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1/2 day trip for VP - Southpoint, Red Rock, or GVR??

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by yooperguy, Oct 10, 2015.

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  1. yooperguy

    yooperguy Low-Roller

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    I'm planning a half day trip during my stay for some decent video poker, probably in the a.m midweek. I am kinda leaning towards Southpoint, but also will consider RR or GVR. Which of the three is your personal favorite for VP, and why?
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I like South Point because bartop paytables are hard to beat; it may not be a big deal if you're going in the AM though. Also many of the "gimmick games" are full pay at quarters as well STP, Double STP, Ultimate X, etc.
     
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    yooperguy Low-Roller

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    Thanks, tringlomane. Not much full pay left downtown. My newest favorite game on videopoker.com is hundred times pay DDB quick quads, want to play it at the nickel level. And I don't mind beer for breakfast, as long as its cold and free.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Unfortunately that game is sorta dying, but MGM Grand still has it for nickels. About 100-200 feet from the hotel lobby next to a Double STP game that is right next to the main walking path to the lobby. And I also really like this game and make an effort to play it every trip! Best game available there 7/5 Bonus (98.29%).

    But don't forget to change your strategy. For example, trips with a kicker to make a quick quad is a good thing. And you can bet as many or as few lines as you want for 6 credits each via the touch screen!
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    Full 7/5 Bonus w/QQ strategy linked below.
    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/a-13-b-37-c-1-d-0-d-1-d-2-d-3-d-4-d-5-d-7-d-45-d-60-d-100-d-50-d-800/
     
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    yooperguy Low-Roller

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    Awesome! The wife and I are going to KA at the MGM on Tuesday evening, looks like we'll get there a few hours early and staying a few after for my Quik Quad fix. Thanks for the directions!
     
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    What is Quick Quads vs. standard DDB?
     
  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    A game where you pay an extra credit for the following scenario to happen. "If you have a three of a kind ranked two through ten, and your two kickers sum together to equal the rank of the three of the kind, then that hand will be awarded a four of a kind payout." Also sometimes quad payouts are increased.

    Look at the picture above I posted. My final hand after the draw is 99954, but I was awarded 225 nickels (usually 125 in normal Bonus) instead of 15. This is because 5+4 = 9 which "makes" the final 9 for your hand. For the purposes of making quick quads, Aces are always considered "one". So 7776A is also a "quick quad" (6+1=7). Note, trip Jacks, Queens, Kings, and Aces are ineligible for quick quads.

    This rule change makes strategy change quite a bit. In my picture, I held 9995 in hopes of either getting a 9 OR a 4. When you have trips ranked 2 through 10, you should always hold a lower kicker when available. Also, something like 7752 is more valuable than 77 alone.

    The full strategy charts can be calculated here when you know the paytable.
    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/calculator/

    Sounds like that will work out well! Enjoy Ka!

    I initially missed that you said you liked DDB though. Little bad news on that one. I'm pretty sure the paytable is 7/5 as well (96.36%) maybeeeee 8/5 at best (97.14%). But I know how people love DDB, so just in case, here is the strategy for 7/5 ddb. I always play bonus there though. :wink2:

    7/5 DDB strategy
    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/a-13-b-57-c-1-d-0-d-1-d-1-d-3-d-4-d-5-d-7-d-50-d-80-d-200-d-200-d-400-d-50-d-800/

    If you're willing to travel a little bit, they have 3/5/10 play quick quads for nickels-quarters also at Ellis Island that is "full pay". But I dunno how much the 100-hand part is important to you.
     
  8. yooperguy

    yooperguy Low-Roller

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    I'm staying downtown, but have a car rental so I can go just about anywhere for good VP and poker. The 3/5/10 full pay at Ellis sounds like a winner, I'll give that a try first. The hundred hand play is not important, even at nickels I'd probably only play 3 hands tops at quarters or 10 hands at nickels. I have some coupons to use at Ellis for food and drinks, also. Should be a fun stop. Again, thanks for the advice!
     
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