Las Vegas casinos?
What are some good casinos that have low minimum bets.....
Also some that are good to get comps.
Also, any other tips for a first time vegas traveler.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The better odds and low minimum bet casinos are usually downtown. But if you must gamble on the strip, Casino Royale have the best odds.
Word of advice to first time visitor, never play a dime in Vegas without applying for a Players club card. Most casinos offer then and they are free. It takes a few minutes to apply for one but it's your ticket to freebies. Here is more information here.
I personally have about 10 cards but here are the 4 must have cards.
1) MGM Mirage Players Club
2) Harrah's Total Rewards
3) Station Casino Boarding Pass
4) Wild Card
Having these four cards covers about 30 hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. I am no a high roller but I have enjoyed lots of freebies over the years.
- banananose_89117Lv 71 decade ago
Comps are for gamblers and you better plan on spending a BUNDLE if you want a comp on a Strip hotel casino. The locals casinos are more likely to be more generous like Orleans, Gold Coast or South Coast; all within a quick drive. They also have the lowest minimum bets.
Otherwise, figure you will be luck to find a $3 table during the day and a $5 at night. But to even start getting a comp at a Strip Hotel you need to be placing $15 each and every hand or more, hand after hand in rapid succession for several hours.
First timer, enjoy more enjoying the views of the casino, some of the other features like a Cirque show (I recommend Mystere for price and enjoyment); enjoy the buffets because you get all you want to each and a non-alcoholic beverage (don't forget a couple dollars for the lady who brings the beverage and picks up your dishes). You can get free drinks while gambling, slots or table, but remember to tip the cocktail $1. And if you win, give the dealer a few dollars as you leave since their income is based on tips, not salary.
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- USMC RandoLv 51 decade ago
The best bang for your buck is to rent a car and go to off strip casinos where the locals play.
Check out this web site;
It is a great guide with maps to all the best places to go for the "cheapo Vegas trip".
The easiest comp to get is free drinks while your gambling.
It doesn't matter if your at a penny machine, or plunking down a fortune.
You will get free drinks.
Now to keep the drinks coming be sure to tip the waitress.
Remember the drink is free, not the service.
Usually a buck or so a round works good.
If you want exceptional service tip a $5 or $10 on the first round, and tell the waitress to keep em coming and that when you leave you'll give her another nice tip.
To get other comps you need to have a players card at the machines. Be prepared to drop a bundle to get anything back tho.
If you play table games, you need to drop at least $10 to $20 a hand to even get noticed.
So other comps cost a lot of money.
If you plan on going from one casino to another to see the whole Vegas experience, then don't even bother with the cards, and settle for the drinks.
But most of all have fun!
- 1 decade ago
The best properties that have low min bets and great comps are the off-strip locals casinos (ie. Station and Coast casinos). In Summerlin, Red Rock is arguably the nicest property in the entire city and has $5 dollar blackjack and craps tables with AMAZING comps. Played $5 blackjack there a few times for no more than an hour and receievd $40 in comps to the cafe. On the strip, you have O'Sheas and places like that, but they all have AIDS anyway. Stay to the locals casinos and you'll be treated like royalty.
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- DorkusLv 41 decade ago
Casinos that have low min bets on strip: Slots of Fun, Shea's, Bill's Gambling Hall..Usually table game minimums are going to run $3-5. As for major casinos with lower min bets. Flamingo, Excalibur, Tropicana are the main three I've seen with $5 min bets. Tropicana has a $5 table 24-7, Flamingo and Excalibur will have $5 tables but usually during non peak times (day time).
As for comps...all casinos offer comps, but you have to sign up for they player's card..and they will require usually a $20 minimum bet each hand. So by the time you get comped anything..you're going to be losing tons...unless you're "lucky".
anyway check out this website. www.cheapovegas.com it gives you a good idea on all the casinos on the strip of what their bet Min's are as well as who does and doesn't get comped.
