AlanMendelson
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August 29th, 2022 at 2:12:01 AM permalink
Suncoast has removed at least 20 video poker Game Kings and many groupings of four slot machines. The machines appear to be removed near the two main entrances to the valet and parking lot.

It doesnt appear if any table games were removed.

But the new empty space is very noticeable.

One group of ten VP machines featured games advertised as paying up to 99.8% or better and included 9/7 Triple Double Bonus and 8/5 Bonus. The 8/5 Bonus was available at 25-cents per coin.

I think the 9/7 Triple Double Bonus was also at 25-cents per coin. There is another bank of 9/7 TDB but these are upright machines. The VP machines that were removed were all slant tops.
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August 29th, 2022 at 3:37:11 AM permalink
Somebody found a glitch in the machines? I think it's just greedy casino executives chasing away VP players who wouldn't play 7/5 games.
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August 29th, 2022 at 4:00:41 AM permalink
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Somebody found a glitch in the machines? I think it's just greedy casino executives chasing away VP players who wouldn't play 7/5 games.
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I choose not to read much into it.
I see lots of casinos begin their floor layout rearrangements on the last Monday of the month.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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August 29th, 2022 at 4:20:28 AM permalink
I think it's the recession. Don't most casinos rent or pay a fee for machines?
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August 29th, 2022 at 5:31:38 AM permalink
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ÖOne group of ten VP machines featured games advertised as paying up to 99.8% or betterÖ
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If I had to guess, the game with the highest return was 9/5 Triple Bonus Poker Plus. My second guess would be Triple Deuces.

I can't stand the wording used by marketing: ďup to [insert meaningless figure here] or moreĒ. It cries out, ďWe donít understand numbers and we hope the consumer understands them even less!Ē
Expectation is the root of all heartache.
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August 29th, 2022 at 5:57:14 AM permalink
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If I had to guess, the game with the highest return was 9/5 Triple Bonus Poker Plus. My second guess would be Triple Deuces.

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I dont recall seeing those two games being offered at Suncoast.
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August 29th, 2022 at 6:51:30 AM permalink
I am never surprised when a casino removes video poker machines. They just don't earn nearly what video slots do.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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August 29th, 2022 at 7:13:23 AM permalink
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I am never surprised when a casino removes video poker machines. They just don't earn nearly what video slots do.
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Some slots were also removed.
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August 29th, 2022 at 11:26:02 AM permalink
Are there any 100%+ VP games left in Vegas? That is without counting points or bounce back?

I donít need specifics, just curious. Havenít been back in about 8 years now.
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
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August 29th, 2022 at 11:29:18 AM permalink
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Are there any 100%+ VP games left in Vegas? That is without counting points or bounce back?

I donít need specifics, just curious. Havenít been back in about 8 years now.
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There were still some last year when I moved away.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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August 29th, 2022 at 11:36:13 AM permalink
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I am never surprised when a casino removes video poker machines. They just don't earn nearly what video slots do.
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I had this prank in mind, but never did it. Getting some mini signs made with a sticky backs, that say, ď0ver 100% payback with correct playĒ to stick on some slot machines.

(Well itís amusing to me if no one else, especially if one could still find the one armed bandits)
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August 29th, 2022 at 5:49:50 PM permalink
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Are there any 100%+ VP games left in Vegas? That is without counting points or bounce back?

I donít need specifics, just curious. Havenít been back in about 8 years now.
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rxwine,

I found some while in LV in June.

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August 29th, 2022 at 6:13:10 PM permalink
Were the Game Kings that were removed the kind that's called "slant tops" ó video screen on the bottom, fluorescent backlit panel on top?

If so, these machines might have been removed because they're about 20 years old and ready to be replaced by the fancier, two-monitor Game King machines.
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August 29th, 2022 at 9:34:57 PM permalink
Yes, the 99.8 is TB+. But TDW is always a separate machine. Stations has them, I think Cannery has it also. Of course, Cannery is now Boyd, so that makes sense.
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
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August 29th, 2022 at 9:37:16 PM permalink
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Are there any 100%+ VP games left in Vegas? That is without counting points or bounce back?

I donít need specifics, just curious. Havenít been back in about 8 years now.
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YES. Plenty of them.
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
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August 30th, 2022 at 5:44:12 PM permalink
I was at Suncoast today. The Up to 99.8% machines were right there where they have been for a few years - six machines (not ten) near the valet entrance and hotel registration. They do have 99.80% TB+ on these in 25c, 50c and $1.

I also counted 22 machines in four banks with 25c, 50c, $1 9/7 TDB.
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August 30th, 2022 at 8:03:08 PM permalink
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I was at Suncoast today. The Up to 99.8% machines were right there where they have been for a few years - six machines (not ten) near the valet entrance and hotel registration. They do have 99.80% TB+ on these in 25c, 50c and $1.

I also counted 22 machines in four banks with 25c, 50c, $1 9/7 TDB.
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The bank of machines at the parking lot entrance near the seafood restaurant and the steakhouse was removed.

Some of the slot kiosks near the valet and registration desks were removed.

The small groups of slant tops near the showroom bar had the paytables lowered.

The two 100-play VP machines near the deli were raised from 1-cent minimum to 2-cent minimum so it's now $2 minimum to play all 100 lines instead of $1 minimum for 100 lines.

There were machines removed from the area close to the players Club area including full pay VP machines.

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