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Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by mike honcho, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. mike honcho

    mike honcho Tourist

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    Have read about this casino and their dollar craps game. I have gone to the Longhorn and played blackjack there and had a great time. So i figured this trip maybe I would give the jokers wild a try. Is the $1 crap only Monday to Friday? Is the craps table open 24 hr or is it limited in the hours it is open? I don't want to ride a bus all the way out there and then the table not be open for hours... My wife would never let me live that one down. Anyone with first-hand knowledge of the hours and conditions there please chime in. I have been to the wild wild west, sams town, longhorn, and enjoy the kinda out there semi-sketchy places during the daylight hours.
     
  2. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 High-Roller

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    The JW craps table opens at 9:00 a.m. every morning and is open until about midnight. It's a $1 table with 10x odds Monday through Thursday, but goes to $2 or $3 Friday - Sunday I believe. The best part is that they have 25¢ chips to make proper payoffs on $1.25 place bets on 5 and 9, $1.50 place bets on 6 and 8, etc. Then again, if you're not stuck on playing at a live table, there are bubble craps machines downtown and in a number of locals joints that have $1 minimums and make proper payoffs as well.
     
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  3. mike honcho

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    Thanks so much that was the info i needed! And yes i am stuck on a live table and find joy in out of the way, unique venues.
     
  4. letsgotovegas

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    Jokers Wild is fun!

    Make sure you do their sign up bonus.

    Be forewarned the locals are there before the craps table opens at 9 am though! It was full by 9:15 the day we stopped by.

    Please report back after your trip!
     
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    Eldorado/Jokers Wild Casinos (Henderson): NEW club feature: Redeem your points earned at Eldorado or Jokers Wild for great amenities at Sam’s Town. Redeem for food comps, bowling, hotel stays, gift shop and movie tickets. #9115

    From ACG promotions list
     
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    Never been to JW, but I must say you have the best username I've ever seen on this board OP.
     
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    We have primarily visited on weekday evenings and it has rarely been crowded.
    Keep in mind that the croupiers are mostly training in hopes of getting transferred to other Boyd properties and may still be getting the hang of it. Be vigilant about making sure you get paid what you won, but be nice about it if they make an error. They aren't deliberately trying to rip you off and there is math involved.
     
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    What is the sign up bonus, if I might ask.
     
  9. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 High-Roller

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    If unique and out of the way is your thing, JW is your place. Some people are turned off by the locals that can be surly at times, but I find the whole scene a hoot. If you go to the website below and read the trip reports (some of the funniest stuff ever written) you will see the JW craps table and its grumpy, eccentric patrons featured prominently. I'll be there myself in a couple weeks. A trip to Vegas without a stop at Joker's Wild is a trip wasted.

    http://www.bigempire.com/vegas/triprep.html
     
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    In the back of JW there is also a bar that serves a pretty good hot dog too for just a few bucks.
     
  11. Keith Bird

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    Jokers Wild, The Skyline, Eldorado, Rainbow, Emerald Island, Klondyke just a few if my favorite Haunts for good gaming, better drink service and local flavor. The Club Fortune is nice as well. Always a reason to rent a car for our travel. In Aug. we will ride the Strip but doubt we will spend much if any time or money there.
     
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    When you sign up they give you a bunch of coupons. Earn a few points and you get to swipe for a points prize. I got 5k points. Mom got 3k points. I think it’s 400 points = $1. Combine that with the 2/1 coupons for the cafes and you got yourself a couple of free meals. We still have points left over!
     
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    Many folks don't realize that Jokers Wild is actually owned by Boyd. I guess it's kinda like Station owning but not admitting to Wild Wild West. :) :) :)

    I remember it first as the short-lived Cattle Baron Casino back in the early 90s. It went dark and Boyd reopened it.

    The thing I most remember about the old Cattle Baron Casino is that some of their promotional videos that they had in the casino made use of the early Microsoft Windows sounds. :)

    It's definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I enjoyed my visit to JW with my eldest son. It was a 21st Birthday Trip for his sister and I arranged for us to arrive early and everyone else (including my wife!) arrive later in the day...that gave us a few hours to go some places we had not been to previously.

    The $1 table was fun for both of us; it was also one of the few times I routinely played 10x odds.

    It was kind of seedy, but I never felt anywhere close to it being dangerous.
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  16. vegaskid74

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    I don't feel that it's even particularly seedy. It's clean and brightly lit inside with reasonably high ceilings. There's none of the "vomit covered by Lysol" smell that seems to prevail in so many other dives. Joker's Wild is a palace compared to the Lucky Club, Bighorn, Longhorn, and several other dumps I don't shy away from visiting either.
     
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    vegaskid74 I'm with you as far as visiting some of the more "Seedy" joints. Who remembers the old Klondyke on LVB next to the Welcome Sign? This place was a disease outbreak waiting to happen, but had many a fun visit, even walking out with some of their money :) The Old Speedway was another, although they did try to clean it up before it changed names ;-)
     
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    I was in there briefly when I was on that shoot of the Henderson area. I agree it did not appear seedy, nor did the clientele at the time.
     
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    I used to visit the Klondike all the time when I lived in Vegas. She finally got her due when they featured her prominently in Vegas Vacation, and then they put her down. Great memories!
     
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    My last visit to the Klondyke was in 2009 (I Think that's right) when they still did the $2.99 Spaghetti and Meatballs special. Saw someone eating it at the bar and knew my stomach was not up for the challenge ;-) Loved the coin pay machines and the cocktail waitresses were friendly and fast to serve.Last visit picked up my casino chips for my collection, and took $150 of their money - I'm guessing that's why they had to close ;-P