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Slots Which casinos downtown seem to have the best slot payback percentages?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by JWBlue, Jul 5, 2015.

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  1. JWBlue

    JWBlue VIP Whale

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    I am referring to $1.00 machines.
     
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  2. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    That's very hard to say. But I think it stands to reason that the worst would be at the Golden Nugget. They operate at a higher level than the rest of the joints, and their VP is inferior to most of downtown, if that is an indication. Probably Mermaids is low too.
     
  3. PTC Larry

    PTC Larry Low-Roller

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    I have gambled in every casino downtown. I can't say I have ever won a lot of money playing the slots but there are a few memorable hits on a $1 machine; Plaza numerous small wins (5-600) none lately, Las Vegas Club hand Pay, California a couple of hand pays, MSS, Fremont, Binions, The D, nothing to talk about, 4 QQQQ a lot of medium hits but nothing big. Like the Golden Gate for the tables, no wins on the slots. Our money seems to last longer at the El Cortez but never hit a hand pay. We used to play a lot at the Nugget but never won a thing, we don't go in there anymore when we stay downtown. My wife likes the penny slots and always plays max coin and seems to have more fun and win more than I do on the 1=5$. Hope this helps you decide.
     
  4. Ben Jammin

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    That's the thing, you never know. Slots in general carry a high house advantage. American Casino Guide discloses the statistics for slot payback percentages by state and by area in Nevada, Las Vegas.

    The El Cortez claims looser slots and has been audited by the Nevada Gaming Commission and not fined or sanctioned as yet.

    http://www.americancasinoguide.com/slot-machine-payback-statistics.html#Nevada

    One thing to consider is the availability of Comps. The Four Queens seems to have very liberal Comps for the mid level player. For maximum advantage it's best to concentrate your play to one or maybe two casinos at the most. In that way you can redeem some losses via their Comps.

    I've heard the Downtown Grand is getting aggressive on their comps as far as return room offers, but their gambling opportunities are anemic IMHO. But a relatively small amount of play may generate a room offer especially to new players card sign ups.
     
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  5. zing

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    I think a few years ago Las Vegas Club claimed to have the loosest slots. That place is generally regarded as a dump though, so you might not want to play there anyway.
     
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    buffalo Low-Roller

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    I agree about Golden Nugget. GN has the worst slot payout downtown IMO. Very few stories in the last couple of years about folks having a good run (myself included).

    If you're chasing comps, I'd gravitate toward Cal-MSS-Fremont properties. When you add up all the slots at those 3 Boyd casinos, there's a nice variety.
     
  7. Gdicke13

    Gdicke13 Low-Roller

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    Anyone else besides ptc Larry have any winning experience(big or small)at the plaza? How are their comps? Anyone ever play in their high limit room? If so what machines are in there?WOF?
     
  8. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    My understanding of the slot payback reporting is that it also includes video poker, which has a higher payback. There's no way to tell from the reported numbers if the slots by themselves are better or not. If a casino like El Cortez has a high payback reported it probably has more to do with their full-pay video poker selection.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah, VP is lumped in with slots in terms of reporting to the state. That would definitely help El Cortez's cause and hurt Golden Nugget's.
     
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    melbedewy Low-Roller

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    Blazing Seven dollars at Fremont pump out a lot of over $1000 jackpots. You can lose FAST though if nothing hits. Like $500 in an hour-trust me.
     
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    I'm a newbie as far as downtown slots go.
    Fremont downtown on July 2nd for a few daytime hours - had some luck playing dollar Blazing Sevens at Fremont. Put forty dollars in and won $200 within a few spins, 4 or 5 spins later I hit another $200, cashed out at $470 because our group was leaving; would like to think the winning would continue, but happy I walked out a winner, albeit a small win - enough to make me want to play there again for a longer time.
    Also had a little luck at Four Queens on dollars, 50 cent and quarters - left a couple hundred or so up in a very short time.
    Had zero luck on dollars at MSS.

    Took all my winnings back to Wynn where we were staying and dropped a thousand bucks on dollar/five dollar slots in a few hours with zero, zip, nada wins. Played hard there for two days - tough place to win anything let alone a hand pay. Great accommodations, classy casino, nice staff, crappy payouts....moved over to Mirage for rest of stay where things got better, slightly :)

    Good luck downtown!
     
  12. DaiLun

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    That is extremely difficult to say.

    Remember that the published %age payback is over all the machines of that demonination for the entire 24/7 rating period.

    All I can say is, I would avoid Mermaids and LaBayou.

    With any of the other casinos, it depends on how lucky you are. . .

    As an example, I have collected over 1000 silver strikes and my play is a but a drop in the bucket against the known percentages of the quarter Double Diamond machine.
     
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    Agree. Except if you want to stand in line for Mermaids food.
     
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