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Table Games Low rolling strip casino?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by LocalHero, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. LocalHero

    LocalHero Tourist

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    Which strip casino would be best for a couple low rolling couples off on a vacation without the kids for the first time in a long time. Some blackjack some UTH, some 3 card and of course some slots. Drink service and atmosphere are top two categories :)
     
  2. Breeze147

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    I'll take flak over this, but I'll say Excalibur.
     
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  3. Valgal

    Valgal Interesting and rude are not the same thing.

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    Luxor gives good comps for very little play as does Excalibur. I've never actually stepped foot in Casino Royale but it seems to get lots of thumbs up on the gambling part.
     
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  4. JeJas

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    For table games, you need low min bets, most CET casinos are at the bottom.
    For machines, competely different stories.
     
  5. The Rumor

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    Luxor/Excal/NYNY probably hits the best balance between table mins, availability of games, and not being a place that makes you want to die (aka Casino Royale). It is pretty far South, though.
     
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  6. Guy_

    Guy_ High-Roller

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    My pick would be Flamingo.
    It is in the center of the strip has a fun atmosphere lots of activity and is pretty low on table minimums.
    The rooms are a step up from Excalibur so you do pay more for them but at about $130/night (averaged with weekends) in my opinion it is worth it.


    Excalibur is fun but the rooms are very dated and the casino caters heavily to families so your "Vacation without the kids" will still be seen with lots of them everywhere.

    Treasure Island might also be worth checking out.
     
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  7. stackinchips

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    I guess this begs the question of what do you define a good "atmosphere"? Lively? Luxurious? Party Vibe? Amenities? Clean?

    The difficult part of your situation is that almost any place that would be considered a good spot for low rolling is going to not be a place that most would consider a good "atmosphere". You'll likely have to trade a little bit of the low rolling side of the equation, for little nicer surroundings. How much you want to trade is up to you and what you deem adequate atmosphere.

    If I had to just take a stab at a spot for you, I would say Cromwell. It's small, but nice, and you can find low(er) limit table games, 9/6 JOB at the .25 cent level (that you earn next to nothing on comps on, but if you're a low roller that probably doesn't matter as you aren't getting much anyway). Not sure if you're looking to find a place to play AND stay or just play, but Cromwell would be pricier to stay at. You can always stay at Flamingo or Bally's and walk over to Cromwell to play. Location is dead center of the strip too, so that's a plus.
     
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  8. RC

    RC Low-Roller

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    Maybe stay @ Bally's and then you could play both there and across the street at the Cromwell.
     
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  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Dates? check a few hotel calendars before setting your dates. A $59 room one day can be $500 the next.

    As to atmosphere - different strokes for different folks. From Bellagio or Wynn to Casino Royale on the other end.
     
  10. Raven888

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    Harrah's and Flamingo might not be THE lowest rolling on the Strip, but they're pretty centrally located if you want to just walk around and see the fancier casinos and shopping malls.
     
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    Headache 21 Low-Roller

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    Answer depends on two things

    a) what's your definition of a good atmosphere?
    b) what's your definition of low roller?
     
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  12. Ten_On_The_End

    Ten_On_The_End Low-Roller

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    I don't think you'll go wrong with any of the CET mid-strip properties. Harrah's, Linq, Flamingo, Cromwell, Bally's, and Paris are all pretty much the same as far as gaming and drink service. Atmosphere is best at Cromwell, seems "fresher" than some of the others, at least to me. As suggested before, check the room rates. Casino Royale is WAY nicer than it used to be but cocktail service is limited.
     
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  13. LittleJoefromKokomo

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    Agree, stayed at the MGM Grand but somehow ended up playing 5$ craps at the Excalibur most mornings before breakfast...
    Even if the MGM is a much nicer hotel the atmosphere at their 15$ min craps table was not as good (IMO) as the Excaliburs craps tables.
     
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    NY NY might make the most sense, or Park MGM if you want something a little bit closer to the nicer resorts (Aria, Cosmo, Bellagio) and not far from low rolling at NY NY, Excalibur, Tropicana, etc. MGM is a solid option too for a nicer room but close to the lower-end properties.
     
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    I've always enjoyed the lively vibe on the floor at NYNY, even on trips where I'm staying someplace much nicer. Everyone always seems to be having a good time there.
     
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    Every casino is a low casino if you know how to do it right.

    For starters, you dont want to rely on them to prove you entertainment, That is what beer is for, Provide your own beer or cocktails and you can have fun anywhere.

    Always be sure to drink early in the day in your room. I like to dedicate a few hours each morning drinking a bunch in my room. This way you have primed the pump and will feel eager to explore.

    Now lets head down to the casino. if you are a fancy drink drinker, just figure a way to modify that to just a two ingredient thing, Like rum and coke. that sort of thing, Take yourself a refillable water bottle like everyone has and add ice, coke, rum from your flask and you are in, keep in mind you can always buy another jug along the way as well as cokes.

    I have a water bottle that opens in the middle so you can put ice in it. Got it at walmart for like $10.

    I take it as a personal challenge to get free drinks in casinos and I am willing to put in the effort t get them. Dont get me wrong here, I dont mean gambling like pete rose, I mean that i take a good note of where the cocktail waitresses are cruising and I make sure to sit at the penny machines in their area. I will play, I like slots but i dont consider them a retirement strategy so if i won a few shekels and get some free cocktails, i consider that a win. You will notice that you will get maybe 4-5 drinks max from a great cw and then they dry up and she goes off shift. Time to cash out. 9 lines 1 cent per line always allows a bonus on the right machine.

    If you are a beer drinker you can always get giant beers walking along the strip at tee shirt shops and 7-11's and the like,. Always get 2, one for the road and all.

    If you need fancy 100 ingredient drinks then this strategy will not work for you.

    Keep in mind, its up to you to work with the cw to get free drinks, its a symbiotic relationship, not parasitic. This is where people faulty, They think they deserve a free drink without doing any leg work. Thats not what built this town,
     
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  18. HighLimitorBust

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    I definitely like the vibe at the Tropicana, but they don't have a ton of tables. That being said, I've found the $5 BJ there to be less crowded than at other Strip properties, and they have $25 double-deck with decent rules. The hotel is comparable to a Double Tree on Hilton.
     
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  19. woodsie

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    I would divorce in your mind the need to stay where you play. If you aren't going to be "regulars" and you are low rolling then the impact of comps may not be material to you anyway. If you are going to be able to make regular trips here on out, then disregard what I'm saying and get those comps.

    For low rolling, I like the stretch of the strip ranging from Casino Royale -> Harrahs -> Linq -> Flamingo -> Cromwell -> Ballys. From one end to the other isn't that much of a hike and only ONE major crossing at the very end. That gives you six good options for low limits in a short stretch and within that stretch you've got higher end options for hotel at Mirage, Caesers, and Bellagio.

    Me and my wife like to Stay 4/5 star and Play 2/3 star so that's where we usually gravitate towards.

    Personal preference, everyone is different of course.
     
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  20. hail2skins

    hail2skins High-Roller

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    I hate to stray from the topic asked in the subject line, but if you and the other couple are going mainly to enjoy low-rolling gambling, downtown is the answer. The casinos aren't the cavernous ones on LV Blvd, but the atmosphere at most of the Fremont St places are fun enough. If you want to partake in a nice dinner or show, the Strip is a taxi or Uber ride away. You also should be able to get rooms (i.e Golden Nugget Rush Tower) that will fit the bill. The only other main area of consideration where downtown is lacking is the pool scene, if that is a factor.