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    Table Games Minimum Bets on the Strip

    I had a friend who stayed on the strip last weekend for March Madness and he said the minimum bet on the tables was $50! So he flew to Vegas did some gambling in the sports book, but he didn't play any table games. Who can afford a $50 minimum bet/who is Vegas targeting to gamble at their casinos? Not the average American that's for sure! I have to go to Vegas in September for work, but I won't be planning any vacations there...

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    What? Min table bet $50. Are they nuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moto View Post
    What? Min table bet $50. Are they nuts?
    My buddy said later on Friday and a Saturday night, they rose the minimum bet to $100 minimum bet. The $50 minimum bet was only a daytime minimum!

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    Not surprised in the least bit. Market determines table minimums, especially on the Strip. They know tons of people will be in town and betting on the games and floors are going to maximize the opportunity. Anytime there are big, heavily attended events or conferences, you can expect that. He should have played off strip or downtown as minimums would have been lower.

    I hardly ever play table games on the strip due to the high minimums, anytime of the year. Add in the fact that anything less than $25 minimums usually in BJ pay 6:5.
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    Is there no limit to the greed? After messing with the rules such as in BJ with 3:2 instead of 6:5, dealer standing or hitting on soft 17, stupid side bets etc they seem to have run out of options. So let's jack up the minimum bet.

    Who are they fooling? I vote with my feet. Just like mhetrick, I hardly play table games on the strip anymore.

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    The greed is terrible, but that's corporate casino culture. MGM and CET are nickel and dimeing every person on the strip. From resort fees, parking fees, high table minimums, exorbitant prices for dining and entertainment. That's why it's so important to know where to get better deals and plays for your money.

    However, of the percentage of customers that go to Vegas, how many know where to find this information? Your regular, uninformed visitors to Vegas just pay these things and go on with their vacations, etc.

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    Table Games Minimum Bets on the Strip

    I'm not sure fooling is the right word or that people don't know about certain information. To many folks, I think going on a vacation is a time they're willing to spend money for what they perceive to be the best experience.

    I'll use Disney World as an example. You can spend a week in Florida and give Disney a ton of money to spend the week at one of their hotels, eat at their restaurants and get driven around by a bus or you can save an amazing amount of money by staying at a Super 8 a few miles away, eat similar food at cheaper places near your hotel and using Uber.

    It's up to the individual to draw the line between saving money (better paying games) and giving themselves the experience they want.

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