Playing Notes: Coach do you have an
update for casino play? (Downtown)
Last month I listed the Strip Casinos (listed in our
archives) this month are the downtown casinos.
First let me say that favorable casino playing
conditions may vary from day to day, and from shift to
shift. One of the things that I look for when scouting
playing conditions are dealer friendly tables. Those are
the tables with little or no "heat", and Pit personnel
that are relaxed and encourage the "fun in the game".
That does not mean that they will let get away without
hitting the back wall, or taking too much time setting
the dice. It means that they will give you a little
slack when the occasional throw does not make it to the
back wall. They encourage your game and have fun along
I also want to encourage everyone who is shooting the
dice to make bets for the dealers; this will bring the
dealers right into your game with you. Here is a good
way to bet for the dealers; you make a $1.00 pass line
bet for the dealers when you are the shooter, then ask
the other players at the table for "dealer dollars" and
use those dollars for the odds for the dealers. This
brings everyone into the game and on you team, creating
very good energy for the table. Try it you will have a
lot of fun. The casino pays and everyone wins!
Luck has nothing to do with it, play right and you will
Don't confuse player's energy with luck!
Dice Coach's Best Down Town Casino's
Golden Nugget Hotel/Casino (5) 12'
tables three are very playable. The best time to shoot
craps at the Golden Nugget is in the evening. A true
bounce table, line bets from $5.00 to $5,000. Odds bets
3x 4x 5x. The casino conditions are the best for the
downtown casinos. Many fine restaurants/bars are
available in the Golden Nugget. New tower and nightclub
and a very nice sushi bar next to the new 50- table
Fremont Hotel/Casino (4) 14' tables,
the rail and shooting surface are closer to the floor,
made specifically for shorter stature players. This
shooting surface is a harder surface than Golden Nugget,
but very playable. Use a lower arch for your toss. Line
bets from $5.00 to $1,000.00. Odds bet only 2x. Fremont
is where you have the dice counter and if you throw 25
rolls or more using your player's card, you receive a
receipt with your roll count noted. Add all of your
points up for a 24-hour period and you will receive some
great prizes!! Also this is the only casino any where in
Las Vegas where you can buy the 4 & 10 at a $5.00
betting level. You will receive an extra (3) .25 cent
chips for buying these number, no "vig" up front.
Binion's Hotel/Casino just purchased by
the owner of 4 Queens. (5) Tables in the main pit an (1)
where the old Mint used to be, these tables are very
dark as the lighting is very different and old. Line
Bets from $3.00 at off hours, max bets $3,000. Odds 3x
4x 5x. Some bounce playing conditions will very from AM
4 Queen's Hotel /Casino (3) 12' tables.
Line bet from $5.00 max $1,000.00. 5x odds on any
number. $2,000.00 max. odds. These tables used to be
very playable, now they have installed some ribbed
materials under the felt where the dice land. You cannot
see this material, but if you rub your fingers where the
dice land you can feel the ribbed material. This makes
it very difficult to control the dice, when the dice
hits the material they fall very random. Some say they
can beat this game by landing the dice in front of the
ribbed area first. This makes the distance about 12"
from the back wall. My suggestion is to play at another
Main Street Station Hotel/Casino Very
nice downtown look. Old time architecture great feeling
once inside. Be sure to visit the Triple 7 brewery for
great pizza and beer. Main Street also has the best
buffet downtown. They have (3) 14' tables surface equal
to the Fremont. Line Bet form $5.00 to $1,000. Odds 20x
on any number max odds bets are $3,000. Max field bets
California Hotel/Casino (5) 14' tables.
Min. $5.00 Max $1,000. Odds 2x
Some bounce to these tables. Boyd Gaming owns the
Fremont, Main Street Station and the California.
Plaza Hotel/Casino (3) 12' tables. Min.
bets $5.00 to Max. $500.00 with 5x odds.
Some bounce to these tables. Older property needs a lot
The balance of the downtown casinos are Vegas
Club, Fitzgerald's, Golden Gate and the
El Cortez. These tables are not playable, due
to the behavior of the dice after they land. The old
Lady Luck is still closed for remodeling.
Have fun and great runs downtown! Let me know how you
|Another 20 minute
roll! I think between that little
modification and adopting your betting tactics,
that this will work well in the long run.
Thanks again! -
||Any win is better than any loss … any day. -Pablo-