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Old Jan 12, 12, 12:24 pm   #1
 
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I'm getting that urge to take a casino vacation. I've been to Vegas 15 times, so I would like a change of pace. I'm also cheap, so I prefer the $5 (or lower) craps and blackjack tables. I've also been through all of the Michigan casinos along with many in Canada, Connecticut and the gulf coast.

Tahoe is on my radar, but probably for summer. I think Atlantic City can wait until I find myself on the east coast at some point.

I've got a boatload of frequent flier miles and hotel points, so travel cost is not a major concern. I can probably swing only 4-5 days, so I'm probably limited to North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Where outside of Vegas can I find:
  • $5-10 Craps and Blackjack
  • Decent Video Poker
  • Free drinks while gambling
  • Relatively easy to get to from DTW
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Old Jan 12, 12, 1:00 pm   #2
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take a cruise....some have $5 min bets....the premium lines have prepaid drinks....
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Old Jan 12, 12, 1:21 pm   #3
 
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Many of the Indian casinos in California. There are a whole bunch in San Diego County, all within about a 45 minute drive of San Diego proper. Also, several around Palm Springs.

Another location is Laughlin, about a 90 minute drive south of Las Vegas.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 1:35 pm   #4
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I think that the Colorado casinos offer low-stakes games. Not sure about the amenities, though.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 1:39 pm   #5
 
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this place

Wasn't there a gambling forum on this site at one time? What happened to it?
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Old Jan 12, 12, 1:41 pm   #6
 
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I guess you've been to Vegas so many times. but personally having been to tribal casinos in various states, I would still rather go to Vegas for the food/entertainment options.. and just hit up the lesser popular casinos for lower limits

btw if you're cheap, wouldn't you just not gamble at all?
if you win all the time, wouldn't you wanna up your bet to 50/100 limits!
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Old Jan 12, 12, 1:43 pm   #7
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Wasn't there a gambling forum on this site at one time? What happened to it?
Nothing's wrong with it.

It's right here, under Other Loyalty Programs/Partners:

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Old Jan 12, 12, 2:20 pm   #8
 
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Cripple Creek, CO is a beautiful little town in the mountains of CO.
http://www.cripple-creek.co.us/
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Old Jan 12, 12, 2:28 pm   #9
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Where outside of Vegas can I find:
  • $5-10 Craps and Blackjack
  • Decent Video Poker
  • Free drinks while gambling
  • Relatively easy to get to from DTW
Kansas City Missouri has all these but not FREE drinks. They are very low cost - 2 dollars for a Long Island Ice Tea but not free.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 3:38 pm   #10
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There are numerous casinos in the Phoenix area that will cater to what you're looking for.

www.casinoarizona.com/

www.wingilariver.com/

www.harrahsakchin.com/

www.fortmcdowellcasino.com/
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Old Jan 12, 12, 4:08 pm   #11
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Old Jan 12, 12, 5:15 pm   #12
 
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Laughin Nevada has what you are looking for.
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Old Jan 13, 12, 7:59 am   #13
 
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Where outside of Vegas can I find:
  • $5-10 Craps and Blackjack
  • Decent Video Poker
  • Free drinks while gambling
  • Relatively easy to get to from DTW
If you can easily fly into Hartford (or Boston), Mohegan Sun -- 2nd largest casino in the country, great atmosphere; tons of restaurants and bars.

midweek, you have approximately 10+ $5 dice tables (rises to $10 on Friday and Saturday, but usually still a few $5 tables, as many as 15 craps tables working on a Friday/Saturday, this casino is HUGE!)

$5 and $10 blackjack.

Lots of full pay VP (9/6 JoB) at the bar (and also on the casino floor), they just don't earn points (comps). 25cent level and up.

Free drinks, until last call (12.30am and 1.30am respectively, following CT liquor laws)

If you get 'bored' the largest casino in the country (Foxwoods) is 7 miles down the road.

Since you didn't ask about comps, I'm guessing that's not a huge issue for you. (and $5/$10 table players or, shall we say those with under a $100 table average get very little comp love at the tables) Since August, comps at Mohegan for VP have been cut (way down), slots and tables are still at 'acceptable' levels.
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Old Jan 13, 12, 8:16 am   #14
 
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Lots of full pay VP (9/6 JoB) at the bar (and also on the casino floor), they just don't earn points (comps). 25cent level and up.
I agree Mohegan Sun is a nice place. But where are the 9/6 games on the floor? I've only seen them at a couple of bars.
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Old Jan 13, 12, 9:41 am   #15
 
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I agree Mohegan Sun is a nice place. But where are the 9/6 games on the floor? I've only seen them at a couple of bars.
Casino of the Wind, near some of the dice tables; comes to mind right away. You have to check the payables carefully, but the "this machine does not award player club points" sticker usually is a dead-giveaway.
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