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Downtown Low Minimum Baccarat

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Long Time Listener, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. Long Time Listener

    Long Time Listener Tourist

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    Hey all,

    Heading downtown this weekend for my first solo trip, staying at the El Co. Can't wait.

    One thing about downtown that appeals to me is low limits. I want to gamble a lot on not a lot of money, so El Co, and downtown in general, seems like the place for me. I mostly play craps, some roulette and some pai gow poker. I always wanted to try baccarat, but most places have minimums that are way too high for me.

    I recall reading somewhere that El Co had $5 min mini-baccarat, but now I can't find anywhere to confirm. Are there places downtown with $5 or $10 baccarat tables? If so, what's the vibe like? Good for a new player? Any recommendations on where to play?

    I've read up a good bit and practiced using various software, so I think I can play without embarrassing myself. TIA
     
  2. Rotty

    Rotty Low-Roller

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    $5 mini bacc been there my last 2 trips, most recent was 3 weeks ago
     
  3. Auggie

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    I think on our last trip (April) one or two places had the electronic baccarat table for $5. Plays just like the regular game but with a dealer on a big video screen and something like 10 or 12 players can sit around. I know I saw a few places on The Strip that had it too but I think that was mostly $10 minimums?
     
  4. Long Time Listener

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    Thanks for the responses. I'm leaving today and I'll scope out the action downtown. No big deal if there isn't much low limit baccarat downtown, I'll be mostly playing craps anyway. Just wanted to try it out.
     
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    Can confirm $5 bac at el co. Table is pretty busy, too. No side bets other than tie. I like the game so far. Doesn't deplete the bankroll quite as fast as craps when things go cold. Also love the 25cent chip / $1 min roulette here. You can play for a long time on very little money. So far, El Cortez is a winner in book.
     
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    Also, haven't found any baccarat anywhere else down here, at least on the main floors.
     
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