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Downtown Casino Crawl - Helpful Thoughts and Suggestions

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by arblackb, Feb 8, 2015.

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  1. arblackb

    arblackb Tourist

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    Hello everyone, I am fairly a new poster but have been a longtime reader of this forum for several years now. I always enjoy reading the posts and discussions on this forum and look forward to getting more involved. I am assuming I am posting this in the right section but will understand if it moves.

    So me, my wife and a couple of buddies are going to Vegas at the end of the month. Originally going in March but military obligations (active duty out of Fort Bliss) has prompted some changes. The benefit is I get to go earlier! Anyway, we are staying four night's downtown and we are doing something we did this past June. I call it the 2nd Annual Fremont Street Casino Crawl. The rules are as follows:

    -Starting at El Cortez will hit all 12 casinos downtown (not counting Mermaids or the other slot joint)
    -30 minutes at each casino at one table game
    -50 dollar buy in
    -will move to next casino when either everyone is out of their buy in or the 30 minute time has elapsed.
    -stats will be tabulated and the one who is down the most will have to carry the "Broke as a joke" Trophy and the one with the least amount of losses will wear the "Crown of Greed" (it is a Burger King crown that the kids always get)
    -If a table is hot a majority vote will keep you at the table until it cools
    -2 additional buy-ins of 50 dollars for the crawl is authorized if your original buy in goes quickly
    -The same game can not be played in consecutive casinos (for example, we can not play BJ at the D and then the 4 Queens if we head there directly afterward)

    So the reason I post this is we plan to do this kind of early in the day on the Saturday we are there to avoid overcrowding at the table and we are identifying the games we will play at each casino. I am trying to identify specific table games for each casino that are "must plays" due to the atmosphere, the dealers, the historical nature of the casino/game, etc. Any suggestions out there for specific games? Thanks for replying in advance!
     
  2. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    I have no suggestions, just the comment that the whole idea sounds like a blast!!! I hope it's a GREAT trip for you folks!!!
     
  3. Dr Nostron

    Dr Nostron Low-Roller

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    Thats an awesome idea - may steal that for next guys trip.

    Make sure and do a trip report
     
  4. arblackb

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    Thanks guys, yea maybe I will. Last time we did it we had a blast. I took the idea from several bar crawls we have done in the past. I even have T-Shirts made up. They will say "low crawl, high crawl, screw that let's casino crawl!"

    Low crawl/High crawl is a army thing. Thanks for the support fellas!
     
  5. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    This was my response to a similar thread.

    Atomic Liquor Lounge - Bourbon County Beer.
    1. El Cortez $5 Single Deck Blackjack.
    Downtown Lounge - Woodford Reserve on the rocks.
    2. Downtown Grand $0.25 8/5 Bonus Poker.
    Pizza Rock - 10PM + Happy Hour Great Drinks and Food Specials.
    3. The D Sigma Derby.
    4. Four Queens $0.25 10/7 Double Bonus Progressive.
    5. Fremont Pai Gow.
    6. Binion's $1M Picture and Live Hold'em.
    7. Golden Nugget Shark Tank and Bet on a Horse Race.
    8. La Bayou Beads, sloppy drink and a slot machine.
    9. Mermaids Beads, Deep Fried Twinkee, sloppy drink and video poker.
    10. Las Vegas Club Big Wheel.
    11. Golden Gate Shrimp Cocktail at DuPars and Boobjack.
    12. The Plaza Roulette.
    13. Main Street Station 9/6 JOB and Hefe at Boars Head Bar.
    14. The California Craps and Stella at the San Francisco Bar.
     
  6. arblackb

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    Thanks for the advice! We are sticking to table games, but what you provided is a great start! As for the rest of the weekend, I am certainly going to do the rest of them!
     
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    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Cool. El Cortez (great low rolling BJ and Roulette), Hold'em at Binion's, and Craps at The California are what they are known for. Check out Sigma Derby on the 2nd floor of The D for shits and giggles. Have a great trip, and I'm looking forward to reading a trip report!
     
  8. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    1. El Cortez $3 two-deck Blackjack.

    2. The 'D' - UTH

    3. Four Queens - Mississppi Stud

    4. Fremont - Texas Hold-em Bonus

    5. Binion's - 3 Card poker

    6. Golden Nugget - Free-bet blackjack

    7. Golden Gate - UTH

    8. The Plaza - $10 2-deck blackjack.

    9. Main Street Station - Craps

    10. The California - 3 card poker.

    11. LVC - $10 two-deck blackjack.

    12. DTG - Roulette.
     
    Finally have the room booked! Look for me Feb 21-23
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