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Table Games Craps Atmosphere

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by jamesnoon, Sep 24, 2013.

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  1. jamesnoon

    jamesnoon Tourist

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    Hello.

    Coming to Vegas in November from UK.

    Wasn't to play craps as outside London we just don't have it here.

    Want to know where is the best place to play craps. I'm looking at $5-$10 minimum places really.

    When I mean best, I mean best atmosphere. Somewhere where if your on a hot table it really feels like a party and everyone gets involved! Want a proper craps experience!

    Also dealer attitude, decor and drinks service all contribute to atmosphere!

    Any recommendations? Stopping at NYNY which is supposed to have some decent tables with the minimums above. I would prefer mlife properties but doubt my play will give back end comps so not a must.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I would say the best party atmosphere for craps at MGM properties would be MGM, Excalibur, NYNY, and Aria (although you will not find a $5 table at MGM or Aria)
     
  3. Guy

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    Any table that is winning has a good atmosphere. :D

    Downtown is probably better for $5 tables, and as everything is closer together you can wander between casinos to find a busy/lively table.
     
  4. Jersey_Bill

    Jersey_Bill High-Roller

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    Where in the UK are you?

    I know Manchester has Craps as well as London and I think Nottingham has it as well.
     
  6. jamesxnj

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    James,if you do hit up the Rio for the lounge,craps would worth a go.I played at a $10 table and the dealers were ok,seemed to appreciate my small hard-way bets for them..
    Table was not exactly "hot" but choppy enough that I kept a profit after maybe 90 minutes there?

    I have seen some fun tables there in the past,one where hard 6 hit 3 times in a row and it seemed like the whole table was pounding it.
    Drink service was fine,they have an order taker w/notepad and the CW brings your order.I was backed up before finishing my drink.
    I was frankly surprised at the low table min considering how bad the BJ tables are there.
     
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    It can really happen anywhere and anytime. The lively craps table is one of the funnest things someone can do in vegas in my opinion/

    Obviously there are not craps table where only fun is allowed so it just has to be spontaneous.
     
  8. jamesnoon

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    I live in Nottingham. I know the gala, Grosvenor and Genting casinos have no craps. Only casino I have yet to try is Alea, as they are strict on dress code/clientel and casino trips are usually spontaneous and not when I'm looking too smart, or too sober lol.
     
  9. jrinct1

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    I am going against the grain-- just a bit-- M.S.S. would be my first choice. Orleans as a 2nd choice. And Bellagio. They have/had the best dice dealers IMHO since the Binion's Horseshoe days BEFORE Becky destroyed it.( Those were the best dealers I ever did see and VICIOUSLY SARCASTIC, which I LOVED and got MAJOR BROWNIE points for that).

    OFF strip Sams, Red Rock and Green Valley are good too.
     
  10. housdoc

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    Downtown has my vote, I recently played at the D for the first time.. Great time I also enjoy the Plaza....Strip wise I would say NYNY or Planet Hollywood.
     
  11. rayrat

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    Main Street Station. Extra-large tables. 10X odds. Chance to get your name on a plaque on a wall if you can roll the dice for an hour. Good luck !
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't send an international visitor downtown, especially if this may be their first trip. I would definitely direct them to a strip property. You're going to find 75% of the casinos on the strip have at least $10 (a few $5 during the day or weeknights) and the overall atmosphere I think is much more inviting. A lively table can really be found at any location, just look for one with more than a few people and who seem talkative.

    Disclosure: This is my opinion. I simply don't like downtown. :blah:
     
  13. housdoc

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    Better odds downtown is the big plus and cheap tables..Mid week morning you can find 5.00 tables on strip at lower properties....
     
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    What jrinct said.
     
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    I hear you Atmosphere. I'll give you the one that best describes what you're looking for and that is Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville. The cocktail waitresses are arguably the most attractive. The place has decent music piped in. The table sits about 20 feet from the sidewalk on the strip. The drink service is top notch with the casino bar a stones throw from the craps table. The dealers running the table are actually fun and friendly with a sense of humor. Table is usually $5 during the day and $10 at night. It is connected to the Flamingo. Me and my buddies love it in there for those reasons. We are also big fans of Binions but not near as enjoyable. NYNY takes and act of congress to get a damn drink.
     
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    Actually MSS has 20x odds. The plaque thing is incorrect also, it is at the Cal where you get your name on the wall plaque if you roll for more than an hour.
     
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    For a newcomer, looking for a lively table, the only property DT that I'd mention is Golden Nugget or 4Queens...the rest 99% of the time, are full of geriatrics.
    On the strip, TI always looks like a damn lively game to me...
     
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    Any game of chance is so dynamic one can never tell if a given session is going to be hot or cold, exciting or dull.

    The same holds true for dealers and drink services.

    With Craps you may just lose your buy-in before the dice come to you or a cocktail waitress comes around. Oh, you may even catch the dealers on a bad day.

    What I am trying to say is when the urge hits you then play where ever you are. Don't spend a half hour traveling to get to a spot because someone told you how great it was when they were there.
     
  19. jrinct1

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    Now since others responded..I will throw a curveball ( and a gas mask). Casino Royale. It has a good mix of newer players and those who want to bet the big odds. PROBLEM is 2 fold. Their tables get VERY packed and its gets VERRRY smoky. So proceed carefully if a non smoker or don't like inhaling smoke.
     
  20. RockyBalboa

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    I was going to say Casino Royale too. It is one of my favorite places to play because of the atmosphere. With the low limits you get a lot of the party feel there and when the table is hot it is super fun (well a hot table anywhere is great).

    Mirage, Venetian, Palazzo, Harrah's, Cosmo and Bally's are on my preferred list.

    On my next trip I will be checking out The Cal (I want that Golden Arm!) and MSS
     
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