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Slots My case for Treasure Island as the best casino in LV

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  1. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

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    I have popped in and out of threads where people ask "Where are the best slot machines in Vegas" and I always pimp Treasure Island.

    Below are my exact numbers, pulled from ti, on my last 2 stays and a bonus drop in from 2011.

    I know my coin-in is a joke. I stay at ti when I travel with my kids so my time on the machines are cut in half. My last 2017 trip there, with adults, my coin-in was double this. Nearly $10K a day

    But here is the slice and dice of what I get.

    2016, 2 nights only $3700 of coin per night. End of trip, up $918.

    2015, 2 nights only $4700 of coin per night. End of trip, down $521.

    I wasn't staying/playing with them in 2014-2012, so I have no coin. But in 2011 I won $1,100 there.

    So 5 days of slot play, over this period with them, saw me play through $19,804.07 of coin-in. And a profit of $1,551.20

    My average coin-in (not including my higher play in 2017) was about $4k per day.

    My return comps are $375.00 in free play and a Petite Suite for 3 nights, which I only ever book for 2.

    So there are my raw numbers, take it for what its worth. Your millage may vary I'm sure. I have stayed/played at nearly every single casino in Vegas and I don't come close to this type of return. And none of these trips saw a jackpot or any massive hit to sway the numbers. Just good old fashion grinding and luck.

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  2. Richard Alpert

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    I may have to spend more time at TI when I get back to Vegas!
    Thanks for sharing your data and observations, Grid! :D
    I always learn some cool things from your posts.

    RICHARD
     
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  3. jhair

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    I will have to agree with you grid. TI was the first place we stayed on a regular basis. I think it was in 2007 that I stumbled across a 50 cent Double Gold machine and I kid you not,It was more like an ATM. Never a hand pay but usually in the hundreds of dollars.

    A couple years later I got two handpays within about an hour.

    Unfortunately my hostess left and the place never felt the same. I also didn't like standing in dirty water from a stopped up shower.
     
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    Film-Noir High-Roller

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    Wow Grid
    Nice post

    I Like TI too!

    Mostly because it's not yet another de-themed mgm property
    or ran into the dirt/falling apart like - total retards properties.
     
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  5. sinkster

    sinkster "It's called a satchel"

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    Got my one and only Royal at TI a few years ago. Have not stayed there but am considering it. BTW, just started reading The Grid Report and it's awesome.
     
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    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Slice and dice, I like your style @Grid !
    We used to stay at TI quite a bit and always held our own with some nice slot wins.
    I'm a grinder too and eventually bear the fruits of my labor; and just as often give it right back..
    Thanks for sharing those stats - you make a good case for TI; I wasn't aware that pimping is legal in Vegas :nono:.
     
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  7. Grid

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    They dumped some money in the pace over the past few years. I have never gotten a bad room. The Poker there is fair, as you pointed out. Well, for Vegas Strip standards anyway. The tables are fair too from what I can tell. Not the best games you can play, but great for the strip!

    Sorry my Grid report is all jacked up right now. As soon as those dicks at photobucket relink my pictures it will make a whole lot more sense! But thanks for taking the time!
     
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    Its not who you pimp, its what you pimp! There is a loophole for everything :wink2:
     
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    Here is the flip side of my luck at ti. The last time I stayed/played with MGM, here are my results.

    My coin-in over these 2 days was $13K so $6500 a night. I posted a loss of nearly $2,500.

    Anyone can get lucky, and anyone can lose anywhere. And I'm not posting anything as fact one way or another. There is no guarantee that anyone who plays with ti will win like I do. Or that anyone who plays with Mlife will lose as hard as well. But based on my past 6 trips these were pretty much my results in vegas.

    This Mlife loss below, comes to a payback of 81%, for me, over these 2 days. If I look at my last 3 years playing with Mlife I'm right around 89% payback in 2014, 86% in 2015 and this 81% last year. My CET trends from 2011-2013 sucked even harder.

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    I haven't been in TI in years; will make a point of it in September.
     
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  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah, I'm still a bit miffed that I didn't get there in April. But I doubt the "Family Guy" machine that was claimed to be there in April actually is. :(
     
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    I visited TI for an hour or so last trip in hopes of getting on their radar and a teaser offer. Been getting emails with reduced hotel rates and some minor freeplay, but not enough to entice me yet. I think I will put in some more gambling time there on my December trip.
     
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    I haven't been to TI in ages except to drop of a Dollar Rental car and eat some pho at the noodle place. I'll try and give it a shot on my next trip if CET machines aren't showing me any love (and they often don't).
     
  14. Grid

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    I was there in April for 2 nights and I didn't see a Family guy machine...
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah, figured as much. Maybe I'll be lucky and Hooters will still have it when I get back to Vegas. They had it in Feb. 2016, not holding my breath though.
     
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    I'd like to add one more thing to my ti Pimping, they are the only strip casino, that I know, that offers "No Stay Free Play" just like a locals casino does.

    No need to book a room and stay on property, most places make you stay for a minimum of 2 nights to get your free play. ti has Free Play for just showing up, plus even more free play when you actually stay.

    Its the little things in life that make a difference.
     
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    I know they had a few at Palms but honestly can't remember if they were still there in March.
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    While fully respecting the OPs opinion. If I were to state the best place to play slots in Las Vegas, it would be where I've hit big. IMHO, slots are purely luck, and picking the right machine at the right time has nothing to do with where you play, (barring playing at the 7-11).

    Therefore, (in Las Vegas) I would pick Planet Hollywood, Ballys, or the D since those are where I hit jackpots for over $8,000. The last one was at Planet Hollywood in June for $8800 on a $.01 Timber Wolf Deluxe.

    TI may be a good place to play, but it's only ONE property. If you're doing badly, where would you go to maintain your comps?
     
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    You can use Cosmo freeplay without staying.
     
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  20. Grid

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    And with respect to your opinion, I fully disagree by using a jackpot as a catalyst to find a fair casino. I hit for $10,365 at Monte Carlo once, and got my ass kicked every time since.

    I feel, and this is just my opinion, looking at tens of thousands of dollars in coin played through someones slot machines, and then looking at the actual money won or lost (with or without a jackpot) is the best way to rate a casino.

    In other words, I can lose $1,997 at casino A. Not get a single bonus round and hardly get any coin in while bouncing from machine to machine all night. Then pull a rabbit out of my ass with my last 2 bucks and get a $2,000.00 handpay on the way out. I wouldn't tell anyone this was a good casino, even though I won big (once). It was a blood bath all day I played, but finally hit one good one to go positive.

    In my examples, 5 days of playing. $20K through the machines and a net win, without the help of a jackpot, means a good casino. Just because you had one good bonus game one time at another place, doesn't mean its a good casino. It means you had a good hit. Again just MHO
     
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