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Slots downtown casinos and slots

Discussion in 'Slots' started by Robertintx, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. Robertintx

    Robertintx Low-Roller

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    I've been reading about several different slot machines I'd love to try:
    Lord of the Rings
    Bier Haus
    Dragons Law
    Buffalo
    But in looking at the downtown casinos have yet to find any of these machines, it looks like they are all on the Strip.
    Does anyone know if these are downtown and if so where ?
    Also the 9/6 video poker games ?
    Thanks and all info will be appreciated..
    Robert
     
  2. Auggie

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    Lord of the Rings: there are a few different machines in this series. There is a three reel slot that came out about a year and a half ago that if you don't find you aren't missing much. The main games in the series were the first two that had a map and you could travel and unlock different bonus games - those ones are getting harder to find, but I would still think you should be able to find them at a few downtown casinos. The third game in the series is similar to the first two but plays a bit different and is tied in to progressive jackpots... not sure how well spread that game is.

    Bier Haus: this is available at most casinos, on The Strip or Downtown.

    Dragons Law: too new, I haven't seen it yet myself. It is a Konami game and Downtown I'm thinking Four Queens probably carries the most Konami machines, so might try there.

    Buffalo: you've been looking? Almost every casino in the Las Vegas area will have multiples of this machine on their floor.
     
  3. bluesdude

    bluesdude Low-Roller

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    Robert, I am assuming that when you mentioned 9/6 you were talking about VP. If that is the case, MSS and 4Q would be your best bet downtown. Also look at Fremont and El Cortez. Check out this website www.vpfree2.com. This is a great VP website reference.
     
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    pirviii Tourist

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    Buffalo

    My wife and I joked about the number of Buffalo machines we saw in Vegas in mid December. They were everywhere, different styles, different numbers, sometimes alone or sometimes in herds. We saw the two newest Lord of the Rings in most places, but they were sometimes tucked away. Never had much luck on them, so I never really looked for them.
     
  5. Michelelovesvegas

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    The Golden Nugget has them all, when you come in the door by the Gold Diggers Club there is a huge Dragons Law and a China Shores. The D has Dragons Law too. Fun game.
     
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    Good slot search tool for MSS, Cal, Fremont

    The BConnected web site had a nifty slot search tool that covers all Boyd-owned casinos, including their 3 Downtown Vegas properties (Main Street Station, California, and Fremont). Link is: www.bconnectedonline.com/slot-search. Usage is pretty intuitive. You should be able to find most if not all of the machines you’re looking for. They also have a cool feature that shows the approximate area within the casino that the specific machine can be found, which is much more efficient that having no guidance at all. I don’t know if any other downtown casinos have a similar search tool, but I think it would be good for business if they all did.
     
  7. ajonate

    ajonate Low-Roller

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    I don't play slots at all. I don't consider it gambling since I have no idea what the odds or variance of the various games might be. That leaves no way to evaluate the game or wagers. For that reason playing slots never made sense to me.

    But if you don't mind sharing, why does game flavor matter to a slot player?

    Yes, 9/6 full-pay Jacks or Better video poker is available downtown. I've recently played the 25-cent 9/6 machines at Main Street Station, and also the 5-cent (and up) 9/6 machines at Four Queens. The Four Queens machines are mufti-demoninational, accepting as little as 5-cents, while the Main Street Station machines only take quarter bets.

    At the Four Queens you can find a bank of 8 machines next to security.
     
  8. Buddha

    Buddha VIP Whale

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    At the Four Queens, there are also additional 9/6 Jacks or Better VP for quarters, immediately straight out from the main cashier.
     
  9. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    It probably varies from person to person but for us - it's mostly the entertainment of it. I love Hangover slots because of the music and funny Mr. Chow saying "Give me all your money"...I love Wizard of Oz because of the colors and the appearance of Glinda floating accross the screen...I love Ghostbusters because slimer toots out wild symbols from his behind. I'm partial to the G+ Deluxe slots because its "fun" to chase the progressives and gaze longingly at the screen while hoping for a full screen of symbols that will guarantee a big payout. Not to mention hearing the words "Inconceiveable...unbelieveable" when you finally do hit that big payout.

    So in one word: FUN

    That's why I don't play many 3-reel slots, there's just no entertainment factor there and if I'm going ot be losing my money I might as well be enjoying myself while doing it!
     
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    ajonate Low-Roller

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    Basically then, you enjoy watching the interface operate. I shouldn't knock it. Developing an interface that people are willing to pay large sums of money to watch has to be a talent all to itself. I wish I could develop a machine like that.

    I'm not ignoring the possibility that a slot player might also win a jackpot. I'm sure that's part of the attraction, but that's not unique to slots.
     
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    Kiwicol Low-Roller

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    I'm not a huge slots fan partially based on your analysis of house advantage and the lack of skill factor.

    Yet it is precisely the lack of skill required that leads me to spending 30 minutes from time to time when in Vegas just sitting at a slot with a drink and relaxing.

    Then I can head back to VP etc when I need to concentrate a bit more to maximise my chances....
     
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