Las Vegas Video Poker Research Part 2

Last month I began to examine video poker pay tables for casinos that I plan on enjoying on my next trip to Las Vegas.  As I found out it seems any 9/6 Jacks or Better machines are $5 and above.

This time I explore the best paying games at those same casinos below $5 that are not 9/6 Jacks or Better.  I’m editing all information to just show the best paying games below $5.  When playing 9/6 Jacks or Better I usually play $1 machines.

Like part 1 of my research all information taken from the wonderful people at vpFREE2.

Bally’s
7/5 BP (98.0%)
(12) 25c MG PROG (RF) near the Keno Lounge.
(12) 25c MG PROG (Suited RF’s) near the Keno Lounge.
(8) 25¢/50¢/$1 MG/MD near the Keno Lounge.
(6) 25¢/50¢/$1 (3/5 Play) MG/MD near the Keno Lounge.
(8) $1 MG PROG (RF) near the Keno Lounge.
(4) $1/$2/$5 MG/MD near the Keno Lounge.

Bellagio
7/5 BP (98.0%)
(6) 50c PROG (RF) slant-tops near Snacks snack bar.
(10) $5 PROG (RF) MG slant-tops outside high-limit area.
6 DB (97.8%)
(10) 25c PROG (RF) slant-tops near Jasmine Restaurant.
(5) 25c PROG (RF) slant-tops near Caramel Lounge.
(4) 25c (10-coin) PROG (RF/SF/Quad 5-K) slant-tops near Circo Restaurant.
(5) $1 PROG (RF) slant-tops near Fontana Bar.
(10) $5 PROG (RF) MG slant-tops outside high-limit area.

Caesars Palace
8/5 JoB (97.3%)
25c PROG RF (slow meter) carousel in the garage entrance area.
(7) 25¢/50¢ (3/5 Play) MG/MD play machines in the garage entrance area.

Encore
8/5 BP (99.2%)
(10) $1 PROG (RF) slant-tops near Southside Bar.
$2 MG/MD bartops @ Southside Bar.
$2 MG/MD Spin Poker bartops @ Southside Bar.
(8) $2 MG/MD Spin Poker slant-tops outside high-limit.
$2/$5 MG/MD bartops @ Eastside Lounge Bar.
$2/$5 MG/MD Spin Poker bartops @ Switch Bar.
(4) $2/$5 MG/MD Spin Poker Deluxe slant-tops outside high-limit.

9/6 DDB (99.0%)
(1) 25c/$1/$2 MG/MD Spin Poker Deluxe slant- top near Red Card Desk.

Flamingo
6/5 BP (96.9%)
(12) 25c PROG (RF) in NE corner of the casino.
(10) $1 PROG (RF) in NE corner of the casino.

Gold Coast
12/4 DBDW (99.8%)
25c/50c/$1 MG/MD uprights scattered around casino.
(6) 50c/$1/$2 MG/MD uprights near escalator to bingo.

NSUD (99.7%)
(8) 25c MG/MD uprights near Flamingo Road Bar.
(4) 25c Multi-Strike MG/MD uprights near Bowling Center escalator.
(6) 25c/50c/$1 MG/MD uprights near (4 rows in front of) Ping Pang Pong restaurant.
50c/$1 MG/MD uprights scattered around casino.
(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.
(7) $2 MG/MD uprights in high-limit area.
(4) $2 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area.

Golden Nugget
8/5 BP (99.2%)
(8) 25c MG/MD slant-tops beside Fremont Street Bar towards Four Queens.
(8) 25c MG/MD slant-tops near The Grille.

Hard Rock
8/5 BP (99.2%)
(4) 25c (3/5 Play) MG/MD slant-tops in front of cashier.
(2) 25c (3/5 Play) MG/MD slant-tops down steps from hotel registration.
(4) 25c/50c/$1 MG/MD slant-tops down steps from hotel registration.
(8) 50c/$1 MG/MD slant-tops down steps from The Joint.
(6) $1/$2 MG/MD slant-tops near slot club.
$1/$2/$5/$10 (3/5 Play) MG/MD in high-limit room.

Harrah’s
9/5 JoB (98.4%)
5c/10c/25c/50c/$1/$2 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD All-Star Poker near Poker Palace, diamond buffet entrance.

