Where are the best places to play craps in Las Vegas?

Where are the best places to play craps in Las Vegas?

I am going to Las Vegas in a few weeks and I am a beginner at the table games. I want to try out craps after playing the free online casinos. Where are the best places for a beginner to go that has good odds and cheaper minimum bets? I prefer to go to places on the Strip or downtown.


Question asked by: Future_Mrs_G


Several casinos in Las Vegas offer beginner-friendly craps tables with lower minimum bets, making them ideal for first-time players. Here are some popular options on the Strip and downtown:

  1. Casino Royale (The Strip): Located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, Casino Royale is known for its low minimum bets (often $5) on craps tables, making it a great place for beginners.
  2. The Cromwell (The Strip): The Cromwell offers 100x odds on craps, which is one of the best odds you can find on the Strip. They typically have $10 minimum bets, providing a good balance between affordability and potential winnings.
  3. Downtown Grand (Downtown): Located downtown, the Downtown Grand offers lower minimum bets on craps tables, usually starting at $5, making it an excellent choice for beginners.
  4. Golden Gate Casino (Downtown): Another downtown option, Golden Gate Casino often has $5 minimum bets on their craps tables, making it accessible for those new to the game.
  5. El Cortez Hotel & Casino (Downtown): Known for its affordable table games, El Cortez also offers low minimum bets on craps tables, usually around $5 or $10.

It’s important to note that minimum bets can vary depending on the time of day and how busy the casino is. To find lower minimum bets, consider visiting the casino during off-peak hours, such as early mornings or weekdays.


  1. Casino Royale is on the strip and is pretty cheap. It not a nice looking casino but if you are looking for a good time and want to play craps go there.

    Edit: One more thing. It’s right in the middle of the strip.

  2. Stratosphere has lower limits.

    But you might want to play at a Harrah’s property, because they are all over the place, and get a total rewards card, so you can use your comps at a place closer to home. Or play closer to home and use your comps in Vegas.

  3. You can find 5 dollar tables at most of the places on Freemont Street (Golden Nugget, Binions, Fitzgeralds, etc…) These are some of my favorite places to play because the dealers usually make it fun and the free drinks are nice and strong. It has gotten really hard to find 5 dollar craps on the Strip. But they usually do have a table or two going at the Hooters hotel Casino just off the strip behind the Tropicana, the dealers are usually fun there and the crowd can make this place a lot of fun. Also you might try the Barbary Coast , you can find 5 dollar tables there as well.

  4. Most casinos offer $5 craps in the mornings to early afternoons, depending on their location. The ends of the strip get the lowest limits usually (Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand are the exceptions to this). If you go Downtown, you can possibly find even lower limits. I once found a $3 craps table at Binion’s.

    As far as other factors, Stratosphere has the best odds on the strip. Most casinos offer 3x,4x,5x odds, meaning that you can place 3 times your line bet (either pass or don’t pass) odds bets on 4 and 10, 4 times on 5&9 and 5 times on 6&8. Stratosphere offers flat 20x odds, meaning that you can place odds bets of up to 20 times your original bet on any point number. An odds bet is played after a point is established and pays true odds. It’s the way you really make money at craps. For Example: If you place a $5 pass line bet, and a point of 4 is established, you can place up to $100 (at the Stratosphere) as odds. If you win the point, you get paid 2:1.

    Stratosphere also offers “Crapless Craps”, which is played the same way as regular, except 2,3,11,and 12 are all valid points and play the same way as 4,5,6,8,9,and 10 do in regular craps.

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