The World’s Greatest Casino Directory
We think a casino directory should have information for gamblers, not just addresses and phone numbers, so we provide everything a video poker player needs to know to make an informed decision on where to play.
The directory can be accessed through a “Browse by Region” listing or by a direct “Casino Search” where you enter part of a casino name and it will put “wild cards” on each side of the search term and retrieve a list of matching casinos. You don’t even need to type in the complete casino name.
The Casino Detail Listings
The listings have all the usual casino directory stuff such as address, telephone, and web site address. It also features:
- A detailed listing of the known playable VP inventory
The games are grouped by machine bank, with a count where available. A typical listing looks like this:
|| Slant Top
||DEUCES WILD 15/9/5 (FP)
||DOUBLE DOUBLE BONUS 10/6/4
||DOUBLE BONUS 10/7/5
||LOOSE DEUCES 15/8
||“Optimum Play” multigames
(This listing is for a bank of ten multi-denomination slant-top machines near Fatburger that have several games.)
Notes (both overall casino notes and machine notes) and News (more about this below).
- An Email Update link that allows you to inform us directly of any changes to a casino’s listing by automatically opening a message to us via your email client with the Subject: (for instance) of “VPinsider Update for Green Valley Ranch Station Casino, Henderson NV.”
Slot Club Information available whenever we have details to report. Some of the information listed may include the name of the players club, coin-in per point, cash back information, etc.
A myVPInsider link that allows you to add the casino to your personal listings (see below).
This page allows the user to search for virtually any combination of games, denominations, platforms (Triple Play, etc.), form factor (upright, bartop or slant-top), and type of progressive. It will then filter the results by selecting only casinos that have your selected minimum requirements for any or all of the rated categories and, finally, save the search by storing a link to the search in your browser's Bookmarks or Favorites.
If you are only interested (or primarily interested) in a certain set of casinos, you can add those casinos to your “myVPInsider” page and it will contain the current casino inventory data for each of those casinos. Casinos can be added or removed at any time.
The “Casino News” page has the collected news listing from each casino's individual news section. It can be narrowed by region or by date.
This is the page where we will be making rambling, incoherent commentaries on a regular basis.
This area contains detailed information about each video poker game. Information found here includes:
- A brief description of the game with salient facts.
- Basic statistics such as the "cycle" (how often it occurs) for each kind of hand, the contribution each hand makes to the total return, theoretical optimum return with perfect play, and variance (a mathematical measurement of "volatility" or "streakiness"). These statistics are derived from Jean Scott's Frugal Video Poker software.
- Other common paytables for the game and a list of break-even points for nickel, quarter, and dollar games. Other denominations can be easily calculated using this information.
- A complete strategy for playing the game, also created using Frugal Video Poker.
- A search facility that allows you to search for the game using platform (Triple Play, etc.), denomination, and region.