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Forum Name: Best Casinos for Video Poker
Forum Discription: Who has your favorite video poker games? Who should have more?
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Printed Date: 26 Oct 2014 at 4:27am


Topic: SO CAL CASINOS
Posted By: lou
Subject: SO CAL CASINOS
Date Posted: 18 May 2009 at 6:18pm
okay, finally made it to cali, yeah.....need to know where the best place to go for the day for best best video poker..i only play triple play or more, no game kings...love the triple plays that have super aces, or super double, double double...and are hopefully have smoking areas and my miller lites..lolTongue



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Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 18 May 2009 at 7:57pm

Well, where in Cali are you? there are so many indian casinos in this state.

if you are in the san diego area, barona is alledged to have the best vp. i saw an ad for them recently stating there vp is the best in the valley and certified by bob dancer.

if are your in the los angeles metro, i would advise san manuel. they have decent pay schedules for the 50 cent and 1 dollar range (triple and 10 play). it is also the closest casino to los angeles. just hop on the 210 all the way there.

ps, if it's an indian casino, you can of course smoke inside :)
 
also, the ones that have a minimum age of 18 don't serve alcohol. you will have to investigate.


Posted By: lou
Date Posted: 18 May 2009 at 8:35pm
hmmm okay thanks for the info..i am in the burbank area, but no prob going to san diego either. have to stay away from the 18 yr olds then...need the miller lite, for the royal...works every time  lol


Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 18 May 2009 at 9:57pm
san manuel is the closest for you. will take you about 55 minutes.
go east on 134 to 210 east.


Posted By: Shemp
Date Posted: 18 May 2009 at 10:46pm
Valley View Casino, which is down San Diego way has the most video poker by far !!


Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 18 May 2009 at 11:41pm

well, he is in burbank so san diego is hours away.

besides, most video poker does not always mean best. i'm pretty sure barona would be a better option than valley view in san diego. (see below)
 

BOB DANCER ANNOUNCES BEST VIDEO POKER IN SAN DIEGO

Monday, December 15, 2008

Video Poker Expert Finds the Area's Loosest Video Poker Machines At Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino

(SAN DIEGO) Dec. 15, 2008 – America’s premier video poker player, writer and teacher, Bob Dancer, has officially certified Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino as offering the “Best Video Poker in San Diego.” The certification was determined through an extensive review of the video poker options at Barona and nine other area casinos. Dancer’s expertise has been highly regarded in the gaming industry since he began his professional gambling career in 1994 and subsequently authored Million Dollar Video Poker to recount and share his winning secrets.

“After completing a thorough analysis of San Diego’s casinos, I have determined that Barona has the best video poker in the area,” said Dancer. “Barona’s casino consistently provides players with excellent chances of winning and a wide variety of gaming options for all levels of play from 25 cents to $1 to high limit machines.”

Barona features over 250 video poker machines with more than 120 multi-hand video poker machines, including Triple Play, Five Play, Ten Play, Multi Strike Poker, Fifty Play and One Hundred Play Poker. These machines include the following popular video poker games: Deuces Wild, Double Double Bonus Poker, Jokers Wild, Double Bonus Poker, All Star Poker, Jacks or Better, Aces$ Bonus Poker, Joker Poker and Deuces Wild Bonus Poker.

To summarize his analysis of video poker games in greater San Diego, Dancer categorized the casinos based on the number and type of video poker games offered and divided the games into three categories based on the monetary denomination needed for game play: “Less than $1,” “$1” and “Greater than $1.” The casinos then received ratings of “Excellent,” “Very Good,” “Good,” “Decent” or “Not Good” in each category. Based on this methodology, Barona achieved a first place ranking among the reviewed casinos and was the only casino noted for its “Excellent” liberal offerings in all three categories.



Posted By: Shemp
Date Posted: 19 May 2009 at 8:55am
Well, excuuuuuuuuuuse me,  " MR" videopoker !!  I was only trying to help him.


Posted By: EDC1977
Date Posted: 19 May 2009 at 1:51pm
Vidopoker, arguably both Sycuan and Soboba list bigger inventories of VP. However, both Barona Valley Ranch and Valley View by far have had more winners. Harrahs Rincon has had decent success with winners but the paytables are kaput for the buck and under crowd. My personal best have come from Viejas and Valley View though. Both have marginal inventories but I usually do well. Pauma is not a bad option either.

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ED da Cat


Posted By: lou
Date Posted: 19 May 2009 at 1:58pm
awww, sorry did not want to start an argument Unhappy..i appreciate all the imput..and lol   i am a" she", not a " he" lol......might just decide to do vegas, if i stay a week longer...or just might try both casinos..after all, i'm on vacation!!!!  by the way, vidopoker, good article...and thanks again for all the imput...


Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 20 May 2009 at 12:31am
lou: sorry for the he/she mistake :)  you are totally welcome for the help. please let us know on the post here where you end up going and how you do!
 
shemp: i am sorry if i was rude. I did not intend to be and I was just trying to be helpful. I only posted that article b/c everyone is always so insistent on how wonderful barona is. again, my apologies. Ps, it's VIDOpoker :)
 
Ed: I used to go to soboba EVERY weekend when I was in college with one of my roommates. I never remember seeing very many vp machines there. have you been there before? that place is sketchy. I have stories to prove it :)   (in addition to all the shootings that took place there and the 2 people who died). i would never go back there again.


