Kitchen Casino: How to Play the Game

Learn how to play the game of Kitchen Casino, part cooking, part gambling.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

High Stakes, High Rewards

On Kitchen Casino, four chefs enter the arena to cook and gamble with the chance to leave richer than they came in. The one chef who outlasts the three games of slots, roulette and poker will have the chance to gamble his or her earnings on the high-rollers wheel and earn up to $30,000.

Round 1: Chef Slot Machine

In the first round, one spin on a slot machine will reveal three categories — a cuisine, an ingredient and a theme. Each chef must use this as inspiration for his or her dish. You never know what the slots will bring up. If Bill decides to take another spin on the machine, the chefs will have to incorporate a mandatory ingredient as described by the spin.

Going Bust

The chefs' dishes will be scored by two judges on a scale of 1 to 5. Both judges' scores will be combined for a maximum score of 10. The chef with the lowest score will go bust and be immediately eliminated from the competition. Only three chefs will make it to the next round.

Round 2: Chef Roulette

In the second round, each chef must use the same assigned protein to prepare a dish. But there's a catch: While they're cooking, an alarm will go off, signaling that the cooking stations will start to spin like a roulette wheel. Each chef's food will end up in front of someone else, and he or she will have to deal with the dish in progress.

Game of Strategy

There's no telling how many times the roulette wheel will spin. The chefs may end up back with their original dish — or not. Either way it's an opportunity for them to use strategy to their advantage by improving someone else's dish or ruining it. A final alarm will indicate that the wheel is locked in its final position, which means the chefs are stuck with whatever is in front of them. Only two chefs go onto the final round.

Round 3: Chef Poker

In the final round, Bill will deal three cards from a randomly shuffled deck. The three cards represent the ingredients each chef must use in his or her dish. Next, Bill will deal each chef two more cards that are unique to each of them. The chefs have the option of keeping the cards dealt, or they can draw new ones. They then must cook using the five ingredients represented by the cards.

Risking Everything

The winner of Kitchen Casino gets his or her final round score converted into a dollar amount. He or she can keep the money and cash out immediately, or the winning chef can gamble the winnings on the high-rollers wheel. There is a risk of going bust, which means leaving empty-handed, yet there is also a chance of landing on jackpot, which triples the earnings.

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