scottndindy
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March 16th, 2010 at 6:56:52 PM permalink
I know that encore has a few tables and I have seen pictures of a craps table out there. Is there anywhere else that has such ammenities? If anyone has information or has visited these tables I have a few questions:

1) Are they always open?
2) Can a non hotel guest easily gain access to the tables? - I have read that by law the tables are public and anyone can gamble at them but I didn't know if it would be a huge hassle.
3) What are the table limits usually like?
nyuhoosier
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March 16th, 2010 at 7:02:51 PM permalink
Many casinos offer table games outside near the pools. Two examples that come to mind are Wynn and the Golden Nugget.

1.) They generally close early.
2.) This probably depends on the property. At the Wynn, no. At the Golden Nugget, yes.
3.) The table minimums are usually a little higher. I once played outside at the Nugget for $10/hand, and it was a great atmosphere.
DJTeddyBear
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March 16th, 2010 at 7:22:57 PM permalink
Outdoors? I know it barely ever rains in the desert, but what about wind?
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DJTeddyBear
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March 16th, 2010 at 7:24:36 PM permalink
If you're looking for an outdoor 'feel', in an inside game, Slots-O-Fun has a craps table that is right on the edge of the sidewalk. O'Sheas has a poker table next to the strip, advertised as "Strip Poker".
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗
SplittingAA
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March 17th, 2010 at 7:01:22 AM permalink
I haven't experienced it personally, but I have seen online that Mandalay Bay has a pit of table games on the Beach, which is their expansive pool area with tons of sand to complete the beach effect. If I remember correctly it was open to the public and not just guest of the Hotel (like the beach itself) I have no idea what the table limits are like.
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dlevinelaw
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March 17th, 2010 at 7:32:57 AM permalink
Flamingo has a poolside pit with good drink service. Last time I was there it was $5 and $10 6-5 21, and a craps tub with $5 3-4-5X.

I've heard Trop has swim-up BJ. Also heard that Hard Rock and possibly Caesars do, but I'm not sure.
pacomartin
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March 17th, 2010 at 7:51:11 AM permalink
Golden Nugget has poolside blackjack. It has been discovered that if your dealer wears a bikini you can pay even money on blackjack and players won't complain.
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March 17th, 2010 at 9:50:31 AM permalink
The Hard Rock has very lovely ladies dealing blackjack by the pool. I've stayed at the Mandalay Bay lots of times and have never seen table games by their beach. There is a "beach casino," which overlooks the pools, including the topless one, but is still indoors.
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March 17th, 2010 at 9:55:12 AM permalink
This may be a stupid question, but swim up gambling: How do you keep the money dry? Is it all markers?
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March 17th, 2010 at 10:08:26 AM permalink
Quote: Croupier

This may be a stupid question, but swim up gambling: How do you keep the money dry? Is it all markers?



About 20 years ago I played at the swim up blackjack at the Tropicana. If memory serves me correctly, they had a little money dryer. The dealer would count out the money, wet or dry, on the table, and if it was wet she put it in the dryer.
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