Wolfpack1982
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December 15th, 2014 at 9:13:55 PM permalink
I am super excited to be going to Vegas for the first weekend of March Madness (3/18-3/21)! I'll be staying at Paris (which, based on several forums I've read, has really great craps tables?). This is my 3rd time going to Vegas, first time going for March Madness, and the first time I plan to dedicate a majority of my trip to craps! (in addition to the Sportsbooks, of course).

I understand MM is the busiest time for Vegas and I am a little worried that table minimums will be jacked up because of it. Can any of you offer insight on this? On some forums, I've read that you should definitely be able to find $5 tables at most places on the strip (little variance from other times in the year). However I've also read that it's difficult to find any $5, $10 or even $15 minimums (most of them are at $25 because it is so busy). I was hoping to find some $5 or $10 tables early in the day, play conservatively for a few hours, and get "gradfathered" in to the lower minimums if they do decide to increase them. Any insight you guys/gals can offer is much appreciated!
Asswhoopermcdaddy
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December 16th, 2014 at 7:29:12 AM permalink
I was there last year and it was hard finding a low limit table during marchmadness. If you are gambling in the early am, like breakfast time you find some...maybe Cosmo(which some other forum member mentioned which I missed) or casino royals, or harrahs, Bally's. Your best bet for a better time is off strip like palms,.redrock, silver 7s etc.
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December 16th, 2014 at 7:46:14 AM permalink
Wolf,

Bally is connected via internal passage to Paris, and their games tend to be at least 1 denom cheaper than Paris' games any time of day. Both TR properties. (You may know all this). It's very easy to check their games while staying at Paris, compared to nearly anywhere else. There's also a shuttle from Bally's to the other TR properties, and Harrah's is a pretty easy walk anyway. They have 6 crap tables there, and in April (not March Madness, I realize) this year $5 mins from at least 2am to noon or so on weeknights.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
terapined
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December 16th, 2014 at 7:50:23 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Wolf,

Bally is connected via internal passage to Paris, and their games tend to be at least 1 denom cheaper than Paris' games any time of day. Both TR properties. (You may know all this). It's very easy to check their games while staying at Paris, compared to nearly anywhere else. There's also a shuttle from Bally's to the other TR properties, and Harrah's is a pretty easy walk anyway. They have 6 crap tables there, and in April (not March Madness, I realize) this year $5 mins from at least 2am to noon or so on weeknights.



I agree, played craps at Ballys.
Generally 5 bucks in the morning and afternoon, 10 bucks in the evening and weekends.
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December 16th, 2014 at 7:53:48 AM permalink
And if you do go to Harrahs then you're right next door to Casino Royale. They will definitely have $5 craps. And I believe they have 10 times odds (maybe even 100 times odds).
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December 16th, 2014 at 8:01:14 AM permalink
With Casino Royale being down to only one craps table (as of last spring) I can foresee difficulty finding an open spot there at the rail on the craps table, especially during MM.
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Wolfpack1982
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December 16th, 2014 at 11:20:46 AM permalink
Thanks for the feedback! I will definitely check out Bally's tables since they are next door to Paris. I'm glad we are staying in the middle of the strip, as it will be much easier to get around to other casinos. I appreciate the suggestions for the old strip Casinos, but I don't think I'll venture over there much.

I'd settle for $10 games if I had to. Hopefully that will be the standard minimums at most of the casinos on the strip during the day. Anything over that gets me a little nervous, especially with a session bankroll of around $400. I'm a pretty conservative player and this will be my first time playing a Don't strategy (maybe 2 DC bets when I'm not the shooter, or a PL + place 6/8 when I am shooting).
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January 6th, 2015 at 1:39:38 PM permalink
Since no one else mentioned, just to be safe... The $5 blackjack games you'll find on the strip are all 6/5 garbage, usually found in each of the casino's "pleasure pits." Do not play them. If you want to play BJ go downtown, or off the strip, and definitely consult the Wizards Vegas Survey. If you want craps, as was suggested Casino Royal has a great low limit game (as well as downtown).

Fun Fact: You can take the deuce downtown for just a few bucks (24 pass is like $7 i believe - which of course gets you there and back).
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
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January 6th, 2015 at 3:35:08 PM permalink
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Fun Fact: You can take the deuce downtown for just a few bucks (24 pass is like $7 i believe - which of course gets you there and back).


Fun cheap fact. Can take the Westcliffe express bus from Downtown to the MGM/Trop for just 2 bucks . one way, no ticket needed, just two 1 dollar bills.
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January 6th, 2015 at 3:37:08 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Fun cheap fact. Can take the Westcliffe express bus from Downtown to the MGM/Trop for just 2 bucks . one way, no ticket needed, just two 1 dollar bills.



Where do you pick that up downtown?
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.

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