I went today, Memorial Day. I looked all over the VP area in the back corner near the back of the poker room. 9/5 at the dollar level was the best I could find. I think I lost all my points because there was a huge and very long power outage shutting down most of the machines for at least well over two hours.
The MGM National Harbor, the last of Maryland's casinos to be approved since casino gambling was legalized here several years ago, has arrived. There are some fair vp options consisting of 10 game king slant top machines located in the rear left side of the video poker section, parallel to the poker room. These machines offer 9/5- 98.5 Jacks or Better, 9/6-Double Double Bonus-98.98, and 9/7 Double Bonus-99.10 at $1, $2, and $5. I believe there are several other games on these 10 machines that also fall between 98-99% return, including Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker Deluxe and some a few Triple Bonus Poker options, but didn't write the paytables down to research and confirm this....The real problem here is you have to gamble $35 to earn 1 slot club point on these machines, kind of a bummer. I can't really comment on comps and mailings yet, but will update if I get anything worthwhile. ...One plus, is they have been running a promotion on Thursdays the past few months where you can get between $5 and $1000 in free slot play for every 100 points earned. This can be done up to 5 times per Thursday. I have found that at least for the 10 game king machines they actually give you the free play offer for every 25 points earned, whereas it is 100 points for slots.This is not advertised but has been the case the past two months. A small concession to vp players. Thursdays appear to be the day to go right now, but overall the $35 coin in to earn 1 point on the 10 game king machines with the okay but not great games is a real bummer. I haven't played the other vp machines I observed with lesser pay tables, so cannot comment on what the coin is for a slot club point on these machines. ....The drink service has been pretty good here, at least for me, so far, with cocktail waitresses making the round fairly regularly. This place has Horseshoe and Maryland Live beat in terms of what they offer if you're a dollar vp player, but the slot club puts a damper in that.