It’s no secret that everything in Las Vegas is getting more expensive by the day. That logic goes for meals, shows, ancillary fees, and of course, gaming limits. Nowadays on the Strip, it is rare, if not impossible, to find a cheap craps table with most minimums starting at $10-$15 during non-peak times.
With more and more casinos pricing out low rollers, where can you find cheap craps in Vegas? We’ll dive into a number of casinos that offer the lowest minimums in Las Vegas below.
A good rule of thumb is that the further you get from tourist centers like the Strip and Downtown, the cheaper minimums become. We also recommend hunting for cheap tables mid-week or early morning when player demand is lower.
Please note that table minimums are fluid and can change at a moment’s notice. We will certainly do our best to keep this list updated, but also recommend calling or checking with the property to ensure there are no surprises before stopping in.
Cheap Craps Near the Las Vegas Strip
OYO and Ellis Island: Unfortunately, craps with a $5 minimum bet has gone extinct on the Strip, with most games posting minimums in the $10 – $15 range. Fortunately, both OYO and Ellis Island are within walking distance and reliably offer $5 minimum tables.
OYO is a 10-minute walk behind Tropicana, and Ellis Island is the same distance behind Bally’s. Taking a few extra steps, or snagging a cheap Uber could be well worth it for value seekers.
Palace Station: Another option near the Strip, albeit not within walking distance, is Palace Station which is accessible via a free shuttle that runs from the Fashion Show Mall near TI. There, you will frequently find $5 craps, especially during non-peak times.
Cheap Craps Downtown Las Vegas
$10 minimums seem to be the new normal on craps tables downtown, however, $5 craps can still be found from time to time. When looking for cheap craps on Fremont Street, non-peak times are your friend. Currently, your best bet for finding $5 craps is Downtown Grand, either in the morning or early afternoon.
If struggling to find a cheap craps table, try casinos a few steps away from the Fremont Street Experience like El Cortez, The Cal, Main Street Station (when it reopens), or Downtown Grand as mentioned above. Those properties specifically are known for offering less expensive games, even during peak times.
Whether playing craps, roulette, or blackjack, downtown is a better option than the Strip for players looking for low-limit gaming.
Cheap Craps Away From the Strip
Jerry’s Nugget is popular for low table game limits and offers a $3 minimum craps game 7 days per week.
Club Fortune can be found in Henderson and deals craps with a $3 – $5 minimum depending on the day.
Joker’s Wild is a short drive from the Strip in Henderson offers some of the cheapest craps in Vegas at a $1 minimum bet Monday – Thursday, and $2 minimums on Friday – Sunday. UPDATE: Table games at Joker’s Wild are temporarily closed.
In addition to the sub-$5 minimum bet options above, the vast majority of locals casinos away from the Strip and Fremont Street offer $5 tables.
Alternatives to Consider
Bubble Craps: Found in almost every Las Vegas casino at this point “Shoot to Win” craps, or bubble craps, mechanically pops real dice inside of a plastic bubble instead of using a live dealer. These electronic craps games usually offer a lower required minimum bet, in the $3 – $5 range, than their live dealt counterparts.
Roll To Win Craps: A new addition to casinos in Las Vegas is Roll To Win Craps which is a hybrid between a traditional craps game, and bubble craps. The game is operated by one dealer instead of the 3 needed for a traditional game. Players throw real dice and make wagers on their own personal betting screen. Because additional dealers aren’t needed to pay and pull bets away, these games are often offered at a cheaper minimum than a traditional craps game. Roll To Win Craps (pictured below) is rolling out to Caesars properties on the Strip now.
Hopefully, we were able to help you identify a cheap craps game in Vegas to stretch your bankroll.
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