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Where should I spend my "bonus" $1k?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by Jake&Avery, Jan 4, 2016.

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  1. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    DH and I are headed to Vegas next week and I have an "extra" $1k that I'm bringing (above and beyond our low roller budget) that DH says I should "blow" :evillaugh on a HL slot machine..

    I'm totally fine with the idea that I could blow/lose that $1k in just a few spins and not win a thing, but just like everyone else I'd love to win some back!

    If you guys had the extra $1k, would you spend it in the HL slots area on a $10 or $25 machine or just play outside the HL area and bet max bet?
     
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  2. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    I think I would play 40 games of $5 DDB VP ($25 per hand). If I win big, great. If I don't, I would use what is remaining on the next round of $5 DDB VP. I would keep doing that until it either ran out or I had a big win. I might use the last couple of hundred on a nice steak dinner.
     
  3. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl Low-Roller

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    Go biggish like $10 slots and enjoy premium booze in the HL room. Take your time and choose a slot you like. Then, there is always $5 VP ($25 a pop) that has worked for me in the past.
     
  4. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    oh we're having a great steak dinner and that money is already accounted for! This $1k is just for slots!!
     
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  5. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    so I'd pick a $5 machine and play it max bet for $25/spin??

    I usually shy away from that max bet button but I figure with this fun money I can take the chance!

    :woohoo:
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Playing VP requires some knowledge of what to hold.

    If you don't know how to play, better to stick to slots.

    There's $5 or $10 2 coin machines. You could go $25 but that's only 20 spins.
     
  7. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Seriously?
    Well, I wouldn't do a slot... here are my suggestions:
    1. Buy in for the grand at a UTH table... play $100/hand ($25 on the ante & blind & $50 on trips), and stay in 'blind' for $100 on the 'Play'.
    Any payouts you get, keep in a separate stack.
    You can do this 5 times.
    Whatever you have in your 'win' stack after those 5 hands, use on #2 below:

    2. Go to a crap table and place the minimum bet on the pass-line & $25 on the hard-8 (or hard-6), "working".
    If it goes down, put it back up for $25.
    If it hits, take however much it cost you to hit, and press the rest of it.
    If it ever hits with $200+ on it ($2000+ win), tip the dealers a green, leave $25 on it (working) & color-out the rest.
    If it hits again, rinse & repeat.

    3. Go to a $100 blackjack table...one that's 2-decks, 3:2 with DAS permitted. Bet $200/hand, (so that you can always double or split, and do DAS if it comes up).
    If your $1000 becomes $2000, color-out.

    If any of those work, you'll have your original $1000, plus plenty of cash to fool around with on the slots!
    :beer:
     
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  8. MrBBonz

    MrBBonz Low-Roller

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    25 dollar WoF slot, hope for a spin. Maybe a top dollar at that level to. Ive seen a random "pinball" slot at high limits to that might get lucky. I enjoy the bonus round slots though.
     
  9. Franken Dean

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    This man is a genius, do this! definitely will be the funnest thing as well!
     
  10. jf3976

    jf3976 High-Roller

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    This is why I play slots, nothing I do can change the odds, they are just always bad (relatively, though I'd argue odds on drunk slots are better than drunk games that require skill/strategy). :) Overall, I enjoy the mindlessness of it (yes, I believe I made that word up).

    $1k - well, really depends how long you want it to last. Personally I'd probably play a video reel or reel slot with a bonus. Possibly a video slot if something caught my eye. I just wing it and go with whatever I'm feeling at the time. Something around $20-40 a spin. Then if I won a little, I'd hit a higher denom. Go big or go home ;)

    Have Fun!
     
  11. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    I'd be interested to know how long $1000 would last on Sigma Derby.
     
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    Whatever you decide, I want to know the results.

    I personally would choose a slot I "feel good about" and bet max hoping to hit bonuses and other payouts.

    Good Luck!!
     
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    I'd probably try the high limit da vinci diamonds - I like the low roller version, and it takes so long for the extra drops, extra time to nurse a high limit drink!
     
