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Las Vegas Video Poker Research Part 1

Marc
Marc
March 27, 2009March 5, 2014

Everyone tells me that there is no good video poker machines on the Las Vegas strip.  My research shows me that there are indeed plenty of 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker machines.  Where the problem arises for most video poker players is that the 9/6 JoB machines are mostly $5 and above.

That’s not really affordable for most machine players.  Below is a list of casinos with 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker at casinos that I would possibly frequent, on and off the strip.  All information taken from the wonderful people at vpFREE2.

Bally’s
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(2) $5 MG/MD slant-tops (SF = 239, no bonus RC’s) in high-limit area.
(2) $10/$25 MG/MD slant-tops (no bonus RC’s) in high-limit area.
(2) $100 MG uprights in high-limit area.

Bellagio
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(3) $10 MG/MD slant-tops outside high-limit area.
(2) $10 (3/5 Play) MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area.
(2) $10 (10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area.
(5) $25 TITO slant-tops in high-limit area.
(2) $25 (3/5 Play) slant-tops in high-limit area.
(1) $25 (10 Play) slant-top in high-limit area.
(5) $100 slant-tops in high-limit area.

Caesars Palace
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $5/$10 MG/MD slant-top in high-limit room.
(3) $5/$10/$25 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit Palace Court Slots Room.
(2) $25 MG slant-tops in high-limit room.
(2) $100 MG slant-tops in high-limit room.

Flamingo
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $5/$10/$25/$60 MG/MD (The $60 is $100 3-coin) slant-top farthest on the right in high-limit room.

Gold Coast
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(2) 25c (3/5 Play) MG/MD Super Times Pay uprights near Slot Club.
(4) 25c (3/5 Play) MG/MD Super Times Pay uprights near Bowling Center escalator.
(4) 25c Multi-Strike MG/MD uprights near Bowling Center escalator.
25c/50c/$1 MG/MD uprights scattered around casino.
25c/50c/$1 MG/MD bartops @ Sportsbook Bar.
(12) 50c/$1/$2 MG/MD uprights near Ping Pang Pong restaurant.
(12) 50c/$1/$2 MG/MD uprights between high-limit room and table games.
(8) 50c/$1/$2 MG/MD uprights between high-limit room and Sportsbook Bar.
(1) 50c/$1/$2/$5 (1/2/3/5/10 Play) MG/MD Flex Play upright in high-limit area.
(8) $1/$2/$5 MG/MD uprights in center of high-limit area (not against wall).
(7) $2 MG/MD uprights in high-limit area.
(4) $2 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area.

Golden Nugget
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(3) $5 MG slant-tops in high-limit area.
(2) $5 MG/MD slant-tops in Nouveau Salon near Grotto Restaurant.
(3) $25 MG slant-tops in high-limit area.

Hard Rock
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $10/$25/$50 MG/MD upright (1 point = $6 coin-in) in high-limit room.

Harrah’s
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $5/$10/$25 MG/MD slant-top (No Bonus reward credits) in high-limit room.
(6) $10/$25 MG/MD slant-tops (No Bonus reward credits) in high-limit room.
(3) $100 MG slant-tops in high-limit room.

Luxor
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $1 (Blue Game King) in high-limit area.
(2) $5 (10 Play) MD slant-tops in high-limit area.
(2) $5/$10 MD slant-tops in high-limit area.
(4) $5/$10 (3/5 Play) MD uprights in high-limit area.
(3) $5/$10 (3/5 Play) MD slant-tops in high-limit area.
(2) $10/$25 MD slant-tops in high-limit area.

Mandalay Bay
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $5 Spin Poker slant-top in high-limit area.
(1) $5/$10 MD Spin Poker in high-limit area.
(4) $5/$10 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD in high-limit area.
(3) $5/$10/$25/$100 MG/MD in high-limit area.
(1) $25/$100 MG/MD in high-limit area.

MGM Grand
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $1/$2 (100 Play) MG/MD upright in high-limit area
(2) $1/$2 (50 Play) MG/MD uprights in high-limit area
(12) $5 MD outside the high-limit area to your left.
(3) $5 (3/5/10 Play) MG slant-tops in high-limit area.
(3) $5 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD uprights just outside of high-limit area.
(2) $5/$10/$25 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD uprights in high-limit area.
(6) $10/$25 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area towards Grand Wok Restaurant.
(1) $25 MG upright in high-limit area.
(2) $25 MG slant-tops in high-limit area.
(4) $25 (3/5/10 Play) MG uprights in high-limit area.
(1) $25/$50 (3/5 Play) MG/MD upright in high-limit area.
(4) $100 MG uprights in high-limit area.
(1) $100 (3 Play) MG/MD upright in high-limit area.

