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Table Games Best Strip Casino for Newer Craps Player

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Ckspores, Aug 8, 2019.

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  1. Ckspores

    Ckspores Low-Roller

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    In theory, I know how to play craps. I have played at my local a few times; mostly just pass line while I get used to the game.

    I'm looking to bust a little out of my comfort zone and start putting more money on the table.

    I was hoping to get opinions on what the best strip casino might be for a newer craps player who is still learning the ins-and-outs of the game, etiquette, rules, and betting.

    I typically play in the early mornings/afternoons or occasionally in the middle of the night. I've been told if I look I will find $5 tables on weekdays during the day, but $10 and even $15 are also fine.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. pressitagain

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    Play anywhere you feel comfortable and will enjoy!!!

    Don’t worry about your decisions...there is no right way of playing.....

    If you want to know how to play a certain aspect...ask anyone...most will show you how.

    Everyone wants to feel like the go-to guy/woman for knowledge...it’s rare that someone won’t help.

    If you’re not comfortable...pick up and move...

    The casino doesn’t matter!!’
     
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  3. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    The best way to put more money out there is better odds bets. I'm going to quote myself from another thread for my point.
     
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  4. Ten_On_The_End

    Ten_On_The_End VIP Whale

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    Give Casino Royale a try. The tables can get crowded at night but it's unpretentious. At least your shoes don't stick to the carpet anymore since they remodeled.
     
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    I would second what @pressitagain said. I learned on a Wednesday morning at the Gold Coast about 20 years ago. I just stood at a pretty empty table, made sure I was next to the stickman, and asked him to help me watch my odds. It is amazing how quickly you will pick up the rest of the game.

    I really hope you are there for a hot streak. It is an amazing experience.
     
  6. FABismonte

    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    You picked the right times of early morning/afternoons or late night. You say you want to be on the strip, but if you can find your way to one of local casinos like the ones on the Boulder Highway, you will avoid crowds.

    At any rate, just walk up to an empty table and tell the dealers you are learning. Since they will not be distracted by a bunch of crazy crapper bettors, most will give you a hand. Also make sure to tip and they will be REALLY helpful. Consider the tips tuition payments for the craps lesson.
     
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  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I say New York New York. They still run morning lessons there. Doesn't sound like you need those, but the morning games there attract a lot of newbs. As a result, the dealers tend to be friendly and helpful and there are fewer crusty jerks who will complain about beginner mistakes
     
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  8. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    Isn't Casino Royale known for having bad, surly craps dealers?
     
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  9. The Rumor

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    Surly, yes. I wouldn't say bad. They are generally grizzled and tired of dealing with people who low roll at the CR.

    OP: the easiest place to learn/pick up some of this for cheaper may be bubble craps.
     
  10. DJP

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    I played craps there for the first time this last May. The stickman gave me grief the very first time my toss didn't hit the back wall. I think there is only one table there, and the dice were taking some weird bounces on it. Seemed they'd either go sideways, or bounce off the table. And yeah, not the friendliest dealers. I didn't stay very long, was just killing time waiting for my friend. But, a 5 dollar table is a 5 dollar table, right?
     
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    I have avoided the place for years.
    Surly dealers, pit bosses who sweat the money, and a generally grimy environment.
    Harrah's next door is where I first played and it is a step up from CR.
    Don't be afraid to play at any Strip hotel. There are newbies learning everyday.
     
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    I forgot about the time I was in Casino Royale and the boxman forced the shooter to pass the dice in the middle of a point. He wouldn't let the guy next to him roll either. Said he didn't like his looks. Never seen that before or since.
    I was thinking more from the 5 dollar minimum point of view for the OP. Guess I just don't notice crabby dealers anymore. Good point.
     
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    NYNY still is one of the only places I am aware of the strip that still does $5 tables. They will have one $5 table open until around 1030 AM and then flip it to $10 but if you are on before it flips, you can play at $5 for as long as you are there.
     
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    After playing in Vegas on my annual trip in April, one of the Craps dealers nailed it on the head. 20 years ago, 75% of the table were seasoned players and 25% didn’t really know Craps etiquette and generally were quite new to the game. Today, that percentage is inverted. Most are not seasoned players. That’s the general trend. The dealers still know everything and you can ask them anything. Have fun on the strip!

    Early Afternoon sessions are still less intimidating, but quite frankly, it’s always your money at risk so do whatever you want! Just have fun and being polite on the table goes a long way in my opinion.
     
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  15. Hurricane

    Hurricane Eat, drink, be merry and roll points

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    Whoops mistake post.
     
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    Hard to find a table on the strip less than $10,00. Off strip casinos may be a better option. Some of the Station Casinos did have $3 tables but I haven't checked for awhile. Main Street Station downtown has the best crap game in town, knowledgeable dealers and friendly players. Silverton also is a good option but table is not that active during the day. MSS has payers 24 hours .














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    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    I agree about Main Street Station. Plus the odds are 20X. It makes no sense to me to play at Fremont or California craps tables with 2X odds, when you can walk to another Boyds casino like MSS and play 20X.
     
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    Pbtrav Mid level gambler.....high level drinker!

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    NYNY is a comfortable place early in the day
     
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    You should be GTG at just about any place.
    The only place I would avoid is Caesars.
     
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    Ellis Island is great but table hours are limited. The dealers are very friendly and helpful with a fun vibe
     
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