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Discussion in 'General Craps Discussion' started by PeacePeople, Aug 2, 2018.
Just wondering if any of you have a favorite casino to play in and why. Thanks in advance
My favorite casino is anywhere I win, and don’t get gouged and hustled. Your money will last longer downtown. Everything is cheaper downtown. If you’re rolling in moolah, try The Aria.
Main Street Station has $5 tables and 20x odds. Crews are decent and food is good and reasonably priced.
Any of the Station casinos (different chain than the Main Street Station, it is a Boyd property) are low table mins, 10x odds, food and drink are less money and better than the strip. You will need wheels to take advantage of most of them. Palms and Palace station are close enough to the strip that a Uber or Taxi won't cost an arm and a leg.
I was thinking about trying Palace Station. I stay at Circus Circus, (yes, I know it's a dump) but don't play there. I usually head downtown for a session or 2, then head back to the strip. I might go to Stations as the $5 table won't take me too deep into my $$$ if things don't go well.
Have you played there? How are the dealers, tables and players?
I haven't played craps at Palace station, I usually go there for the stadium Baccarat. They were one of the first ones to put it in. When I walked through the Palace station on the 4th of July they had a lot of the casino floor tore up doing construction. I've played craps at the Palms several times, it is decent as far as the crew and the tables.
Lately I've been camping out at Red Rock and Santa Fe Station most of the time.
I'm Diamond level (Total Rewards), so when I'm in Las Vegas I often stay at one of the Caesars Entertainment properties on the Strip. I've fared better at the craps tables at Flamingo / Harrah's than Paris / Linq / Cromwell. I also stay at The Cosmopolitan and like the craps tables there. Bonus at The Cosmopolitan -- eye candy is unmatched.
Downtown casinos offer a better game from a odds / table minimum perspective (compared with their Strip counterparts). If you're a Marquee Rewards member (primarily Hollywood Casinos), check out M Resort (far south of Mandalay Bay). Very nice facility and "always" a $5 craps table. I believe there is a shuttle between Tropicana and M Resort.
Thanks for the input, much appreciated. I crushed it at Harrah's back in Feb, so I'll probably play there again also.
this time of year, my favorite Nevada casino is the one with the best air conditioning.
although, today it was 88 degrees with dewpoints of 79 and humidity at 93 out here on long island
whichever one you choose, I hope you make some good dough.
This is Barney,
Mr. Peace, perhaps you should contact the Mr. Rick Burner personage who has the heartbeats of the Vegas scene at his finger tips. I am most assured he could hook you up with the most greatest Supperick to find the most amazing Vegas accomodations for only small finders fee.
At the 2016 Post-American Craps Academy, the Supperick in conjunction with his bestest friend the Hardley Horn put me and the LID up for week at most greatest accomodations which had no resort or parking fee and were most very cool during hot Vegas summer day. Only problem was the need to pick up your suitcases and run like hell on any day or night that it rained or you be in for a quick fast moving bath. The best thing about the Supperick's accomodations were the wonderful friends we would meet there and the close proximity to the Ins and the Outs Burger store.
Thank you very much
Wow...that mattress and bedding looks comfy...thanks, I'll look him up
By reading this thread, either most of you don't go to Vegas or don't really play. Maybe you're too involved in the flame war or don't want to give up any of your super secrets... all good... and yes this post is in jest
everyone has a favorite casino in vegas. for whatever reasons, I once stayed in venetian, thought it was the best standard hotel room in United states, but I didn't care for the casino or their odds on tables.
me and my wife prefer casinos off the strip, away from the massive tourist crowds, plus most of those casinos, example, Henderson casinos, offer better odds and seem, (at least my wife claims) looser slots.(is it looser or loose)
and if you have a car, you can go outside the casino and enjoy local restaurants, not being forced to pay ridiculous prices for strip casinos food.
some like all the glitz, wouldn't go to vegas unless they had all those lights and people, not for us. Weve been to vegas enough to see most of it.
some enjoy the downtown experience, me and my wife, if we never went downtown again we wouldn't care...its not the same as it used to be 30 years ago.
whatever turns you on, that's the place you should go....and enjoy it, and win some money, winning and enjoying really makes a trip to vegas fantastic
Im not preaching, you asked.
oh btw, when I stayed on the strip, I played in casino royale, by far the worst casino on the strip, but at 5 dollars and 100 times odds, and I seemed to win most times I played there, I endured the shitty dealers and the non airconditioned environment. at least all the other players were just drunk college kids having a good time.
