timberjim
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December 5th, 2009 at 10:42:29 AM permalink
I'm going to Vegas next week and am recieving $750 in free play which must be used in slots or video poker and played where I am staying (CEARSARS). Of course, I'd like to hit something big with this money, but my real goal with it is to have fun, spend an afternoon on the machines and leave with enough to finance an evening of Pai Gow Poker. When I do play slots, I enjoy the multi line machines that give alot of free spins. In Video Poker, I like the multi hand (up to 100 hands) games. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Croupier
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December 5th, 2009 at 11:20:46 AM permalink
Im not sure on what VP machines Caesars has but one thing to look out for is restrictions on which machines you can use your free play on. Some places have special machines for free play, generally with lower payouts than other machines.

Correct me If I'm wrong people - I often am.
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marksolberg
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December 5th, 2009 at 2:26:14 PM permalink
In the US the slots that accept free play are generally the same slots the same slots on the gaming floor that you play with cash. The return is the same for freeplay as it is for cash play.

The multi-line multi-coin video slots with bonus features have certainly changed the casinos floors in the last number of years. Many people play them (myself included) because they have more entertainment value than traditional reel slots. One thing to be aware of is that you can expect these machine to have a lower payback than a quarter, dollar or higher denomination slot machine. You are essentially paying more for your entertainment with a bonus video slot than a reel slot.
deucedeucedeuceDEUCE
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December 5th, 2009 at 11:36:57 PM permalink
Play Pelican Pete. Always a winner.
wildqat
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December 6th, 2009 at 11:18:16 PM permalink
Quote: Croupier

Im not sure on what VP machines Caesars has but one thing to look out for is restrictions on which machines you can use your free play on. Some places have special machines for free play, generally with lower payouts than other machines.

Correct me If I'm wrong people - I often am.


So far, I haven't seen any slots/video poker at any Harrah's properties that are specifically restricted from free play. I suppose if any are, they'd be the high return machines generally found in the high limit room.


Quote: marksolberg

In the US the slots that accept free play are generally the same slots the same slots on the gaming floor that you play with cash. The return is the same for freeplay as it is for cash play.


Some places do have restrictions on exactly which machines will accept free play. Fitzgerald's, for instance, has a sticker on machines that allow free play. No sticker, no free play. But yeah, the machines don't care where the credits come from, so they don't change payouts for free play.
marksolberg
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December 7th, 2009 at 7:49:36 AM permalink
Typically if there are machines that won't accept free play it's because their software is not capable of supporting it. Also some casinos restrict the use of free play in slots that share revenue with a manufacturer (wide area progressives or participation banks). The reasoning is that they don't want to give money to a customer to play and then have to pay a percentage on top of that to the game manufacturer.

Mark
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December 9th, 2009 at 6:36:48 PM permalink
I think that Caesars would honor the free play on any video poker machine. I had a look at their offerings on vpfree2.com. I know you like multi-play, but they don't have any good pay tables in that venue. I would suggest playing out the $750 at $5 1-play 9/6 Jacks.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
timberjim
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December 11th, 2009 at 4:28:28 PM permalink
Thanks for the advice. Wish me luck
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December 12th, 2009 at 7:01:48 PM permalink
Good luck. Or if you felicitous fluctuations if you prefer.
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