Many gamblers enjoy playing video poker at the bar. The drink service is better than on the casino floor. There are also televisions visible from most seats for sports viewing.
The video poker at Las Vegas casino bars tend to be worse than on the main floor. There are still many Las Vegas casinos that spread video poker that returns between 99 and 100 percent with perfect play and five coins wagered.
The best bar top video poker in Las Vegas is at Four Queens, which is located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. It spreads 10/6 Double Double Bonus in $0.50 and $1 denominations. It is available at all bars at Four Queens. This is not the full pay 10/6 Double Double Bonus as it only pays 40 on a straight flush. The full pay version pays 50. However, at 99.96% return-to-player, it is the best video poker in any Las Vegas bar.
If quarters are your preferred denomination, Four Queens still has decent games. This includes 9/7/5 Double Bonus and 9/6 Double Double Bonus. These quarter games have a progressive royal flush jackpot.
Players also earn nearly 1% in comps at Four Queens. This includes $320 coin-in for $1 in cash and $160 per $1 in comps.
The second-best bar top video poker is found at South Point, located on Las Vegas Blvd south of the Strip. The best game is Not So Ugly Ducks, which is Deuces Wild where a wild royal pays 25 per coin, five of a kind pays 16, a straight flush pays 10, and a full house and quads each pay 4. This game returns 99.73%. Bonus Poker Deluxe (99.64%) and Jacks or Better (99.54%) with a 9/6 pay table are available. Some machines have three and 10-play. There’s also 18/7/5 Joker Poker (99.29%) and 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%).
The single line games are spread in $0.25, $0.50, $1 and $2 denominations. The multi-hand games are quarter, half-dollar and dollar. The players club returns another 0.3%.
Eureka is just east of Las Vegas Blvd on Sahara Avenue. It spreads similar bar video poker as South Point. The best game is Not So Ugly Ducks (99.73%). Others include 9/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe (99.64%) and 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%).
Eureka’s information was discovered through research at VPFree2. That site lists video poker spread at hundreds of casinos across the country.
Rainbow Club is in downtown Henderson. It has No So Ugly Deuces (99.73%), 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%), 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7/5 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%).
Denominations available are quarter, half-dollar and dollar. Players earn $1 in comps for every $500 in coin-in, equaling 0.2%.
Plaza spreads several playable video poker games at its bars. The best game is 9/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe, which returns 99.64%. Other quality games include 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%), 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7/5 Double Bonus (99.11%), 9/6 Deuces Joker Wild (99.07%), and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). Denominations available are quarter, half-dollar and dollar.
Plaza recently upgraded its sportsbook bar. This included major improvements to the pay tables on these machines. Players receive $1 in comps or free play for every $750 wagered when using a Royal Rewards players card.
Main Street Station
Main Street Station, located in downtown Las Vegas, has 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%) as its best video poker game at the bar. Other good games include 9/7/5 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (99.98%). Denominations are quarter, half-dollar and dollar.
Players that make a natural four of a kind receive a scratch-off card that is typically worth a few dollars but has the potential of winning up to $5,000. The BConnected players club returns 0.1% in cash or free play or 0.17% in comps.
Skyline Casino is on Boulder Highway in Henderson. Its bar has 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%), 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7/5 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). The quarter and half-dollar games are tied to a royal flush progressive. There is also a $1 denomination without a progressive.
The new Skyline players club pays $1 in comps for every $1,600 coin-in. This returns 0.06%. Points may be used for food, hotel, and eventually other services within Henderson and car dealerships owned by Jim Marsh.