timberjim
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January 3rd, 2014 at 11:43:10 AM permalink
Alot of great tips here that I agree with.
The Palace has become my favorite place because of the no smoking and low table limits.
If you are a PGP player, definitely go to Island View and play Dan's EZ Pai Gow. It was the only table in town as of last year, but call to see when it will be open, as it tends to only be open during busy times.
Aunt Jenny's Catfish House is very close by with great local favorite dishes at a very reasonable price.
Have fun!
blount2000
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January 3rd, 2014 at 12:13:30 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I'll check out Treasure Bay instead.


I used to spend a fair amount of time on the MS gulf coast, and Treasure Bay was one of my favorites.

Below is a pic of Treasure Bay from more than a decade ago (March 2003) before Katrina hit. And yes, that is the very same green Old Navy fleece that I'm wearing in the pics in my report from my Vegas trip less than a month ago.

Some things get better with age. ;)

You serious, Clark?
tringlomane
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January 3rd, 2014 at 1:09:18 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs



I have, in fact, been studying and practicing DDB QQ and DWB QQ for the last 2 weeks.



DWB QQ? Did u mean DB QQ? I tend to play DDB since it's the highest payback, but the variance is a bit rough. Hope it's still there after the massive cet vp conversion.
beachbumbabs
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January 3rd, 2014 at 2:26:00 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

DWB QQ? Did u mean DB QQ? I tend to play DDB since it's the highest payback, but the variance is a bit rough. Hope it's still there after the massive cet vp conversion.



No, I've been practicing on videopoker.com using the Wiz's strategies for the various games, though he doesn't have one published for that game; it's either BDW or DWB depending on which source you use, and adding the QQ. I found a strategy I don't wholly trust for BDW QQ and I'm looking at how it plays while I check for a better one; kind of silly to spend money on strategy cards if you can't find the game in a casino, but I'm just starting looking at VP. It's helping to spike the creative juices, doncha know...
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
tringlomane
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January 3rd, 2014 at 2:28:54 PM permalink
I just don't know what those abbreviations stand for, other than deuces wild bonus is bdw.
beachbumbabs
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January 3rd, 2014 at 2:34:41 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

I just don't know what those abbreviations stand for, other than deuces wild bonus is bdw.



This is bonus deuces wild or deuces wild bonus, depending on which website is talking about it, plus the quick quads (videopoker calls it BDW, most others I found call it DWB. That is a really interesting game to me; just learning it. I only know enough to know I'm truly ignorant about variations and paytables, but I really like the volatility of the game. I think the QQ feature is one of the cleverest I've seen, and combining it with various bonus poker games is really fun to figure out best strategies.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
gpac1377
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January 3rd, 2014 at 2:43:15 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

This is bonus deuces wild or deuces wild bonus, depending on which website is talking about it, plus the quick quads (videopoker calls it BDW, most others I found call it DWB.


Maybe check again to verify what you were playing. The Quick Quads format doesn't support wild card games.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 3:08:38 PM permalink
Quote: gpac1377

Maybe check again to verify what you were playing. The Quick Quads format doesn't support wild card games.



Ah, you're right; I was playing QQ the day after, the one I'm talking about was HyperBonus Poker.
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gpac1377
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January 3rd, 2014 at 3:41:42 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Ah, you're right; I was playing QQ the day after, the one I'm talking about was HyperBonus Poker.


Oh yes. HyperBonus is discussed here:

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/video-poker/15499-hyper-bonus-poker/

I have to admit, I don't like it. It requires a double bet, so the variance is through the penthouse. None of the available pay schedules could be considered "full-pay," and as tringlomane noted, the machines fail to disclose information necessary to determine the payback.

Otherwise it looks good :)
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DeMango
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January 3rd, 2014 at 5:57:30 PM permalink
I will be there at the same time. Will we see you at the craps table? Crapless opens at noon, regular 24/7.
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