mcallister3200
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March 15th, 2015 at 4:15:32 PM permalink
Eureka casino is a small hole in the wall casino about 5 blocks east of SLS on Sahara avenue, a few blocks northeast of Westgate. It is owned by the same owner as Eureka Casino in Mesquite, Nevada, just over one hour north of Las Vegas. I am going to be generous and call the surrounding neighborhood an authentic, somewhat seedy Las Vegas neighborhood. There is a security guard outside the door and the cashier/players club booth is behind bullet proof glass.

I decided to visit as I wanted to try Fat Choy restaurant located inside the casino, which I had heard good things about, and I have never visited the casino and occasionally opportunities can be found in unexpected places. There is also coupons in the Las Vegas advisor for $10 slot play for 500 points and a 2 for 1 entree coupon for Fat Choy.

The restaurant is small, with 9 tables and a counter and has a small one page menu with a mix of Asian and American selections. Prices of items range from $7-$15. I had a little trouble deciding between the duck rice and Fat Choy burger. I went with the burger, with salad rather than fries. The Fat Choy burger is a 1/2 pound burger topped with cheese, pork belly, bacon, and a fried egg. It was AWESOME, the most unhealthy best tasting burger I've had in a long time. After 4-5 bites I determined the pork belly is what gave it the unique flavor. If I ever decide on suicide by burger, it is a strong contender.

The casino has no more than a couple hundred machines, no tables. Video poker paytables are good, nearly all 99%+, including as low as single line .05 NSUD and 9/6 Jacks, highest denomination is .25 up to 3 lines. The best games are single line and 3 play 8/5 super aces (99.94%) and NSUD (99.73%) in various denominations and 3 line. There's a .25 single line NSUD progressive that also has 9/6 bonus poker deluxe (99.64%) with a very slow meter. Slot club is not very straightforward, 15 points for every $1 in theoretical. Most vp machines with full pay also had slots and keno, so those would probably be the best option for accumulating points. Points can only be converted for promotions according to vpfree.
FleaStiff
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March 15th, 2015 at 4:59:04 PM permalink
You will find you will rave about each and every single item on that menu. Excellent place.

Korean owned casino. Financed thru retained earnings, not borrowed money. Conservative.

Beware of wolf whistles though. If you are walking in that neighborhood and you see something you find attractive you had darn well better hesitate before giving her a wolf whistle. The neighborhood is nick named "TrannyTown". Alot of those attractive young ladies in that area have prominent adam apples and five o'clock shadow. And sometimes they have not fully completed the transition and you may find a surprise if you are not careful.

The casino patrons are okay with the neighborhood but after six pm they use a different entry door, I've never heard of any incidents taking place within the casino itself.
mcallister3200
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March 15th, 2015 at 5:11:20 PM permalink
When I visited there was a promotion where if you earned 1000 points on select days you get a wheel spin with $10-$50 freeplay, max 3 per week, I didn't bother to ask if all three could be in one day. If I recall correctly the wheel had 13 squares of equal size, 5 of $10, 5 of $15, 2 of $25, and 1 $50 square. They are relatively equally dispersed, the heaviest 3 square sections you would want to aim for are the $50 surrounded by two $10 squares, and one of the $25 squares has a $15 square on one side with $10 on the other Average EV of wheel spin would be $17.31. I played the bonus poker deluxe progressive at $1040 and was earning 8 points for every $10 of coin in I ran through. It's going to take 625 coin in for the $10 freeplay and 1250 for the wheel spin on this machine, the promotions could be run concurrently. The new player promotion is awful. 600 points for a mug, 1500 for a duffel bag and 3000 for a hoodie, with 1-4 entries for a $100 new player drawing at beginning of next month, $25 if you aren't present.

You can also earn a max of $50 freeplay per month with a minimum of $10 for 2250 points that's loaded onto card two months after earned, various tier levels but on the machine I looked at it wouldn't add more than 0.2-0.3% to your return. Details on website. Does not appear to have mailers, I was told you're notified of promotions by email.

