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MichaelBluejay
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July 13th, 2021 at 7:41:08 PM permalink
The most popular part of my site is the list of Vegas casinos.

Up until now, my criteria has been that to be listed, a casino must have a Vegas postal address (not Henderson), and *one* of the following:

(1) Have table games
(2) Be on the Strip

I recently added a third option, so that I could count Tuscany (off-strip) as a casino, even though it recently removed its table games:

(3) Have at least 50k sf of gaming area.

The above criteria would exclude tiny-ass slot parlors like Eureka (4000sf, 264 machines) and Wild Wild West (11,250sf, 165 machines). (Stats from Casino City.)

But, maybe the public considers these establishments casinos. That's what this poll aims to find out.

For the purposes of listing all the casinos in Vegas, and coming up with a count of how many there are, should Eureka and Wild Wild West count as casinos or not?

There is no prize for voting in this poll, unlike the previous poll.
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July 13th, 2021 at 7:44:59 PM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

There is no prize for voting in this poll, unlike the previous poll.

In case you change your mind on that, I don't know because I have never been to either.

But, based on that, NO NO NO !

Your website is mainly for tourists, yes ? In that case, no one gives a crapola about Eureka and Wild Wild West.

Suggestion: Post measley payback percentages for STRIP slot machines by denom.

"Constructively",

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July 13th, 2021 at 7:56:19 PM permalink
Why would you think I don't post payback percentages? Here ya go.

While my main target audience is tourists, I aim for accuracy. Also, the site is sometimes cited by journalists and Wikipedia, so that's extra reason for me to get my facts (or opinions) right.
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July 13th, 2021 at 8:01:04 PM permalink
Sir, I apologize profusely. 92.5 % on the Strip for a $ 1 denom slot machine. That is DISMAL !!!

ACCURACY and KNOWLEDGE are good things, methinks.

Thanks for having that info handy.

And re:

Harrah's has (or had) slots labeled "up to 98%", which is so vague as to be meaningless; that means that one of the machines pays 98%, they're not telling you which one, and the others are all crap.

Let's go with HAD !

As in "Harrah's is (or was) a premier property on the Strip".
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July 13th, 2021 at 9:35:05 PM permalink
I'd absolutely call Wild West a casino. Eureka, I'm not sure about it. I don't know another place that big in Vegas that's only slots that isn't an annex.
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July 14th, 2021 at 6:25:42 AM permalink
I suggest a modifier, like "Slot Casino", "Slot-only Casino", a separate heading, or an asterisk*.
If you want to wander into cute portmanteau, "Machino". Don't do that.

"Slot parlor" is right up to around 100 machines, if gambling is the core business. "Video Poker Lounge" if the primary focus is VP instead of reels/lines.

It's not Montana, where "Casino" means "Bar with 20 machines".

My opinion still isn't worth a hill of beans.

*Maybe the modifier should go the other way; "Full Casino" for offering more than slots. Sad, but it's coming.
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July 14th, 2021 at 7:18:03 AM permalink
Just ask NGC!
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July 14th, 2021 at 9:01:27 AM permalink
I already did add a section for slots-only establishments without table games, that I'm not already counting as casinos.

Slots-only, counted as casinos:

* Casino Royale (on the Strip)
* Slots-A-Fun (on the Strip)
* Tuscany (large gaming area)

Slots-only, not counted as casinos (not on the Strip, small):

* Dotty's
* Eureka
* Longhorn
* Wild Wild West
* Wildfire
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July 14th, 2021 at 7:06:06 PM permalink
I was not aware of that Wild Wild West removed their table games. Is that permanent, or a temporary Covid thing?

Dotty痴 and other bar casinos do not qualify simply because they have the 15 slot limit. I would never count them as a casino.

As you may be aware, years ago, I created a couple of maps for the Wizard sites. At the time, Mike痴 selection criteria was that it a) have at least one table game, and b) a hotel. At the time, the Ellis Island hotel was actually a separate entity but Mike allowed it as an exception.

Although the maps are no longer on the wizard sites, I致e been keeping them up-to-date and added a couple of non-casino points of interest. You could find links to them, and the two table games I invented, on my website: http://www.davemillergaming.com/

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July 14th, 2021 at 7:25:57 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I was not aware of that Wild Wild West removed their table games. Is that permanent, or a temporary Covid thing?

Dotty痴 and other bar casinos do not qualify simply because they have the 15 slot limit. I would never count them as a casino.

As you may be aware, years ago, I created a couple of maps for the Wizard sites. At the time, Mike痴 selection criteria was that it a) have at least one table game, and b) a hotel. At the time, the Ellis Island hotel was actually a separate entity but Mike allowed it as an exception.

Although the maps are no longer on the wizard sites, I致e been keeping them up-to-date and added a couple of non-casino points of interest. You could find links to them, and the two table games I invented, on my website: http://www.davemillergaming.com/



Yes, those maps are terrific! I used them when I went out there.
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