tsmerk
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August 12th, 2014 at 11:29:08 AM permalink
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?
Zcore13
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August 12th, 2014 at 11:45:17 AM permalink
Quote: tsmerk

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.


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DRich
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August 12th, 2014 at 11:50:39 AM permalink
In California each casino has a limit of how many Class III games they can have. Poker games are not very profitable. They probably just decided to install more penny video slots that hold ten times as much as the poker games.
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tringlomane
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:10:11 PM permalink
Yep penny slots are generally more popular. Video poker is gradually dying I'm afraid. :(

And they yanked all video poker machines there? I would be surprised by that. VP areas are usually shrinking though.
onenickelmiracle
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:17:39 PM permalink
Any machine using Anchor Action 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.

Corrected company name
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DRich
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:38:37 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

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.
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EvenBob
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:40:55 PM permalink
Go to Soaring Eagle in MI if you want to see a
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
there.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Ibeatyouraces
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:45:48 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
AxelWolf
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:54:04 PM permalink
Every time I hear of a new casino opening I get a happy feeling for a brief moment. More opportunities. Will it all come crashing down at some point(i'm sure I will be dead by then so i wont worry about it)or will it just create more and more gamblers?
♪♪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♪♪
EvenBob
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August 12th, 2014 at 12:55:44 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

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
casino.

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.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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