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steve-o
03-12-2006, 05:08 PM
Hi,

My wife and I are going to vegas w/o 3/19, staying at the Mirage. Does anyone have any suggestions on where/when you can gamble cheap on the strip? I'd prefer to stretch my gambling budget with at most $5 minimums. I like to play craps and roulette, as well as let it ride. My wife doesn't like the, um, "older" casinos and I've heard the newer places are usually $10 and up minimums.

Thanks for your help!

-Steve-O :D

Steve
03-12-2006, 05:21 PM
Tha Sahara has $3.00 Blackjack 24/7. Not sure if they have it for craps or roulette. Most of the smaller casinos on the Strip will have $5.00 Blackjack Sunday-Thursday...Barbary Coast, Casino Royale and O'Shea's are just a few. You will even find some of the larger casinos with $5.00 minimums fron Sun.-Thurs.

Here is a site that might help you:

http://www.bigempire.com/vegas/

Steve

wildpitcher
03-12-2006, 05:32 PM
I don't think you'll find the low minimums you seek at the Mirage.....

Try Barbary Coast on corner of Flamingo and LV Blvd. The Sahara at Sahara and LV Blvd would also be good. Down on the other end of the Strip, try the Tropicana at corner of Tropicana and LV Blvd.

In the definitely "older" category there is the New Frontier, Circus Circus, and the Riviera.

Off strip, try the Gold Coast or the Orleans. And downtown is a treasure trove of "lower minimum" gambling. The casinos are "older" but they're just fine.

sonntex
03-13-2006, 11:03 AM
Harrahs, Rio and (I think) Ballys have rapid roulette. They are $.50 tables with a minimum $2.50 buy-in. You place your bet electonically then the dealer spins the wheel.

Bosco
03-13-2006, 12:20 PM
I was there the same week last spring. Right after the first weekend of March Madness and at the peak of spring break time. I was hard pressed to find $5 tables on the strip during evening hours, even at the Barbary, IP and O'sheas. Mornings and afternoons were much better.

MikeinChi
03-13-2006, 01:40 PM
You can also find $5 minimum tables at most times at Excalibur and Monte Carlo. Some of the more upscale casinos, including The Mirage, might have $5 minimums in the morning.

Stef
03-13-2006, 03:14 PM
if you want cheap gambling on the strip--head on down to Slots O Fun. If you your wife doesnt like little old cheapy places--she wont like this place. If you can get off of the strip, try the Orleans or Boulder Station. Both have lower craps tables ($3) and generally a bunch of $5 BJ tables. havent been to either on a weekend night for a long long time- just during the week in the evening.

Alohafri
03-14-2006, 12:59 PM
Stratosphere has low stakes blackjack and roulette during the day. I have seen 50 cent mininmum roulette downtown, as well.

ltslovak
03-14-2006, 06:25 PM
I am in agreement with going off strip (slightly) to the Orleans. It's a nicer casino and they have low limits all day and night. It's also not nearly as claustrophobic as some of the lower end strip casinos....especially in the area of those low limit tables!! It's a 10-15 minute cab ride at most.

fenway68
03-15-2006, 06:39 AM
10-15 min cab or....FREE shuttle from side entrance of the barbary Coast..just get on the right shuttle....runs till fairly late..around every 15-30 mins during the day...

i second the Orleans...clean, nice, friendly, nice poker room...great slot selection, didnt find it too too smoky due to the high ceilings, definitly not claustrophobic compared w. downtown...

gold coast (also free shuttle from barbary or orleans) is a great choice..stayed there once, room was fine, shower was strong and hot and bed was comfortable enough to get the few hours i needed...nothig fancy, but great for the price...Palms across the street is your better place for food, tho they do have a Seattles best coffee at gold coast...

dont be fooled the walk from GC to strip is TOO far...the shuttle from either local can be a pain to wait for to ge tto the strip, but does drop you dead center at the "hot corner" (cesars, bellagio, ballys/paris, barbary)...

may 2c's

fenway68
CT

AnnPedi614
03-15-2006, 01:20 PM
I have never been in March, however, I have always found atleast 1 $5 table at the Bellagio during the week. In the morning you can probably find more. I have also found $5 tables at the Mirage in the morning. During the afternoon and evenings, we head downtown to Main Street Station or to the Silverton which is about 10 miles south of Mandalay Bay on Blue Diamond Road (I think), they had $5 table everytime I was there. It just depends on how busy the strip is. I am going to guess during March Madness, they might be harder to find.

gratianus
04-12-2006, 11:31 PM
Keep in mind that even if you find a $5 bj table on the Strip it will most likely be a 6:5 table or even an even money table, which means that one significant advantage you enjoy in a tradtional bj game, where the payoff for a Natural (21 on first two cards dealt) is 3:2, is sacrificed.
You will find more low stakes games of all types with more favorable rules downtown, off the Strip (Orleans is one example), or far off the Strip at locals places like Sam's, Station Casinos etc.

wildpitcher
04-30-2006, 08:49 PM
$5 tables everywhere downtown except (sometimes) the Golden Nuggett.

ChicChas
05-03-2006, 11:20 AM
Just got back from four nights at the Tropicana. They have $5 Blackjack 24/7.

Also, for you coin machine fans out there, the place is packed with them.

AnnPedi614
05-03-2006, 06:24 PM
Keep in mind that even if you find a $5 bj table on the Strip it will most likely be a 6:5 table or even an even money table, which means that one significant advantage you enjoy in a tradtional bj game, where the payoff for a Natural (21 on first two cards dealt) is 3:2, is sacrificed.
You will find more low stakes games of all types with more favorable rules downtown, off the Strip (Orleans is one example), or far off the Strip at locals places like Sam's, Station Casinos etc.
Grat I have only seen a 6:5 $5 game once, most shoes and CS are 3:2. I keep hearing people say this but have yet to find a table that is 6:5 with the exception of the dealtainers at IP. I have read that the Paris only has 6:5 but that is misleading since that is only when talking about single deck games. There is plenty of decent $5 BJ on the strip.

sonntex
05-03-2006, 06:48 PM
Just got back from the Paris last week, they had 5$ roulette all day long. There was usually only one $5 table but surprisingly, it was not very busy.

There were also a lot of $10 tables in roulette as well as other table games. Noticed that most of the high stakes tables were doing nothing. The dealers were just sitting there looking around.