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    Porker Low-Roller

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    This... but I'd add in some roulette at the end!
     
  15. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    For an extra grand I would just add it to the regular bankroll and play as usual, but if I had to:
    $990 bet on tails on the Super Bowl coin toss.. Keep the excitement going with something riding after you get home..

    Or $500 bets on 1 column of single 0 roulette..

    Find a $25 2-credit top dollar machine
     
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    adbynot High-Roller

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    This sounds horrible. Playing blind is absolutely the second worst thing the OP could do after lighting it on fire.
    If the OP really doesn't care about strategy but hitting something big, then I think a HL slot pull makes sense.
    OP did mention it wasn't worried about the $1K so this makes the most sense to me.
     
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    Spivderman Low-Roller

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    This is an interesting question. On my last trip, I did the $200 rebate deal at the Tropicana...did $100 in 10 spins at $5 (x2) WoF and the second hundred at $.25 (x3) WoF until it was gone. I am considering the $500 rebate deal at the Plaza for my March trip so I have been thinking about how I might do it. Granted that the OP's fun free-roll and a rebate thingy are slightly different but similar enough to compare. I would do $500 on a $10 (x2) slot machine, like double diamond, which would provide 25 spins and several ways to 'go big' and then I would play $500 on $5 (x5) DDB (20+ spins) where a premium quad doubles the whole booty immediately.
     
  18. Chuck2009x

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    Is that $1,000 a significant amount compared to your normal bankroll? I'd be tempted to say maximize your coin in by playing a low-volatility slot at $1 in hopes of boosting your next offer. But at MGM Grand/Mlife, it might not move the needle enough.

    Inside the MGM Grand HL room, there is a $25 Double Diamond Deluxe machine with a low paytable ($20,000/$40,000 top line). Play 1 coin and give it 10 spins. Stop if you hit for 10 credits or more.

    Then, just outside the MGM HL room, there's a $1 Davinci Diamonds machine. Play 5 or 20 lines (or alternate between 5 and 20). It's volatile, you can easily go 10 spins without hitting anything or only winning back 1/2 your bet, but if you hit a good bonus on it, you can do well.
     
  19. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    You guys are the best!! such great suggestions!! I will say that I'll be sticking with slots - I have NO table experience and I don't want to learn on my $1k bonus!!

    DH and I are low rollers so the $1k is about 1/3 of our gambling budget but it's over and above what we usually bring - so we have our standard money plus this $1k. We enjoy Vegas not just for the gambling but for the things to do and the people watching so we usually play slow and pretty LOW! :haha:

    The idea of playing at a higher limit and blowing that much money without a care in what I'm sure will be a short period of time seems like a gamble I don't usually take, and it's just what the Dr ordered for this trip!

    I will definitely let you know how it turned out and how quickly the $1k was gone! :confused2:
     
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    Not sure where you are staying. But if you will be on the strip go to the tiny HL room at Luxor. They have $5.00 Spin & Win with Instant Spin. I have seen these payout a bunch plus they are old stock machines, at least 10 years old, from back when the payoffs in the programming werent such an insult like new machines. $15 a spin so you'll get a bunch of cracks at the Instant Bonus where you spin the roulette wheel up top. You'll also have a shot at the Instant Pay where you'll win $500 if you land it on the last spot. Or even the Progressive Jackpot, which I hit below on the $1.00 version at Monte Carlo. You should get plenty of action with your grand and a fairly solid shot at winning something.

    I think these machines rolled out in the early 2000's and they are still all over Vegas for a good reason. You can actually win on them. I read in a trade magazine that the Instant Spin feature goes off every 35-50 spins on average. So on the five dollar version thats one instant spin for every $175-$250 gambled thru. Sure you might spin and only win $100 but you could also spin for $2500 or $5k! Add in the math of the smaller hits, like 7's, bars or the instant pay. And the fact that the progressives arent huge, I think the $5.00 version resets at $25K and usually hits fairly often. And you can do much worse!


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