For a low roller on a budget, finding a $5 minimum table is cold glass of water in an arid desert. As Vegas continues to evolve, there are only a few bastions of low rollerdom offering true $5 minimums consistently. $10 is the new $5 for Vegas table games. But if you’re willing to expand your bankroll, Vegas, even on the Strip, has plenty of options to accommodate your play.
Below you’ll find a list of Strip, DTLV and nearby off-Strip casinos spreading games with true $5 minimums. I don’t include the likes of three card poker or Ultimate Texas Hold’em because those may require multiple bets to complete each hand.
I used to curate this list thanks to frequent visits every year. Alas, my trips are now few and far between. To keep this page going, the information below has been pulled, with permission, from Vegas Advantage table games surveys. The Vegas Advantage, operated by John and Kristina Mehaffey, is an invaluable resource for Vegas visitors and offers the most comprehensive breakdown of game limits across Las Vegas.
For this update, we decided to also include $10 tables should your bankroll allow.
Most Las Vegas Strip casinos deal a $10 6:5 blackjack game. The list below includes other games, including ones with a lower blackjack limit. The limits noted are most likely to be found during mornings and afternoons.
Bellagio: $10 roulette (000)
Circus Circus: $5 roulette (000), $10 roulette (00)
Cromwell: $10 roulette (00), $10 craps
Encore: $10 craps
Excalibur: $10 roulette (000), $10 craps and crapless craps
Luxor: $10 craps
Mandalay Bay: $10 roulette (000)
MGM Grand: $10 craps
Mirage: $10 roulette (000), $10 craps
Palazzo: $10 craps
Park MGM: $10 roulette (000), $10 craps
Sahara: $5 craps, $5 roulette (00)
The Strat: $5 roulette (00 and 000), $5 3:2 and 6:5 blackjack, $10 craps and crapless craps
Treasure Island: $10 3:2 blackjack
Tropicana: $10 roulette (000), $10 craps
Wynn: $10 roulette (000), $10 craps
Sahara is my choice for quality $5 craps. A nice casino with solid dining options to celebrate after a good session. Plus, it’s accessible via the Monorail.TFB
Binions: $5 6:5 blackjack and variants, $5 craps, $5 roulette (00 and 000)
California: $5 roulette (00), $10 craps, $10 3:2 double deck blackjack
Downtown Grand: $1 blackjack (even money), $5 3:2 blackjack, $10 craps, $10 roulette (00)
El Cortez: $5 roulette (00), $10 craps, $10 3:2 blackjack
Fremont: $10 craps, $10 roulette (00) and $10 3:2 double deck blackjack
Four Queens: $5 6:5 blackjack and variants, $5 craps, $5 roulette (00 and 000)
Golden Gate: $10 3:2 blackjack, $10 craps and $10 roulette (00)
Plaza: $10 3:2 blackjack, $10roulette (0 and 00), $10 craps
The D: $10 roulette (00), $10 3:2 blackjack
Downtown Grand remains my home downtown for lowkey gambling at accessible limits.TFB
Ellis Island: $5 3:2 blackjack, $5 craps, $5 roulette (00)
Gold Coast: $3 roulette (00), $10 craps, $10 3:2 double and six-deck blackjack
Orleans: $5 roulette (00), $10 craps, $10 3:2 double and six-deck blackjack
Oyo: $1 blackjack (even money), $5 6:5 blackjack, $5 craps, $5 roulette (00), $10 3:2 blackjack
Palace Station: $10 3:2 double deck blackjack, $10 craps, $10 roulette (00)
Rio: $10 craps, $10 roulette (00), $10 3:2 blackjack
Silverton: $10 3:2 blackjack, $10 craps, $10 roulette (00)
South Point: $5 3:2 blackjack, $5 roulette (00), $5 craps
Ellis Island continues to have a strong hold on low rollers near the Strip. It’s easy to get to, the games are cheap, and the owners are active in the Vegas online community.TFB
Electronic: While certainly not the same as sitting down at a live table and holding real chips in your hand, these can be a great alternative in the evening when limits go up. Electronic blackjack and my favorite, Shoot-to-Win craps, can be found in numerous casinos and be played at low stakes.
Stadium gaming: Additionally, stadium gambling is a worthwhile option for a social and laid back gambling experience. No need to worry about buying in the middle of a roll, missing a hand or two or leaving in the middle of a shoe.
The best choice for stadium gaming on the Las Vegas Strip is at Treasure Island. It offers $1 3:2 blackjack during the week. It is $3 on weekends. It also has $3 double zero roulette.John Mehaffey
To see more games, expanded limits and locations, head to Vegas Advantage. I’m extremely appreciative of their willingness to partner with me to keep this list updated. Best of luck out there!
Feature photo courtesy of Sahara Las Vegas.
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