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Table Games The Death of $5 Craps in Vegas?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by whitefox, Jan 14, 2021.

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  1. zolar31

    zolar31 Low-Roller

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    Bills or Barbary Coast had one of these in the front of the casino before the remodel to the Cromwell.
     
  2. smerrian

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    This must be different than what I saw at the G2E. The tables I saw at the G2E had controls for the dealer to enter the roll and then the table would light up on all winning bet areas. I think chips were still used as well as three dealers.
     
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  3. Jer

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    I played on this type of table at my local Harrahs SoCal awhile back. I LOVED the idea, but hated the game play itself... I know this is petty, but my biggest annoyance factor was hearing the dice hit the table. Loud and just wasn’t the same. Also, there was a timer in between throws so I had the dice and sat there until the go. In a pinch, I’d do it again but it was a bit too different for me.
     
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    @smerrian - I think this is what @Brandt is talking about. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Saw my first one of these in the wild at Boomtown in Biloxi over labor day weekend, but it was a real velvet tub with betting touch screens pretty much identical to bubble craps. Otherwise same as normal table. Real shooters, dice, and table, but no chips. I dont mind that at all if it keeps the minimums down. That one was $5.

    When I was there for Christmas, Luxor had $5 every single day until somewhere between noon and dinner time. Never saw it go above $10 at night. Also Ellis Island is still $5 a couple blocks away as others have mentioned. Saw plenty of $10 tables all over the place, and I think Cosmo and Caesars Palace were the only ones I saw $25 or above. I believe it is Encore still doing $10 almost all the time too.
     
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    Just returned from Vegas (Tuesday-Thursday) trip. Four Queens had $5 craps available often. I only played once about 5PM Wednesday and played for about one hour when the pit upped the limit to $10 (table was full). I cashed out at that point. I walked by the table about 8PM the limit was back to $5.

    Did not see any other $5 tables.

    El Cortez - $10
    The D - $15
    California - $10
    Fremont - $10
    Golden Gate - $15
     
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  7. whitefox

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    Good info. Excalibur used to be a regular $5 game, at least during the day. Nice to see Luxor was running one, too. I like Encore property, but I believe craps is 2x odds. If so, not great for a high odds bettor like me.
     
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    Not petty at all. That noise would probably irritate me too. I agree that the required time between throws is annoying. I wonder if the dealer can manually stop the timer to allow players more time to make bets, or speed it up if players are done betting. It seems like that kind of feature would be valuable for the house and convenient for players.

    That said, if anyone is aware of one of those digital craps tables in Vegas (with the digital interface for each player and the real dice) please let me know. Would love to try it out.
     
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  9. Brandt

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    @smerrian - I think this is what @Brandt is talking about. Please correct me if I'm wrong. [/QUOTE]

    Yes, this was the game.
     
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    I'd play that. I wouldn't like to play it with high stakes, but as a $5 game I'd enjoy it. Definitely have to keep your attention on what's going on.
     
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    I don't mind the timer thing, but I am completely with you on the noise thing. I get very picky about craps -- Aria now alternates between a set of red dice and green dice, presumably so they can keep track of what's been used and needs to be sanitized, and I always insist on the red ones (yes, I know it makes no difference whatsoever in the odds). It's not unlike how I insisted on getting leather/cloth coasters, because putting a glass down on my glass coffee table just hurts my head.
     
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    Hope that’s not the sigma derby table there with a new felt job......:cool:
     
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    The crap tables have partitions that separate players from one another and the pit crew. Can't have more than 1 person playing in each section so only a max of 4 people per side - 8 people on the table. This was at most of the downtown crap tables. I forget if it was 3 or 4 per side of the crap table but my picture seem to indicate it was 8 on the table.


    I visited the D upstairs and I saw an individual crap machine. It had the dice in a container on the top of the machine. Like the other electronic crap machines you put your money into the machine, place your bet and press play or something and the dice vibrates and bounces. I think I rather play on that machine than the group electronic machines. That way you can play as fast or slow as you like.
     
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    I expect that after COVID calms down that minimums will come back down.

    In Dec I constantly found a $5 at Binions and usually found one at 4Q. Ellis always had a $5 table. Sahara had it in the mornings, as does South Point, Cannery and Jerry's Nugget ($3).

    Pre-Covid I could play $5 at GG, my favorite place.

    One you can stuff 12-16 people on a table again, I think we will see minimums come down. As well, when some of that newness rubs off from Circa, DT will calm down a bit.
     
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    Roll to win craps - at least that is the variation of this game offered at Ameristar Council Bluffs. Personally, hate it! The tempo of the game was gut wrenching. Seems like a few moments of activity followed by an hour of waiting (I may be prone to exaggeration). The time between throws is a constant, even if all bets are placed. In reality, the time between throws may be no greater than in a regular game but in the regular game there is the activity of watching the dealer place everyone's bets to serve as a distraction.
     
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    Southpoint has $5 tables in good qty throughout the day. One of my fav places to play.
     
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  17. DrScorpio

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    Only 2x odds though if that matters
     
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    I've spent a solid month at the Four Queens over the last 3 months. Their craps is 5 dollar minimum about half the time. Usually just one of their tables are operating though unless it's a Friday or Saturday night.
     
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    If you stay much more they'll start calling you Howard (Hughes).
     
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    Aliente and Sante Fe are at $10 also. I am afraid $5 craps is gone for good. I don't see no masks and plexiglass leaving for long time or ever again. Sad, Vegas will probably never be the same. I hope I am wrong. It is not the same when you can not even talk to other people around you. The fun of gambling was getting to have fun with strangers. We all had fun as a common reason to gamble. Those days are gone, hopefully not forever
     
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