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Bonus Poker Bartop Observations Downtown Casino's

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by tominiowa, Mar 18, 2015.

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  1. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    Again these finding were done last Saturday afternoon. But unlike BJ they are not likely to change.
    I am by far not nearly as knowledgeable in VP as BJ. So input from experts would be good. Plus I surveyed
    Bonus Poker only. The game I play most. Not the most exciting but gives me more play per $$ for me it seems.

    DTG has what I call 7/5 7 for a full house and 5 for a flush. If not noted the games pay 1/1 for jacks or better and 2/1 for 2 pair
    such is the case at the furnace bar at DTG. Drink service is a 6 out of 10

    The D downstairs pays 1/1 for jacks better and 1/1 for 2 pairs so I never wrote the other pay tables as I feel if you play this game you just as well
    play double double poker. But like I said I am no expert.
    Upstairs D had 8/5 bonus poker. This was nice to see and usually a chair can be found. I call the drink service a 6 out of 10

    Fremont Front bar by pit tables. I was surprised to see 6/5 here guess that $2 corona's could get expensive Plus drink service is a 3 out of 10
    On the floor I found both 6/5 and also found some 8/5. the 6/5 seemed to be on the older machines. So search out and give up on the bar

    4 Queens At both the Fremont street bar and bar at the what I call back of casino paid 7/5 I say both have 7 out of 10 drink service

    LVC The bar does not offer double bonus poker Drink service is 6 out of 10 The floor had 6/5 bonus poker so it is a no go for me.

    Plaza The back bar by sportsbook did not have bonus poker I never inspected the front bar (sorry) I did find 8/5 on the floor

    California The bar in the back by the craps tables was 7/5 and 8 out of 10 drink service

    Golden Gate The bartop was the same as long bar at D 1/1 for two pairs

    I forgot to look at pays at Main Street Boars head bar. But it gets a 8 out 10 for drink service

    I would love to hear Main Street pay and will check the bar at El Cortez when I get a chance

    Side Note: I was at Ellis Island and it was 7/5 and drink service was 9 out of 10

    REMEMBER: These mainly were bartop surveys and each casino could very well have great VP in the casino area. I surveyed the
    bartops as I like to relax and watch BB and bullshit with people at the bar. Also I am dumb and like to loose $20 for a $4 beer.

    Hope this helps others
     
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    IIRC, Boars Head bar either doesn't have Bonus Poker on them, or it's 7/5...
     
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  3. tominiowa

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    I must have been playing 7/5. I do know Friday night I was getting 2/1 for 2 pairs and it was bonus poker. Thanks for the info

    I love sitting at that bar. I don't know what it is , just a neat bar top. Kinda the same at Ellis Island, not the bar so much
    but that old vegas casino feel. Plus I think decent brew beers
     
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    What exactly goes into your drink service ratings?
     
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    tominiowa High-Roller

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    Main thing is friendly bartenders and speed of service and just noticing my bottle empty.

    For example at the Fremont , they get slammed by people who just want a beer and cocktail servers.
    Not really their fault as they are understaff at that bar.
     
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    The game you found that gave 1 for 1 on two pairs was most likely Bonus Poker Deluxe. In this game you get 400 for any 4oak.

    I agree I usually will play Jacks or Better or BP esp at bars. Less variance. Though if I am presented with 8/5 BP and 9/6 Jacks I have increasingly chosen BP.
     
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    Thanks tominiowa... Good list... I am absolutely ok playing 7/5 for an 9 out of 10 drink service. :drunk:
     
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    Just for the record, I think that's just about a 2% house advantage. Wish I could find that back here in Ohio. Not even close, plus you have to pay for your drinks!
     
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    I'm little surprised at the 7/5 for bonus. Keep in mind I'm mostly a strip player but have plans in april to invest in downtown for a day or two. I say surprised because I can get the same thing at bellagio at their baccarat bar. Image 8/5 on the floor at most places downtown......

    In any case, many thanks for that summary Tominiowa
     
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    At the D long Bar it was indeed 1 fer 1 on 2 pair and identical all the way up pay scale to others plain bonus poker which gave 2 fer 1 fer doubles. Hopefully someone can check it
    out. I have been known to be wrong but am 80% sure I am right
     
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    I'm 99% sure it was Bonus Poker Deluxe (and at 8/5, it was actually terrible for it)
    The only version of Bonus Poker that pays 1 for 2-pair pays like 10/5 for Fullhouse/Flush
     
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    Yes it did pay extra for fullhouse. I think it was bonus poker you mentioned last. same at Golden Gate But your 99% is higher
    than my 80% sure so maybe I can't read. Next time that way I will check and see to verify.
     
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    Most VP questions are answered at http://www.vpfree2.com/ , aka VP Free.

    Ohio casinos do offer some VP with less than a 2% house advantage, but of course without comped drinks.
     
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    The long bar at the D did offer 8/5/4/3/1/1 Bonus (86.31%) at one point and still might be? It was reported on VPFree2 in Mar. 2012. I can't find the link to back it up right now, but I also think it is the lowest payback IGT lets you set any VP game as I saw on an older game king media sheet. But the 10/8/5/3/1/1 Bonus (94.18%) is another aberration that I find more often that I would like.

    I never got around to the D personally to check, all my info is from VPFree2 there unfortunately. Boner Deluxe is the best game at the Long Bar, 8/6 (98.49%) according to them.

    Yep, Fremont was pretty slammed the one time I went to the bar. I played a lot more crappy 6/5 Bonus than I wanted to before getting my beer and scurrying off to the 99.95% Pick 'em.

    And thanks for reporting these tom! I'll add the ones my list that are missing. Assuming these are quarter level right?
     
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    yep I am just a low guy at quarters on VP $20 per beer seems plenty but for some reason I continue at times paying $100 per beer at BJ :)
     
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    That pay table almost seems fake to me!
     
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    Thank you for the heads up on these!!
     
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    Boar's Head
    BP 7/5
    DB 9/7
    DDB 9/5
    And of course 9/6 JOB.
     
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    The El Cortez has 8/5 Bonus Poker at the 2 casino bars all the way down to a quarter. If you want to play at the Parlour Bar, which is a nicer bar and has a couple of really cool long-time bartenders, you have to play 50 cents to get 8/5. I only drink beer, but the Parlour Bar has some nice craft brews in bottles they will comp you. I don't think they have them at the casino bars, although they do have the Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA on tap at the casino bars as well.
     
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