Best Las Vegas Strip Video Poker

The Las Vegas Strip is not known for its great video poker. However, there are still decent options at most casinos, especially if you can play higher limits. The list below shows the best video poker games available at each Las Vegas Strip property.

The placement alphabetical as the difference in limits is problematic for comparison purposes. My data was verified through VPFree2. That site is an exceptional resource for current video poker conditions. 

All Las Vegas Strip casinos are included, even if currently closed. I expect all to eventually open. It is doubtful there will be a substantial video poker difference when that occurs. Bar tops are also included even though all are currently turned off in Clark County. 

There are no 100 percent video poker machines left on the Strip. The last ones were at Circus Circus. Those disappeared in February 2020.

See also: Best Downtown Las Vegas video poker

Aria

The best video poker games at Aria are at $5 and higher denominations. The best game is 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%). Others include 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). The last game is also spread on the bar tops between the craps table and cage. All are found in the high limit slot section on a variety of multi-hand games with a few single liners.

Best bar top video poker: $5/$10 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%) at Center Bar.

Bally’s

The best video poker at Bally’s is in the high limit slot section. Denominations are $5 and higher for 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%) and 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%). The $1 denomination adds 9/5 Jacks or Better (98.45%) and 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Bellagio

Like most other Las Vegas Strip properties, the best video poker is found at the $5 and higher denominations. The best game is 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%). Other quality games at high limits include 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). The best $1 game is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: $2 and $5 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%) at Sportsbook Bar.

Caesars Palace

The best game at Caesars Palace requires the $50 or $100 denomination. That is 9/7 Triple Double (99.58%). For $5 and higher, you will find 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%) and 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%). Players looking for $1 will need to play 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Casino Royale

The only video poker game above 98% at Casino Royale is 7/5 Bonus Poker. You can find this game throughout the casino, including at the bar. It is offered for single line, Spin Poker and multi-hand. It is available from the quarter up to the $5 denomination.

Best bar top video poker: Quarter and higher 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Circus Circus

The best game at Circus Circus is 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%). It is offered in quarter and dollar denominations.

Best bar top video poker: 6/5 Bonus Poker (96.87%), all bars at $0.50 and $1.

Cosmopolitan

The best games at Cosmopolitan are in the high limit salon. It starts with 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%) on $5 and higher denominations. Other games include 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). Players will find 7/5 Bonus Poker at $1, including at the Chandelier Bar. Players can hit 6/5 Bonus Poker (96.87%) for quarters at that bar.

Best bar top video poker: 7/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), Chandelier Bar at $1 and higher denomination.

Cromwell

Cromwell offers the best quarter video poker on the Strip. There is a bank of machines by the entrance along the Strip at Flamingo with Not-so-ugly Deuces Wild (99.73%), 9/7 Triple Double Bonus (99.58%), 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%), Not-so-ugly Joker Poker (99.29%) and 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), among others. Quarter is the only denomination available for these games.

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all denominations.

Excalibur

The only single line video poker game at Excalibur above 98% is 7/5 Bonus Poker. It is available in the $1 denomination.

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Flamingo

VPFree2 found a bank of machines I did not know about at Flamingo. The best game is 7/5 Super Double Double Bonus (98.61%). These same machines by the poker room have 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%). These machines are by the poker room and include a progressive jackpot.

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Harrah’s

The only video poker game at Harrah’s with a return over 98% is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%). It is on some $1 machines by the back pit. There is a progressive. You will also find 7/5 Ultimate X Bonus Poker.

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Linq

The only game above 98% at Linq is $1 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Luxor

The best single line video poker at Luxor is 7/5 Bonus Poker. It is on $1 and higher denominations. You will find this on the bar top in the high limit section. There is 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%) at $1, $2 and $5 on multi-hand machines in high limit.

Best bar top video poker: 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%), at high limit bar in $1 and higher denominations.

