Steve Heston reports “Rolling Good Times magazine has a web page with articles that claim the Alton Belle casino in Alton (Illinois) has 9/6 Jacks or Better machines, and that the Casino Queen in East St. Louis (Illinois) has ‘full pay’ double bonus machines with a 100.15% payback. I confirmed that the Casino Queen slot club pays .2% on average, with triple payment on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.”
Joe Chiles reports the Alton Belle new St. Louis offers a quarter 9/6 Jacks or Better progressive.
Joe Chiles reports there is a great quarter 9/6 Jacks or Better triple progressive at Harrah’s in St. Louis. Progressive jackpots are offered for the Royal Flush, Straight Flush, and quads.
Joe Chiles reporst 9/6 Jacks or Better machines [99.5%] can also be found at the Hollywood Casino in Tunica County, Mississippi.
Stan Cobane reports, “There are two .50 AllAmerican machines at the Sheraton at Tunica, Miss.” He also verifies the reports from Steve Heston and Joe Chiles.
Rick Barnes reports, “Grand Casion in Tunica, MS has quite a good supply of Aces/Faces VP. Payout is 99.26%. When you count the cash back from the slot club, it approaches 100% payback. They have it in .25, .50 and $1. Hope this helps some of your site’s readers.”
Jim Duggan reports, “Players Island Casino, Metropolis IL (10/25/99) has Full Pay All American Poker (6 machines 25 cents). Machines located on 2nd deck to the right of bar. Players Island Casino, St. Louis MO, 2-9/6 jacks or better 25 cents (I know you said you don’t list these, but they are hard to find unless you’re in LV). They also have a bank (8?) of full pay $1 progressive. All of these are located on the barge on the left as you go toward the two Players Island Casinos. Harrah’s is taking over Players, so the future of these machines may be in some doubt.”
Mark from St. Louis adds the following: Both Player’s Island and Harrah’s are located in the same building (Riverport) – each has two separate casinos (previously used to stagger Missouri boarding times). The boarding times have since been eliminated, but the walls between the casinos has not yet been removed. Player’s Island (left casino) still has two 9/6 Jacks or Better (0.25) machines. Player’s Island (right casino) runs a bank of 9/7 Double Bonus progressive (0.25) machines (down to 4 of a kinds). Harrah’s (right casino) offers two 9/6 Jacks or Better (0.25) machines. Harrah’s (left casino) offers three (9/6 Jacks or Better (0.25) machines. Both Harrah’s and Player’s Island offer the 0.25 All American 789betting game on their Bally multi-game machines. This is an 8/8/8 game. Also, Multi-Play Video poker is very popular in the St. Louis area where many triple play machines are being replaced with five-play and ten-play machines (0.25 and 0.05). The 0.25 triple play machines commonly pay 8/6 on a Jacks or Better Game and pay 26-1 instead of 25-1 on a four of a kind. I am not aware of any good paying Deuces Wild games in Missouri.
Mark from St Louis adds the following about Tunica County Mississippi: Hollywood Casino offers 0.25 9/6 Jacks or Better machines. You will only find low paying 0.25 video poker machines at Gold Strike, Sheraton, and Horseshoe. In fact, there are relatively few video poker machines at these casinos. The Grand Casino offers 8/5 Bonus Poker Aces & Faces machines at 0.25. They also offer good Double Bonus Aces & Faces and Double Double Bonus Poker Aces & Faces as well. There are many of these machines scattered all over both floors of this very large casino. This is probably a video poker player’s heaven when outside Nevada.
Mark from St Louis adds the following about Biloxi: Again, the Grand Casino Biloxi offers the same 0.25 Bonus, Double Bonus, and Double Double Bonus Aces & Faces machines listed for Tunica County. Treasure Bay has 9/6 Jacks or Better games at the bar when you enter the casino. The Isle of Capri offers several 10/7 Double Bonus Poker 0.25 machines. And, to my amazement the $1.00 versions were 9/6 (for the same game). Equally surprising, the 0.05 triple play machines at the New Palace Casino had the odds usually seen on only 0.25 and higher triple play video poker (8/6).
An anonymous report from Tunica:
Hollywood-6-8 .25 9/6 and 5-6 $1 9/6 also a larger (25-30) bank of 8/5 .25 progressive .
Sam’s Town-a few 8/5 bonus
Fitz-A few .25 9/6
Sheraton- 2 .50 9/6, $1 9/6, 5-6 .25 AA
Gold Strike- 4- .25 8/5 bonus 4-play
Grand- MANY 8/5 Aces/Faces in .25 and $1
Harrah’s- .25 8/5 bonus progressive(a bank of 6-8). Many .25 and $1 9/6
Isle- 3 .25 9/6