OK so if I need a video poker fix, I can now go downtown Cleveland to The Horseshoe. I live in a south suburb of Cleveland and can get there in 20 minutes. The cons are that it is downtown. It is the evil empire. All the VP Machines are of the newer variety. The pay schedules are not anything to brag about. I'm just not all that crazy about The Horseshoe in Cleveland. So for shits and giggles, I decide to see what The Racino at Thistledown race track is like. This is also run by the evil empire and you can use your Total Rewards card. These are the state run VLT terminals. Looks and acts like a slot machine but pays for shit. At least for me. No video poker. Even if they had it, it would be the lottery type B.S. Money goes real quick playing only slots. Had to check it out anyways. I was near the vicinity of Mountaineer in West Virginia. Haven't been there in a while and now I remember why. Terrible VP pay schedules but at least I can play. Or I thought I could play. The machines are set up to automatic hold cards. Now I can't even use my own brain to hold my cards. I can change what they hold if I want to, but it just plain out sucks. That is why nothing compares to Vegas. If I don't like one place I move on to the next. Strip, Downtown, Locals, Full Pay, and everything in between.