The number of casinos in Las Vegas with coin games continues to dwindle. In 2019, Plaza and Poker Palace removed all remaining coin games. Fremont did the same after the COVID-19 closures. There are still several other casinos with these games.
El Cortez has the most coin games of any Las Vegas casino. It has entire sections of the casino floor dedicated to its over 200 coin video poker and slot machines. Titles include Deuces Wild, Double Deuces Wild, Double Double Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker and Joker Poker.
El Cortez is the only Las Vegas casino with nickel coin video poker. These machines are in the back room closest to the parking deck. There are also quarter and dollar denominations near the Subway and main cage.
There are still a few dozen coin video poker games at California, sometimes referred to as The Cal. Most are by the Main Street entrance. There are some 10/7 Double Bonus, Treasure Chest and other bonus games in that area by the door. A handful of full pay Jacks or Better coin machines are by the valet entrance, as well as a couple of others. The Jacks or Better machines do not accept bills. The others do. Denominations are quarter and dollar.
Main Street Station
Main Street Station has not yet reopened. However, I am told by a Boyd Gaming representative that the coin games there are safe. Options include the rare Aces No Faces and Treasure Chest Poker. There are also a variety of typical video poker titles like Deuces Wild Bonus, Double Bonus and Double Double Bonus.
Jerry’s Nugget has been shrinking its coin game section over the years. There are still a few banks left. These include 9/6 Double Double Bonus, full pay Double Deuces Wild and full pay Jacks or Better. Most Jacks or Better machines only accept coins. An old-fashioned cart is still available to buy coin rolls. These are quarter games.
Circus Circus has about 30 $1 coin slots. These are all old-style reels. Circus Circus put up dividers between these machines upon reopening after the COVID-19 closure. Signs in the area promote a 97 percent payout for these slots.
Skyline Casino is like a time capsule. It is on Boulder Highway between Sunset and Warm Springs near Jokers Wild. Most of the machines in the rear of the casino pay with coins, though all have bill acceptors. Video poker titles include Deuces Wild, Double Deuces Wild, Double Bonus, Double Double Bonus, Sevens Wild and White Hot Aces. Most pay tables are at or above 99 percent. The best is 10/7 Double Bonus. There are still a few hunchback keno machines. Denominations are quarter and dollar.
Eldorado is in downtown Henderson. It has a handful of coin games near the side entrance. Titles include 10/7 Double Bonus and 8/5 Bonus Poker. The denomination is quarter. It has not yet opened since the COVID-19 closure.
Sigma Derby at The D
There is one coin game left at The D. It is Sigma Derby, a classic horseracing game. It uses quarters for play and payouts. The D once had a retro casino on its second floor that was full of coin games. These machines disappeared a few years ago.