I played 1250 coin in on bonus poker deluxe for 1000 points, 1250 coin in on that machine. That game is all about 4oak and I hit 7-8, running pretty well, up $287.50 after the coin in. I bricked the wheel spin and got $10 freeplay as well as the $10 freeplay for the coupon, freeplay was not loaded immediately and woud be available following day. Ignoring the progressive, the ev of my play was 99.64+ 1.39% for the wheel spin(based on $17.31 expected, not the $10 I got), and 0.8% for the coupon, for a total return of 101.8% or $22.5, not so hot on the hourly. I'd go to the 3 play NSUD machine and see how fast points accumulate if I were to do it again. I also got a mug and possibly $1-$2 equity in the drawing, yeah! The coupon would be worth 1.6% on the machine I played if you just go to the 500 points.
DrawingDead
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March 15th, 2015 at 5:19:11 PM permalink
Good descriptions, in my opinion. I'm very familiar with the place. In occasional sporadic episodes, I kind of like it; I have no idea why. One night ran into Bob Stupak of all people, with his driver, sitting at the bar.

The apartment blocks immediately adjacent to it are seriously rough. Not a place to take an evening stroll, unless you are in the business of strolling and loitering for a living. There have been incidents in the Eureka in the past, including some shootings. Here's one of them: 2 Dead After Eureka Casino Bar Shooting But I'm not aware of any such problems on the property of the Eureka recently, like within about the last two years or so.
Greasyjohn
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March 15th, 2015 at 5:53:37 PM permalink
I've played at the Eureka in Mesquite several times, but never heard of this place in Vegas. I'll go for the food sometime.
AxelWolf
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March 15th, 2015 at 11:17:39 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

When I visited there was a promotion where if you earned 1000 points on select days you get a wheel spin with $10-$50 freeplay, max 3 per week, I didn't bother to ask if all three could be in one day. If I recall correctly the wheel had 13 squares of equal size, 5 of $10, 5 of $15, 2 of $25, and 1 $50 square. They are relatively equally dispersed, the heaviest 3 square sections you would want to aim for are the $50 surrounded by two $10 squares, and one of the $25 squares has a $15 square on one side with $10 on the other Average EV of wheel spin would be $17.31. I played the bonus poker deluxe progressive at $1040 and was earning 8 points for every $10 of coin in I ran through. It's going to take 625 coin in for the $10 freeplay and 1250 for the wheel spin on this machine, the promotions could be run concurrently. The new player promotion is awful. 600 points for a mug, 1500 for a duffel bag and 3000 for a hoodie, with 1-4 entries for a $100 new player drawing at beginning of next month, $25 if you aren't present.

You can also earn a max of $50 freeplay per month with a minimum of $10 for 2250 points that's loaded onto card two months after earned, various tier levels but on the machine I looked at it wouldn't add more than 0.2-0.3% to your return. Details on website. Does not appear to have mailers.

I played 1250 coin in on bonus poker deluxe for 1000 points, 1250 coin in on that machine. That game is all about 4oak and I hit 7-8, running pretty well, up $287.50 after the coin in. I bricked the wheel spin and got $10 freeplay as well as the $10 freeplay for the coupon, freeplay was not loaded immediately and woud be available following day. Ignoring the progressive, the ev of my play was 99.64+ 1.39% for the wheel spin(based on $17.31 expected, not the $10 I got), and 0.8% for the coupon, for a total return of 101.8% or $22.5, not so hot on the hourly. I'd go to the 3 play NSUD machine and see how fast points accumulate if I were to do it again. I also got a mug and possibly $1-$2 equity in the drawing, yeah! The coupon would be worth 1.6% on the machine I played if you just go to the 500 points.

There you go giving out juicy AP secrets, I fought hard to keep this a secret ;) I just hope they are hiring now that it's doomed.

You should have practice wheel spinning.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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