If you’re a frugal gambler like myself, you probably have some questions about what to expect when visiting Atlantic City looking for low table minimums. I’m not the most seasoned veteran when it comes to gambling in AC, but I’ve racked up plenty of visits over the years and do have some experience that I’m happy to share. If you have any additional questions, you can always shoot me a question over at our Contact Us page. I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m able.
When Playing at Low Minimum Tables, Will I Still Earn Comps?
Table games are an odd beast, so the question isn’t as easy as you think. In short, yes, you will still earn credit for the time that you’re at the tables, but don’t expect the casino to lavish you with complimentary offers. The pit bosses will keep an eye on your betting habits and playstyle. If you consistently make smart bets at a low minimum table(Hi), the casino isn’t going to take much interest in you. On the other hand, you can still earn a status or two if you play for long periods of time which, if you are smart, you should be able to do.
Finding Cheap Blackjack is Difficult. Are There Any Other Options to Play?
Yes, though you won’t find them in Atlantic City. Nearby states do have live table game hybrids, which allow you similar game play to a live table at a low minimum. These are usually setup with a number of video terminals around one live dealer. Examples of this include Shaqjack at Parx in Bensalem and Stadium Gaming at the Sands, Bethlehem (Both in Pennsylvania).
Do Low Minimum Tables Have Better/Worse Odds?
Broadly speaking, low-minimum tables have the same odds as higher ones, but there are a number of exceptions. Some tables, such as those at Wild Wild West, pay only 6:5 when you hit Blackjack, compared to 3:2 at more favorable tables (You can read up on how this affects the game here). Craps, on the other hand, has the same rules (sans any special side bets) at just about any casino you visit in the United States.