Who doesn’t want to save a few extra bucks and still enjoy all the excitement of big-money gambling when you go to Las Vegas? I’d say we all do!
Las Vegas has become a great place for the entire family and there are many places that you can go to now even if you’re visiting on a shoestring budget.
See below for the top five hidden spots that I’ve found offer great rewards with minimal risk:
Slot Tournaments are a great way to have fun on a very low budget. Offered at various casinos around Las Vegas, a room is set aside for the tournament that consists of a single machine type for each player. The machines are supposed to generate more winning jackpot combinations than the average casino machine which adds to the excitement of each tournament.
Machines either start with a specified amount of free play cash or a limited amount of playing time. Instead of playing for money, players are trying to win points and your risk is limited to the cost of the entry fee, if any. Slot tournaments also often have a prize structure of $25,000, $15,000 and $5,000 for the top three winners. Sometimes even if you’re further down on the list, you can still walk away with an extra $100.00 (i.e. if there are 100 entrants, you have one in 100 chance at one of the top three prizes — much better than regular slot play.) Poker tables are available for the gamblers for increasing their bank account. Online poker will provide huge amount of rewards in comparison to the land poker tables.
Below are some of the more popular and affordable slot tournaments.
(1) Monte Carlo Resort and Casino: This casino offers a slot tournament that is free for player club members. Its top prize is $500.00. Tournaments are held at various times throughout the year. To get the schedule, one may call 1-800-822-8276.
(2) Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino has a daily No Risk Slot Tournament that costs $25 to enter but comes with a $10 restaurant gift certificate, a gift and $10 worth of play on a slot or video poker machine.
(3) Main Street Station offers daily slot tournaments from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The entry fee is $15.00 unless you have a Players Gold card; which offers a $5.00 savings. The first place prize is 50% of the collected entry fees.
(4) Plaza Hotel and Casino offers free daily slot tournaments from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. $500 in prizes is offered every day.
(5) Riviera offers a tournament every Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The entry fee is $10.00. The prizes vary, but there is a guaranteed $250.00 minimum payout.
Blackjack Tables, starting at a low $1.00 bet!
Blackjack is the most widely played casino game in the world. The hand with the highest total wins as long as it isn’t bust – more than 21. The sum is determined by the face value of the cards: cards 2-10 are worth the face value and face cards (king, jack, and queen) are worth 10. An ace’s is worth 11 unless it would cause the player to bust in which case it is worth $1.
The minimum and maximum bets vary at each casino and at each table, but there are some places you can play for as little as $1.00 per hand.
(1) $1.00 tables – Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino
(2) $2.00 tables – Eldorado Hotel, Joker’s Wild, Klondike Sunset, and The Longhorn
(3) $3.00 tables – Sahara, Golden Gate, Silver Nugget, Poker Palace, and El Cortez
Other casinos offer betting from $5.00 and up.
Crap Tables, with a minimum $1.00 bet!
Craps is a popular dice game where players wager money against each other or the bank. You bet on the outcome of the roll dice. Up to 16 people can play at one time. A roll of 2, 3, or 12 is called craps.
The amount of minimum wagering varies at each casino and table, but there are several places throughout Las Vegas where you can wager as little as $1.00. These casinos include: the El Dorado and Joker’s Wild.
So leave your pocketbook at home and bring a few bucks to increase your chances of winning big on fewer dollars!