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Video Poker Bellagio Video Poker Bar Options

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by -(J)-, May 25, 2017.

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  1. -(J)-

    -(J)- Low-Roller

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    Been to the Bellagio many times but never really done any play there. Thinking of staying/paying at the B on the next trip but one of the deal breakers is bar top video poker.

    For those who have any experience at the Bellagio VP bars in somewhat recent times (so not your trip back in 2011)

    What (or how many) video poker bars are in the casino?

    Are machines 25c per credit?

    Comp drinks pretty standard? (ie: $20 in, 25c max bet play) No vouchers, colored lights or weird rules at the B?

    Can you smoke at the bar while playing?


    It's a toss between staying the Delano again or the Bellagio. I like Delano (Mandalay Bay casino) but I'm also yearning to try something different. If you play VP at both Mandalay Bay & Bellagio, do you prefer one over the other?
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    The data from my bartop sticky should be pretty up to date:

    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/111193/

    I have only noticed two bars with VP machines, but it's possible I've missed one. The Baccarat Bar, and the Sportbook Bar.

    Baccarat Bar requires dollars for VP, but the Sportsbook bar has quarter VP.

    As of May 1st, there is no drink "system" at the Sportsbook. I threw in a $20 began to max bet quarters and got this 9% beer that retails for $2.5-$3 a bottle in a grocery store. I was surprised as this was an upgrade to their beer selection. I never play at Bellagio for a extended period of time, but I have usually got fairly prompt service.

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    If you're a DDB player, I'd also really recommend Bellagio because I believe those sportsbook Game Kings are still 8/5 (vs. 7/5 at MB) and they also have individual royal progressives.

    Also as a whole, Bellagio's location just trumps MB by a long shot. If you get the itch to play at other good bartops, Cosmo is right next door. They do have the voucher system though and slow quarter play will be punished by delayed tickets (took me about 45-50 minutes to get one last trip). About 100 max bet quarter hands are required for a ticket. Also the minimum time window is either 15 or 20 minutes depending on the bar. But if you want to check it out, the first drink is covered by buying in for $20. Their mixed drinks are amazing.

    And you're allowed to smoke at any VP bar in Vegas to my knowledge. I would love for you to tell me one where you can NOT!

    Imo, the only thing you'll be missing by not staying at Delano would be Delano itself and the MB pool area. Bellagio should cover your VP/drink needs.
     
  3. RIRugrat

    RIRugrat Low-Roller

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    Bellagio is my favorite mLife LV casino to play VP (which ain't saying much).

    Trig (as usual, thanks for all of your info) is correct, only 2 VP bars at Bellagio. I stayed there last month and going back in July.

    Sportsbook has $0.25 8/5 DDB w/individual RF progressives (so move around to find one that's just below $1200 or the highest one available). The Baccarat Bar is $1 and up with 9/5 DDB and 7/5 BP w/shared RF progressives (the $2, $5 and up RF progressives can get really high).

    Excellent drink selection at both bars especially Baccarat. Single malt scotches, craft beers, etc. Try the Bellagio Cocktail, it's really good.

    One strange drink oddity last time I was there. At Sportsbook playing VP and asked for a Bloody Mary made w/Titos and they wouldn't comp it. They could make it with Ketel One instead. Weird. Even DT places like 4Qs comps Tito's,

    Chris
     
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