Mandalay Bay

Players will need to hit the high limit salon at Mandalay Bay to find the best video poker there. It includes 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). These are spread at $5 and higher denominations. The best $1 game is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

MGM Grand

The best video poker at MGM Grand requires at least the $10 denomination. Titles include 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%) and 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%).

Best bar top video poker: 9/5 Double Double Bonus Poker (97.87%), all bars at $1 and higher denominations.

Mirage

The best video poker game at Mirage is 8/5 Bonus Poker. That requires at least the $5 denomination. For $1, players may choose between 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%), 15/9 Deuces Wild (98.91%) and 9/5 Jacks or Better. These machines are in front of the Parlor Lounge, according to VPFree2.

Best bar top video poker: 6/5 Bonus Poker (96.87%), all bars and denominations.

New York-New York

The best games at New York-New York can be found in high limit and on its bar tops. It is $5 and $10 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%), 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). The best $1 game is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: $5 9/6 Jacks or Better at Center Bar and $1 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%) at all.

Paris

Paris players will find $5 and higher 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%) and 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%). These games are in high limit. For $1 players, there is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%) with a progressive.

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Park MGM

While there are some Spin Poker games above 99%, all single lines are below it. The best is $5 and higher 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%) and 15/9 Deuces Wild (98.91%). These are in the high limit slots room. The best $1 game is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%), all bars at $1 and higher.

Planet Hollywood

The bets game at Planet Hollywood returns 98.45%. That is 9/5 Jacks or Better. It is available in $2 and higher denominations. The best game on the floor is 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%). It is available in $1 and higher denominations.

Best bar top video poker: 30/6/5 Bonus Poker (96.18%), all bars and denominations.

Sahara

Sahara offers a lower limit experience when compared to video poker quality on the Las Vegas Strip. The best game is 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%). Other good titles include 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). These games are spread for $1 on the casino floor. Double Bonus and Double Double Bonus are also at the bars in $2 and $5 denominations. Quarter and half-dollar players will find 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 9/7 Double Bonus Poker (99.11%), all bars at $2 and $5 denominations.

Strat

The best video poker games at The Strat are 30/8/5 Bonus Poker (98.48%), 9/5 Jacks or Better (98.45%) and 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%). These are all spread in the $1 denomination.

Best bar top video poker: 6/5 Bonus Poker (96.87%), all bars and denominations.

Treasure Island

There are two video poker games at TI above the 98 percent mark. The options are $1 7/5 Super Double Double Bonus (98.61%) and $0.25, $0.50 and $1 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%) with progressive at $1 denomination.

Tropicana

Tropicana is an oddity in that its best video poker is at its bar. The denominations are $1, $2 and $5. The best options are 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%), 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%), 15/9 Deuces Wild (98.91%) and 8/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe (98.49%).

Best bar top video poker: 9/7 Double Bonus Poker (99.11%) at $1, $5 and $10 denominations.

Venetian/Palazzo

The best video poker at Venetian and Palazzo starts at the $25 denomination. These games are Not-so-ugly Joker Poker (99.29%), 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%) and 15/9 Deuces Wild (98.91%). There are no single line games above 98 percent at Venetian or Palazzo below the $25 denomination. There are a few multi-hand ones in the lower limits, like 3/5/10-play 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%).

Best bar top video poker: 9/5 Double Double Bonus Poker (97.87%), all bars and denominations.

Wynn/Encore

Wynn and Encore offer the typical Strip video poker in high limit. All require a $5 denomination or higher. The best game is 9/6 Jacks or Better (99.54%). Others are 8/5 Bonus Poker (99.17%), 9/7 Double Bonus (99.11%) and 9/6 Double Double Bonus (98.98%). Players looking for the best $0.25, $0.50, $1 and $2 game will find 7/5 Bonus Poker (98.01%). I do not collect Wynn and Encore bar top video poker data because the casino does not historically comp drinks to players there. 

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