Best Vegas Casino for first trip?

  • WWJD

    Best Vegas Casino for first trip?

    Going on my first ever trip to Vegas, and plan on really testing my counting endurance. And would really like to bank some $$. What is the best places to hit up?

  • mjbballar23

     

    Spread 1 – 12 on the DD game at Aria. 70% pen, S17, DAS. It’s $25 min during the day.

  • shadroch

     

    Whats your Bank roll look like? I wouldn’t be experimenting at $25 my first time out.
    There are plenty of $5-10 games around unless you have $10,000 you don’t mind losing while spreading $25-$400 in the hope that your count is right.

  • WWJD

     

    Quote: shadroch said:
    Whats your Bank roll look like? I wouldn’t be experimenting at $25 my first time out.
    There are plenty of $5-10 games around unless you have $10,000 you don’t mind losing while spreading $25-$400 in the hope that your count is right.

    Yea wont be playing $25 tables unless I feel comfortable wonging. I use REKO, and a 1-12 spread. (so I could drop in at a zero count and be pretty safe.) I have $1000 for my bankroll.

  • WWJD

     

    Quote: mjbballar23 said:
    Spread 1 – 12 on the DD game at Aria. 70% pen, S17, DAS. It’s $25 min during the day.

    So they hike the limits at night?

  • kewljason

     

    Quote: WWJD said:
    Yea wont be playing $25 tables unless I feel comfortable wonging. I use REKO, and a 1-12 spread. (so I could drop in at a zero count and be pretty safe.) I have $1000 for my bankroll.

    If you are looking for decent low limit games, I recommend The ‘M’ Resort and Station Casinos. They are all off the strip, so a car works best. If you don’t have a car, and are staying on or near the strip, there are free shuttles from fashion show mall to ‘M’ and to Palace Station. Terribles Casino, about a mile east of the strip also has decent $5 games all day. (as well as reasonable rates)

  • aslan

     

    Quote: mjbballar23 said:
    Spread 1 – 12 on the DD game at Aria. 70% pen, S17, DAS. It’s $25 min during the day.

    But I wouldn’t stay long from what’s been reported here.

  • vipmn

     

    Quote: WWJD said:
    Going on my first ever trip to Vegas, and plan on really testing my counting endurance. And would really like to bank some $$. What is the best places to hit up?

    Head downtown and mess around in the El Cortez for some good games and they will let you win a little. Again only a little before you will be told to flat bet or asked to leave.

  • Dyepaintball12

     

    Quote: mjbballar23 said:
    Spread 1 – 12 on the DD game at Aria. 70% pen, S17, DAS. It’s $25 min during the day.

    I wouldn’t choose Aria of all the properties… maybe Mirage or MGM Grand. Aria is pretty sharp.

    But I vote for Palace Station.

  • mjbballar23

     

    Quote: Dyepaintball12 said:
    I wouldn’t choose Aria of all the properties… maybe Mirage or MGM Grand. Aria is pretty sharp.

    But I vote for Palace Station.

    Agreed, I was at least half joking. I would choose MGM as well

  • paddywhack

     

    Quote: WWJD said:
    Going on my first ever trip to Vegas, and plan on really testing my counting endurance. And would really like to bank some $$. What is the best places to hit up?

    All station properties advertise $5 DD. Doubt you’d have much trouble spreading 5-50 for hours on end. Just don’t look too structured.

  • Zach Black

     

    Quote: paddywhack said:
    All station properties advertise $5 DD. Doubt you’d have much trouble spreading 5-50 for hours on end. Just don’t look too structured.

    x2

  • BJgenius007

     

    Quote: paddywhack said:
    All station properties advertise $5 DD. Doubt you’d have much trouble spreading 5-50 for hours on end. Just don’t look too structured.

    Structured is a good word!

  • aslan

     

    Quote: paddywhack said:
    All station properties advertise $5 DD. Doubt you’d have much trouble spreading 5-50 for hours on end. Just don’t look too structured.

    “[Not] too structured” is a term of art. You might be giving newbies the wrong impression. Some of the Stations are more than a bit sweaty.

  • flyingwind

     

    Quote: WWJD said:
    Going on my first ever trip to Vegas, and plan on really testing my counting endurance. And would really like to bank some $$. What is the best places to hit up?

    While this might not be as specific of an advice as you’re looking for, I suggest that you go play everywhere. You’ll run out of energy and time before you get to play everywhere. But there is no better learning experience than playing everywhere. If you succeed at one place, figure out why you succeeded. If you didn’t succeed, analyze, make sure you didn’t make a mistake. If you get kicked out another place, figure out why, apply it to the next place. Where ever you didn’t play, there’s always the next trip. Use some risk-adverse plays if you’re just starting out. Have fun. Don’t let the heat get you down. Keep moving, and they won’t be able to catch you. Probably. Hopefully.

    Added advice. Older, experienced players sometimes regret their indiscretions when they were younger, less experienced. Try not to do anything that you’ll regret later.

    $$ is what you might be after now. Longevity is what you might be after later.

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