pumping. Our outstanding service includes 24 hour dining, a full sports bar, and arcade.

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