GoodEyeMight
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March 3rd, 2017 at 11:11:39 PM permalink
If this isn't the appropriate place for this thread- Mods, please move it.

I am in charge of showing some people around to the dumpiest casinos in Las Vegas. They want to play cheap table games in some sketchy places probably during the day on a Sat or Sun. The only real qualifiers are-
1. Not on the strip
2. Not downtown
3. Must have table games

I'm hoping I can get a few recommendations from those in the know about such places. My list so far is as follows-

-Jerry's Nugget
-Silver Nugget
-Bighorn Casino
-Longhorn casino

Does AZ Charlies fit what I'm looking for? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Mission146
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March 3rd, 2017 at 11:32:27 PM permalink
Cannery is pretty dumpy, but maybe not dumpy enough.

Would Ellis Island count as Strip? It's on Koval.

Railroad Pass is a winner for what you want!
Vultures can't be choosers.
GoodEyeMight
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March 3rd, 2017 at 11:39:35 PM permalink
I appreciate the reply. Cannery is a little too "nice" for what I'm looking for. Ellis Island however is perfect. I've never been to Railroad Pass. Is it especially dumpy? Thank you!
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March 3rd, 2017 at 11:59:10 PM permalink
Dumpy and in the middle of nowhere!

EDIT: Pardon me, I meant to also say you're welcome.
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GoodEyeMight
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March 4th, 2017 at 12:02:49 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Dumpy and in the middle of nowhere!.



Right up my alley! Thanks
RS
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March 4th, 2017 at 12:21:56 AM permalink
Idk exactly what you're looking for, but here's some casinos that may qualify in one way or another. This is based on, essentially, "places I don't want to be".

Skyline Casino
Big/Long horn
[I heard Lucky Club is sketchy as f***]
Club Fortune
Arizona Charlies
Aztec Inn (sorta on the strip IIRC)
anything "downtown"
Eureka maybe
jokers wild....not particularly sketchy, but I'm sure if you wanted some meth, you wouldn't be too far away
siegel slots & suites is sketchy as all hell, but no tables games, IIRC.
"wild wild west casino" or something like that, might be owned by stations IIRC.
The Alamo -- it's not too sketchy (wait, why the hell you lookin' for sketchy a** places???), per se, but it definitely has that vibe. 1/3 of the building is the casino, another 1/3 is a burger king & taco john mix restaurant (or something like that, it's weird) and the other 1/3 is a convenience store, located on a gas station lot.

Circus Circus, even though it might be considered "on the strip" is about as "not on the strip" as you can get.
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DrawingDead
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March 4th, 2017 at 12:33:30 AM permalink
I think of Railroad Pass as merely 'truck stop' level ambiance (or maybe slightly above) so not as scruffy & down at the heels as some of the other genuine dumps on your list. They have some actual hotel rooms, so there'd be some disturbingly legitimate type visitor/customers inside. It was owned by MGM/Mirage until they unloaded it several years ago.

This is nowhere near as spiffy & highfalutin' as Cannery, or even the Longhorn dump, and since your list will already put you kind of in the same general neighborhood, on LV Blvd North, in the fabulous City of North Las Vegas:

http://pokerpalace.net/index.html

I only hear about someone getting whacked in the parking lot about half as often here compared to Silver Nugget. And as far as I know, also without the SN's infamously dense infestation of bedbugs living in the casino carpet and feasting on ghetto gambler legs. So what could possibly go wrong with sending some visitors up there? I assume you are reasonably street wise and at least somewhat used to the unwritten rules of getting along in a very urban environment. Or plan to get that way.

So after that, if you'd like to push on further in that same direction:

http://luckyclublv.com/

Seriously dumpy, and substantial size for a dump, with more than token table games. You can eat there.

Good luck.

EDIT:
Quote: RS

...Eureka maybe...

..Club Fortune....

Yeah, the Eureka & surrounding apartment blocks are known as a place to score certain informally dispensed goods & services that may not be exactly legal, or to start a rumble with rival groups & curbside entrepreneurs and whatnot, but no table games there. They have slots, slots, and also some slots. And booze.

I think Club Fortune is actually kinda nice, in a very unpretentious local working-class neighborhood joint kinda way. For a place behind a K-Mart. I am at times a sleazy slut in my casino requirements compared to some folks, but the owner out there did put a surprising amount into spiffing it up by neighborhood standards, and IMO I'd say this little joint is considerably nicer than Circus-Circus, or a step up from the Flamingo on the Strip. But it would qualify for triple extra bonus points for extreme obscurity for actual tourists, if that's part of the goal of this expedition.
Last edited by: DrawingDead on Mar 4, 2017
Nevermind.
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March 4th, 2017 at 5:29:08 AM permalink
One mans dump may be another mans gold mine.

http://gamblingwithanedge.com/that-place-is-a-dump
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MaxPen
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March 4th, 2017 at 5:37:42 AM permalink
List above is accurate. Silver Nugget would be another winner. Take a gun.
Toobs
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March 4th, 2017 at 7:12:10 AM permalink
I've only been to Vegas once n only went to casinos on the strip besides hooters. And I thought that place was a dumb. Can't imagine what these other casinos are like if hooters isn't making the list.

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