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Table Games Most fun Craps tables in Vegas

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by bobert07, May 21, 2017.

  1. bobert07

    bobert07 Tourist

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    I like to have fun at the Craps table (while winning hopefully) so I wondered where people thought the most fun tables are. I usually have a good time at Golden Gate and Casino Royale. Tucsany is very laid back, but dealers and players are friendly. On the other end, when I played at Gold Coast, the people were all very serious and angry. I didn't enjoy that much. I thought California was OK, not as "happy" as GG, but way better than Gold Coast.

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  2. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I enjoy fun tables also. I think the important factors to fun tables start with the dealers. If they are friendly, competent, and personable the fun starts there. It's a variable that won't change.

    The unpredictable variable is the players. We don't know what kind of players will come to the table when we play. Some days the table will have fun, happy-go-lucky players and sometimes one or two of them will be Debbie downers or jerks.

    I play Downtown and find that almost all of the casinos there have decent and personable dealers. The players for the most part were fun and then once in a while some vibe killers will arrive. The best thing to do is just color up and leave (unless the table is hot or you are on a winning streak.)

    The Boyd properties I've found were the ones with the most fun tables. And the Cal is not as "happy" as you've mentioned; most of the players there are older and serious about their play, but they are a harmless bunch. At least they know table etiquette, are knowledgeable, and will keep the games flowing which I find is just as important.
     
  3. smerrian

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    Winning tables are the fun ones. Losing tables are always solemn. When people win they cheer. When they lose they look for their drink or perhaps light a cigarette.
     
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    There is something about O'sheas when a band is playing. I'll be there Wednesday if you would like to join. :headbang::wiggle::woohoo:
     
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    I agree with smerrian. I am always at tables where people want everyone to cheer, I guess they think cheering will make the dice hot. I am too old to do that anymore now when they are hot I can get excited. I don't know maybe where there are a lot of new craps players the tables can be livelier or more fun. But no matter what if you aren't winning it's not fun.
     
  6. tex55

    tex55 Low-Roller

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    I like playing craps at the local casinos, due to the low limits. However, they are usually not fun, because most of the players appear to be playing with money they can't afford to lose.

    On the Strip, a fun table has friendly, COMPETENT dealers who keep the game moving. For me, that is PH and Cosmo.
     
  7. woodsie

    woodsie High-Roller

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    Golden Gate and Bellagio in my highly anecdotal experience.
     
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    I've had some great seasions at Margaritaville in the Flamingo. Something about the music, Hawaiin shirts on the dealers and the open doors on the strip that created a fun vibe. I've heard there have been some changes. I guess I will find out when I visit in July.
     
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  9. The Rumor

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    I would say almost anywhere but the CR, where the dealers normal mentality is "I'm one day closer to death"
     
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  10. bobert07

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    I guess I have to agree with The Rumor ... whereas I have had fun at CR ... the dealers aren't the happiest bunch. GG, Tucsany and California are way better in that regard. Gold Coast isn't. Thanks for the suggestions. BTW, I heard that El Cortez dealers can be grumpy ... but maybe in a fun way. Any good (or bad) experiences playing there? (So many places to play, so little time. Looking forward to upcoming trip.)
     
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    Another voice for California but if place betting 6&8 it is good. 2x odds not so much. Love sitting on 3-4-5x at MSS and dumping 1/2 a win on already placed odds up to 20x. But lots of cheering and laid back attitude
     
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    Had a blast at MSS last week

    Had a blast at ElCo last week to
     
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    Not sure what you mean by "fun". If you mean the party and loud atmosphere then I would say that MSS and Cal do NOT fall in that category. I think Fremont may be more of a party atmosphere of the 3 boyd downtown casinos. Same as GG or Binions, because they have the female dealertainers they may be more "fun" if you want more of a party type atmosphere.

    I remember CR on the strip as having more of a party atmosphere.
     
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    It's really hard to answer this question. It depends on the other players, the dealers, etc... And that changes constantly. Day to day, shift to shift, hour to hour. In general I've found craps dealers off the strip to be friendlier and more "fun" than strip dealers. But not always. The Orleans craps tables seem to be fun most of the time and one of their tables is non smoking.

    To me a fun table is any table where I'm winning.
     
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    I think the combination of players at a table make the fun, not the venue. In my experience, playing at a table with lots of Hawaiians has proven to be loads of fun.
     
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    I always have a good time playing with my pals from our 50th state at MSS.
    GG and Casino Royale are fun when they are packed too.
     
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    FullPay This one time, in Vegas, when I was drinking...

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    The OP handpicked my two faves, GG and CR, and my least favorite, Gold Coast. Almost all of my experience is at five dollar tables, so that is my first requirement for 'fun'. Also why I seldom play on the Strip.

    El Cortez is reliable for the five dollar table, but with that you get rookie dealers and ultra-low rollers whose dice handling might get them encouraged to move on at other properties. Bring your own good mood (and a full drink) and you never know what fun you'll find. I've never enjoyed the always packed five dollar table at Fremont but obviously some people love it. Four Queens occasionally draws a good crowd but the dealers are notoriously disinterested. The D looks to be fun, louder music draws younger crowd. Plaza and DTG are usually snoozing, MSS and Cal tend to be calm but intense.
     
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    I think that they just happen. Different folks move in and out over time.

    If had to pick one it would be Harrah's.

    Of course, any table on which I'm winning is the best.
     
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    Harrah's, The Linq and Casino Royale
     
  20. bobert07

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    Thanks for the comments. I think I will give El Cortez and Orleans a go on my upcoming trip (in addition to GG, CR). I will probably hit Tucsany as well ... not overly exciting but it feels comfortable with its easy-going dealers. I can't wait!