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video poker question(s)

I've always been a blackjack guy, but I've been practicing video poker on wizard of odds. I don't rely on the "hint" button often, but is there a hint button on LV video poker machines?

And what are the increments that are played? quarters, dollars, etc?

I know video poker at bars varies, but what's the general rule about getting comped drinks when playing video poker (if there is one)?

Also, heading to LV in April. Can't decide on Wynn/Encore or Venetian/Palazzo. Anybody with any good codes to pass along would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks.

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1. Re: video poker question(s)

I've never seen a hint button on the VP machines but make a copy of a strategy chart for the game you are going to play and use that if you need it.

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SOME machines (I don't recall where) HOLD the "best" cards for you. This can be very confusing if you are used to playing without that because sometimes you'll release a card that you meant to hold (because you didn't realize it was already held), then have to go back and do it again...very confusing.

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I have seen a few "hint" machines here in CO, but not recently. I'd recommend a practice program for you computer and memorizing the strategy chart for the game(s) you want to play. Wizard of odd's program is OK, but there are better programs you can buy and install.

You usually play five coins. Machines have different denominations. Some machines allow you to choose from several denominations, e.g., quarters, 50 cents or a dollar. So, you would be betting $1.25, $2.50 or $5.00 per spin. You have to bet max if you want the big payoff when you hit a royal.

Yes, you get comped drinks when playing VP, whether at a bar or on the floor. Some places want you to be playing max bet, but I've never had a problem and my wife often bets just one quarter.

Go to vpfree2 to find the best games. You'll have to play $5 VP (i.e., $25 per spin) at Wynn for a good paytable or $1 ($5 per spin) at Venetian to get a good pay table.

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Vp comes in all denominations. The ones at the bars are either .25 or $1.

Some bars ask that you are playing max bet per hand for free drinks (which is usually five coins). At Wynn/Encore, they do not comp your drinks at the bar vp but they do on the main casino floor. I believe the pay tables on the Wynn/Encore vp machines are pretty good compared to some of the other casinos. Blagger would probably know this info.

I have never seen the machines that hold the suggested cards. If you do have a winning hand on the first deal, the machine actually says it on top of the cards (like jacks or better) but it doesn't suggest which cards to hold. Not the machines I usually play anyhow.

I was at aria a few weeks ago and the bartender told someone sitting at the bar that they had to play a max of three coins per hand.

As far as codes go, I haven't gotten anything lately from Wynn/encore. Usually they do have invite a friend and you just provide the friends name and email. The room rates use to be around $159/$119 during the week and go up to $259 and higher on weekends.

Hope that helps.

Btw, i sat at a vp machine at one of the bars at Mirage years ago and put my money in and hit max bet, it was ten coins at a time. Wont play there anymore!

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5. Re: video poker question(s)

The machines that "held" the suggested cards were definitely in Vegas (we haven't been anywhere else to gamble in several years), and it was definitely recent. I just can't remember where because we gamble/stay at so many places.

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You can find VP machines from the nickel level on up. The ones at the bars are usually $.25 or $1.00 level and most are 5 coin machines.

Many of the bars want you to play maximum bet and/or $20. Wynn/Encore VP bars don't comp drinks.

Most of the full pay machines are off strip-epecially at the $.25 level. You do have to hunt around on the strip to find good machines. Some casinos have very poor payout tables, so be sure to check before playing.

I have never played on a machine that automatically held cards for me.

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Only casino I've played where the machine automatically holds your cards is on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. I didn't like playing those types of VP machines!!

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Ohhhh, we WERE on a Celebrity cruise (owned by Royal Caribbean) in July. Maybe that's where they were.

Sheesh, between this and the robe thread I think I need to go take a nap :)

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Thanks for clearing that up. I have played VP at most every casino (although not every machine in every casino) in Vegas and I know I never saw or heard of such a machine.

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10. Re: video poker question(s)

If I need hint I pull up the wizardofodds strategy table on a smartphone for the game I'm playing at the time.