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June 6th, 2020 at 3:11:10 AM permalink
Huge change on video poker points.

Used to be automatic .30, and .60 on double points. Now it's .05.

Of course, it's only Saturday, maybe they'll change their minds.

From vpfree2:

$2 Coin-In = 1 Point on Most Video Poker
Cash, Free Play or Comps: 1000 Points = $1 (0.05%)
Over-100% payback games do not earn any points.
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June 6th, 2020 at 3:44:56 AM permalink
Considering banks only pay 0.06%, we've hit flat 0%.
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June 6th, 2020 at 5:27:27 AM permalink
In the past the points were actually
.1% and every day was (at least) 3x points making it .3% after the multiplier.

If they still have daily 3x then the points are now worth .15% after the multiplier or basically half of what they were before.


I wish I knew how to word that better. Hopefully it makes sense.
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June 6th, 2020 at 7:23:27 AM permalink
Quote: WTflush

In the past the points were actually
.1% and every day was (at least) 3x points making it .3% after the multiplier.

If they still have daily 3x then the points are now worth .15% after the multiplier or basically half of what they were before.


I wish I knew how to word that better. Hopefully it makes sense.




You worded that fine. :-) Thank you.

And before, you got a smidgen for positive games, but essentially zip. Now it's really zip.

By the way, I first noticed that they are having "10x points" on Thursday and Sunday, "guaranteed", "on video poker". I thought, gee, I've never seen that before. Well now I know why. Silverton did the same thing. They used to be .30 like South Point and M Resort but no multipliers. Suddenly they had multipliers and I thought they were getting generous, until I found out they greatly reduced the value. They're all the same, everyone is getting cheap. Not like the good ol' days. Time marches on. But now is not the time to go cheap. Not if they want their business back.
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June 6th, 2020 at 8:16:47 AM permalink
At Red Rock a lot of floor people and craps boxmen were not brought back.
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June 6th, 2020 at 8:25:21 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

You worded that fine. :-) Thank you.

And before, you got a smidgen for positive games, but essentially zip. Now it's really zip.

By the way, I first noticed that they are having "10x points" on Thursday and Sunday, "guaranteed", "on video poker". I thought, gee, I've never seen that before. Well now I know why. Silverton did the same thing. They used to be .30 like South Point and M Resort but no multipliers. Suddenly they had multipliers and I thought they were getting generous, until I found out they greatly reduced the value. They're all the same, everyone is getting cheap. Not like the good ol' days. Time marches on. But now is not the time to go cheap. Not if they want their business back.



South Point still does double point days (.6%), dont they? Or at least I'm pretty sure they did pre-pandemic. Admittedly I'm not based in vegas and haven't been to SP in maybe a year.

If stations is doing 10x (.5%) every thursday and sunday thats actually not a big change. They used to have 6x regularly which made for a total of .6% so its a downgrade but not a huge one. It guess they totally did away with points on positive EV VP which kinda sucks but since FPDW was already gone it doesn't really matter to most.

I'm curious to see what changes Boyd has made. Call me crazy but I think I miss main street station the most of any vegas casino.
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June 6th, 2020 at 8:28:51 AM permalink
Sucks they halved it. But at least slot players are earning double what VP players earn now. I have always thought casinos that gave slot and VP players the same amount of points was always BS.
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June 6th, 2020 at 9:44:28 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

At Red Rock a lot of floor people and craps boxmen were not brought back.



Permanently? Or are they still furloughed until a full opening is allowed?
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June 6th, 2020 at 10:24:10 AM permalink
Quote: WTflush



I'm curious to see what changes Boyd has made.




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June 6th, 2020 at 10:33:51 AM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Sucks they halved it. But at least slot players are earning double what VP players earn now. I have always thought casinos that gave slot and VP players the same amount of points was always BS.




Some clubs give video poker players $1 coin-in = 1 point, and $1 coin-in on slots = 2 points. I like that better.

It's kinda funny, in a bad way, what they do to some keno players. If all the keno is on the video poker machines, they halve them. lol Poor keno players, they're under-appreciated.
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