Finding Free Gambling Lessons in Vegas is Easier Than You Think

If you arrive in Las Vegas with out the knowledge of how to play the most popular table games, have no fear. Finding gambling lessons in Las Vegas is usually as simple as asking the concierge at the hotel you are staying at. Most of the major hotel/casinos in Las Vegas offer free gambling lessons right in their own hotel. Lessons are usually taught daily. Usually they are taught in the mornings when the casino business is a little slow. If your hotel or casino does not offer free gambling lessons ask the concierge there for one that does.You can also find out about lessons from the pit bosses on the floor. If you go in the morning they should be able to direct you to the proper area or help you get set up and ready.

If you don’t or can’t catch the lessons at the time offered by any of the large casinos many dealers are quite accommodating and will help new players learn the games. If you manage to get a friendly table you will also find other players who will be willing to help you as well. If you are going to skip the lessons and go straight to the tables for your education go on tables with the lowest minimum bets. The tables will have small little signs on the side toward the back of the table that will tell you what that tables minimum bet is. These signs are also in different colors so you will easily know what table has what minimums just by seeing the color of the little plastic sign. The people at the lower tables are usually your more casual gamblers out to have a good time and will likely be more friendly and understanding to beginners. Hitting a table with a higher minimum as a beginner is unwise, because you will be playing with more serious gamblers who have more at stake, they will not likely appreciate a beginner at their table and could very well be more annoyed than helpful. Plus many serioius players beleive that if you do not play your cards correctly you could cause the whole table to lose. If you do this on a higher amount table you will likely here some not so choice words from the other players at the table.

As I mentioned above many, casinos have free gambling lessons. The ones I have first hand experience and have actually seen or attended the lessons are
Ballys and the Imperial Palace.

The Imperial Palace has
Black Jack lessons Monday – Friday at 9:00 AM
They also have Baccarat and Roulette at 10:00 AM M-F
Craps at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM M-F

The Excaliber also has real poker lessons and by that I mean where players play agains players, every day at 2:00 PM, or at least they did last time I was in Vegas. The lessons take place in the poker room.

If you are a late riser and miss the early morning lessons you can catch some lessons on Texas Holdem and Omaha at Boulder Station at 2:00 PM.

The Las Vegas Hilton has Black Jack lessons at Mon-Fri at 2:00 PM and Craps at 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM, as well as 4 other table games starting at 3:15 PM & Texas Holdem again at 5:00 PM

If you are looking to catch lessons on weekends you might have a much harder time but the Luxor does offer lessons on Friday and Saturday at 11:00 AM.

Planet Hollywood will teach Texas Hold Em upon request if someone is avialable to teach. They also have lessons starting at 10:00 AM for other games, and there is a new one around every hour and 15 minutes after that, the last lesson is at 1:15.

These are just the hotels that I know for sure have free lessons. As I said above most of the larger hotels and casinos do have them. Just remember most of the lessons are only give Monday through Friday and most of them are in the morning. If you miss the lessons however, remember if you go to a table at a less busy time and go to low minimum table you will have a good shot at being taught by a friendly dealer. If the dealer is not friendly or seems unwilling ot help you then, move to another table or possibly another casino. If you are going to try to learn at an actual live table try to do it early in the day when the casinos are less busy, don’t attempt to do it on a Friday or Saturday night if at all possible.

Have fun and Best of Luck!!


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