The $400 million dollar Hollywood Jamul Casino opened on Monday, making it the closest casino to downtown San Diego. The small 2 lane road that leads to the casino was gridlocked all day, the parking lot hit capacity an hour after opening, and plenty of nearby residents went on the news to complain about the traffic and the new casino in their neighborhood. I went the day after opening, Tuesday, and I must say it is a very nice property. There is no hotel, and the floor is 90% electronic slots. I finally found a small corner of the casino that had video poker and it was disappointing. There is no 5 play or 10 play above 50 cents. That alone is enough to make me not play here. There is no video poker in the high limit room. There are 6 single line $5 machines in front of the high limit room, and those appear to be the only upper limit VP machines anywhere. Because they didn't have any VP in my range I didn't pay much attention to pay tables but I did see 9/5 DDB on most machines and the $5 machine had 9/6 DDB. So I decided to play slots for a few minutes and what do you know, I hit a progressive for $4,036 and it took 1 hour to get paid. Most casinos have an automation system to alert slot personnel about a handpay. Well after sitting at the machine for 10 minutes I had to track down a slot person who did not know how to do a handpay. More employees and a manager showed up and it took forever. I was planning on taking my winnings to BJ but I ended up falling asleep at the machine and when I got paid I just left. The parking garage is confusing and dangerous but I am looking forward to trying some of the restaurants there. Overall, the lack of VP means I will probably not return here to gamble.