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Video Poker Vp @ ti?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by Sonya, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    It looks like I might be staying at TI next trip and it's been a long time since I've been in that casino. Like back before the Sirens long. :wink2:

    How is the VP selection? Any good $0.25 VP (DB or DDB are my faves) at the bars?

    I typically play where I stay, but I am completely willing to gamble somewhere else if TI's VP isn't good.
     
  2. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    They actually have some of the better 25c VP on the strip. You're never going to get full pay, but they've got DB that's 9-6, which pays almost 98%. For me, a 98% payout is about the best you can hope for at quarters on the strip.

    You can get 99% DB (9-7) , which is full pay, if you're willing to jump up to 50c. The 50c machines aren't in the same spot as the 25c.

    Bottom line, if you're a quarter VP player who likes DB, you're not going to get much better on the strip. The only places you'll get better quarter DB (9-7) are Casino Royale, Hooters, Hard Rock, Palms, and a ton of places downtown or way off strip.

    Edit: Unfortunately, the best 25c VP in TI isn't the bartops. Of course that's pretty much true anywhere...I do a lot of bartop VP and I've never seen quarters that pay 9-6 for DBP or better than 8-5 for DDB on the strip.
     
  3. raisingoo

    raisingoo Low-Roller

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    www.vpfree2.com shows TI as having full pay (99.54%) 9/6 JoB at the 50c level, 12 machines "near slot club." That's the best you can do. If you insist on playing quarters, there's nothing good there.

    Hooters was mentioned but does in fact have decent full pay quarter VP, 9/6 JoB and 9/7 DB.

    But the poster above was correct, you can't really expect good VP on The Strip.

    Honestly, I'm not sure why you want to stay at TI with their nasty $25.00/night resort fee. Hope the amenities offered are worth it.

    Plenty of downtown and off-strip places with better VP (even some right at the bar!) and no resort fees... Just saying...
     
  4. Sonya

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    Thanks for that. I could have checked Vpfree myself if I thought about it I guess. I knew you guys would have the answer.

    I can go up to $0.50... I could go up to $1, but the volatility makes me nervous on my tiny gaming budget. Glad I can find something there that will work for me.

    I am staying at TI simply because they gave me the best prices. :wink2: I don't gamble enough to get much attention on comps. I got some offers from Mlife and TR for the dates I'm going to be in town, but the TI Facebook offer was better than any of those, even with the huge resort fee. I'm still looking for something better, but Oct 24-31 is $$$ this year.

    I'm moving downtown on Monday because I can't find anywhere on the Strip that I'm willing to pay that much for. As for the rest... location and dates were not left up to me to decide as I'm meeting people in town for a long weekend and I'm pretty sure that the bride gets to pick the date. :haha:
     
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    mike_m235 Tourist

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    Stupid brides. She probably thinks it's 'her day' too.

    You're welcome.

    Would be interested in a report on what you see in comp offers after your play at TI. Always looking at the independents for opportunities -- never know when a friend might need me to double book a room for them.
     
  6. Sonya

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    Yeah, the bride is a bitch that way. :haha:

    I will let you know how it goes. I'd love to get some offers, but my bankroll for gaming is kind of limited this trip. Unless a rich benefactor hits the donation button in a big way, I'm probably going to be limited to $1500 for 7 days in Vegas.
     
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    mike_m235 Tourist

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    At DB and DDB you never know. One set of quad aces early in the trip and you're rolling.
     
  8. Dejavu

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    They do have 9/6 DDB but they are 1 point for every $15 spent, so not great if your looking to build up the points,
    I was playing for over an hour before noticing my points were not very high, then noticed the small plaqe underneath the napkin that had been left behind by the previous player that said $15 = 1 point.
     
  9. DonnyC

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    At $0.25 VP we are really talking about $1.25 a turn, right? I don't play much VP in Vegas mostly because there seems to be a system the people talk about that I don't know.

    I'm always down for learning something new though.
     
  10. Sonya

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    DonnyC, you're correct. A one line VP machine at $0.25 is "full pay" at 5 coins or $1.25 per hand. You can play with just one coin in, but if you hit the royal flush, you won't get the big pay out.

    And if you have questions about VP, just let us know! Lots of good info here.
     
  11. Dean Martin

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    Sonya - I actually like TI for VP...besides the Breeze Bar (which is a great place to play) they have bartop at ISLA too. Also, just a thought....you might want to try BP if you're playing 50 cent or $1 for much less volatility but still a bettter payout on 4OAK. But...I know what you mean, I'm a huge DDB junkie:wink2:

    Hmmm....now I see ISLA (or was it ILSA...hell, I don't know..LOL) is MIA on thier website. There is a new retaurant called the Seafood Shack that says it has a bar overlooking the casion so I'm guessing it's in that location. If you like steamed seafood (and I do), their menu looks yummy.

    Have a great trip! Dino
     
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  12. Sonya

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    What do you mean "IF" I like steamed seafood. I believe it's a requirement for residence in Seattle. :)

    Last spring I thought I was playing DDB and hit the kicker. I got all excited until I realized it was BP. Wa-wa-waaahhhhh (loser sound)
     
  13. Dean Martin

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    I must have got your hand..LOL I was playing at Encore last spring and it was first thing in the monring and I was a tad hungover but really enjoying a double espresso mocha to get me right. I thought I was playing BP and hit 4 Aces...it paid me $800 instead of $400! I looked down and I was playing DB, which I never play (I always play BP or DDB). Those machines that let you changes games can be tricky if you're buzzed or hung over:drunk:
     
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    ummm, aside from the fact that people like to stay certain places for a variety of reasons, you know it is possible that the total cost for a hotel even with a "nasty" resort fee is still less than a comparable hotel without said "nasty" fee? math is your friend, dogmaticalness is not.
     
  15. Dean Martin

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    Exactly.... Plus (and I know some will slam me for this) if you use the ammenities of a resort fee I find some of them to be a pretty good pkg deal. Access to the spa/gym alone in a lot of hotels is as much as the resort fee that gives you that plus a few other bennies.
     
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    Math is definitely your friend. And add in that even if you get low end comps, a resort fee is the first thing a host is going to take off for you at the end of your trip, even if you don't play through enough to get the room comped. If you've just paid for a room it's sort of all or nothing on the comp.

    I'm a big believer in paying for what you want and knowing what you pay for. So if the resort fee was unknown, I'd be against it. As it is, just add it in to the price of the hotel when comparing. Sort of like flying another airline vs southwest regarding bag fees.
     
  17. Julie888

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    In August, Isla was being replaced with the Seafood Shack.

    If you're willing to play 50 cents, they have 9/6 DDB. With all the construction going on they have moved some of the machines around and I couldn't find all of them last trip. There were 4 near the players club and right behind them there was a $1 progressive that was substantial. I've seen good progressives there even if I can't win them. There are also four 50 cent machines over by the high limit area. Not sure where the others are now.

    If you do decide to play at the main bar, there is a quarter progressive on the south side but not on the north side. It may factor into your decision on where you want to sit. If the Royal is barely paying above the $1000 mark, I stay on the north side. I did win the progressive Royal for $1004 once. By the time the tips were given, I would have been further ahead with a regular royal.

    I've played what I consider a decent amount and never had an offer from them. My husband plays double or triple and gets ok offers. They do seem to have tightened up but so does everyone else.
     
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