First time traveler..I recommend checking www.cheapoVegas.com, and www.yelp.com for the reviews on anything that interests you in vegas. brings lots of money, and have lots of fun. :)
- 1 decade ago
sit at the penny slots so you only pay a few dollars.. and you get free drinks!
give the girl a nice tip up front so she'll keep coming back to you with more and more.
- JaxLv 41 decade ago
here's your first tip ~don't expect comps. Hotel's don't easily give them out anymore if you spend a few bucks. 2nd tip~always tip.. and 3rd~ almost all have min bets. :)
- jackLv 71 decade ago
>>Good games & low minimums<<
It's going to depend on what you like to play(table games, slots & or video poker)
Best table games
Roulette - Stratosphere - Single zero - $5 minimum(most of the time) >There are single zero "video" roulette games at most casinos now, you can play for .25c per spin<
Craps - Casino Royale - $5 minimum with 100x odds or the Westin Casuarina for happy hour(5p-10p) you can play for $1
Blackjack - the El Cortez has 6 single deck 3/2 games and most of them have a $5 minimum. Ellis Island, Slots-A-Fun, Vegas Club all have low table minimums
Pai Gow Poker - Orleans - A bunch of tables, most of which are $5 - This is my fav table game. If you understand poker hands(rank) It takes about 10 seconds to learn to play, since there is basically only one rule.
Video Poker - Las Vegas Hilton has 27 9/6 JOB .05c machines in their sports book, and at least 36 .25c JOB in the same area. The LVH is also the best 4 star hotel in LV for comps.
the Palms - has all four of the major VP games at full pay. Same for the El Cortez. The only other casinos to have all four games at full pay are the Fiesta Henderson & Rancho.
Best comps for low level play
Orleans - if you stay and play, even a small amount you can expect room offers. Same can be said for the Gold Coast.
Palace Station - Is one of the best for discretionary comps(buffet, etc) for low level table games play.
Main Street Station - The best comps for the mid level player - We play an average of 5 hours of .25c vp per day here and never pay for anything(rooms, meals, booze, etc)
Yes, they have full pay VP(JOB & DB)
Sam's Town & Silverton are both good about comping "low rollers"
On the strip at any of the major 4 star hotels they will not even look at you if you don't play $25 per hand, for at least 4 hours. At the five star hotels it's even worse, if you don't have black on the table for every hand they pretty much ignore you.
Gamblers rules - you need to know
What to play
How to play
Where to play
How to manage your bankroll
Do those four things and you will be ahead of 99.9% of all the gamblers in LV.
A great "how to" site
Best books - if you're interested in learning to play the comp game.
"Comp City" - Max Rubin
"The Frugal Gambler" - Jean Scott
>>Tips for first time LV traveler<<
Take the most comfortable walking shoes you own.
Use public transportation
You don't have to spend a fortune to have fun in LV
Take in the free shows/spectacles.
If you don't understand a table game and are interested in learning how to play. Find a dealer at an empty table that is NOT growling at everyone that walks by, and ask. >Always find a dealer and table that are having fun<
The Drinks are free no matter what game/machine you are playing. A $1 tip per drink will keep them coming. Never play a nickel at any casino without a slot club card. There is no such thing as "I don't play enough". I have gotten free room offers just for signing up and playing $10(and it was their $10 from a free play offer). Plus you never know when that $10 you stick in a machine will hit it big(it happens).
These are the two best Las Vegas web sites
http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com >There are 30,000 + of us that pay to belong to this one, so they have to be the best. Non-members can access most of the site, they just don't get the POV or use of the members forum.
Later: <added> You received a terrific set of answers. As good as I have seen to any Q in a long time.
The cheapovegas.com site that was suggested by several is both entertaining and informative. Their "review" of the Gold Spike is priceless.
- dagoddfatha1Lv 41 decade ago
dont gamble it all away on the 1st day there. as for comps pretty much all are the same just play and askfor them
- J.R.Lv 41 decade ago
On the strip hit the Tropicana