OK, here are some dirty little myVegas secrets:
All bonus games are pre-determined. Before you ever select a safe number, the game knows whether you are going to open the safe or not. I didn't spend a lot of time collecting bonus info for this game, but in my sample, I opened the safe 35 out of 45 times. To estimate the bonus pay, I just averaged the pay awarded for the 45 bonuses.
For the uptown bonus, I won 35/53 times.
Fair enough, but I'm guessing if you ran good or bad on these bonuses, it could change your overall return result by a few percentage points? The fact you got ~90% on multiple games probably means the "quick and dirty" method of bonus analysis is good enough this purpose.
About how many reel symbols did you find in some of these games? For Excalibur and NYNY, it might be 50 or less per reel, but I would assume other games may have more. And how many spins did you end up sampling on them? Some games like IGT's Texas Tea and Texas Tina (via PC game), I have been able to get reliable results within 500 spins since they had ~50 symbols or less per reel.
With responses that indicate that many of you are playing this game, it seems that it may very well be worth the time investment.
Has anyone actually cashed in points for rewards? Any hassles or issues redeeming them?
Come on guys, this is a gambling website.... What is the EV of playing these games? $5 an hour? $10? More?
Maybe $0.50 ... maybe
LOL!!!! So stay on line 10 hours a day for 5 straight days and 'earn' a free buffet? Wow!
Looks like they just changed some of the conditions today-- somebody in one of the groups I'm in for it said "So rewards are limited to three a month now."