My favorite reservtion casion in California recently pulled some of my favorite video poker games (Dueces Wild, Dueces Wild Bonus Poker, Joker Poker) from the quarter mechines. Is this because they have to pay a fee for each of the games they make available, and therefore eliminating games would save them money each month?
More likely would be they were underperforming for that location or compared to other machines. They may have too many of that type of game, too many quarter machines as compared to other denominations. They may have a maximum amount of machines they are allowed to have and have to make room for some new releases.
The cost of a machine is negligible if it's being played.
And they yanked all video poker machines there? I would be surprised by that. VP areas are usually shrinking though.
Corrected company name
Any machine using Anchor gaming patents costs the casino $15/day/machine for licensing whether owned outright or leased. I might be confused about the company name for videoPoker.com but any multihand game basically. Heard this on the GWAE show.
You are thinking of Action Gaming. They developed the multihand video poker and charge a daily royalty on it.
downsized casino. It's huge and at one time
had 4500 slots. But with so much competition
now, it had to get rid of 2000 of them to stay
in business. They are spaced further apart,
and the aisles are 3 times wider. But the worst
part is, there's a 50' by 50' empty space right
in the middle. That's 2500 sq ft of floor with
nothing in it. Looks like you could land a plane
I remember when they first opened. Slot areas were jammed as you said, and they had many more table games too. It was tough to find someone if you got separated from them.
They had 10 roulette tables, now they have 3.
In the 90's and early 2000's the tribal members
got $6000 a month each for years. Around 2006
it was cut in half, in 08 it went to $1000, now I
hear it's less than $500 a month.
One of the largest casinos in the US, it indeed
was a nightmare to find someone if your cell
wasn't working, and for years it wasn't, inside the
The best thing was, they allow 18 year old's to
gamble and it's a college town. The gorgeous
young girls had the guys rubbernecking and it
was very hard to concentrate on your game.