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Video Poker Playable VP in the Aria area

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by Vimes, May 14, 2013.

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  1. Vimes

    Vimes Tourist

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    Hi, my wife and I will be staying at Aria for a few days next week. I'm looking for some help finding decent video poker for the .50 to $2 level. I know the best games are elsewhere and/or more expensive, just wondering if anyone has some insight on what would be some decent games at Aria/Bellagio/Cosmo (or MC). Job/DB/DDB etc would be fine. I know I won't get the best return percentages at that level...I'm just trying to avoid the worst games and find something "middle-gound." Any specific directions would be greatly appreciated.

    I have seen references to Vpfree2. Last time I was out I used it to try to find some decent games in the Aria/Bellagio/Cosmo area and frankly it was kind of frustrating for the occasional visitor. The descriptions are (sometimes) out of date and I get tired of running around looking at paytables instead of playing. Thanks!
     
  2. panmalv

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    My last trip to Vegas was November 2012, and the Cosmo had a good selection of standard VP at the lower levels. There were a bunch of low denomination ($.05 per credit and up) machines right next to one of the main entrances (right by the large high-heeled shoe where people take pictures). Happy to say that even at the lowest denominations, the drink service was good. There are also three bars with VP -- .25 per credit with comp drinks if you are betting max credits ($1.25/hand). We tipped well and had a great time at the Bond Bar -- those bartenders are fantastic if you treat them right! As for pay tables, you generally have to hold your nose if you're playing low denomination right on the strip. Just enjoy the drink service and play slowly!

    I'm planning a trip to Aria in August -- look forward to hearing from others about the VP there, please?
     
  3. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I played 9-5 DDB at Aria a couple weeks ago...I didn't look around -- that was the first thing I found. Not great, not bad. It was $1.
     
  4. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    At the Aria, there's a WMS VP machine right next to the entrance to the high limit room that has $1 7-5 Bonus poker (it's a Bonus Royals machine, so a royal will get you 5000 instead of 4000). It's still not 8-5, but that's the best I found for BP at the Aria.
     
  5. macker69

    macker69 Canadian Ambassador for Sully's Bar

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    Aria had 9/5 DDB at the Sportsbook Bar at the 50 cent level
     
  6. Vimes

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    Thanks!

    I really appreciate all the responses and the good directions!
     
  7. Kickin

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    The City Bar at Aria also has 9/5 JoB for $1 (I'm 99% sure), it was fullpay at $5. Same relative paytables for other games like DDB (i.e. full-pay at $5 and one-notch below full-pay at $1).
     
  8. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    The short answer is the VP at Aria sucks.
     
  9. Ben Jammin

    Ben Jammin VIP Whale

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    Ditto !!!!


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  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I understand what you mean, but it's generally helpful. Also what I have noticed about some of the classier casinos this trip is that they put some of their best games on 50-plays or Spin Poker machines. But the thing about 50-plays or Spin Poker machines are: You do NOT have to play all the hands to play max credits per hand. You only have to play 1 hand if you wish at 5 credits a hand, unless a min bet requirement is activated on the machine. It isn't at Cosmo (see below).

    So with Aria near or in the high limit room, you should be able to play 8/5 Bonus (99.17%) on a 50-play or a Spin or a Triple Spin Poker machine for $5/hand as long as you're not accidentally hitting the max bet button.

    Bellagio does the same with Triple Spin Poker for quarters in front of "Noodles" according to VPFree2. Finding Spin Poker/Triple Spin Poker/50-Play units are much easier than finding some random Game King.

    Also noteworthy is that Cosmo even has a 7/5 Bonus (98.01% max) 100-play machine for as cheap as pennies, which I used to grind back my new member promo back at 25c at a time. I was shocked by that. They also have a couple 7/5 Bonus Double Super Times Pay machines for quarters (98.51% with 7 quarters bet per hand). Super Times Pay and Double STP machines also are multiline games where you can also just bet one hand for 5 credits (or 7 credits with a Double STP bonus bet). All "full-pay" machines at Cosmo are $5 machines or more though.
     
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