Posted By: EDC1977
Date Posted: 20 May 2009 at 1:28pm
Lou, best of luck wherever your player card takes you here in Calif. Vido, I've been there 3 times in the past two years. I've never experienced any kind of hassles, problems or skepticism about the casino/tent there. As far as the violence goes, there's more shootings/violence here in Anaheim than have been there on the Soboba reservation that I can recall. So many go there not realizing that the casino lies on sovereign land and is regulated by FEDERAL laws. Don't go there looking for trouble cuz you're gonna find it. Doesn't seem like a big inventory but they've got close to 400 VP machines in various denoms.

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ED da Cat


Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 20 May 2009 at 7:08pm
Hey ED:
 
Wow, can't believe they have so many vp machines there.
That's crazy! It's been a while since I was there in the tent. I guess it's good they brought some vp machines in. There was a great 21 floor supervisor who was always really nice to be when I went.
 
Although I enjoyed soboba during the college years, it's just so far for me to drive. San Manuel I can deal with now that the 30 became the 210 and it's real easy for me (just take 101 to 134 to 210 and there in 65 mins.) for how far soboba is, I would rather go to Vegas.
 
have you had any luck there on the vp?
 
 


Posted By: EDC1977
Date Posted: 21 May 2009 at 12:49am
My luck there has been marginal at best. I can sustain several hours of play from a small bankroll there however. Can't say I've walked from there with more than I arrived with but break even works for me. Even when it was $4.50/gal, I still did OK there but Viejas and Valley View were my luckiest. I've hit a few quads at San Manuel but nothing bigger and never enough to sustain several hours of play either.

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ED da Cat


Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 21 May 2009 at 2:01am
Hey, if you've got some lucky places, stick with 'em.
 
My problem with San Manuel is that it's either 7.50 or 12.50 a hand. It's really costly and you know how up and down tdb can be!
 
In lv, i've always had great luck @ suncoast!


Posted By: EDC1977
Date Posted: 21 May 2009 at 12:52pm
Best luck on the Strip was at the Stardust B4 they blew it up.Cry Outer locals places varied but seems like Sams Town and Fiesta gave me the best results thus far. I've hit practically all the locals places save for the Decatur corridor and far North, IE: Texas Station, Santa Fe, Red Rock and Fiesta Rancho. Haven't hit the smaller ones either, Barleys, Wildfire and Skyline. Plan to though. SouthPoint, marginal luck but great inventory. I judge my luck by how long I can play on my given bankroll, not on what I've hit in terms of big hands. If I play for the whole weekend and go home with the same amount including RFB, It's been a great weekend.Wink Even losing my a$$ in LV is still better than losing it at an injun casino here in Calif.Big%20smile

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ED da Cat


Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 21 May 2009 at 6:17pm

well, good luck getting any comps at the indian casinos around here. i was at chumash a few years ago and was at a table with a man who lost about $3k in about 20 minutes and they wouldn't give him a meal comp.

bastards!
 
Ps: having any luck in the contest? my highest so far is 9500.
last night was dealt on the first line 4 to the royal and it was 8X payout. darn, that would have been nice if it had connected!


Posted By: EDC1977
Date Posted: 22 May 2009 at 1:14am
Originally posted by vidopoker

Ps: having any luck in the contest? my highest so far is 9500.
last night was dealt on the first line 4 to the royal and it was 8X payout. darn, that would have been nice if it had connected!
I can't tell you how many times I've had opportunities for a big hit with a big multiplier and RF3 or RF4. Obviously, not happening. We'll get ours, just not now.Wink

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ED da Cat


Posted By: vidopoker
Date Posted: 22 May 2009 at 3:24am
just once can't we finish in the top 10?
 
ps, congrats to Marie Meijer who for a cup of tea was in the top 10!!


Posted By: nikkitoni
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2009 at 8:40pm
My boyfriend and I are constantly hitting Pechanga. I've hit countless quads there in a very short amount of time. One day, I hit 5 quads in under an hour. That was very cool! Anyhow, I've only recently begun studying the game so I have no idea if the pay tables at Pechanga are decent or not. We're planning on heading over there again in a couple of weeks, but based on what I've read here, maybe I'll see if I can talk the boyfriend into a night out at Valley View and / or Barona instead!


Posted By: sherrell_b
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2010 at 7:38pm
I worked at Soboba when it first opened as a high stakes bingo hall. It has a rep as having a lot of violence there, but I found the Soboba Indians to be warm and friendly. They opened a huge non-smoking area a couple of years ago and have a lot of VP in that room. Problem is you have to trudge through the smoking rooms to get to them. I think there is a shuttle that will take you to the rear entrance.


Posted By: sherrell_b
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2010 at 7:43pm
I have done very well at Pechanga, too. Until the last time I went. Spent about 2K and never got a 4OAK! Really! Time before I couldn't lose and hit so many wins I had to claim $42K on my taxes. I got dealt 4 A's w/kicker on $1 triple play. Sweet.



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