smoothgrh
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August 5th, 2022 at 5:34:29 PM permalink
Thanks for the replies!

I forgot that I also visited Frankie's Tiki Room. I walked in, ordered a drink, and then started playing VP. I just assumed they wouldn't comp a tiki drink.
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August 5th, 2022 at 6:26:02 PM permalink
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Thanks for the replies!

I forgot that I also visited Frankie's Tiki Room. I walked in, ordered a drink, and then started playing VP. I just assumed they wouldn't comp a tiki drink.
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On Charleston near the Strip? And you lived?
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August 6th, 2022 at 1:39:32 AM permalink
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Just about every neighborhood bar in Las Vegas will comp your drinks when playing video poker assuming you are playing at least $1.25 per hand.
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Are they still comping food?

I don't drink alcohol so I enjoyed when they comped my bar food which was usually a cheeseburger or whatever the menu special was.

My meal tab was usually in the range of $10.
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Most of them will comp your food if you play enough. There are a good number of bars with higher-end fancy dining that will comp your meals.

It's great when you are playing with an advantage and you are getting comped. I bet there are no less than 10 places in town that severe really good food, have +EV stuff going on, and they will comp your food. You don't even have to be a high roller, they are oftentimes fairly generous, more so than casinos. Of course, it's really never free since I tend to tip more generously as well.
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August 6th, 2022 at 4:54:37 AM permalink
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Just about every neighborhood bar in Las Vegas will comp your drinks when playing video poker assuming you are playing at least $1.25 per hand.
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Are they still comping food?

I don't drink alcohol so I enjoyed when they comped my bar food which was usually a cheeseburger or whatever the menu special was.

My meal tab was usually in the range of $10.
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Obviously, most will if you are betting huge. The problem is that each bar is different and will have different levels for food comps. I would say that most do not if you are playing $1.25 a hand for an hour or two. At a lot of bars the bartenders may not even have the discretion to comp food unless a manager approves it. If you are an unknown customer and only playing a short amount of time you are more likely to get comped if you lost a lot. If you are playing an hour or two and lose $500 you are more likely to get comped than if you lose $100.
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August 6th, 2022 at 5:21:06 AM permalink
I guess things changed. My late wife Janet and I were comped food and my diet coke, her glass of wine, and we were just 25-cent VP players ($1.25:per hand).

But it was about 4-5 years ago.
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August 6th, 2022 at 6:12:09 AM permalink
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I guess things changed. My late wife Janet and I were comped food and my diet coke, her glass of wine, and we were just 25-cent VP players ($1.25:per hand).

But it was about 4-5 years ago.
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It still exists but is less common on the low end plays. A typical bar customer probably plays 400 hands per hour. At $1.25 per hand times 400 hands that is a bet of $500 an hour. If we assume a 4% hold on the game that is a $20 win for the bar. You can't give too much away when making $20. Most people will have two or three drinks in that hour which is about as much as they can give away.
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August 6th, 2022 at 6:22:53 AM permalink
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I guess things changed. My late wife Janet and I were comped food and my diet coke, her glass of wine, and we were just 25-cent VP players ($1.25:per hand).

But it was about 4-5 years ago.
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It still exists but is less common on the low end plays. A typical bar customer probably plays 400 hands per hour. At $1.25 per hand times 400 hands that is a bet of $500 an hour. If we assume a 4% hold on the game that is a $20 win for the bar. You can't give too much away when making $20. Most people will have two or three drinks in that hour which is about as much as they can give away.
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When you're eating you dont play that quickly, at least I don't.

One of these days I'm going to go back to the old place and see.

Thanks for the info.
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August 6th, 2022 at 7:14:32 AM permalink
Cold VP machines don't pay anything above 3 of a kind. I'm losing my free play in this cycle. I'll have to try $2 VBJ for 20+ hands.
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August 6th, 2022 at 7:32:33 AM permalink
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I guess things changed. My late wife Janet and I were comped food and my diet coke, her glass of wine, and we were just 25-cent VP players ($1.25:per hand).

But it was about 4-5 years ago.
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It still exists but is less common on the low end plays. A typical bar customer probably plays 400 hands per hour. At $1.25 per hand times 400 hands that is a bet of $500 an hour. If we assume a 4% hold on the game that is a $20 win for the bar. You can't give too much away when making $20. Most people will have two or three drinks in that hour which is about as much as they can give away.
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When you're eating you dont play that quickly, at least I don't.

One of these days I'm going to go back to the old place and see.

Thanks for the info.
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Very few places will comp you food as you sit down to play. They will need to see enough play to justify it before they comp your cheeseburger. I have worked with 100's of bars in Las Vegas and think my statements are accurate for most of them. Many will look at your play after you finish playing and eating and then determine if they will comp it.

A bar I used to play lots at would comp almost anything to a big player. This particular bar I was able to order 20 filet cut sirloins cooked rare and take them home for a BBQ I was having. I just finished them off on the grill and they were excellent.
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August 6th, 2022 at 7:35:39 AM permalink
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Cold VP machines don't pay anything above 3 of a kind. I'm losing my free play in this cycle. I'll have to try $2 VBJ for 20+ hands.
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Are you trolling? Many of your posts are from left field, and I'm never really sure what you are up to. Hopefully, you don't take offense to this, but I just assumed you were a little crazy.
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