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no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

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no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

We will be coming to Las Vgas for the first time.

We have never been to a casino- the only gambling I have ever done is with the dogs.

Anyhow- we want to set a limit to spends - if we win great, if not no big deal.

What is the lowest amount that can be bet on the strip?

Sorry for our ignorance. I have worked out that it would be cheaper downtown, but in for a penny in for a pound we want to go to the casinos on the strip!

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1. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

It depends what you want play. No need to laugh, its a reasonable question.

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2. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

What is a skinflint?

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3. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

I have no idea- we have never gambled in a casino.

My only gambling has been at the dog track ( I pick my dog by the best name as i have never understood the form). Sometimes it pays for a curry on the way home, sometimes it dooes not!

Any suggestions for low risk games for beginners ( not just slots)

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4. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

RDABGA - skinflint = cheap.

Pongowaring, i think maybe you could try the free lessons some casinos provide for different games ie craps etc. just so that you get an idea of what you might enjoy, before betting any money.

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5. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

Skinflint= cheap!

Lessons sounds like a splendid idea- do all the main casinos do this? I have looked on our hotel website, but could not find a link.

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6. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

If you want low risk then blackjack and video poker are good options. Try to learn and master blackjack basic strategy before your trip. Here's a site with a great training tool. When you get to LV avoid games that only pay 6:5 for blackjack rather than the traditional 3:2. This info will be clearly displayed on any table.

http://www.blackjackinfo.com/

Again with video poker try to get a feel for basic strategy. VP has lots of variations. Jacks or Better is the basic game and probably best for newbies.

http://wizardofodds.com/videopoker

As Sam suggested the free lessons that casinos offer are very useful for beginners to table games.

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7. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

Here is a link when someone enquired earlier this month.

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g45963-i10-k3304…

Hope you find some useful info.

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8. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

the smallest amount i've seen on slot machines and video poker machines has been 1 cent. you're not a skinflint, but practical. i set a daily gambling budget, and when it's gone, gambling is over for that day.

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9. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

Try a few sessions in the race book

Have a bet on the horses - like the dogs pick a name or number if you dont understand the form

Have a few free drinks while doing it

You get your own personal TV

The levels are very low - a few $

Just mix your bets up roulette, blackjack ,slots etc

Have a great time - I am sure you will

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10. Re: no laughing and please do not call me a skinflint!!

You can find 5 cent slots at pretty much every property on the strip. Slots-o-fun down at the end of the strip has $2-3 blackjack at times, other than than your best bet for cheap table gaming is downtown.

I thought they had dog racing at some of the books on the strip but I could be mistaken.