I got my plans laid out. Sat night I'll be in Mesquite, probably a Eureka. Sunday I have to attend a trade show until about 5pm. Then I'll head over to Palace Station, if it's rolling I'll stay, if not I'll head downtown. If that's no good, probably back to the strip and Harrah's. Not sure if we will stay in Vegas on Tues or head out to No. Cal to get store owner's daughter. We'll see how it goes. After getting he daughter, I'm sure we'll spend at least one night in a Nevada town on I-80, so I'll have to stretch my bankroll a little to play there. I'll be ok...
Also, I was unable to get in touch with Rick, must have a bad cell number or something.
Sounds like a fun trip...hope its a safe and lucrative trip
Palace Station just finished a huge renovation. I believe the rooms are done or almost done. Haven't been there myself but saw the pictures.
Palace Station was built as the Bingo Palace in 1976?....by Frank Fertitta. It was his first casino venture. As a worker on the Strip (started off as a bell man)....he always felt Vegas lacked a place where workers could go and blow off steam after a shift and enjoy gambling, food and fun. When he built it....they laughed. Back then there wasn't much there. Isolated. No presence. They thought it would go bust. Not only did it not...but it thrived. Huge success.
The rest is history. They built or bought about 9 other properties as the locals business took off. Other than some missteps by his 2 sons which put the company in temporary bankruptcy....where they shed about 2 billion in debt, the company is well known in Vegas.
About 5 or 6 years ago I stayed at Palace Station. What I didn't know is that the cheap rooms they had online were in the motel room strips they had at that time and I thought they'd be in the tower. Live and learn.
2 years ago in Feb we rolled into Vegas without a reservation and just about the entire town was sold out of rooms. I took a flyer and called the number on the players card asking if they had rooms available in any of their properties. They hooked me up at Fiesta. I've stayed at Bellagio, Venetian and Ceasars, the room I got at Fiesta was just as nice as any of those, and not $200 or whatever it is those places charge. It didn't have the fancy stuff like the lowered living room at Venetian, but all in all, it was probably my favorite room, the bed was extremely comfortable and it was as clean as a whip...I'd stay there again for sure.
I do like the Stations brand, but I've only had experience at those 2....so maybe I'll try more as time goes on... we'll see
Their true resort properties are Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock. Both are first rate properties.
When I first started coming to Vegas....the room wasn't a priority. Back then it was gambling and hitting the pool. There were times when a marathon of gambling made little to no use of the room.
I would stay at the Flamingo....simply because I felt they had the best location and by far the best pool environment on the strip at that time. It was lush. Green. Big. They had BBQ's set up outside making prime rib sandwiches. Cold beer. Just a great environment.
This was pre Bellagio. Pre Venetian. I also stayed at the Luxor on occasion.
I go to Vegas in Feb and Aug every year for the last 8 or so. Before that I went about once a year since 01 and have made a few trips in between. In 06 to 12 I tried to stay at a different property just to check them out. So I've stayed at Ellis Island, that hotel is a dump, Sahara when it was Sahara and I liked the 70's feel of the place. Riviera was ok, but the feel of it was kind of bland and dated, but not to a specific era. Treasure Island, which I didn't like as it seemed too kid and family oriented, not as much as Circus Circus, where I stay now almost every time, but still just a little to family for me when I was alone. The strange part about that is I was constantly hit up by the hookers there. Belagio, Venetian and Ceasars were all paid for as business trips, which I felt they didn't need to go that upscale, but that was their thing and their dime, so I didn't complain. I took my 13 year old daughter to the Luxor, she thought it was cool and thought the hooker asking me if I wanted company was the most hilarious thing she'd ever seen. (no, I didn't take up the offer for company) Also included are those I mentioned in a previous post. I can't think of any others off the top of my head, but there were others.
At some point I want to stay at the Tropicana and Flamingo, mostly because they're probably the next in line to get demolished and built into some new fangled mega resort they're doing now.
Day 1,, Mesquite... played craps at Eurecka... left Moab with $3300, now have $4600 and paid $200 to hotel bills.. all but $300 are craps wins...started slow..table got hot and I was the big winner, so were the dealers. stay tuned for updates