HugoSlavia
HugoSlavia
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December 29th, 2017 at 8:02:42 AM permalink
Sorry about the late reply, I've been traveling.

I would guess Suncoast attendance may be higher now than you encountered in the past. I've played a few sessions this month, and it seemed busy. I haven't played the 9 o'clock, but I do have two readings from 1 pm sessions paying $1000/500/500 for 1st/2nd/3rd chance:

coverall, one winner in 54 #s (12/10/10/11/11) = 12,400 cards in play
coverall, one winner in 53 #s (10/12/10/10/11) = 22,700 cards in play

Small sample, but I think that's too much competition. Cash balls were at normal levels near $1000.

I also have a 7 pm reading, showing over 21,000 cards using the Wizard's calculator.

Suncoast has a complex pricing structure. Coverall cards are bad value apparently at $2 per 3-on strip. They offer a price discount based on amount spent, with many exclusions. Maximum discount is $20 for an $80 purchase. I think you could buy 20 blue packs discounted to $60, plus 10 packs free. But other colors would be worse value because the discount doesn't increase beyond the $20 for $80 level.

I try to make a habit now of looking at bingo rooms for an attendance estimate even if I'm not playing. Rampart does continue to offer bingo, but it usually looks busy. Coverall cards are only $1 for 3-on, but the limit is only 25 or 30 as I recall. Limited coverall cards seems to be the norm now in Vegas.
Vegasrider
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December 29th, 2017 at 2:03:47 PM permalink
I forgot about the discounts. I had suggested to them that they should add an additional discount for those who spend even more. Zero incentives, bingo rooms are runned so poorly. Try the 9 pm session at the Suncoast midweek, 3 chance $1000 coveralls. Remember my strategy is how to give yourself the best cbance of getting a bingo, not a guaranteed way to consistently make money but it is possible under certain situations. My dream is to be the only bingo player in the room and buy the most expensive packs at the absolute minimum.

There is nothing better to needle the bingo players. I guess it's equivalent of a slow roll in poker. Whenever I get bingo, I wait to see if there are any winners. Split bingos are no fun so ill wait until the last couple of seconds and then I'll yell out bingo. I try to mute my machine so It remains silent and I'll sit in the very back corner of the room so I have a good view of everyone. If there are multiple winners I will wait until they ask if there are any other winners and then I'll reply yes. I have to get my money's worth on my bingos by hearing and seeing the disappointment of others.
Vegasrider
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December 30th, 2017 at 5:13:44 PM permalink
Here's another strategy on how to chase the progressive or big pay. Up north, Bingo is slim pickings. Bad sessions with very low payouts. But there are some plays. One casino has a guaranteed $1199 payout if you hit the coverall within a certain number, and the qualifier goes up each week. Currently, it's stuck and maxed out 56 numbers, so it becomes a good play . It's played and sold as a separate game at the end, $2 on a 3 on strip with a max buy of 20, so 60 cards in the machine and whatever you can daub outside. The consolation, if it gets hit at 57 and beyond is 50% of the money based on the cards sold for that session.. So today, I purchased one $3 pack, getting one free pack for a total of 12 cards, plus another $3 for the machine, no validation. I loaded the max of the coverall strips, so I spent $40 and another $2 for a strip outside, for a total of 21 cards. I spent $48 for the session. The consolation was paying $138, meaning they sold 138 cards and I had 21 of them. So essentially I had almost 15% of the cards in play. I hit the consolation. But the point is, I was there for one game, unfortunately it was the very last game so I had to sit through an hour of Bingo with only 12 cards in play. Again, I'm not there to get a regular Bingo, I was there to try and hit the coverall at 56 numbers or less.

When I played at Stations, and the Jumbo Jackpot was maxed out at 56 numbers, I would purchase the absolute minimum into the machines in order to play, and load the absolute maximum for the Jumbo Jackpot. Since the Jumbo Jackpot was the very 1st game of the session, and If I didn't win or hit the consolation, I either gave my machine away or put it back into the rack and left after the first 5-10 minutes.

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