Luxor
9/6 JoB (99.5%)
(1) $1 (Blue Game King) in high-limit area.

Mandalay Bay
12/8 LDW (99.2%)
(3) 25c MG uprights near the noodle shop.
(2) 25¢ MG uprights between the House of Blues and the sports book.

MGM Grand
15/9 DW (98.9%)
(4) 25c (10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops between Crazy Horse Theatre and Lion Habitat.
(4) 25c (50 Play) MG/MD slant-tops between Crazy Horse Theatre and Lion Habitat.

Mirage
8/5 BP (99.2%)
(1) $1 slant-top near Players Club.

9/7 DB (99.1%)
(5) $1 on west side of high-limit area.

8/5 JoB (97.3%)
25c slant-tops scatterered around casino.
(8) 25c PROG (RF) slant-tops between Poker Room and front atrium.
(10) 25c PROG (RF) slant-tops near Carnegie Deli.
(10) $1 PROG (RF) uprights between Players Club and Stack Restaurant.
(12) $1 PROG (RF) slant-tops between Ava Lounge and table games.

New York New York
8/5/30 BP (98.5%)
(17) $2 MG/MD bartops @ Times Square Bar.

Palazzo
17/7/940 JW (98.4%)
(8) 25c/50c/$1 MG/MD uprights between walkway to Venetian and Laguna Bar.

Palms
FPDW (100.7%)
(10) 25c PROG (RF – 0.05% meter) slant-tops near Mint Lounge.

20/7 JW (100.6%)
(6) 25c uprights outside entrance to Garduno’s.

10/7 DB (100.2%)
(10) 25c uprights near the front (valet) door.
(2) 25c/50c/$1 MG/MD bartops on the far east end of the Island Bar – one on each side.
(1) 25c/50c/$1 MG/MD bartop @ far left side of Lounge Bar.
(1) 25c/50c/$1 MG/MD bartop right beside cocktail server station on Sportsbook side of Sportsbook Bar.
(4) $1 uprights near hotel registration.
(10) $1 slant-top PROG (RF) near Bistro Buffet.
(2) $1/$2 MD uprights near hotel registration.

Planet Hollywood
8/5 BP (99.2%)
(2) $1/$2/$5 MG/MD uprights in a circular carousel of 6 machines beside table games towards main cashier.
(2) $1/$2/$5 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area by main cashier.
(5) $1/$2/$5/$10 MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area by main cashier.
(5) $1/$2/$5/$10 (3/5 play) MG/MD slant-tops in high-limit area by main cashier.

Venetian
8/5 TB+ (98.7%)
(14) $1/$2/$5 MG/MD slant-tops near food court.

9/5 JoB (98.4%)
(3) $1/$2 MD Spin Poker slant-tops in the high limit room.
(3) $1/$2 (10 Play) MD slant-tops in the high limit room.
(3) $1/$2/$5 (3/5 Play) MD slant-tops in the high limit room.

WYNN
8/5 BP (99.2%)
(3) $1/$2/$5 (3/5/10 Play) MG/MD slant-tops near Red 8 Restaurant.
(1) $2 Spin Poker Deluxe MG/MD slant-top near Zoo Za Crackers Deli.
(1) $2 (50 Play) MG/MD slant-top near Red 8 Restaurant.
(1) $2 (100 Play) MG/MD slant-top near Red 8 Restaurant.
(3) $2/$5 Spin Poker MG/MD slant-tops near Red 8 Restaurant.
$2/$5/$10 MG/MD bartops @ B Bar and Sportsbook Bar.
$2/$5/$25/$100 MG/MD slant-tops scattered around casino.

While there is a good variety of video poker games the pay tables outside of the Palms are less than optimal.

While reading through this information and receiving tips from others I decided to brush up on my Double Double Bonus Poker strategy at Wizard of Odds this weekend.  It’s a pretty volatile game, but it’s strategy is very similar to Jacks or Better which I’ve pretty much mastered.

I consider my video poker research complete.  I’ll practice strategy a little more throughout the month.  Next on the research list is Blackjack payouts.

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Las Vegas Writer, Marketer, Consultant. I love Vegas and everything about it. When in Vegas do 3 things: eat, drink & gamble.

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