minnevegas
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April 28th, 2010 at 12:59:27 PM permalink
First of all, thank you to all the craps experts on this forum. This site is an amazing source of knowledge and intersting, friendly discussion.

1) I know it depends on the day/time... but where are the most likely options for $3 (or even $1) craps on The Strip? How about downtown?

2) Once I find a $3 table... how do they handle the "x-to-5" or "y-to-6" payouts? Do they have 50cent cheques? 25cent cheques? Or is it like a $5 table, where if you want the full "y" on the "y-to-6" payout, you need to bet the $6?
RonC
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April 28th, 2010 at 1:16:15 PM permalink
On our last trip (Jan-Feb), they had $3 craps w/ 5x odds at the Sahara. They only had $1 chips on the low end. Wins were rounded down if it was less than a full dollar. The dealers made sure people knew when they bet an amount that would not result in a full payout.

This table was great for my style of play...3 pass/come bets with full odds and I only have $54 on the board.

The table was $3 in the afternoon and early evening, but they were quick to flip the card and change it to $5 when the table had more than about five people on it in the evening.

I enjoy playing at the Sahara. The dealers are good and the drinks are pretty quick. Drinks at slots were not as good as at the tables.
DJTeddyBear
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April 28th, 2010 at 1:29:17 PM permalink
2 - Joker's Wild, Boulder Highway & Warm Springs Road, Henderson

It's about 13 miles from the strip. A cabbie at Sahara gave me an estimate of $30.

I've never been there, but the word is that they use quarters, so you can press those place bets by $1.25/$1.50.

Thier website advertises $1 craps, $2 on weekends.
http://www.jokerswildcasino.com/casino-gaming/table-games

I'm definately heading there on my next trip.
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pacomartin
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April 28th, 2010 at 6:40:52 PM permalink
Joker's Wild is the quintessential locals casino, along with the Eldorado in the mid 1960's, the tiny foundation of the Boyd empire today. There is no hotel at either location.

Usually you round your odds to $6 in most places to keep payment in even dollars. Most places don't want to deal in change anymore.
ruascott
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April 28th, 2010 at 6:47:40 PM permalink
Quote: minnevegas

First of all, thank you to all the craps experts on this forum. This site is an amazing source of knowledge and intersting, friendly discussion.

1) I know it depends on the day/time... but where are the most likely options for $3 (or even $1) craps on The Strip? How about downtown?

2) Once I find a $3 table... how do they handle the "x-to-5" or "y-to-6" payouts? Do they have 50cent cheques? 25cent cheques? Or is it like a $5 table, where if you want the full "y" on the "y-to-6" payout, you need to bet the $6?



As far as I know, Slots of Fun in front of Circus Circus has $3 craps all the time on their 1 table thats nearly on the sidewalk. Not sure what the max odds are there.
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April 29th, 2010 at 11:50:54 AM permalink
Yeah, your best option for the strip is the north strip places, like Circus, Slots a fun, or Riveria/Stratopshere. You will certainly find $3 craps downtown if you look around a bit. Minimums change so often it's hard to be sure, but a good bet would be El Cortez, Golden Gate or Binion's. Don't play at Plaza/Vegas Club, unless you want to be mispaid every other roll.

Check out the Wizard's craps survey and nextshooter.com.
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fremont4ever
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April 29th, 2010 at 6:22:08 PM permalink
Quote: minnevegas

First of all, thank you to all the craps experts on this forum. This site is an amazing source of knowledge and intersting, friendly discussion.

1) I know it depends on the day/time... but where are the most likely options for $3 (or even $1) craps on The Strip? How about downtown?

2) Once I find a $3 table... how do they handle the "x-to-5" or "y-to-6" payouts? Do they have 50cent cheques? 25cent cheques? Or is it like a $5 table, where if you want the full "y" on the "y-to-6" payout, you need to bet the $6?



The Fremont downtown advertises $3 craps 24-7, and they have 50 cent chips.

Most, if not all, of the downtown joints are capable of having a $3 game during the early mornings. I even partook in a $1 minimum game at Binion's.
pacomartin
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April 29th, 2010 at 7:00:57 PM permalink
Slots-A-Fun has 3,4,5X odds. The casino has given up it's separate license and is now part of Circus Circus. O'Sheas was never a separate casino, it was always a marketing arm of Flamingo.

The minimum bets in the small places like Joker's Wild on Boulder strip are even better than downtown. Keep in mind that they have only one craps table.

Every place that doesn't have 50 cent chips will let you go up from the specified max free odds for the 5/9 bet so that the pay is in even dollars.

While $1 is standard at Joker's Wild, it usually only happens after 3AM at Binion's, and even that is on a night by night basis. If you are betting that low, they expect you to take full odds, and bet all or most of the come bets. That is actually kind of fun.

Personally, I don't understand why you would play baccarat instead of free odds on craps. The percentages are so much better on craps (even if you only do 3,4,5x).
FleaStiff
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April 29th, 2010 at 7:16:23 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

If you are betting that low, they expect you to take full odds, and bet all or most of the come bets. That is actually kind of fun.

I imagine it might be fun. I usually do a LineBet and then at least two ComeBets.

So the considerations would be:
Guaranteed or likely.
One or multiple craps tables.
Nearby or Distant. (That 30 dollar cab ride only makes sense if there is some other reason for your wanting to go there)
Alternative activities at that casino.
pacomartin
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April 29th, 2010 at 11:03:05 PM permalink





I wouldn't pay $30 each way to take a taxi from the strip to Joker's Wild. You could plan a Boyd gaming trip with a car, and stay in one of their decent hotels like Orleans or Suncoast. Use your car to venture to their minor properties to look for some hard core gambling, and collect Boyd loyalty club points.


Suncoast has better golf, while Orleans has a lot of dining options, bowling and movies and is close to the strip.

Boyd has 9 properties in urban Vegas. Joker's Wild and Eldorado are the oldest ones and are the only two without hotel rooms.

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