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25cent or 50cent Roulette Downtown?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Gambler1, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. Gambler1

    Gambler1 Tourist

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    Are there still any roulette tables downtown that offer 25cent or 50cent chip games?

    I don't care much about the table minimum. I just want to be able to shove stacks of chips around and build towers across the layout. :evillaugh
     
  2. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    If anybody does 25 cent still it'll be El Cortez.

    Four Queens does 50 cent chips... Fitzgeralds did as well last year, but I haven't been in since they finished the conversion to "The D"

    A few places have video roulette for pretty low (nickle machines at Four Queens, most other places are 25c)
     
  3. Gambler1

    Gambler1 Tourist

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    Thanks! Video roulette isn't as much fun for me. I completely understand that roulette has horrible odds, but there are times where it can be extremely enjoyable.
     
  4. Nikkid21

    Nikkid21 Low-Roller

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    Cortez had 25cent chips on a 2 dollar minimum last September
     
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    Yeah, I mentioned it just in case you were looking for some cheap roulette options and not just table game only.

    I think too many people apologize for liking slots or liking roulette... and the odds really aren't that bad, all things considered.

    Like, to compare it to blackjack: lets say you find a game with a 0.5% house edge, thats about as good as it gets... but if its a $5 table what possible bet combination can you make where you can only lose $0.025?

    So we look long term: at 2.5 cents it takes 200 hands to reach one full betting unit. Though possible, I would say its pretty improbably that somebody could play 200 hands of blackjack at a 0.5% house edge and only be down 1 betting unit.

    Also, the house edge has nothing to do with ones chance to win: it is the payout versus the statistical probability of an event happening. Betting a chip on black on a roulette table has a better chance to win than betting a hand in blackjack - yes, roulette would have the high house edge, but it is the bet more likely to win.
     
  6. GES774

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    Casino Royale on the strip used to have .50 if I remember right....been awhile since I was there though ....somebody else here may know current min.
     
  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Main Street Station has 50 cent roulette.

    Table minimums are $3.00.
     
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    So you're suggesting that the math doesn't matter? Over 200 hands, you're probably right. Over a lifetime you're surely wrong.

    BUT...consider that despite the HA, you only win 43% of your BJ hands (the reason the HA is lower is because you can hit a 3:2 payout or a double or a split.)

    So if you had to play a single hand to try to double up, you'd actually be better off at roulette if you had a single zero wheel. And you'd only be a fraction of a percentage off if you were at a standard wheel.
     
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    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    On my last trip you could still get 50 cent chips at Fremont and MSS as long as you played $3 across the table. I'm pretty sure the Cal does too since the other Boyd DT properties do, but I'm not certain.
    I've never been able to get anything lower than $1 elsewhere though.
     
  10. mnotc

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    In early Jan, on a Saturday afternoon, the El Cortez had .25 chips, a dollar minimum, and exceptional drink service.

    Good way to spend a beer drinking hour or two.
     
  11. Srvanwyk

    Srvanwyk Low-Roller

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    I'll second the exceptional drink service at el Cortez.
     
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