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Bally’s New Lobby Bar

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by S'AllGoodMan, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    This bar looks nice! Nice work by Bally’s.
     
  2. NewOrleansSlimm

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    just got back from my 2nd trip....stayed at Ballys and yes, it was the original coffee and food shop and they took out a bunch of slots on the floor to make way for this...took another pic of the food area

    I did sit at this bar Tuesday and my thoughts...one, sullys the old VP bar in the back had more people at it than ive ever seen and it was that way every day and night...

    some of the bartenders did switch over to the new bar...I got sick right before my trip and was on antibiotics so I wasnt drinking the first few days. I sit down, put my diamond card in and start playing 1.25 max spin, guy ask if I need a drink, tell him just some water. get water and take my medicine real quick and continue playing...bartender walked to the side and talked with some other player and ignored everyone for about 20 minutes till his shift ended. next bartender came up, I got another water and he was non-existent the rest of the time...

    the machine I was on, two weeks old, the push to hold buttons, two of them didnt work at all, the touchscreen buttons were so messed up, if you hit it just right for one card, it would hold 3-5 cards, really had to watch before dealing...in the end the paytables are the normal CET bartop trash and I lost a few bucks

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  3. shokhead

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    So has anybody gone and hung around for awhile at the new bar?
     
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  4. fingolfin269

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    Is this one a non smoking bar since it's next to the food? We're staying at Bally's this trip and was hoping to find a VP bar similar to what we found at Harrah's next to their food court.

    My other fave was TAG Bar... Alas.
     
  5. NewOrleansSlimm

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    the bottom section of the bar I know you can smoke at, the top section im not 100% on, but before the bar they had signs that you were not supposed to smoke on the check-in tiled area
     
  6. Burnsie

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    Quick question: does this new lobby bar replace the VP bar that's further down the walkway near the Resort Tower? And is there still a VP bar near the Keno and Jubilee Tower entrance?
     
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  7. shokhead

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    No bars were removed, just added this one.
     
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  8. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Can we use and get TR points at the lobby bar?
     
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  9. Bill D.

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    If it has video poker it's a CET property so the answer is yes. If it's a sublease (no poker) you probably still could but it may not be for full value.
     
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    Bar is gorgeous; we were able to belly up the day they opened this October...and those VP machines were the TIGHTEST I have played on ANYWHERE.
    Seriously--DH & I each put $20 in side by side machines & did not get a SINGLE win (or even a push) in 16 spins each. Even by CET rotten bartop paytables, that is unheard of.
     
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  11. shokhead

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    Was just having a drink, real nice
     
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  12. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    This doesn't make sense. Vp is random and is not 'set' by the casino except by the pay table. Losing every hand in that small a sample is within normal statistical range. You're confusing your losses with slot machines...with which no one really knows what their machine has been set. Vp you know your payback before you even put a dollar in it.
     
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    Video poker is completely random. It's the same thing if you played with a real deck of cards. 16 spins isn't nearly a large enough sample size. I've been there before hitting nothing playing good pay tables downtown and at Cromwell.

    Anyway, yeah they did a nice job on that bar. Renovations they've done on the rooms get an "A" from me as well.
     
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  14. shokhead

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    And I noticed the casino restrooms redone and way nicer
    Good job by Bally’s
     
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  15. Sfgiants13

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    Played there for a bit last trip and enjoyed myself. The piano music was a nice touch as well. Too bad my drink ended up being a $100 drink as it often does at Ballys.
     
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    "my drink ended up being a $100 drink as it often does at Ballys."

    You got that right brother!

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    I am well aware of the randomness of VP. It is my 2nd game of choice after poker & I have spent many hours perfecting my play (computer programs/apps).
    I have played all over Vegas, as well as other places. It is an extraordinarily RARE occurrence for there to be NO hit on 16 spins; actually 32 spins as we were both playing. I have had only 1 hit on a $20 & consider that VERY RARE as well.

    That being said, it was simply an observation of the session. The way I worded it did make it appear that I thought the crap paytables were connected to the machine, but wasn't my intent.

    Having played thousands of hours of video poker over the years, it is amazing how certain machines at various casinos seem to play differently--there are places/machines that I get little play out of (knowing the RNG, I continue to try them all over...) and others that I consistently do. There is no advantage to changing games/machines/casinos--but there is no disadvantage either (well, except paytables/comps).

    Whatever you gotta do to keep it fun & interesting for you, go for it. Trust me, the casino wants you to have the PERCEPTION that you are winning more if you think changing games/machines!
     
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  18. Not at the table Carlos

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    You guys saying it’s no big deal to run through a $20 without a hit at $.25 max bet VP are nuts. Assuming basic strategy on a full pay JOB machine, going 0/16 happens 1 in 16000ish Times. Both of them going 0/16 (0/32) happens 1 in a little over 260,000,000!

    Either you’re exaggerating big time or that might be something worth looking into.
     
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  19. shokhead

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    Construction going on at Bally’s check in/ out desk and they were having computer problems. So loud you can’t hear lady doing the coffee, you have to lean over and put your ear towards her to hear anything
     
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  20. shokhead

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    IMG_0783.JPG Never packed. Maybe to noisy from front desk construction?
     
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