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I Need an idea for a game for a Casino Crawl

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by Sue24, Jul 24, 2015.

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  1. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    We'll be hitting every casino downtown and thought it might be fun to play a game where we each throw in $10 or whatever and then split the winnings, assuming there will be some!
    Anyone have a fun idea?

    We're dumb at black jack so slots or maybe roulette?

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. OhioStateAlum

    OhioStateAlum Low-Roller

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    I've done this kind of stuff with roulette on bachelor parties and it can be a good time. What we did was have everyone throw in an equal $X and then each person gets a turn on the wheel. Each person can bet whatever he/she wants. Once they've gone through $X the next person is up. The only real advantage to this is that you all win or lose together as opposed to playing on the table at the same time and some of you win and some lose with each spin of the wheel. It can also make for some competition and who can get lucky and win the most for the group.
     
  3. bdautch

    bdautch High-Roller

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    The reason why I could see slots being fun is, you should have enough to play max bet for a decent number of spins, and then possibly get into a bonus and have some genuine profit to split up. In roulette, I suppose that could happen as well, but you'd need to bet on a specific number that comes up, otherwise you kind of have boring 1:1 wins that don't generate anything meaningful for the participants.
     
  4. joesmom

    joesmom Low-Roller

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    We do it on slots - each commit so much and each person picks a machine in each casino and spins for the that amount and then cashes out. So, for example, if we did $20. I would pick a machine and spin for $20 - if it was $2 a spin - then 10 spins - then cash out - goes in the envelope to split at the end. 2 years ago 4 of us did it and ended up with over $200 to split for our $20 - two of the 4 of us hit bonuses in our initial spins. Was fun.
     
  5. darlene

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    My experiences are only on slots. Pick a bank of machines with the same bet level, each person loads $20 and plays through the $20 one time. All TITOs are combined and cashed out. We've done it a couple ways, the winnings are split equally; the winnings are awarded to the person who had the largest TITO or the winnings are taken to a $1 reel and played through once then decision time again.

    We've also done the HL pulls where each person contributes a set amount and then a machine is chosen and the spins begin. Then majority rules on when to cash out, after a handpay, after doubling or just go for broke or big score.

    Good luck and have fun.
     
  6. spicole

    spicole Low-Roller

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    http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?85388-Downtown-Casino-Crawl

    Some good suggestions in the link. I particularly like the "slot golf" game!
     
  7. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    My suggestion is 3-card poker, blind: $5-$5-$5.
    Let each player go until they either lose $30 or win $60 or more.

    Because you can win on the ante/play bet & still lose the pair-plus, there will be pushes. (Lose the pair plus & win the ante (push) or win the ante/play for a $5 win.

    You will have no decisions to make (just like roulette or with slots), but the chances of somebody hitting something good are there... a straight or flush or trips or straight flush.
    Even a series of pairs can net a $60 win in short-order. (4 winning pairs wins $60).
    Allowing $30 for each player permits a minimum of two blind-hands @ $15 each total.
    If they get to having only $10 left, they can skip the pair-plus bet & still bet $5-$5 on the ante/play.
    If they get to only $5 left, they can either quit or some casinos will allow a pair-plus bet only.

    More good news - every casino has 3-card poker (except for El Cortez, I believe)... and they all have it at $5 (except for the Nugget on weekend nights).
    So, start at the Plaza, then to MSS...then to the Cal...then to DTG... then to 'theD'...then to 4-Queens...then to the Fremont...then to Binion's...then to the Nugget...then to LVC, and finish out at Golden Gate (where y'all will want to stay & keep playing!)
    Have fun & good luck!
    :beer:
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  8. adbynot

    adbynot High-Roller

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    I would go with slot machines for the true chance of hitting something and or bonus rounds.
    I would play the money all the way through, either a double or nothing kind of thing.
    You could even play the MegaBucks in each place if you wanted.
     
  9. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    These are good suggestions.
    I did search for that slot golf idea... thanks for finding it!

    Most are slot players, so I think we will stick with some max bets on those & hope for a good spin or 2!
     
  10. Bajagmoe

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    One way we've done this is to do something different at each casino. Can't repeat any games. By the end of the run you do every thing on the floor. And you can set limits like 20 a table, etc or 5 bets.
     
  11. Camp Rusty

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    One year we did a sportsbook bar crawl and each bet a horse in the same race, could be the same horses or not. We bet $5 a race/ book....generally tipped a buck or two and received a drink ticket.

    Pooled our winnings at the end, which weren't much, there were only four of us, so $200 to start and I think we only had forty or so at the end. ( we also only made it to four or five places so maybe we didn't crawl as well as we should have, but we were kinda' drunk, so that counts for something). I think you can still do $2 bets in some books, but not sure. If that's the case you could really stretch the fun.

    Not sure this would work with a crowd, might be something new for some people who haven't sports/race bet and be fun though,

    Have fun however you choose to crawl :beer:

    Rusty

    We all started with $50........
     
  12. seviay

    seviay High-Roller

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    I say play Cleo 2 or some other high volatility slot (China Shores, Buffalo Stampede, etc. - maybe the slot sluts can chime in on these? )at each property and hope for a big bonus. You probably want to decide ahead of time to either get to $X or $0 so there isn't any argument
     
  13. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    My wife and I do this every trip, often with friends. We have a couple variants, but the one a lot of our friends seem to enjoy most is just treating the strip like a golf course. We have a bunch of rules we've developed over the years, which I can send you, but the basic gist is:

    Each casino is a hole, at each "hole" you select one machine. Each player will "shoot" at that machine. You put in your ante ("X"), and play whatever denomination is agreed upon. You spin until you win at least that denomination back in 1 spin. However many times you "spin" is your "score". As with putt-putt, we tend to cap the max shots per hole to 5 or something that's appealing to whoever we are playing with...once you've established your score you get your ticket, you get X back, anything over that goes into the prize purse for the winner. At the end of the course the player with the lowest score wins.

    Our friends who are more risk averse like it because rather than risking $20 per casino (that's going to be close to $600 dollars if you do the entire strip), their risk is significantly less. Often there isn't much for the winner at the end of the day, but we've had a couple where there's a bonus handpay in the winner's purse. (If the purse is really big we'll often make sure everyone gets a cut)

    Plus since the "hole" itself is pretty quick, once we've all "shot" if we enjoy that particular casino we'll often hang out and just play socially until we're ready to move on. Often we try and play until we get a drink at each one, but that can be challenging at some of the casinos with sub-par drink service.
     
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