gambler
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October 12th, 2010 at 11:57:51 AM permalink
A good friend of mine is going to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. She is a small time bettor who loves craps. Where are the best $5 craps tables on the strip? Are any of them still $5 tables at night? Or are they mostly bumped up to $10 and $25 tables?
pacomartin
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October 12th, 2010 at 12:14:19 PM permalink
It's difficult to keep track of. Some of the pit bosses tell me that they make a decision on a daily basis. But it would be difficult to find a $5 game at night on the strip except for the northern strip.

It is still pretty much the norm downtown.
bluefire
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October 12th, 2010 at 12:46:51 PM permalink
When I was there in August, the only place that I saw that had craps around that amount was Casino Royale ($3 craps). Everything else on the strip was $10 minimum at all times.

If you're going mid-week, though, you may get luckier. I'm hoping when I'm going (the week before Christmas), I'm going to hit some nice minimums on the strip. I can tell you it's the only week that PH would even THINK about giving me comped rooms. ;)
Croupier
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October 12th, 2010 at 1:16:45 PM permalink
The best lower end gambling I experienced on the strip was at the Excalibur. There was $5 craps most of the day, as well as a couple of $5 blackjack tables with multi deck card shuffling machines, but they did pay 3-2. The best thing was that the dealers there generally seemed to enjoy their jobs, and were friendly too.
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Yoyomama
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October 12th, 2010 at 1:22:59 PM permalink
Quote: bluefire

When I was there in August, the only place that I saw that had craps around that amount was Casino Royale ($3 craps). Everything else on the strip was $10 minimum at all times.

If you're going mid-week, though, you may get luckier. I'm hoping when I'm going (the week before Christmas), I'm going to hit some nice minimums on the strip. I can tell you it's the only week that PH would even THINK about giving me comped rooms. ;)



Plus at The Casino Royale you can take up to 100X's odds! It's kinda like slumming it, but not bad if you want to shoot craps or play single deck Blackjack.
soulhunt79
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October 12th, 2010 at 4:28:12 PM permalink
Excalibur - Usually always have a $5 table.
Imperial Palace - Same
Casino Royal has already been mentioned. Oshea's I think has something similar if not, it would be a $5 table.
Harrah's - Possibly not on weekends, but I've seen $5 tables there fairly often while walking through.


If you are playing during the day up to 3-4pm or so, a lot more have lower tables. I think the Mirage even had a $5 during the day. Places like the Bellagio or Wynn most likely don't, but at the noon-1pm time, I would say more casinos have a $5 table than don't.
wrongway
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October 12th, 2010 at 5:00:26 PM permalink
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RPToro
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October 12th, 2010 at 6:45:20 PM permalink
This was early 2010, but I played some $5 at Monte Carlo even at night. Maybe an "Aria effect"?
mkl654321
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October 12th, 2010 at 7:44:30 PM permalink
The best crap game on the Strip is a ten minute walk to the Gold Coast. Or, take the free shuttle from the Barbary Coast. You can also visit the Orleans this way.

$5 minimums (or less!), two full-service casinos with everything imaginable, excellent, inexpensive food, and less stinkin' tourists. What's not to like?

The Strip is a rip! Walk up and down it, ooh and aah and the lights and the sights, but when you want to GAMBLE, go elsewhere.

(Oh yes--$5 action will get you a buffet or coffee shop comp at the Gold Coast or the Orleans, but on the Strip, $5 bettors are lucky if their chips aren't spat upon.)
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
thecesspit
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October 12th, 2010 at 9:39:41 PM permalink
+1... I like the Orleans and Gold Coast for good old-fashioned gambling.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829

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