A brand-new twist on an age-old classic arrives at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino this month: Street Dice. This craps-style game is the brainchild of Downtown Grand CEO Seth Schorr, who envisioned a lively, crowd-pleasing outdoor gaming experience reminiscent of the back-alley dice games that flourished in urban centers during the Mob’s heyday. Inspired by Downtown Grand’s proximity to The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, Street Dice is ONLY available at Downtown Grand.
Played outdoors on a custom-designed table fronting Third Street and the Downtown3rd dining and community gathering space, Street Dice is an exciting, easy-to-learn game that will beckon passersby to try their luck. It’s a quick version of a pass line bet in craps, in which a shooter rolls the dice once to set the point, and then must hit the point within three subsequent rolls of the dice to win. Skilled craps players and novice gamblers alike will get a thrill from the dynamic action involved in throwing the game’s extra-large dice into a ground-level tub in an effort to match the point and collect their winnings. The ground-level tub and gritty, brick-and-mortar table graphics were designed to recall the setting of real back-alley craps games, when dice were thrown onto the pavement only to bounce off the brick wall of a building.