EDIT: Sorry, I just realize my title for this post sucks. My question concerns Pai Gow Tile games in Las Vegas
I might be taking a trip to Vegas in April or May. What's the current scoop on Pai Gow tile game availability? It seems to be a fickle game out there, as far as open tables go. Most likely I will be staying downtown, but maybe not if the strip has the best options... Also I'm a low roller, so I prefer minimums of $25 or less.
Thanks for any info...
Paris also has a table in their "Asian" row outside the high limit room that is usually $25, but I do not know the hours. I have seen it closed during the day at times.
Palace Station Casino had $10 minimums on Pai Gow Tiles a couple months ago, even on a Sunday night. It's about 4 miles from downtown, or a 15-minute drive.
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I played several places when visiting in August 2016:
Venetian: various times from Wednesday night until Friday night - $25 or $50 min
Wynn: Thursday morning & Friday evening - $50 min
Harrahs: Thursday lunchtime - $25 min
Paris: Thursday lunchtime - $50 min
Bellagio: Thursday afternoon - $25 min
Caesars: Thursday early evening - $100 min (in the high limit pit)
I go every March. So, I will update this after I go in mid March this year. But from what I remember last year, the following casinos have it:
MGM Grand---The limit was $25 and they charge quarters on the commission. It is quite a walk to get to it though. The dealer I had was rude and unfriendly.
Mandalay Bay- They advertise it on their website. But, I specifically asked and they don't have it anymore in their Lotus Room. If you are a big shot and have a host, they might arrange a game for you.
Treasure Island--They are in the same boat as Mandalay and I talked to a pit boss last year. You have to be known to them.
Harrah's--They are the best deal on the strip. I saw $15 a dollar table there as long as it wasn't peak time. I had a fun game there since they had a sign for the different tile deliveries. The dealer showed me some cool ones when I banked. Harrah's is smoky. But, it is probably your best bet on the strip for cheap, fun tiles.
Palace Station---It is off strip but you can find a $10 limit there usually.
Paris---I played there on a Thursday night and it was $25. I had a friendly dealer and it was a fun game. Not always open though.
Venetian- They didn't have it when I was there last year. But, it was there two years ago. I'll investigate when I go this March. Venetian didn't charge quarters so I liked it there. Again, I'm real cheap so ANY advantage and I will take it.
Palazzo- They had a $25 game but it wasn't open late at night.
Wynn- I went on a Saturday morning. It was a $50 table. So, not real cheap.
Bellagio--They had two tables going when I was there. One was $25 and one was $50. The dealer was surprisingly friendly. They usually aren't at the Bellagio for low rollers like me.
Aria- I had fun $25 game there last year. The pit boss was very friendly. Being white, I've found that I almost always get asked where I learned to play the game. I told them on the internet. They were fascinated with the way I played. My pair splitting...setting the high hand more frequently.....setting 6/8 versus gongs and so forth that are on the wizardofodds site but differ from the traditional way.
Rio- I didn't make it there. But, I've been told they have it.
Caesars has it in their high limit room (Palace court). It is $100.
The Mirage got rid of their tiles table even though it is listed on the wizardofodds site. It is a shame since I really like their Asian pit.
Bottom line is that Palace Station and Harrah's are your cheapest tiles options. Most places charge $25 to play. I think Bellagio, Aria, and the Palazzo decline to charge the quarters for the $25 bet. So, it does lower the commission slightly for you. I believe the rest will charge quarters.
Thanks for the tips, fellas. Wulfgar, I look forward to your update in March!