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Table Games Table minimums - seasonal/time of year?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by tnyqst, Jul 24, 2015.

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  1. tnyqst

    tnyqst Tourist

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    I know that table minimums vary during the time of day, as well as day of the week.

    However, do they vary from month to month? Or high season of the summer vs. low season of the winter?

    I am planning a trip for the weekend before Thanksgiving with a group of friends and I was asked if table minimums would be lower in the winter. I have only ever been to Vegas in March and May/June/July. Table minimums are always especially high when I go for March Madness but were a little more reasonable when I went this past May. I have been told that minimums are also high on Super Bowl weekend and during big fight weekends.

    I am referring specifically to Strip properties. I know that if I go Downtown or to RR/GVR that minimums are lower relative to the Strip.
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Vegas isn't really seasonal at all.

    more related to particular weekends and holidays/events/etc.

    also weekdays are lower than weekends.
     
  3. makikiboy

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    Agree, it isn't really seasonal per se but depends on the crowd, weekends and events going on. It is possible that they could have higher rates during say summertime but that is only because they anticipate a larger crowd. Same thing with hotel rates, it all depends on similar factors.

    Yes, you will find higher minimums during the busy times like new years, CES week, Super bowl, Rodeo, Nascar,
    4th of July and Memorial day, labor day.

    You will find lower minimums during the slow times though, weeks after the CES and super bowl, Christmas.
     
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    Agreed. Weekends are higher limits almost everywhere. Weekdays are what always puzzle me. I'll go to a place on a Monday morning at 8 and craps tables will be $10 and no one is playing. On Tuesday at 8 they are $5 with lots of action. Wednesday at 8 back to $10 and empty.
     
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    Time of day, day of the week, month of the year... while those will lead to trends (IE: higher limits on Friday nights or on New Years Eve) the biggest thing that drives tables minimums is supply and demand: if a casino has 5 tables of a game and they're all at $10 and full, it doesn't matter what time of the day it is they'll start bumping the limits up on a couple of tables and then the rest if that has no impact on number of players... if its quiet then they'll just leave the limits where they are at until the tables fill up.
     
  6. tex55

    tex55 Low-Roller

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    Weekends during football season are generally higher than weekends the rest of the year, especially summer. During the day Tues - Thurs you can find $5 tables in several Strip casinos.
     
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    If you are just there for the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving: pretty much any weekend, any time of the year, Las Vegas will be busy and the table minimums will go up at night... but it shouldn't be too bad (there will still be lots of people in Las Vegas, but not as many as a weekend in April, May, June, September, October).

    If you are there for any days after the weekend it will be pretty quiet Sunday to Tuesday and so table minimums should be down to about their lowest levels those days (for the long weekend that Thanksgiving offers people start arriving Wednesday).
     
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    One change I've noticed, and I don't know if this is everywhere or not, is that the last couple of times I was at a table and the limits were raised the current players were not grandfathered in. It used to be everyone was grandfathered in. I realize it can be a bit of a pain to keep track for awhile but that's the way it always was. And maybe it still is that way in most placves.
     
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