Mirage
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
$2/$5 (3/5 Play) MG/MD bank 2 rows away from hi-limit, next to the table games.
$5 MG/MD bartops @ Kokomo’s Bar.
(8) $5 MG/MD slant-tops between Players Club and Caribe Cafe.
(10) $5 MG/MD slant-tops outside high-limit slot room.
(1) $5 (3/5 Play) MG slant-top in high-limit slot room.
(1) $5 (10 Play) MG slant-top in high-limit slot room.
(3) $5/$10 (3/5 Play) MG/MD uprights in high-limit slot room.
(1) $5/$10/$25 MG/MD slant-top in high-limit slot room.
$5/$10/$25/$100 MG/MD bartops at the high-limit bar.
(2) $25 MG slant-tops in high-limit slot room.
(1) $25 (3 Play) MG upright in high-limit slot room.
(3) $25 (3 Play) MG/MD uprights in high-limit slot room.
(2) $25/$50/$100 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit slot room.
(2) $100 MG slant-tops in high-limit slot room.

New York New York
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(17) $5 MG/MD bartops @ Times Square Bar.
$5 (10 Play) slant-tops in high-limit area.
$5/$10 (3/5 Play) slant-tops in high-limit area.
$5/$10/$25 slant-tops in high-limit area.

Palazzo
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
They exist see VP Free

Palms
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(5) 1c (50 Play) MG/MD slant-tops near Ben & Jerry’s.
(5) 25c MG ($12,500 seq RF) near Lounge Bar.
(10) 25c (5 Play) MG uprights near Garduno’s entrance.
(8) 25c (3/5 Play) MG/MD uprights between poker room and Lounge Bar.
(6) 25c (10 Play) MG/MD uprights near cashier.
Many 25c/50c/$1/$2 uprights scattered around casino.
(10) $1/$2 (3/5 Play) MG/MD uprights between box office and Lounge Bar.
(3) $1/$2/$5/$10/$25 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit slot room.
(6) $10 (3/5 Play) MG/MD uprights in high-limit slot room.

Paris
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(2) $5 MG/MD slant-tops (SF = 239, no bonus RC’s) in high-limit area.
(2) $10/$25 MG/MD slant-tops (no bonus RC’s) in high-limit area.
(1) $100 (3-coin) MG uprights in high-limit area
(2) $100 MG uprights in high-limit area.

Planet Hollywood
NA

Rio
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(4) $5/$10/$25 MG/MD slant-tops ($5 SF = 239) in high-limit area.
(1) $25 MG upright in high-limit area.
(2) (3-coin) $100 MG uprights in high-limit area.
(2) (5-coin) $100 MG uprights in high-limit area.

Venetian
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
They exist see VP Free

WYNN
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(6) $2/$5 (3/5/10 Play) and Spin Poker MG/MD slant-tops near Red 8 Restaurant.
(5) $5 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops near Red 8 Restaurant.
(4) $5 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops near Red Card Desk nearest high-limit room.
(6) $5 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops near center of casino.
(8) $5 (3/5/10 Play) and Spin Poker MG/MD uprights a few rows in front of the sportsbook entrance.
(2) $5 MG/MD Spin Poker slant-tops near cashier.
(3) $5 MG/MD Spin Poker slant-tops near Red 8 Restaurant.
(3) $5 Spin Poker Deluxe MG/MD slant-tops near Red 8 Restaurant.
(1) $5 (50 Play) MG slant-tops near Red 8 Restaurant.
(1) $5 (50 Play) MG slant-top in high-limit room.
$5/$10 MG/MD slant-top banks scattered around casino.
(2) $5/$10 Spin Poker Deluxe MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit room.
(2) $5/$10/$25 Spin Poker MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit room.
(2) $5/$10/$25 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit room.
$10 MG/MD bartops @ B Bar and Sportsbook Bar.
(4) $10/$25 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit room.
(6) $10/$25/$100 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit room.
(3) $25/$100 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit room.
(1) $100 MG slant-top in high-limit room.
(2) $100 (3 Play) MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit room.

If you’d like to see all payouts at all casinos please go to vpFREE2.  They put together a great website of information.  Since 9/6 JoB is out of the picture for heavy play while I’m at Caesars Palace (I’ll play some $5 machines) I’ll look for the next best games at these casinos.  Stay tuned for more information.

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3 Comments

  • jmp14

    I’m too lazy to navigate vpfree2 right now, but I seem to recall Bally’s having some decent Bonus Poker at either the quarter or dollar level. If 8/5 is ‘full pay’ for bonus, I believe they said there was 7/5 available, with a payout of around 97%.

    I still remember the halcyon days of PH’s soft opening back in early September of 2007 when they had 8/6 JoB. Ahhh memories….

  • admin

    JMP – I think you’re right regarding BP. I’ll get that info up either tomorrow or during the week. This will be my first trip since I’ve paid attention to VP and VP pay tables. Looking forward to it.

    I love PH!

  • jmp14

    PH was awesome during the soft opening phase. In addition to the good VP paytables, they had $10 blackjack tables with all the usual decent but not great rules (dealer hits s17, double after split) PLUS surrender! I actually did surrender with a mere $10 in the betting circle, prompting the dealer (a fiesty latina) to ask “did you come all the way to vegas to surrender?”. I was tempted to say “I came all the way to vegas to play the right way”, but censored myself and said something like “in this situation, yes I did”. Won $200 that night and turned a losing trip into a breakeven one.

    As I followed TRs of other people who played at PH after I did, I noticed the rules for 21 and VP became ‘standard Strip BS’. Sad :(.

    Never got any offers from them either.

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