So despite having quite a handful of trips to Vegas under my belt, I'm only slightly embarrassed to admit that I've never played video poker at a bartop. From reading some of the posts and trip reports on this website, I get the sense that I am missing out on some fancier drinks and a better atmosphere. However, I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into. Is the general concept that, if you buy in for $20, you'll get the first drink free at all of these bars (Wynncore excluded)? Or do you have to be sitting there betting for a while before they offer you your first drink? I'm not normally a max bet player, but I wouldn't mind a slightly lower pay table if I'm getting a fancier drink in a nicer atmosphere than what I'm used to out on the main casino floor. What's the etiquette for ordering your first drink and knowing that it's comped? Is there anything else I should keep in mind? I'm not there to mooch a free drink, so it's not like I'll immediately cash out of the machine as soon as I get served. But I'm also not wanting to play above and beyond my means just to get a second or third free drink.