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Video Poker "Sports Bar" VP

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by Tank45, Aug 19, 2014.

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  1. Tank45

    Tank45 Tourist

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    I'll be staying at Caesars Palace for a work conference 12/1-12/5 and there is a basketball game I want to catch on ESPN on 12/3. I've heard the Sports Bar with Video Poker at CP is now gone. What's the closest/best alternative for me? Usually play DDB, but will settle for anything decent. Anywhere close with 9/6 or 9/5, etc?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mkcoroner

    mkcoroner Low-Roller

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    One of my favorite places is Tag Sports Bar at the Quad. They have plenty of TVs, bar top DDB VP and their beer selection is the best I've seen....and comped when you are playing.
     
  3. Tank45

    Tank45 Tourist

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    Is it easy to find?
     
  4. samanthaelizabeth

    samanthaelizabeth Low-Roller

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    I like to play at Harrahs. They have a new VP bar that just opened on the 2nd floor. In June I hit 4 Aces with the kicker!! Beginners luck, since I don't typically play VP and was drunk gambling!:banana: I also like the sports bar at the Mirage.
     
  5. Tank45

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    Sweet!
     
  6. Mayoman

    Mayoman Low-Roller

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    The VP sports bar in Bellagio is nice. The bartenders are great there.
     
  7. jagdan61

    jagdan61 Low-Roller

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    going to Bellagio on Monday...love a good sports bar....thanks for the info
     
  8. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I would think the new replacement bar in the sports book area at Caesars should be finished by then. Don't know for sure if it'll have VP, but check there first.
     
  9. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    If you care about paytables, don't go to mirage sports bar, 10-quarter 7/5 DDB with a mediocre progressive. Most other places suggested will likely be 8/5 DDB at quarters (nearly every CET property will be).

    I'm a fan of Venetian's Sports Book too. Large crystal clear video screens and usually not ridiculously busy. DDB will be 8/5 (96.79%) but they also had 9/6/5 Double Bonus (97.81%) for quarters in Feb.
     
  10. seviay

    seviay High-Roller

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    Tringlo, you should see if they will let you create a sticky that you can update with the "one level below full-pay" VP machines on the strip. I'm serious. You're a walking database of info, and I think it would be incredibly useful to a lot of us who like to camp out at a bar or other machine and get some drinks while not losing our shirts.
     
  11. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa VIP Whale

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    Ok...I am not a VP player. I have played it like twice in my life (won $60 once!).

    What does 7/5 and 8/5 mean? How can I tell which game is which?
     
  12. Kickin

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    It's the payoff ratio between a full house and a flush. Just look at the column on the paytable for 1 credit and look at the numbers for those two hands.

    My advice: stay away from VP. It is an addictive and aggravating son of a bitch of a game. It is a good way to earn tiers though so not a bad idea if that is one of your goals.
     
  13. S'AllGoodMan

    S'AllGoodMan High-Roller

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    The Caesars SB bar opens in sept in time for football season. Straight from Anthony the bartenders mouth.
     
  14. RockyBalboa

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    Haha

    I wanted to try it more because all of you VP nut's here on the board have me intrigued. The two times I played was once at Bally's bar to waste a bit of time and once at Venetian while waiting on a sports bet to be paid out (old ticket that needed to be opened up).

    So if I play DDB and it shows 4000 coins on max bet that means it is?
     
  15. Kickin

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    The 4000 coins on max bet for the royal is pretty standard, don't worry about that. What people are referring to with things like 8/5 is just the ratio of that full house and flush. For instance look at this pic, this is Bonus Poker and you can see in the first column it is 8/5 (the payout of the full house / payout of the flush):

    2kjp1.jpg

    You can quickly check any machine by just looking at that ratio. The "full pay" numbers are different for different games. For instance 9/6 is the best you'll find for Jacks or Better, 8/5 is the best you'll find for Bonus Poker. The further away the payout is from those numbers the worse it is. You can check vpfree2 for tips on what the best games are at each casino, or better yet ask tringlomane who like sevjay said, is a walking database of this stuff.
     
  16. RockyBalboa

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    Solid info man...thanks!

    I am going to put aside a couple hundred to take a shot at it hitting aces with a kicker or a royal.
     
  17. TIMSPEED

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    he just doesn't get out to Vegas enough.
    Seriously, on strip, if you found 9/5 DDB, or 7/5 BP at a bartop, I'd be shocked (for less than $1 denom that is)
    One-block off strip (GoldCoast) has a plethora of 9/6 DDB, 8/5 BP, and NSUD...
     
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  18. Tank45

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    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  19. Guardian

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    Hey Rocky, "I am going to put aside a couple hundred to take a shot at it hitting aces with a kicker or a royal." If that happens you'll be one lucky SOB.
    That's the addictive part of the game. You keep putting in a hundred cause you just know those aces are coming. That's why I've been playing TDB lately. It pays twice what DDB pays for the 4OK with kickers. Good luck.
     
  20. tringlomane

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    Not enough for my liking I agree! :grrr:

    And you're right, 7/5 Bonus or 9/5 DDB for quarters is really difficult for bars on the strip. Casino Royale maybe? Every time I go there tho, the bar is so jammed I can't check. I never found 9/5 DDB on the strip for quarters yet.

    7/5 bonus with STP was at Bally's (bar not sully's) and Planet Ho at the extra lounge for quarters my last trip. And as with all STP, the game doesn't force you to play all lines for a 6 credit bet.

    I have thought about listing a strip bartop list and best game by denomination list. But it still would have a good amount of gaps. So many casinos, so little time. :grrr: Other people would have to help to fill it all in, but most of the ppl that pay attention to paytables (especially at the bar) have run to off-strip/downtown anyway...
     
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