FleaStiff
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June 1st, 2012 at 5:38:19 AM permalink
Video Poker at Longbar at the "D" (nee Fitzgeralds).
Normally expected to be 99.17 percent payback but actually 86.3 percent payback.

And since The D has been open under that name for such a short time... who conducted this "Voted the Best in Vegas" poll?

rainman
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June 1st, 2012 at 5:46:09 AM permalink
JB
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June 1st, 2012 at 5:55:59 AM permalink
It's a lousy paytable, but its return is 94.1829%, not 86%.

1-1-3-5-8-10-25-40-80-50-800 is the actual paytable
1-1-3-4-5-08-25-40-80-50-800 is the paytable the blog author analyzed
FleaStiff
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June 1st, 2012 at 6:10:19 AM permalink
Quote: JB

It's a lousy paytable, but its return is 94.1829%, not 86%.
1-1-3-5-8-10-25-40-80-50-800 is the actual paytable
1-1-3-4-5-08-25-40-80-50-800 is the paytable the blog author analyzed

Okay so I guess the above Egyptian heiroglyphics (well, for my brain at this hour of the day, they might as well be) mean:
99.17 is expected and 94.1829 is offered.

Okay... so same question: How does this get voted the Best in Vegas?
JB
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June 1st, 2012 at 6:17:04 AM permalink
According to vpFREE2, the D has a video poker game which returns 101.6%. That's probably what the casino is using as basis for their claim.

But that's not why I replied. I was trying to point out the blog author's mathematical mistake of saying that a game which returns 94% is only returning 86% — an error which basically invalidates the entire article.
teddys
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June 1st, 2012 at 6:27:28 AM permalink
So that's what happened to East Coast Gambler.

The D has decent -- not "best" by any means -- video poker. For a better bar game, go upstairs to the "Vue" bar. Or walk on down to Main Street Station.

There's a positive play in almost every downtown casino. Yes, that includes the Golden Nugget. Still looking for one at Mermaids...maybe the \$0.99 hot dog?
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
Nareed
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June 1st, 2012 at 7:02:24 AM permalink
Quote: JB

According to vpFREE2, the D has a video poker game which returns 101.6%. That's probably what the casino is using as basis for their claim.

I can attest to that. I played it. I even took pictures. See this thread:

But the game play is very slooooooooow, and the denomination is \$0.05 with max coin at \$0.25
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FleaStiff